The Warriors for the XBox is based on the 1979 movie that focused on street gangs in Coney Island, New York. Many of the voices used in this game are provided by the original cast members of the film. Basically this game wasn't too bad but to be honest with you it's like Grand Theft Auto without the cars.
Like Grand Theft Auto this game is full of violence, swearing and criminal activities. You engage in all sort of street gang fighting and are rewarded for robbing stores, mugging people and beating up cops. When your character's health is down to a low level you have to take a drug called Flash in order to get your energy back up to it's rightful level. The game is rated M for Mature for a very good reason and would not be suitable for young children to play.
In this game you have to go through a bit of training at the start to get you used to the controls and moves which is not a bad thing at all to learn the ropes. Once the real play starts alot of the time you are wandering about on foot and there are random characters to beat up or mug. The environment you play in is very interactive and you can smash windows and crush boxes etc. You can also climb fences amongst other things. So you get alot of freedom as well.
At the core of this offering is the fighting. Although a bit like Grand Theft Auto there is of course no driving at all. You can smash out car windows but you can't get in and drive them which is a bit disappointing. You have such a wide array of weapons that it makes the fighting more interesting than in some games. You do not have a gun but can throw bottles or use baseball bats and lead pipes to cause your damage. You can always punch and kick when you don't have a weapon at your disposal.
There are many options you can choose from when fighting. You have plenty of combo attacks and special moves that you can attempt. Once you have landed enough hits on your opponent you character will go into a rage mode and perform some hard hits.
While I think this game was fun I couldn't get away from the fact that Grand Theft Auto is better. This particular game is unique enough whereby you could own them both but if you can't get this cheaply then it might be better to go for Grand Theft Auto games. Still not a bad effort.
Older game players will remember watching the film on which this game is based but I would imagine for the majority of game players this is their first contact with The Warriors.
Set in New York this is an excellent beat em up fighting game based around the gangs of New York in the 1970s. In all there are nine members of t Warriors and at some point or other in one of the missions you will get to play as each one of them. The game opens with the assignation of Cyrus, an enigmatic leader of one of the biggest gangs who is trying to unite all of the New York gangs into one super gang so that they will be able to rule the city. From then the missions take place leading up to this event and charting the rise of The Warriors. Ultimately the Warriors get blamed for the murder and later missions have you trying to fight your way back to base.
Much of this game revolves around fighting action and the action is fast and furious and well laid out. The controls are pretty standard and there are plenty of weapons to get your hands on like iron bars, knives and bricks. You have a number of attack styles available and these can be combined into a number of combo styles.
One of the features I especially like is the fact that during the battles you can exert a level of control over your men by issuing commands; this can be a summons to adopt a defensive stance if you are out numbered or an instruction to scatter to avoid the police.
It is not all fighting though, some of the missions are quite varied as you go around collecting protection money within your territory or taking part in a graffiti tagging mission where stealth plays a big part.
Visually this is an excellent game and it combines game play with film clips really well, all of the characters are well animated and the rival gangs are an interesting assorted lot. The game takes place over a sprawling game area which features most of the run down areas of the city so it does appear a little drab at times which just serves to emphasise the ruin and poverty.
Overall this is an excellent game and very entertaining to play, I reckon that there is a good weeks play for most people and it is worth gong back over old missions just to appreciate the mayhem and great moves some of the players use.
Available from Amazon for a very competitive £11.99 new and from £7.99 from the new and used section this game is highly recommended.
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.