Prince of Persia Classic PlayStation 3

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 86
    Prince of Persia Classic is certainly short, but it's oh so sweet. In many ways this is the template future enhanced classic games should follow.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    Classic is still worth the 7.99 entry fee. Just. [Jan 2009, p.95]
  3. Play UK
    67
    Unlike last month's teeth-grinding "Mega Man 9," you won't feel like yu're being bullied by your own videogame. [Issue#173, p.92]
  4. While I enjoyed Prince of Persia Classic, it’s hard to recommend to someone who has never played the original because they will see an old-school platformer and wonder what the fuss is about.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PatchW
    Dec 17, 2008
    9
    The best platformer from yesteryear brought bang up to date. Although the graphics aren't jaw dropping they do look good, the animation The best platformer from yesteryear brought bang up to date. Although the graphics aren't jaw dropping they do look good, the animation fluid (as it should be with this series) and the levels look lovely. As for hte game itself. Somehow they have managed to take the original game, add all the things you wanted to do in the original (wall runs? Back flips? its all here) whilst not actually changing how the games original levels work. The only reason its dropped a point it due to the confusing and pointless online 'scoring' system. In a game where getting from the beginning to the end as fast as possible, why have they used a point system? How do you even earn points? This is never explained and has defeated the very point of the online rankings. Full Review »
  2. AnonymousMC
    Nov 4, 2008
    7
    Nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia--in a good way. While the core gameplay is certainly present, the controls were a bit too clunky. I understandNostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia--in a good way. While the core gameplay is certainly present, the controls were a bit too clunky. I understand the desire to enhance classic games while still retaining an authentic experience of the original, but it almost feels like it was designed to have poor control in an attempt to give it that old-PCesque feeling, which really just gets frustrating. Still, very fun. Full Review »