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  • Summary: Set in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince finds himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness theSet in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince finds himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness the destruction of the legendary Tree of Life - an act which threatens to plunge the entire world into eternal darkness. Manifested in the form of the Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the Prince must partner with Elika, a deadly companion, to heal the world from the evil Corruption. [Ubisoft] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Prince of Persia is a wonderful and nearly magical game. It’s not very long but it’s long enough, as it will entail around 10-14 hours of continuous platforming and fighting, even if you don’t try to pick up the 1001 Seeds of Light.
  2. The new visual style works and the technical side of the game is flawless but ultimately this re-imaging of Prince of Persia ends up being a bit short and easy. In the quest to rid the game of all potential sources of frustration, the low difficulty level is unfortunate collateral damage. Fun and accessible but fails to match the brilliance of Sands of Time.
  3. 90
    The new title combines strong platforming fundamentals, Assassin's Creed's open-world structure, and some of Okami's wonderful aesthetic flourishes. What it introduces to action games is something truly wonderful.
  4. While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    80
    Having said this, Prince of Persia is one of those games that has obvious flaws but manages to pull together to become so much more than the sum of its parts. The charmingly cliched story, the visuals, audio, and their sparkling polish come together to make the Prince of Persia a modern epic. [January 2009, p.51]
  6. Were it not for obtrusive hints and copy/pasted design, Prince of Persia would have taken its rightful place in our Hall of Fame.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    49
    Dumbed down; drawn out; deeply annoying. [Jan 2009, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 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%. Expand
  2. MikeChapman
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    God bless this game. Is anyone else sick of photo realism? I live in it everyday. YES, this game has it's flaws and (over)God bless this game. Is anyone else sick of photo realism? I live in it everyday. YES, this game has it's flaws and (over) simplifications, but it is one of the most stunning and beautiful achievements in next gen platforming games. I expect a game to show me something I have never seen before, this game does it in spades every time I play it. Thank you Ubisoft. Expand
  3. ZachB.
    Dec 20, 2008
    9
    The game is really amazing. It's the best Prince of Persia in my opinion on PC. The graphics are amazing, they are fluid and there is no The game is really amazing. It's the best Prince of Persia in my opinion on PC. The graphics are amazing, they are fluid and there is no loading screen except when you teleport. The combat system is different from the other PoPs, you only fight 1 vs 1. I would have given it 10 but I have some problems understanding how the combat controls work in this game, there are 4 attack commands (Sword, Grip, Defend, Magic) and even though there was a tutorial on using them I still haven't mastered them. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2011
    7
    I'm a big fan of graphics such as this game. But the lack of originality and repetitive cycle of combat really feels like a grinding game. II'm a big fan of graphics such as this game. But the lack of originality and repetitive cycle of combat really feels like a grinding game. I would rather just sit back and enjoy the world of Persia rather than actually beating this game. Expand
  5. LaurenP
    Feb 7, 2009
    6
    Prince of Persia is a masterpiece in its own right. That being said, it's not for everyone. It requires a lot of patience and a Prince of Persia is a masterpiece in its own right. That being said, it's not for everyone. It requires a lot of patience and a willingness to accept that this game chooses accessibility and ease of use over challenging and rewarding gameplay. Once you accept this, you can move on and enjoy the visuals and cinematics for what they're worth. If you are new to gaming and are looking for a fun, easy game experience without frustration, difficulty, or controller-throwing, this is the perfect game for you. If you're an experienced gamer, however, you will probably be disappointed with the complete lack of challenge whatsoever. It is somewhat appreciable solely for its story, but nothing else. Overall, Prince of Persia set out to be a work of art, and at the same time be easy and enjoyable for newcomers. It achieved those two things with flying colors, for better or for worse. Expand
  6. MikeH.
    Jan 15, 2009
    3
    If this game were nothing but graphics, it would be great. The art direction is superb, with long draw distances and some inventive set If this game were nothing but graphics, it would be great. The art direction is superb, with long draw distances and some inventive set design. However, the utterly woeful dialogue, even worse delivery, the simplistic gameplay (including fighting the same bosses over and over, who can always be defeated easily with a combo which alternates between a prince / Elika attack) and the totally forgettable story which has an ending entirely at odds with the tripe which came before it, adds up to a seriously disappointing experience. If the prince was a silent hero, the gameplay required a little more precision and had more options than just "press key x now to watch action sequence y, then press key z to complete chain", and less linearity in its ways around the map, it could have been something truly special indeed. Expand
  7. SeanT.
    Dec 10, 2008
    0
    This game rocks.

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