The Warriors (PS2)
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
In a nutshell:
The Warriors film is arguably the best gang film ever made and who better to bring its gritty, claustrophobic vision to the PS2 than Rockstar, the super-developer behind the GTA series.
The Warrior's story is simple: when Messianic gang warlord Cyrus decides to unite New York’s underworld into one unstoppable NYPD-stomping force, he’s killed before his plan reaches fruition. The Warriors get the blame, meaning you have to fight your way home through 60,000 extremely angry, tooled-up gang members on a remorseless quest to make you bleed. And you don't have any guns--1970s New York gangsters had ethics, thank you very much.
A brawler in the classic Streets of Rage style, this is fast moving, mission based gameplay at its best. Don some dodgy '70s clothes, pick up your baseball bat, and pray you get home in one piece.
Based on the 1979 cult movie classic of the same name, The Warriors is about street fighting. Grabbing absolutely anything you can find from meat cleavers, to baseball bats to crowbars, the violence is intense and gritty -- with no guns available, the only option is to go hand-to-hand with New York’s nastiest.
Most exciting moment:
Get your Rage Meter high enough and unleash some imaginatively gruesome special moves, further ratcheting up the brutality in a game that’s already unnervingly violent.
Since you ask:
Stealing car radios and holding up convenience stores isn’t as easy as it looks. Specially created mini-games let you break into shops and cars and mug passers-by so you can save up for sweet, life-giving "Flash" -- just the thing for patching up those partially battered Warriors.
The bottom line:
Publisher Rockstar is well used to repackaging life on the streets, but let’s hope this mirrors the excellence of Grand Theft Auto rather than the dismal pointlessness of State of Emergency.
A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The army of the night numbers 100,000 strong, and tonight they're all after The Warriors- a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city. All that stands between The Warriors and their survival are 20 miles and thousands of street gang members. The army of gangs owns the streets and there's no turning back, The Warriors must fight for their lives and learn the meaning of loyalty as danger and uncertainty emerges from the city night.
Rockstar Games proudly presents a PlayStation 2 game based on Walter Hill's 1979 cult film The Warriors. As in the film, the storyline of the game takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. This game is as intense and stylized as the cult film it pays homage to.
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Top Customer Reviews
I had two real reasons for getting this game: -
1.I loved the film,
2. The makers, Rockstar always release promising games whether it be a GTA game, or fresh ideas, such as Red Dead Revolver.
I got the game, and realised....This is amazing!
Before i got the game i thought that it may be too linear, and have little or no replay value, as well as nothing outside the missions, this is where i was wrong.
In between missions, you can hang around coney island and do bonus missions and explore the island, this was a plus, also in the warriors hideout you can play pre-game story missions of how members joined the gang, such as Cleons story, and these too are amazin. You can also train to get your stamina up, whether it be pressups or use the punch bag. The fighting is original, intuitive and very well perfected in the sense that it works well and is not too hard to get to grips with.
Rockstar have made the game very much like the movie, they have included great amounts of characters, also backdrops and levels as well as voices (not sure if original but are very good) and music.
Also you can create your own clan, where you choose nine from a total of 365 unlockable characters which i thought was really good, and you can use this clan to undertake variosu missions such as a battle royale whre you win by thoring the other clan (of 9 people) off the roof, and massive fights.
Instead of you just fighting, fighting, and fighting. Rockstar Toronto have cleverly included various aspects from the cult movie. These include smashing up the street, using weapons, such as bricks and bottles, breaking into shops and looting, and also stealing car stereos. You can also mug people.Read more ›
I have always been a big fan of Rockstar games, GTA and especially Max Payne! I was excited for the release of this game but when I found out it had no guns I was sceptical! It was my friend that got this game first. What I saw was unlike any fighting game I had ever seen!
This is a free to roam fighting game where you can beat the hell out of any one you choose in the most elaborate ways, not just gang members. Firstly each warrior has there own unique set of moves and finishing move, and secondly you can also use almost any object as a weapon. For example, pick up a bin throw it at someone, out rolls a bottle, smash them over the head with it, then stab them with the broken end and finally throw it at the body or just at some random passer by. Some other objects included are crow bars, bricks, knives, meat cleavers, bats, polls, boxes, hotdogs, brooms, planks rapped in barbed wire, a big sausage, and a slab of steak, Nice! There are many breakables on each level; you can put anyone though shop windows or just slamming their face into the glass is equally satisfying. If you want to steal a car radio why use a crowbar to break the glass when a Hobo's head will do just the same job! Brutal!
The Missions are fantastic and so much fun, you will go back and play your favourites many times and in lots of different ways. The detail and depth to this game is great, I haven't seen anything quite like it. All the different gangs are so cool and each have unique ways of doing things. The audio is the best I have ever seen on a game. There are hundreds of characters and each have so many different sound bites.Read more ›
Naturally, it's a riot - literally and figuratively.
The game takes the Manhunt engine, but instead of stalk and execute, the onus is on running and brawling your way throughout New York against rival gangs and the police, using your fists or any weapon that comes to hand, which there are plenty.
Yet the game did miss a trick one a couple of points. First, most of the game is set three months before the events of the film, building up the characters and rivalries (as well as adding more to the characters, especially with the flashback missions that have back-story for most of them). Secondly, the game is split up into missions - not such a problem with the events prior to the film, or around your Coney Island hub, but when the events of the film come up, most of those are far too short - especially the missions against the Baseball Furies, or the fact the Lizzies and the Punks are both lumped into one mission.
However, the game does have plenty of aces above its sleeve to compensate - the prior mission are a lot of fun and slowly bring you into the game, and there's the Rumble Mode as well that you can constantly unlock new gangs to use and new modes - personal favourite of mine is the insanely enjoyable Battle Royale mode, although King of the Hill is also exceptionally good fun.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THE EVIL AND DEADLY GAME IN THE UK
IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE FAST PLACE
VERY BAD FOR KIDS MINDS (YOUNG BRAINS)
Awesome game great music and brutal fights you can really get stuck into nice and realistic body damage getting all cutup and messed up after a big brawl,would have been good if... Read morePublished 6 months ago by laurence liedtke
Another PS2 Classic that could look so good if updated for the PS4 and Xbox 1. The gameplay in this was pretty good at the time most moves seemed to be executed in the manner they... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miss TFF