Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
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  1. 70
    In the end, though, there's only so much we can praise an exercise in teaching old dogs old tricks. Forgotten Sands is exactly one step back for one step forward. Let's hope a flying leap is on the way.
  2. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands feels like a slight step backwards from the ambitious tale told a year and a half ago. While it does return to what made the series so strong to begin with, problems with the game's combat and replay value keep it from being the stuff of legend.
  3. Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands is a good game, but it lacks an identity. Ubisoft followed the easiest way to forget the commercial delusion of the last Prince of Persia, going back to the previous trilogy. The result is a huge deja-vu, with some interesting addiction.
  4. On one side you've got some brilliantly designed platforming, with Ubisoft able to breathe new life into what could have been quite stale gameplay. Sadly, the combat, of which there is a lot, fails to do anything interesting. It's too basic and as a result dull and repetitive.
  5. Forgotten Sands inherits from the first Ps2 Game of the series a clumsy combat system and a well structured level design. It appears a little bit old, and lacks originality and sense of wonder. Still, it is enjoyable for adventure game lovers.
  6. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is in many ways a very unassuming title; it slinked onto the scene with relatively little fanfare and has had few expectations placed on it by gaming fans, many of whom will likely dismiss it as 'just another Prince of Persia' or (at worst) a shoddy movie tie-in.
  7. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    An enjoyable romp, worth playing but as forgettable, perhaps, as a one-night stand. [July 2010, p.76]
  8. What holds the game back from being a truly stellar title is its dreadful combat system, as well as its lack of originality.
  9. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    While in one sense this has perfectly recaptured the past, in another - the fighting - it's also resolutely stuck in it. [June 2010, p.104]
  10. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a fun platform and action game, but nothing more than that. It's a decent HD-reincarnation of The Sands of Time.
  11. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands has a lot of great puzzle-elements, but when it comes down to the combat, the game fails.
  12. Play UK
    68
    Hints at something special, only to lose itself in mediocrity. [Issue#193, p.79]
  13. The excellent platforming still remains, but this Prince seems to have lost a little of himself in coming back to his roots.
  14. As amazing as the free-running portions are (that is, really f...ing amazing), the lackluster combat, the bland story, and the embarrassing length just out-weighs them all.
  15. The Forgotten Sands does such a good job of returning to its "Sands of Time roots" that it actually feels like you're playing a seven year old PS2 title: and that isn't really a good thing. The game simply refuses to evolve and become something greater than its predecessors.
  16. Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Prince of Persia is a great series with a lot of potential, but the developers just didn't hit the mark with this entry.
  17. Despite good level design and gameplay […], the prince of Persia's new adventures are just a little rehash.
  18. Putting aside the context, the game itself is a big disappointment.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 2, 2010
    8
    Forgotten Sands takes what could have been and even appears to be a cash in to make an extra buck off of the POP file (which is rubbish by theForgotten Sands takes what could have been and even appears to be a cash in to make an extra buck off of the POP file (which is rubbish by the way) from 2010 but ends up offering more than expected. That is to say however that if you didn't care for any of the POP games from last gen, this one won't change your mind, but if you are a fan however the game has plenty to offer. Albeit, there could have been more to offer if it was given more time in development but in the end, it has little new to offer, however it takes what already has been done and does it well with a few little twists. If you are looking for the next big thing for POP this isn't it, but if you're a fan and were dissapointed by the Prince's first Current gen outing and wanted to see the prince you know and love from the ps2 and xbox days in HD, than this is well worth your time. Full Review »
  2. Dec 18, 2011
    10
    If you like platforming games then this is the game for you! From start to finish this game impresses from game play to graphics to basicallyIf you like platforming games then this is the game for you! From start to finish this game impresses from game play to graphics to basically everything else. The final boss fight (not going to give away any spoilers) was one of the best things I have ever seen in any game, it combined the great combat and platforming the series is well known for perfectly. The new powers the Prince has in the Forgotten Sands also add a lot to the game and a linear but good story line also is also present here. The only problem in the game was that it was short, it is approximately a 9 hour game, depending on how good you are at figuring out puzzles (which are amazing in this game). Saying that I just recommend this game would be an understatement, this is one of my favourite games of all time. Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2011
    7
    Forgotten Sands was a surprisingly pleasant experience. I originally bought this game expecting nothing more than an abomination but I walkedForgotten Sands was a surprisingly pleasant experience. I originally bought this game expecting nothing more than an abomination but I walked away happy with my $15.00 purchase. The game has a simple enough battle system where you can quickly start punching face right away without any struggle. My only annoyance about the fighting system is that the command to jump followed by jumping upon a target is not refined enough to my liking. I ended flying by enemies countless times. The puzzles are fun and gathering the "Sarcophagi" throughout the game came to be a pleasant hunt. The story is nothing special and the ending was lackluster. I was able to gather all my trophies in one play-through with doing the trials after I beat the game. Whether you are looking for an easy platinum or just want a way to kill 8 hours without bashing your head into a wall by the stupidity of a game, I would recommend purchasing this game used. Full Review »