Having defeated the evil Visir, the Prince’s life went back to normal, or so he thought. By playing with the Sands of Time, he woke a horrible beast, now seeking to claim his life.
“Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within” is the second part of the Ubisoft saga based on Jordan Mechner’s Prince of Persia character.
In this new videogame, the Prince has matured, is more aggressive and combative, and is looking for a way to overcome his devastating curse. After the success of “The Sands of Time”, “The Warrior Within,” has a different feel to it. This is a much darker and more aggressive game, inspired less by “A Thousand and One Nights” and more by the principal character.
With new and impressive graphics, a new combat system and a perfect integration into the saga’s storyline, this game is a must for fans and new players alike.
A year after “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”, Ubisoft released this second installment. "The Warrior Within” is set 7 years after the Asad incident. The Prince is more mature, the scars on his body revealing years of vigorous combat. “The person who used the Sands of Time must die”, but the Prince won’t go quietly. He is now a rogue warrior with astounding fighting abilities. His expression is grim and his body is a testament to his unrelenting battles against the Dahaka, a horrible creature spawned by the Sands.
The Prince embarks on a new adventure to find solutions to his problems.
An old man guides him to the Island of Time and the Time Empress, who created the Sands and is the only person able to stop the curse. Once on the island, the Prince is trapped, and left facing a strange palace.
In this installment, Kaileena replaces Farah as the female counterpart; she is a native of the island and will help the Prince through traps found in the palace . She will tell the Prince about a divine revelation had by the Empress, where she saw herself being killed by a prince.
This new videogame has an incredible storyline that fits perfectly with its predecessor. With a courageous franchise twist into a more darker and violent game, fans and critics have applauded, and the saga is now full of potential adventures for the future.
How to use
“The Warrior Within” introduces new acrobatic jumps and a more violent fighting style. As the Prince left his dagger in Azad’s palace, he is now able to gather Sands himself, and able to grip weapons in both hands. One weapon can be permanent and powerful, while the other can be broken and/or thrown.
There are different permanent and powerful swords that can be found as the game moves forward. The Water Sword is the only one able to defeat the Dahaka, so don’t try to fight him before equipping it.
The Prince is still able to manipulate time and perform incredible acrobatic movements, necessary for victory. Enemy blades and palace ruins surround the Prince, and he has to use his dexterity to avoid them both.
The Dahaka will search for the Prince through the temporal dimensions that he opens when he use the Sands. His chase will be ruthless and a nerve-racking test of the Prince’s abilities, so be sure that you save a bit of sand for him. You never know when he’ll appear!
The person who used the Sands of Time must die.
The dreamy world developed in “The Sands of Time” has been replaced by a darker and more hostile one. The Prince has matured since the last time we saw him. Constantly craving for battle, he has been travelling around the world trying to face his inevitable and devastating fate.
The soundtrack has been completely revamped. From the soothing Persian sounds of the “Sands of Time”, frenzied heavy metal rhythms add to the tension found in the “The Warrior Within”.
The game has two alternative endings that will depend on your ability to find the nine life upgrades in the game. While not much remains from the first 1989 version, more than one Prince of Persia fan will notice some similarities, especially near the end.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Withinhin Features
Main game characteristics:
- Much darker than its predecessor, where the Prince is more aggressive and full of rage
- Fits perfectly in the saga timeline, great successor to “The Sands of Time”
- Completely new combat system based on combos and projectile weapons
- Heavy metal-based soundtrack
- Movements much quicker and more dynamic
Before downloading the “Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within”, please validate minimum system requirements:
- Operating System: 2000/XP
- Processor: Intel Pentium 3 a 1 GHz / AMD Athlon or higher
- RAM: At least 256 MB RAM
- HDD: A minimum of 1.5 GB free space for the installation on the hard drive and 2.2 GB space for the complete installation
- Graphic Card: GeForce 3 de 64 MB / ATI Radeon 7500 / Intel 915G graphic card or higher
- DirectX 9.0c or higher
- For better and deadlier control it’s recommended to play with an analogic gamepad
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The second installment in the Prince of Persia trilogy is here and it’s full of dark surprises. Ubisoft Montreal developers have outdone themselves with this suite to the critically acclaimed “Sands of Time.” A matured Prince, tired of his infernal existence, travels to the Island of Time, where a stronghold endures the unrelenting passage of time. The divine Empress of Time lives there, and the Prince needs to convince her to go back in time unmake the Sands.
The Prince has changed considerably since the last time we saw him. A stronger warrior, more combative and courageous, he is also tormented. He has limitless skills in battle. He can now use two weapons at the same time, and one of them can be a projectile. The game has received an M rating from the ESRB due to its violent content. Gameplay is modified from previous versions. While new combat controls are introduced, the Prince continues to be able to jump and walk through walls. (editor note: ?)
Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within is a sword-slashing adventure. It’s a perfect game for those who appreciate the storyline and the characters. It is strongly suggested that you play the first installment before this one. Gameplay can be a little repetitive from time to time, but the graphics, controls and story will keep up in front of our screens for hours. Totally recommended for all of those who love adventure games.
In order to get the Water Sword and kill the Dahaka you will need to find the nine life upgrades and travel to the hourglass room at the end of the game.
To unblock the secondary ending and kill the Dahaka you will need to get the Water Sword and finish the game.
- Perfect trilogy storyline continuation
- Battle system enhanced. Faster and more violent
- Dark, grim aesthetics. Soundtrack based on heavy metal music, with bands such as Godsmac
- Two alternative endings. Feel free to choose the one that fits you best.
- Clear tribute to the classic’s mirror at the end of the game
- Can be repetitive