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  • Summary: The Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no choice but toThe Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no choice but to sacrifice herself and unleash the Sands of Time in order to save him. Now cast out on the streets and hunted as a fugitive, the Prince soon discovers that past battles have given rise to a deadly Dark Prince, whose spirit gradually possesses him. Play and master two distinct characters: Wield the powers and weapons of two master warriors with different combat styles, attitudes, and histories. Choose your way to fight: Master the expanded Free-Form Fighting system to destroy enemies in your own style; strangle enemies from afar with the deadly Daggertail; or surprise them with full-speed one-shot kills using a brand new stealth art. The choice is yours. Battle freely through Babylon: Dominate enemies on the perilous rooftops, dodge through chaotic streets, and ambush pursuers in dark, underground passageways. Immerse yourself in a dramatic story: Experience unparalleled depth in storytelling as you fight your way through a twisting tale filled with adrenaline, tension and discovery. Manipulate time to surprise enemies: Execute powerful attacks against entire armies by slowing down or rewinding time, or surprise them by using some all-new Sands of Time powers. Experience a masterful blend of gameplay: True to the Prince of Persia; franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles - all masterfully blended together into a rich gaming experience. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    The latest addition is on par with the previous releases and is a definite must have for any fan of the nimble, fleet footed prince.
  2. Featuring the same combat system from Warrior Within, and best of all, a completely new and inventive narrative, Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones is a sequel worth playing.
  3. These great new combat skills, combined with the clever yet simple introduction of stealth play has boosted the Prince of Persia series to a new high. [PSW]
  4. Two Thrones caps off the greatest gaming trilogy quite possibly ever released in grand fashion, and it will surely keep us busy until Ubisoft decides whether to carry the PoP label over to the next-generation.
  5. Thrones also gets points for cribbing Sam Fisher's stealth skills and using a whip-like weapon that will send "God of War" fans scurrying to gaming chat rooms to voice their displeasure with the similarities. Thankfully, the controversy is worth it for this energetic adventure.
  6. One of the best new features is the Speed Kill, a stealth attack that requires timed button presses for successful take-downs - a brilliant addition to the already exhilarating game play.
  7. So I fought, each time sitting through an unskippable 30-second scene of the fight's start and then getting killed within a minute. I did this about 70 times. My body trembling from tension and exhaustion, I kept playing not because it was any fun but simply because it was my job, and when after three hours I finally won I experienced not victorious joy but simply relief that it was over. I felt all the considerable pleasure the game had given me had been taken back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Ahmad
    Dec 12, 2005
    10
    This game is the most beautiful game in the world I love it and the game of god of war but this is the new games I realy like it.
  2. SamuraiSlash
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    As someone who played and greatly enjoyed the first two incarnations, I must say this newest enstallment is absolutely AWESOME!!! LOVE the As someone who played and greatly enjoyed the first two incarnations, I must say this newest enstallment is absolutely AWESOME!!! LOVE the stealth kills and daggartail but also the fluidity of the game as a whole. The controls are wicked tight and the story is fantastic. The atmosphere is so engrossing that hours seem like minutes when I'm playing as if the sands of time were literally cascading through my fingers. GREAT fighting engine and that feeling of inertia when you're teetering atop rooftops and ledges is deliciously wild. I must say The Warrior Within (previous POP) was much darker and the puzzles more difficult but this game is definitely FUN, FUN, FUN!!! All hail UbiSoft and the Prince of Persia,,, oh, yeah... and Farrah. She's HOT! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    What a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if youWhat a great game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, its an AMAZING game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if you like adventure/action games Expand
  4. JenniferB.
    Dec 17, 2005
    9
    Very enjoyable game. It is a shame that the story has ended. I enjoy the speed kill, thought that was a nice addition. Neat chariot chases a Very enjoyable game. It is a shame that the story has ended. I enjoy the speed kill, thought that was a nice addition. Neat chariot chases a couple of more wouldn't have been too bad but I guess that would be hard to write into the story if the Prince kept going for joy rides. I am glad that the story telling was brought back as like the Sands of Time. I enjoyed the back and forth of the Warroir Within, to see the full cause and effect. The Two Thrones gave us loyal fans a good ending to a wonderful story. Maybe Ubisoft can continue this genre with another hero. I hope so. I enjoy playing games but the good ones are hard to find. Expand
  5. SAV
    Jul 28, 2015
    9
    Capitolo conclusivo della trilogia delle Sabbie del Tempo, in Prince of Persia: I Due Troni ci ritroveremo a controllare il Principe e il suoCapitolo conclusivo della trilogia delle Sabbie del Tempo, in Prince of Persia: I Due Troni ci ritroveremo a controllare il Principe e il suo alter ego oscuro in maniera alternata. Dotato di magiche atmosfere in stile Le Mille e una Notte molto simili a quelle del primo capitolo della trilogia e del solito grandioso gameplay che si basa su spettacolari fasi platform, enigmi e combattimenti, I Due Troni è un gioco meglio riuscito di Spirito Guerriero, più o meno agli stessi livelli dell'indimenticabile Le Sabbie del Tempo. Una conclusione più che degna per una delle più belle trilogie apparse in epoca PS2. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2013
    8
    More improvements, an unexpected freshness and a more complex and compelling story than Warrior Within are just some of the surprises thatMore improvements, an unexpected freshness and a more complex and compelling story than Warrior Within are just some of the surprises that made of The Two Thrones such a great game. Expand
  7. AramisG.
    Jan 12, 2006
    5
    It seems like people who enjoy POP haven't played just about any of the other, far superior, action games that have come out in the last It seems like people who enjoy POP haven't played just about any of the other, far superior, action games that have come out in the last three years. I beat all three games in this series and I have no idea why people love them so much (maybe I should have trusted my initial reaction to SOT sloppy combat). In SOT it was forgivable, but two games and two years later the developers still have no idea how to make combat fun or quick. The only reason I liked speed kills is because the combat in this game is so sluggish and repetitive (play Ninja Gaiden or God of War and POP's combat feels even more PS1). Obviously the developers of this game realized this hence they came up with the idea for speed kills. I also ran into bugs in several puzzles that required me to re-boot to proceed. To make things worse the environments are repetitive (how many roof tops did this game need) and the innovative chariot & Dark Prince parts are marred by poor save spots. The only real reason to slog through this game is to finish the story (ok at best, really). If you enjoy repeating levels over and over until you have each jump or turn memorized (more cerebellum than cerebral) and think that you enemies shouldn't have more than two moves (block, wait several seconds, attack) then this might be the game for you. I won't be going back to Persia. Collapse

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