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The Warriors

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
84
4.1
PSP
82
4.1
Xbox
82
3.8

User Reviews

Massive levels, tons to do Xbox Ben Landes (5)
Great Game!!! PlayStation 2 sven dee (4)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 24 4.1
PSP 3 4.1
Xbox 10 3.8
Combined MobyScore 37 4.0


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
Rockstar took a big risk in making a game based on a 25 year old movie that is best known for having cult status, but once again they defy belief. By turning a 93 minute long film into a long gaming experience, The Warriors not only comes out as one of the biggest surprises of the year, but also one of the best fighters we have seen in a long time, maybe going back to the SNES days.
100
XboxGame industry News (GiN)
Rockstar took a big risk in making a game based on a 25 year old movie that is best known for having cult status, but once again they defy belief. By turning a 93 minute long film into a long gaming experience, The Warriors not only comes out as one of the biggest surprises of the year, but also one of the best fighters we have seen in a long time, maybe going back to the SNES days.
91
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Successful as both a movie license and an ingenuous brawler, The Warriors is a phenomenal game. With over 20 hours of gameplay, a multitude of side-missions and some lively multiplayer options, this is a must-have for fans of the movie, fans of the brawler or anyone who enjoys a well-produced, viscerally engaging game.
90
XboxGameSpy
While it would have been very easy for the developers at Rockstar Toronto to simply recreate the events seen in the movie, they've managed to craft a tale that actually enhances the film. As you play, you'll get to know (and more importantly like) the characters more and more, and you'll actually have a vested interest in seeing them all get back to Coney alive. In addition to the well-crafted story, there's a deceptively deep combat system that helps make the game much more than just a button-masher, as well as enough extras to keep you coming back for more and more.
90
PlayStation 2TTGamer
As was mentioned in the introduction, the sheer brutality of The Warriors means it's only a matter of time before it falls under the radar of some opportunistic type or another, and that'll probably mean yet another store-shelf pulling endeavor and lots of column inches about protecting the children. Not only does that ignore the evidence that the vast majority of gamers are adults who should (in theory) be totally capable of dealing with the subject matter at hand, it'll also mean that gamers won't be able to enjoy one of this year's best games titles. The question shouldn't be "Can you dig it?" but "Why ain't you digging it yet?"
90
PSPGameSpy
The Warriors is a great game on any platform, and for anyone fancying a fight. Now, you can play it while you're on the subway, hanging with The Lizzies, or chilling in the Rogues' car waiting for Luther to get off the damn phone.
90
PSPGames Master
This PSP version is also one of the best ports we've ever seen so far, nothing has been omitted, and there's even a Wi-Fi co-op option and a couple of new multiplayer scrapping modes to keep the violence levels at maximum. A Double Dragon for the 21st century, this underrated classic is one of the best games on PSP. Word on that, boppers.
90
PlayStation 23DAvenue
As was mentioned in the introduction, the sheer brutality of The Warriors means it's only a matter of time before it falls under the radar of some opportunistic type or another, and that'll probably mean yet another store-shelf pulling endeavor and lots of column inches about protecting the children. Not only does that ignore the evidence that the vast majority of gamers are adults who should (in theory) be totally capable of dealing with the subject matter at hand, it'll also mean that gamers won't be able to enjoy one of this year's best games titles. The question shouldn't be "Can you dig it?" but "Why ain't you digging it yet?"
90
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
This is the brawler we have been waiting for, and your enjoyment of the licensed property won't affect your ability to enjoy it. Without the license, it's still a one-of-a-kind fighting game that captures the essence of gang life from times past: the comradery, the loyalty, and the felonious activities. As a property, it's treated with care and respect, bringing forth many new things that fit seamlessly into the core material. It's got all that and a gang with face paint and baseball uniforms. How can you resist?
90
PlayStation 2GameZone
The Warriors is a brawler at heart, with some really deep fighting mechanics. Throughout the game you will play as each of the nine Warriors from the film, each of which has their own special traits and fighting styles. For example, Rembrandt is the freshest Warrior, and what he lacks in experience and brawling ability he makes up in “burning” (or graffiti tagging). Ajax, on the other hand, is an all out brawler, skilled in taking down large groups of foes and so on. The fighting is pretty easy to learn, but features a lot of complex moves, like grapples and holds coupled with a combo system. The environments are also destructible, meaning that you can procure items like wooden planks and pipes in order to beat down your enemies.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
It's been a long time since classic games like Streets of Rage, and even longer since the seminal cult classic film on which The Warriors is based, so it's all the more uplifting to play such a beautifully fleshed-out vehicle of mayhem.
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Thankfully, although the game certainly shares a lot with the movie, it doesn't just rehash the film's events. Instead, the action kicks off about three months before Cyrus' ill-fated meeting in the park, and the player is treated to a storyline that perfectly builds upon the universe created in the film. During the game's main story missions, you'll get to see how The Warriors built up their street cred enough to get an invite to the gathering of gangs. Not surprisingly, they quite literally fought their way up to the top, taking on all comers and leaving their mark all over the city.
88
XboxDefunct Games
The Warriors is a surprising game, not just because it's one of the best games based on a movie, but because it manages to raise the bar on a genre that has been stuck in mud for over a decade. This game offers something to both fans of the movie and those who have never seen it; it tells a unique story that is well suited for an interactive forum like gaming. It's great to see Rockstar Games mine the cult classic aisle of their local Blockbuster Video for game ideas; one can only hope that the future will bring us games based on A Clockwork Orange and Repo Man.
87
XboxIGN
The Warriors is a great and multiplayer experience and it does amazing things with a license that most people probably wouldn't have expected much from. It's a true step forward in the brawling genre, and that in itself is a victory.
87
PlayStation 2IGN
The beauty of this is that a good 80% of the game is really not about the movie at all. It's only the last five missions or so that see Cleon and the gang make their escape back to Coney Island. This means that even the most dedicated and ravenous Warriors fans are in for something new: be it how Vermin and Cleon created the gang in the first place, or how Cyrus came up with the idea for his 60,000 soldier inner city army. Happily, these sequences are told extremely well and none of the cutscenes feel unnecessary or slopped together.
86
PSPJolt (UK)
If you have ever enjoyed a good beat-em-up, even if the last time was ten years ago, then there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy The Warriors, and if you have a friend to play it with you then all the better. As a movie tie-in, we can say with no authority whatsoever that it’s totally authentic and sure to please fans (in all seriousness, the production values and treatment are extremely respectable). A few of the issues that beat-em-ups suffer from do sometimes rear their heads, viz. an occasionally wonky camera and slightly repetitive combat, but no more than is to be expected, and on the whole Rockstar has done a good job of keeping things on track and entertaining. Let’s be slightly blinkered to the fact that this is more of an action-adventure game and say: The best 3D scrolling beat-em-up ever. And did we mention it’s a near-perfect port with a budget price?
86
XboxGameSpot
With its unrelenting obsession with nailing the details of the film's universe, its quality action, and its breadth of content, The Warriors is easily one of the better pure-action games to come out this year. It's a game that clearly goes out of its way to do more than just rehash a previously told story, as many games based on films tend to do. Again, though, this is not a game in which you have to have seen the original movie to understand and enjoy it; but if anything, it'll make you want to go out of your way to see the movie, just to see how it plays out and compares to the game experience. And in the end, isn't that what all games based on movies try to do in the first place? If you've got a thing for mature-themed action games, The Warriors is well worth your while.
86
PlayStation 2GameSpot
With its unrelenting obsession with nailing the details of the film's universe, its quality action, and its breadth of content, The Warriors is easily one of the better pure-action games to come out this year. It's a game that clearly goes out of its way to do more than just rehash a previously told story, as many games based on films tend to do. Again, though, this is not a game in which you have to have seen the original movie to understand and enjoy it; but if anything, it'll make you want to go out of your way to see the movie, just to see how it plays out and compares to the game experience. And in the end, isn't that what all games based on movies try to do in the first place? If you've got a thing for mature-themed action games, The Warriors is well worth your while.
85
PlayStation 2games xtreme
The Warriors quickly becomes very absorbing and most players will want to see the storyline through once they have started. The Rockstar trademarks of varied missions, good script and character development, lots of bonuses and hidden bits, responsive controls and well thought out game progression are all in there to be enjoyed alongside Rockstar's other trademarks of stealing things and gang warfare. The combat that forms a large bulk of the game is fun to play especially when you fight together with other gang members and can see your guys pounding on their rivals with bats and fists while you slam another guy's head against the nearest wall, it makes the action seem more intense and realistically like a large scale fight with everything going on around you like that. I would recommend this title to any fan of the movie or to any fan of third person action games. You do not need to have seen the movie in order to understand the game.
85
PSPWorth Playing
If you are a fan of the original movie and/or enjoy the earthy premise of fighting your way through a gauntlet of tough gangs, The Warriors is the PSP game for you. The ability to play through the story mode with a friend is enticing and is only one of many features that makes it worth the price to add to your collection. Where else can you beat up everyone around you, loot, steal car radios, mug, and graffiti complete neighborhoods with a $5 can of spray paint?
85
XboxExtreme Gamer
The Warriors has to be one of the biggest surprises this year. It is great that even under the controversy Rockstar can release another GTA game (PSP Liberty City Stores) and an ultra violent "M" related title in The Warriors. The new Toronto team has given us something special that fans of the movie will like along with gamers. The Warriors has reached another audience and might just become a cult game, along side the movie. Send the Word!
85
PSPArmchair Empire, The
If you missed this game on the consoles, or just want to experience it on the go, it’s a no brainer. The game is available at a budget price, but don’t let that scare you. This is a full budget game crammed into the PSP and will keep you busy for at least 10 to 12 hours. That’s not counting the co-op play where you and a friend can beat up swarms of bad dudes together. Now that’s bonding.
85
PSPGameZone
Once again, Rockstar manages to do an amazing job porting one of their games and does so nearly flawlessly. The Warriors for the PSP is still one highly enjoyable brawler that now makes one seriously addictive portable game with a lot to offer. If you haven’t played this game on a console, do yourself a favor and pick up this portable package.
85
PSPGaming Target
The Warriors for PlayStation Portable captures the 1979 Walter Hill movie in a near-perfect port of its 2005 PS2 and Xbox counterparts.
85
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
For years developers have been trying to haul the scrolling beat-em-up into the 21st century, and have so far only been met with limited success. The once widespread genre, traditionally the preserve of Japanese powerhouses like Capcom and Sega, has developed problems ranging from poor control mapping to fickle cameras to overly repetitive gameplay in its transition to the realm of 3D.
84
XboxGameLemon
Still, if you like the movie or are a fan of old-school beat-'em-ups, you can't go wrong with this game. You can even unlock a re-creation of a Double Dragon-esque side-scrolling minigame! How cool is that!? %$*#ING COOL, THAT'S HOW, SUCKA!!!
84
PlayStation 2GameLemon
Still, if you like the movie or are a fan of old-school beat-'em-ups, you can't go wrong with this game. You can even unlock a re-creation of a Double Dragon-esque side-scrolling minigame! How cool is that!? %$*#ING COOL, THAT'S HOW, SUCKA!!!
84
PSPGame Chronicles
The Warriors could have easily become just another repetitious street brawling title, but with a strong and original storyline that merges with the film plot, great combat action mixed with tactical strategy elements, and authentic 70’s style and flavor, this is one game that will keep you knocking heads for months to come.
83
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
The shocker is that every game mode feels totally at home in the world The Warriors creates. This isn't as ambitious a game as some might expect from Rockstar, but it's a much more cohesive one than we're used to. Where San Andreas tried to be The Ghetto Godfather, The Warriors wants to be’well, it's obvious, but Rockstar has actually pulled it off by creating a game that equals the movie's cultish charm and, in some ways, surpasses it. If you don't believe us, come out and play.
82
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Although it's certainly not a masterpiece, The Warriors gets by on style, flair, variety and simple fun. The gameplay - while still enjoyable - isn't nearly as polished as it could be, the story and the appeal of the world that The Warriors recreates will be enough to pull you through to the end.
82
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Although it's certainly not a masterpiece, The Warriors gets by on style, flair, variety and simple fun. The gameplay - while still enjoyable - isn't nearly as polished as it could be, the story and the appeal of the world that The Warriors recreates will be enough to pull you through to the end.
82
PSPIGN
Just as was the case in 2005, there's a lot to like in The Warriors. The gameplay is varied, the combat is deep, and the presentational and multiplayer extras add plenty of brownie points. Of course, the biggest issue for some many be the game's extreme level of violence (expect lots of blood, swearing, and street-level combat). However, given the source material, that shouldn't be a surprise. Principals aside, the more obvious snag for PSP users is the clunkier camera and defensive controls. But even with those hurdles, The Warriors is still a highly entertaining brawler and a worthy addition to most action fans' portable library.
81
PSPGameSpot
Though there is ultimately little appeal in the PSP version of The Warriors for those who have already played the game on other platforms, PSP owners who missed out on the original release won't find a gimped version of the game here. The few problems with this port are relatively mild, and the cheap price makes the game's hefty amount of content that much more appealing. Of course, you could just as easily go out and buy the PS2 or Xbox versions of The Warriors today for the same price, and the console versions will always be the ideal way to play this game. But if you prefer your gaming on the go, The Warriors on the PSP won't let you down.
80
XboxX-Power
The Warriors is al bij al dus een hele degelijke game die niet snel zal vervelen. Maar dan heb ik het grootste pluspunt van The Warriors nog niet genoemd. Het spel puilt namelijk uit van de sfeer. De grauwe sfeer van de film blijft voelbaar vanaf het menu, dat jouw thuisbasis op Coney Island is, waar je vrij kunt rondlopen en opdrachten kunt volbrengen, tot aan de puike voice-acting en soundtrack. Hoewel de game grafisch echt onder doet voor wat wij op de Xbox gewend zijn, stralen de omgevingen zoveel sfeer uit dat ik Rockstar daar alleen maar voor kan complimenteren. The Warriors is een goede game, die ik niet alleen aanraad aan fans van de film, maar zeker ook aan gamers die zin hebben in een leuke knokgame, zeer geschikt om de vredige kerstdagen minder vredig mee door te komen.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Quem gosta de brigas e de seguir roteiros terá um prato cheio, ainda mais com um script bem escrito como esse. Mesmo que termine o modo de história, ainda há centenas de extras para destravar, o que garantirá mais um bom tempo de diversão. Trata-se de uma real evolução dos clássicos da década de 80, em especial o "Double Dragon", a qual "The Warriors" faz questão de homenagear.
80
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Frustration often rears its head, the co-op camera doesn't work as well as I'd like, and the combat (while satisfying) could be a little smoother between moves. Kick-ass unlockables are compelling enough, though, that I'd encourage people to bully their way to its conclusion.
80
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Frustration often rears its head, the co-op camera doesn't work as well as I'd like, and the combat (while satisfying) could be a little smoother between moves. Kick-ass unlockables are compelling enough, though, that I'd encourage people to bully their way to its conclusion.
80
XboxPlayDevil
Playing one of the best movie license turning into a videogame has been done excellent with "The Warriors". Developer Rockstar has made a worthy game staying very closely to the original movie. While the graphics are not the best we have seen on X-Box (a lot of blocky textures) the model of the characters, the excellent gameplay and the awesome music and sound make this one of the best games of 2005! It's a violent game with from now to then some F-words but it couldn't be done otherwise since it's so close on the movie. "The Warriors", published by Take2 is at least for me, the best beat-em-up with charme to "hit" the X-Box!
80
PSPVideo Game Talk
The GTA franchise may be what Rockstar is mostly known for but games like The Warriors show that the publisher can do other things. Sure you still walk around and beat people up, mug them, steal things, and run from the cops but the game is so fresh, fun, and different from GTA that it warrants a second look. This was one of the better action titles I have played on the PSP and it's a very nice port to boot.
80
PSPGameCell UK
All-in-all, as we found with our PS2 review, The Warriors is great fun and has bucketfuls of style and Rockstar have succeeded in reinventing another genre. I scored it less than the PS2 version only because the motion blur and very dark setting don’t suit the PSP all that well, especially in the summer months, the bringer of the dreaded screen glare! But if you don’t mind a few muddled controls and the odd confusing moment you’ll find an amazing game that’s pick up and play but also hard to put down…
80
PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
While it's a not a perfect game, fans of the film will obviously enjoy this more than the person who still has no idea this was a movie to begin with. Regardless of which group you fall into, you'll have a solid gaming experience from The Warriors. It's predictable and derivative at times, but the gory, harsh combat saves it from an uglier fate.
80
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
As beat 'em ups go, The Warriors manages to overcome the repetitiveness that's inherent to the genre by giving players much more to do than just doling out knuckle sandwiches. It isn't as diverse as Grand Theft Auto, but you should be able to squeeze an ample degree of catharsis out of mugging people, laying down graffiti, breaking into stores, and pummeling rival gang members. I highly recommend that you watch the movie first, though. The game does a great job of emulating the look of the movie and duplicating key scenes, but it's much easier to empathize with the characters if you've already seen them brought to life by the original actors.
80
PSPGotNext
The Warriors has Rockstar's bravado written all over it. A top-notch experience and a clear example of the PSP's technical prowess, it successfully captures the style and machismo of the film while offering enough in-depth action for even the hardest of hardcore fighting junkies. Visuals are strong, but blurry during movement (it seems like the characters move too fast for the game to handle at times) and a brightness setting would have helped as most of the game is dark and especially hard to see in rooms with too much light. If anything, this port serves as a perfect example of the PSP's unique position as a handheld and what this under-appreciated piece of hardware is capable of.
80
PSPDefunct Games
The PSP version of The Warriors does have a few problems, but they are hardly worth worrying about when you're dealing with a game that is this much fun. There aren't a lot of games like this currently available on the PSP and the price tag (at $20) is just right. If you never had a chance to go through The Warriors on the PS2 or Xbox then this is a no-brainer, it's a rock solid action game full of exciting missions and some really cool bonus material. This game is just as much fun on the PSP as it was on any of the consoles, which is really a testament to how good this game really is.
80
PSP1UP
Everything about the game is pretty much intact, which is equally impressive and counterintuitive. Impressive because The Warriors was such a good and complete game the first time around, with a lengthy story, fun brawling mechanics, and a host of that classic Rockstar optional stuff that we don't have to do but are compelled to anyway -- and it all works incredibly well on the PSP. But at the same time, The Warriors was never really designed to the strengths of a portable system, so unless you haven't played it already, there's no real need to play it again while in transit.
80
PSPGamer.nl
The Warriors is een van de betere PSP games die op dit moment op de markt verkrijgbaar zijn. Rockstar heeft alle elementen uit de consoleversie weten te behouden en, naast de soms wat vervelende camera, sommige dingen zelfs weten te verbeteren. Een perfect voorbeeld is de Ad-Hoc multiplayer mode absoluut voor enkele leuke momenten kan zorgen. Kortom, als je The Warriors nog nooit eerder op een console gespeeld hebt en je in het bezig van een PSP bent, dan is het de moeite om de aankoop van dit spel grondig te overwegen.
80
PlayStation 21UP
All of this is original material, which is worrying at first because it's very difficult to recapture the spirit and feel of a movie, especially one that's over 25 years old. There's also that temptation to shoehorn ideas and stories into the piece that may make sense from a game design perspective, but don't really fit into the theme. But Rockstar nailed it: the missions and plotlines it's conceived gives The Warriors -- the gang members, that is -- some much-needed depth and character that we only saw glimpses of in the film. We learn how the "writer" Rembrandt joins up, the source of tension between the Sarysans and the Jones Street Boys, and how The Warriors go from small-time to all-city and net an invitation to the big meeting.
75
PSPJeuxvideo.com
The Warriors sur PSP est une solide adaptation du soft sorti sur PS2 et Xbox en 2005, tout comme ce fut le cas pour GTA. La conversion sur la portable de Sony ne s'est pas faite sans concessions, mais dans l'ensemble le soft n'a pas perdu grand-chose de la rage et de la fureur de ses premiers instants. Une histoire mature solidement soutenue par un gameplay efficace et même occasionnellement brillant mais que la console peine souvent à mettre vraiment en valeur, voilà ce qui ressort de ces quelques heures passées en compagnie des membres peu fréquentables des Warriors.
75
PSPDeeko
Rockstar, the new/old clique in town, who are shooting up the gang network ladder, manage to cram a pretty decent game out of a movie almost 30 years it's senior, and to all the other boppers, soldiers and warchiefs out there, one thought comes to mind: Nowhere to run baby, nowhere to hide. The Warriors are going to march straight through your set and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
73
PlayStation 2Softpedia
There's never a shortage of things to do in The Warriors, the overall atmosphere of the game is very convincing, and the combat system, as obviously fighting is what you will mostly be doing, is complex yet easy to use. Simply put, if you like violent "beat-'em-up" games, this is one of the better ones.
70
PSPEurogamer.net (UK)
The Warriors more than holds its own on its transition to the PSP. For a start, it's still a perfectly playable, charming and downright brutal game - there really is nothing quite as ludicrous on the shelves today. If you're after a handheld reinvention of all those classic side-scrolling brawlers of 15, 20 years ago, then this is the closest anyone got to recapturing that raw, mindless intensity. Definitely worth a look once the price comes down.
68
PlayStation 2Play.tm
'The Warriors' at its core is nothing special from a gameplay standpoint, nor do graphics or audio quality jump out for great praise. However Rockstar have succeeded in wrapping up its flaws with an engaging storyline and an interesting non-linear, free-form approach between missions. Overall The Warriors isn't a game which can be strongly recommended unless you are a fan in the movie and this particular genre. It is worth a glance, but if you bore easily you may find this doesn't have the 'wow' gameplay factor to hold your interest for long, and would probably be better off looking elsewhere ultimately.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Pétri de bonnes idées et arborant une ambiance pénétrante, The Warriors avait tout pour devenir un soft de qualité, redonnant des lettres de noblesse à un genre quelque peu abandonné. Néanmoins, le sort a joué contre lui, et le titre de Rockstar parvient seulement à se maintenir dans la moyenne. Mais plutôt que faire face au destin, The Warriors, à cause d'une construction lacunaire et d'une absence assez troublante de fond, se doit de subir un certain manque d'intérêt à long terme. En effet, le scandale ne suffit pas forcément à fabriquer un bon titre. Honnête mais quelque peu déstabilisant, ce jeu parviendra peut-être à convaincre les nostalgiques du film d'origine.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Pétri de bonnes idées et arborant une ambiance pénétrante, The Warriors avait tout pour devenir un soft de qualité, redonnant des lettres de noblesse à un genre quelque peu abandonné. Néanmoins, le sort a joué contre lui, et le titre de Rockstar parvient seulement à se maintenir dans la moyenne. Mais plutôt que faire face au destin, The Warriors, à cause d'une construction lacunaire et d'une absence assez troublante de fond, se doit de subir un certain manque d'intérêt à long terme. En effet, le scandale ne suffit pas forcément à fabriquer un bon titre. Honnête mais quelque peu déstabilisant, ce jeu parviendra peut-être à convaincre les nostalgiques du film d'origine.
42
XboxThe Video Game Critic
A thoughtful tribute to old-school beat-em-ups like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, this is the game I really wanted in the first place! With its side-scrolling stages and simple controls, it's a commendable effort, and I certainly enjoyed it more than the main game. It's still not great though, and the realistic 3D graphics don't hold a candle to the artistic majesty of the 2D classics. The controls could be better as well; I kept smacking around my partner inadvertently. Also, the whiny soundtrack does a pitiful job of replicating the classic old school, electronic music. When all is said and done, The Warriors is heavy on style but light on substance. If you're a big fan of the movie however, feel free to bump up the grade by one letter.