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This review is from: The Warriors (Xbox) (Video Game)
I must confess to never watching the film - the main reason I bought this game was that I have been waiting for a good free roaming beat 'em up since the Streets of Rage games on the Mega Drive. The genre has never successfully made the transition into 3D before The Warriors.
Intitially, I was slightly underwhelmed by this game. The opening training mission was great for introducing the controls (which are very good) and characters but the second proper mission is far too long, drawn out and boring. After that's done the game really picks up and is so hard to put down.
The sheer variety of gameplay and objectives on offer is impressive - it's not just mindless fighting from start to finish. You may have to cause as much destruction in a certain area as possible, spray tag The Warriors logo on walls, evade chases from other gangs, protect an area from a rival gang... the list goes on and on.
Even though this is a Rockstar game, this isn't to be confused with the GTA series. The Warriors is not as open ended and is much more clearly structured - it is divided into specific missions with set areas to explore (no huge city to explore at will). This is a different game entirely to GTA and has to be more linear in scope.
All the levels are set at night in 1970s New York as the game follows The Warriors in the months running up to the plot of the film. For fans of the film, the voice acting is done by the original cast members and is quite good.
This wouldn't be a typical Rockstar game if it didn't have lots of violence and bad language - and there's quite a lot in this game. You can put enemies through windows, use weapons and objects to throw at enemies or hit them with (knives, bottles, bricks, etc), throw molotov coctails or smash an opponents head against a wall. You can also steal car stereos and break into some stores (by picking the lock or sometimes just smashing your way in). The Warriors has deservedly been given an 18 rating.
Overall this is a hugely addictive game that will last ages - there are loads of unlockables to open up, from bonus missions/objectives to characters in Rumble Mode - a side game that basically comprises of rival gang members or entire gangs battling it out in an enclosed environment (although I've hardly played this mode as it didn't hold my interest for very long). I would recommend you give The Warriors a go, even if you're not a fan of the film.
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2014 19:14:43 GMT
Maria John Lewis says:
Can this game play on xbox 360
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