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  • Summary: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancientPrince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince embarks on an epic adventure in which he learns to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. [Ubisoft] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. PC Format
    85
    A welcome return to the Prince we all know and love, but we feel that now we know him just a little too well. [Aug 2010, p.92]
  2. Forgettable story, linear levels, some technical snafus, boss copy-pasting, combat issues... the list of bits that don't quite cut it is long and it is all over far too quickly, yet Forgotten Sands is a fine addition to the Prince of Persia storyline that plays well and manages to capture some of the platforming magic of Sands of Time.
  3. It's really trying to be as brilliant and engaging as Sands of Time - but it does not succeed. Forgotten Sands is just a good, solid action-adventure with lots of fun moments, especially when it comes to acrobatics. But the combat feels blunt and the story is downright uninspired. Still, if you like the series, you should definitely give a try.
  4. The new Prince of Persia provides a satisfying epilogue to the Sands of Time trilogy, with the same kind of combats, puzzle solving and platforming. Too many familiar mechanics and a sure lack of flow keep this game from being the best Prince of Persia yet.
  5. It looks like Ubisoft can't leave the prince alone. This game looks a bit rushed and it's the weakest of the series. Nonetheless it's a good game and more demanding than the last one.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Attempt to turn back time to Sands of Time succeeded only partially: Forgotten Sands is technically great but we've seen this story a long time ago in a much better game. [July 2010]
  7. Only those who never saw previous games in the Prince of Persia series, will find The Forgotten Sands interesting. By ripping off their 2008 Prince of Persia in everything except for backdrops, the developers failed to keep their promise and didn't even try to fill in the blanks between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. Ah well, who cares about some old plot holes when there is a Hollywood blockbuster to milk?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    From day 1, All the way back to its NES roots Prince of Persia has amazed people all over the world, the first of it's kind and the best too.From day 1, All the way back to its NES roots Prince of Persia has amazed people all over the world, the first of it's kind and the best too. The "Sands Of Time" Trilogy set the world on fire with it's unique game play and puzzles, it really made a milestone and kept it's throne "The Forgotten Sands" is part of the "Sands Of Time" Trilogy taking place between "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within"

    If you are into puzzles that make you think, and death defying jumps that make you doubt gravity exists, then any Prince Of Persia game is for you, Also if turning back time makes you happy... then also think about getting it.
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  2. May 12, 2016
    10
    best games in the world and should be congratulated for making this beautiful and exciting game and hopefully be better next versions.best games in the world and should be congratulated for making this beautiful and exciting game and hopefully be better next versions.
    Certainly, this game series Assassin's father.Wait for the next version of this match
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  3. Feb 5, 2014
    9
    Wonderful Game. I enjoyed the story and the game play I've played the whole Series. But I didn't like the new look of the prince in thisWonderful Game. I enjoyed the story and the game play I've played the whole Series. But I didn't like the new look of the prince in this game compared to the previous parts. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2011
    8
    I haven't played many of the other 3D PoP games. I loved the very 1st one back in the day and my son plays the "HD" remake of it on the 360.I haven't played many of the other 3D PoP games. I loved the very 1st one back in the day and my son plays the "HD" remake of it on the 360. From that perspective, this is a pretty fun game. Environments are nice, texturing is good, gameplay is solid. Maybe this game doesn't offer much over the other PoP/Assassin's Creed games, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. I bought the PoP pack when Steam had it on sale a while back and I don't regret it one bit. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2010
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game has presented some of the most uniquye obstacles I've ever seen. The level design is challenging, but I found myself going .."not this again.." many times. The last stage in the sky was amazing and the level where you scale the sides of the buildings made me sweat in anxiety. The combat system is easy to use but I found the monster difficulty almost too easy. You really only need a few points in your tech tree to win the game. Nothing new in terms of the boss monsters, there are really only 3 types of monsters. The acting was good particularly from the main character and the model animation was pretty well done. But I could care less for the Russian accent on the chick. Graphics are nice, but using the high quality texture option slowed my system down too much (C2D 8400 / 9600 GT). The game crashed consistently on one of the levels if I used the time function, don't remember which one. It also skipped the instructions when you learn air attack. I had no idea what to do until I googled around. It also skipped the part where Ratash escapes the first time so I don't know how I got away. There were many times when the game didn't know where I was jumping and made me use a time jewel. The controls are a bit laggy, but bearable.

    I would definitely play another version of this take on PoP, but give a little variety and options, not so much a linear boxed environment.
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  6. Apr 7, 2013
    5
    I couldn't wait to get it over with. Forgotten Sands is nowhere as enjoyable as its predecessors; the game has been stripped of combos,I couldn't wait to get it over with. Forgotten Sands is nowhere as enjoyable as its predecessors; the game has been stripped of combos, secrets and weapons in favor of a very much simpler combat system and level design, making it look like "Prince of Persia for Dummies" for long-time fans of the series. The storyline is rather shallow and linear, not much fun there either. On the other hand, the new game mechanics, while sometimes can be fun, are very confusing to grasp. The PC version is shot full of bugs and the controls are TERRIBLE, there are problems with pole jumps from left to right so you often end up falling your death, which made the game very irritating for me. I was forced to download savegames and skip whole chunks of the game because the controls and the camera made it impossible to leap through some spots. The camera is also a pain during some boss fights preventing you to see the barrels with energy. Why don't they leave the blasted camera free already?! Everything would be so much simpler! This uninspired game made me reinstall The Sands of Time, there was a lot more fun in there. Good thing I got it for €2,50 on Steam! Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jun 11, 2010
    0
    Game freezes on startup. Google found dozens of different possible game fixes for dozens of different problems - many of them related to the Game freezes on startup. Google found dozens of different possible game fixes for dozens of different problems - many of them related to the game launcher which doubles as copy-protection. None of them worked for me. Ubisoft support is pretty bad. First they really do everything to stop you from contacting them - seems they already anticipated to be flooded with error reports - second they just don't show any competence at all (rather seems like non-native speakers are following on-screen instructions of their help-wizard...). But the worst thing is:: In order to be able to even write an error report, your account (containing your activated serialnumber of the game) does not suffice. You need to enter the Disk-Number and the Bar-Code Number of your DVD just to prove that they are wrong to openly considering you to be a pirate. Yeah, and don't forget: write your error report in note-pad and copy paste it in to the web-form. Login-time is so short, you'll be logged out again, before you've done writing. Of course everything you typed will be lost after you log in again. Expand

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