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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
80
3.2
PlayStation 3
...
...
PlayStation 2
85
3.0
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Description

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is the direct sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Seven years later, the Prince is hunted by a monster known as Dahaka. He finds out that anyone who manipulates the Sands of Time is destined to die shortly afterwards; but the Prince has escaped his fate, and that's the reason for Dahaka's rage. Now the Prince must travel to the mysterious Island of Time, where he hopes to find the Empress of Time and, through time manipulation, somehow prevent her from creating the Sands in the first place...

The game comes with a new, darker look for the Prince and his surroundings. The fights are more brutal and take a larger part in the game, as the Prince now has enhanced fighting moves including new attack moves via walls and poles.

Even though the fights make up a large part of the game, the puzzle sections are still present and more complicated than before. A new move in the puzzle sections of the game is the curtain slide, which allows you to slide down to the ground slowly. There are still plenty of options for time manipulation and the storyline also lets you travel back and forth in time, visiting the same locations in an alternate time period.

Screenshots

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 Prince up close
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within iPad The water is flowing inside ship
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 Mano-a-womano boss fight with swords clasping.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within iPad Prince on the dark streets of the city (Introduction)

Alternate Titles

  • "波斯王子:武者之心" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Принц Персии: Схватка с судьбой" -- Russian spelling
  • "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within HD" -- iPad title
  • "Prince of Persia: Spirito Guerriero" -- Italian title
  • "Prince of Persia: L'âme du Guerrier" -- French title
  • "Prince of Persia: Kenshi no Kokoro" -- Japanese title
  • "Prince of Persia: El Alma del Guerrero" -- Spanish title
  • "Prince of Persia: Dusza Wojownika" -- Polish title
  • "Prince of Persia 5" -- Informal title
  • "Prince of Persia 2" -- Working title
  • "PoP: Warrior Within" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Bosi Wangzi: Wuzhe zhi Xin" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Such beautiful big green eyes. Windows Happy Rabbi (1305)
Prince of Persia - Badass style Windows bogan (3)
You can't screw with time hasn't the Prince seen Back To The Future? Xbox Classic Nigel (150)
This game is really bad, in the good sense Xbox Ace of Sevens (4229)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PoP:WW) Stunning, all-around triumph PlayStation 2 Ryan Kelly (10)

The Press Says

Extreme Gamer Xbox Dec 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
games xtreme PlayStation 2 Dec 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Dec 02, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot GameCube Dec 01, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN GameCube Nov 24, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Mar 15, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania GameCube Dec 07, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Jordan Mechner

In the December 2005 issue of Wired Magazine, Jordan Mechner(the developer of the original Prince of Persia who was not involved of the development of this game) was not happy with the direction of Warrior Within. He said "I'm not a fan of the artistic direction, or the violence that earned it an M rating. The story, character, dialog, voice acting, and visual style were not to my taste." However, he was quite happy when the direction taken by The Two Thrones.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2004 – Best PC Action-Adventure Game of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • 2004 - Best Console Action-Adventure in 2004 (Readers' Vote)

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