User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 93
  2. Negative: 7 out of 93

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  1. 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 you like adventure/action games
  2. Mar 3, 2015
    9
    I honestly don't get the hate this game had on release. YES it's completely different in atmosphere than the first, YES the prince character is darker. But that doesn't make it bad. If you want a sequel to the sands of time that's more like it, go play the two thrones. Because this game in my opinion is the best in the series, from the combat, to the atmosphere and art design, to theI honestly don't get the hate this game had on release. YES it's completely different in atmosphere than the first, YES the prince character is darker. But that doesn't make it bad. If you want a sequel to the sands of time that's more like it, go play the two thrones. Because this game in my opinion is the best in the series, from the combat, to the atmosphere and art design, to the amount of content, and music. If only people knew what the franchise would turn into, Assassin's Creed. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    AMAZING game! Very UNDERRATED, i dont know why some people hate it, I honestly think its a great game, I recommend everyone to buy it especially if you like adventure/action games
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. 85
    Ubisoft took a gamble by taking the Prince to a dark place. I don't think it paid off as the sense of magic, seen even in the old 2D PC days, is barely present here. It wasn't the wrong decision to make for a darker story, but Ubisoft took it too far.
  2. The gameplay is visceral, fast, and fun, the graphics and sound are incredible, and the story is so well conceived and written that it'll keep you coming back for more.
  3. Exploring the labyrinthine citadel is rewarding, although backtracking and frequent deaths can be frustrating.