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  • Summary: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince embarks on an epic adventure in which he learns to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. With an interesting story and unique villains and ancient lore, you will be hopelessly captivated from start to finish each and every time you play this game.
  2. The best part about Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is that it's a lot of fun.
  3. The Forgotten Sands is a conceptual step back for the franchise, but for once that's not a terrible thing. The Sands of Time trilogy was hugely entertaining, and this return to that formula puts a great face on the franchise to new series converts while pleasing old fans with a return to form.
  4. Story-wise, you'll be hooked enough that you'll want to finish Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but it's the always engaging gameplay that's king here.
  5. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands marks Ubisoft’s intended return to an old gameplay formula, mixing platform elements with hack-n-slash fights and a wise sprinkle of puzzles. The idea is good and suggestive too, but some minor shortcomings and – most of all – a very limited longevity have jeopardized the final outcome.
  6. Despite good level design and gameplay […], the prince of Persia’s new adventures are just a little rehash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    10
    AMAZING! game.. One of the Best games in the Prince of persia series.. Very underrated! I dont get how people hate it, if you actually finished the game you will know its one of the best adventure games this gen! I recommend it to everyone who like hack'n'Slash/adventure games Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    This is one of my favorite video games. A perfect Prince of Persia adventure for anyone who likes video games. The game has perfect combat and a plot that will keep you interested until the end. The game is mostly dependent of you solving puzzles, with challenges being hard, but not too hard. Don't judge it for having puzzles, this is a very exciting, fast paced game with lots of combat. You will love it. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2012
    9
    Amazing game overall, it is what I call the proper sequel to the Sands of Time with the Prince in a new adventure. The gameplay remains similar to the Sands of Time with some new abilities and powers that make the experience fun too. The challenge modes are fun and the uPlay integration is great to purchase some stuff for the game. The story is the only downside, it exists through the whole game but it's quite forgettable. Overall this is a must-buy for any Prince of Persia fan and a great entry to the franchise. Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2010
    8
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands marks the return of the prince we all know and love. While the game isnâ
  5. Mar 30, 2011
    8
    I am so glad I decided to play this game. I didn't hate the last Prince of Persia installment, I actually enjoyed it, but it didn't nearly live up to the original Sands of Time trilogy. I'm glad to say that Ubisoft returned to the Sands of Time story (I believe this game takes place between the first and second game), and the game is a blast. The graphics are nice, especially during cutscenes. The music is perfect, and the voice acting is top notch. The story isn't extravagant, but it isn't bad by any means. The combat is incredible, especially when you start gaining your different powers. It is fluid and really makes you feel awesome when you are taking down many enemies. The platforming starts pretty easy, but the further you go the platforming and puzzles becoming quite challenging. My only two real complaints with the game are it is short, roughly 6-8 hours. Plus, after you beat the game you unlock a challenge mode, but I finished it in 5 minutes and it doesn't change after the first time. It is the same waves over and over. Although the formula is similar to the Sands of time trilogy and it is quite short, that doesn't mean you should not try out this Prince of Persia. I guarantee you it is just as much fun as the Sands of Time. Expand
  6. May 16, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story and visuals are unimpressive, but the combat and platforming are good enough that anyone who's been longing for another PoP game since 2005's Two Thrones is in for a treat. Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2011
    0
    Can't get past the beginning because I keep falling asleep. I don't even care if it gets better later at this point. Nothing could be worth this slow grind. Expand

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