At the event "GameStar/GamePro Leserpreis 2005" (February 2004) Prince of Persia: Warriors Within received the trophy "Best Console Action-Adventure in 2004" after the reader's voting of German gaming magazine GamePro.
In the December 2005 issue of Wired Magazine, Jordan Mechner 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.
Other than owning the rights for this game(see the first screenshots in the screenshot section), Jordan Mechnar was not involved with Warrior Within's development. At the time of the game development, he was preparing a screenplay for Prince of Persia The Movie which will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer(producer of Bad Boys, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, King Arthur).