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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, GC
GF Rating
7.1

1948 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Xbox Royalty

posted by MattSkillz (HOUSTON, TX) May 4, 2006

Member since Apr 2005

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a must play. Prince of Persia games go back to the late 80's, and this one sticks to the program: very fun, very challenging.

Rarely does a game come by that is so much fun, and yet requires the iron will of a zen master to keep from throwing the controller through the TV screen.

The game is squarely divided in twain:

1. Platforming:
The prince is poetry in motion, and extremely easy to control in the most difficult situations. The camera is mostly cooperative as the prince travels through the stunning landscapes at break-neck speed. Running for your life from the antagonist really gets the adrenaline pumping. You will find yourself pausing to admire your work when you make it through the waterfall.

2. Sword Fighting:
The prince is a little more clunky in combat than he is a top-speed. The combos are satisfying, but often it boils down to a string of buttons (ala fatality) that do something cool on the screen. Two-handed fighting style is a nice addition, as well as the medieval museum of weapons that are available throughout the game - each with its own set of stats. The time-manipulation powers really make the combat shine. Nothing is as satisfying as seeing all your enemies freeze in place, while you move as a blur, even to your own eyes, hacking them to pieces. Overall, combat is challenging and satisfying, just breathe deep when it's boss-battle time. Try not to wake the neighbors with cries of agonizing defeat when you get pieces of your anatomy handed to you in a doggy-bag... for the 472nd time... in this sitting.

Play it. Own it. Love it. Just don't let it get to you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best ever.

posted by nbroop (LEXINGTON, KY) Jun 13, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

After reading reviews of this game in contrast to the other two games. I had the least enthusiasm about playing this one. I had however played the other two and wanted to play them all. I was instantly surprised when I first started playing this game. Every aspect of it was far superior to the other two. There were good not to tough not to easy puzzles and not to many acrobatic stunts. I played through this game twice in a week. Great stuff.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This is a really good game

posted by MoneyMario (MIAMI, FL) May 20, 2006

Member since May 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you played the "The Sands of Time", you'll enjoy playing this sequel. It has basicly the same format to it, but the combat has been improved and there is now a blood/gore feature. The feature can be turned off if you find it too overwhelming. Has a few gliches, so save often. Other than that, it's an A+!

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