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This was a required stepping stone for Naughty Dog to create greater projects such as Crash Bandicoot.

Way of the Warrior is a fighting game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Universal Interactive Studios for the 3DO. It was released in 1994 in North America and 1995 in Japan.

Why It Sucks

  1. Shamelessly copies Mortal Kombat in every way.
  2. Poor controls.
  3. Clunky combat.
  4. Awful graphics.
  5. Small sprites.
  6. Laughably terrible soundtrack.
  7. Bad voice-acting.
  8. Weak sound effects.
  9. Shallow arena design.
  10. Easy on even the hardest difficulty.
  11. Long loading times.


On GameFAQS, the game has an average user score of 2.5 out of 5. The gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly gave Way of the Warrior a 3.75 out of 10. GamePro's review of it was similarly negative. It was #2 on WatchMojo's Top 10 Bad Games By Good Developers.