Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PlayStation 2)

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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, after putting the mask on... gaining the power to control time, but at the cost of his very lifeline.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 As you progress throughout the game, you'll encounter chests that unlock various pieces of artwork.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 You will know when Dahaka is near as the picture will turn to single shade of colors, and then, there is no time to make mistakes.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 Prince and Kaileena are having... a fairly complicated relationship to say the least.

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

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PoP:WW) Stunning, all-around triumph Ryan Kelly (10) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Dec 15, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 10, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
games xtreme Dec 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Feb 08, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Dec 06, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpot Dec 02, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania.de Dec 07, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Jolt (UK) Dec 13, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamekult Dec 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy 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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Erwie84 (154) added Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PlayStation 2) on Jan 04, 2005
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