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  • Summary: The Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts canThe Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. In order to accomplish his mission, the Prince benefits from a brand new free-form fighting system that allows gamers to channel his anger as they wage battle without boundaries. Each game fan will find his or her own unique fighting style as they manipulate their environment and control the Ravages of Time. You can dig into an arsenal of weapons that, when used in combination, create advanced arm attacks that verge on fatal artistry! Prince of Persia: Warrior Within promises that game fans will fight harder, and play longer, emerging from the experience as deadly-capable skilled masters of their own unique combat art form. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 100
    Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
  2. The gameplay was improved and polished where needed and will not leave many fans wanting.
  3. 90
    A consequence of this darker approach is that that game loses part of what made The Sands of Time unique. Instead of a charming and almost silly character like we saw previously, the Prince here is more one-dimensional.
  4. Not as pure as its prequel, but Warrior Within is still a gritty masterpiece.
  5. Those who've already tasted the Prince's heady delights might be a little disappointed - this feels like a collection of new levels and bosses rather than an honest to God sequel. Like we said, call it a remix. [PSW]
  6. AceGamez
    80
    If you loved the original but found it too easy, then give The Prince of Persia: Warrior Within a go, as it's sure to please. If you loved "Ninja Gaiden" you'll definitely like this.
  7. The tone of the game has gone from an Arabian Nights fantasy to something akin to a Marilyn Manson music video. In dark and grimy settings, the once gallant prince curses and jeers as he swings his sword at demons whose decapitations are lovingly shown in slow motion to a soundtrack of screeching guitars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
  1. THEMAN
    May 18, 2005
    10
    The best game of 2005.
  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    I reckon this is the best adventure game of all time. I love the Uncharted series and I like the new Tomb Raider's very much but Prince ofI reckon this is the best adventure game of all time. I love the Uncharted series and I like the new Tomb Raider's very much but Prince of Persia was absolutely better than both. I hate the new Ubisoft games because they're so boring & repetitive but PoP was so unique & varied. Warrior Within is my favourite part of this series. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    What a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if youWhat a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if you like adventure/action games Expand
  4. Ryan
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    This shit deserves a 10. SOT may have been a "masterpeice" but WW deserves more credit than alot of you people give it. The hard rock DOESThis shit deserves a 10. SOT may have been a "masterpeice" but WW deserves more credit than alot of you people give it. The hard rock DOES fit into the game well because, well, thats how the prince is at this point. Hes pissed off and determined. But when i bought it straight after playing SOT and then put WW in, i was instantly taken by it. It had evolved in so many ways. the words bitch and bastard are used bcuz of what i justed said. Hes pissed and deteremined. Blood is necessary. I think it worked out just fine, cuz the sand people in WW are more human than the ones from SOT, so SOT is fine w.o the blood. But in SOT, i get tired of doing the same combo and hitting X square square, or X square tirangle, or the counter moves. Thats all it is basically. WW changed that and u have more options on what u want to do. But bcuz this game has like 5 bugs left, it gets a 9. That and the fact you have to backtrack throughout the island are the only reasons for nay-saying this game. My DAD even likes to watch the dudes get cut in half and decapitated. lol he cant get enuf of it. And i disagrree. Marilyn Manson is a sick fuck. And aboiut the tits. Cmon man. SOT...Farah had ginormous ones. The prince fucked her, even tho it wasnt shown and it was a dream, but he did. The female sandmonsters had biggies too. GTF over it. But yeah. Genius game. Nay-Sayers never prosper. Expand
  5. May 10, 2020
    8
    Seven years after the events of ‘The Sands of Time’, the Prince finds himself constantly haunted by a terrible beast known as the Dahaka.Seven years after the events of ‘The Sands of Time’, the Prince finds himself constantly haunted by a terrible beast known as the Dahaka. After discovering the reason why this beast is intent on killing him, he sets out to defeat it once and for all…

    The core time control and platforming mechanics that made the Prince’s first PS2 title such a joy remain for this sequel, and this time around the developers have also created a much more fluid combat system to add into the mix. The move away from the whimsical ‘Aladdin’ style fantasy of the original into much darker territory however means that, while this is still a very good game, it’s just not quite as an enjoyable experience as The Sands of Time.
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  6. ShalashaskaG.
    Dec 15, 2004
    7
    Hated the guitar sound from the beginning. the developer seemed to be watching too much lingerie shows evident in encounter with the womanHated the guitar sound from the beginning. the developer seemed to be watching too much lingerie shows evident in encounter with the woman wearing a filthy ugly clothes. it completely alienated me from the start of the game, on a ship with emphasis too much on combat, elements that draw me in on the first game completely fell apart with changes for the second one, similar to halo 2's disappointment . dont change something that works...... Expand
  7. RalphH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    0
    This game sucks the camera angles you cant see the player 1/2 the time.

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