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Gameplay 8.9
Graphics 8.6
Sound 7.9
Value 8.8
Distributor: Take2
Classification:
MA15+
Review Date:
December 2005
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

8.8

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The Warriors

Based on the cult film of the same name, The Warriors tells the tale of a gang fighting their way through the streets in an alternate type world where the gangs rule the streets and the cops simply do not have any sort of presence that matters. 

Based on melee combat, fans of the series will be pleased at how well the game pans out. Even though the game is fighting all the way through, there are so many ways that you can accomplish this that there is going to be a real need for a fair bit of practice in order to take on the toughies that you will face later in the game. 

Warriors is a sweet looking game and Rockstar as usual have delivered a slick looking game that plays like a treat. The nice thing about the game is that it doesnít just follow the movie down to a tee, you start your adventure before the death of Cyrus that makes up the main focus of the movie, The Warriors. 

The action is intense and for those of you who like your fighters you are going to experience some full scale combat unlike that youíve seen in some games. Snap necks and using short range melee weapons, The Warriors game fully captures the essence of the movie and then takes the experience to the next level. 

There are a lot of mini games that also make up part of the whole gameplay and story. The smaller missions may be things like stealing stereos or mugging passersby. Itís all a heap of fun and you can build up power and the ability to fight longer and harder etc. 

The title is a true extension of the film in terms of enhancing the overall way that you will view either medium. There  is real character building potential that takes you beyond the movie and makes you care about the people who you see on the screen. You become one with the Warriors and its almost like a gang initiation. Iíd strongly suggest that you take the opportunity to fight alongside the warriors and  make it back to Coney Island in one piece. 

Highly Recommended!






 
 



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