Parents' Guide to

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

By Raffi Kevorkian, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Amazing, but violent -- mature players only.

Game Xbox 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+


Not anymore violent than avatar.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 15+


This game took a weird turn. The Prince's voice is different from Sands of Time, he swears twice, and the story is weird. In Two Thrones the creators returned to the Sands of Time tradition, but this was just dumb. The blood can be turned off, but you will still see body parts separated from bodies.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The tasks players must accomplish amount to little more than the pull of a lever or press of a button, and eventually, the time travel grows stale. The baddies are often quite dark and in some cases offensive. The formidable Dahaka is a large, black beast with glowing eyes, big horns and muscles, and tentacles. Cat-woman-like characters in leather hip boots moan and groan about how good the pain feels, even as players chop off their heads.

At first it's cool to go from a ruined castle to a brand new one, but after seeing the same rooms over and over the play becomes monotonous. On the plus side, the Prince's acrobatics are fun, and the environments are amazing and complex.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: December 1, 2004
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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