Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. The best. Only better. A 2D game of this quality, lushly redesigned, is worth a hundred 3D romps. [Sept 2007, p.94]
  2. I really loved Prince of Persia Classic. It was more than just your typical “enhancement” we find in so many other XBLA titles, yet it remained totally true to the source material while cleverly working in a few elements from the more recent console games.
  3. It is hard to complain about what is easily the best looking Xbox Live Arcade game yet and quite possibly the most well rounded one too. Whether you care about saving princesses or not, Prince of Persia is a game of royal calibre.
  4. Prince of Persia has always been about getting through each challenge as quickly as possible, thanks to the one-hour time-limit on the game. Thus, it makes for a perfect Live Arcade action game, as it basically comes with built-in leaderboard support.
  5. Fluid and uniquely told. A classic reborn. [Aug 2007, p.102]
  6. There's a reason the Prince is still popular almost twenty years later, and this is it. [Sept 2007, p.69]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MatthewARcher
    Mar 30, 2008
    I have to say this is a great remake. Something to consider: this game is 800 credits because although it's only an hour long (technically) it took a group of people time to make as it was remade from scratch, with excellent graphical improvements. This is a lot less that what it would have originally cost you when the old version came out, so stop complaining! It is difficult, but you want to be challenged if you've just paid for something... Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 4, 2007
    Great production Values, one of the best arcade games on 360 downloads
  3. StephaneJ.
    Jul 23, 2007
    I'm very happy to see this classic title appear on XBLA. Sure, it is frustrating, but for those of us enjoying a challenge, it is a blessing. Nice graphics, too. The only problem is the delayed responsiveness of the controls, but that was part of the original too, so... I'll bear with that. Full Review »