Prince of Persia PC

Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Continuing the theme of simplification that was prevalent throughout Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's attempt to reinvent the Prince of Persia series is considerably disappointing.
  2. Total PC Gaming
    70
    A gorgeous, if uneventful platform game to some - Sands of Time with its brains kicked out to others. [Issue#15, p.60]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 349 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 54
  2. Negative: 20 out of 54
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    For me it was never a problem with game's difficulty. I liked the game more then i expected because it put me in the sense of flow that iFor me it was never a problem with game's difficulty. I liked the game more then i expected because it put me in the sense of flow that i rarely experience in video games nowadays. But what makes it stand out for me so much is that when you make the biggest game decision you never question your choice or it's outcome and you accept all consequences while saying "It was all worth it" and spilling a little tear at the end. The biggest pleasure i got was AFTER i finished the game and realized what was it about and why things happened how they happened. Its a masterpiece. Simple, but it doesn't have to be difficult to be good. Its a perfect example of story-based video games that actually put a "story" and a "video game" not running along but depending on each other 100%. Full Review »
  2. Aug 21, 2011
    7
    Repetitive, and not particularly challenging. However, Prince of Persia is a very beautiful game, and the acrobatic sequences are very fluidRepetitive, and not particularly challenging. However, Prince of Persia is a very beautiful game, and the acrobatic sequences are very fluid and well executed. Full Review »
  3. Sep 11, 2011
    8
    It was a hard time choosing the right score for that game. Prince of Persia puts you in an amazingly beautiful universe: the one that youIt was a hard time choosing the right score for that game. Prince of Persia puts you in an amazingly beautiful universe: the one that you cannot forget after playing the game. Contrary to what a lot of players think, the game is not easy; it isn't hard as well, but difficult enough to force you to redo a few checkpoints. There are some sequences that are simply epic. The ones where you're wondering why they are so short, the ones where you actually go back just to feel that sensation again. The complicity between the prince and Elika is very touching: everything in the game, maybe besides some dialogs, are going towards this. Every move that involves both characters tends perfectly to create a unique atmosphere throughout the game.

    However, the ending of the game (that I will not reveal here) is really disappointing in my opinion: it goes against everything that is built during the whole adventure, and I felt it did not really fit in the story, thus the score. Even though it is poetic, it doesn't have the depth of other adventure games. Despite a very good (but quite easy) last battle, Prince of Persia doesn't really end what it has started and will leave a unpleasant taste of unfinished story.
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