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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PlayStation 2)

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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.


Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 At first you'll be shown a brief tutorials to learn some of the more advanced moves.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 Always remember to pick weapon from fallen enemies as that provides you with an upper hand in combat.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 Chasing the mysterious black woman will bring prince back through time.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within PlayStation 2 The past, on the other hand, looks very comfy to say the least, but with all the traps in perfect order.

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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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

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
Worth Playing Dec 30, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Dec 02, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Nov 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Jolt (UK) Dec 13, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 02, 2004 16 out of 20 80
videogamer.com Dec 17, 2004 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme Mar 03, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61


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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.


  • 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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