• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. All of the game's elements mesh, from the music to the storyline, from the puzzles to the control system. I can't find anything nasty to say about this game. Ubisoft have certainly done their homework.
  2. 95
    This is easily best Prince of Persia game yet. The new moves, including those delicious stealth kills, work perfectly.
  3. Story wise, The Two Thrones wraps up the Prince's tale with killer progression and the ending everyone has been waiting for. The game play is the best of best yet again and truly redefines the action-adventure genre of today, paving a path for greatness to come.
  4. The delicious platforming is paired with great writing, nice art direction, and a story that you don't want me to spoil for you. [Jan 2006, p.134]
  5. The great talents at Ubisoft have done it again with this one folks and I don't think this is the last we will hear of the Prince of Persia.
  6. A fine blend of platforming and combat. Silken-smooth control set makes you want to play until the fingers are raw.
  7. The nice thing about sequels to successful games is that all the rough edges are buffed out, and The Two Thrones honors its graceful hero with impeccable controls and design.
  8. With the series' clever design and sense of humor fully restored, The Two Thrones is a stellar return to form for Prince of Persia.
  9. Polished, clever, and full of fun, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones wraps up the Prince's saga with the style and grace it deserves. [Jan 2006, p.82]
  10. The game neither holds players' hands or pushes them away with a series of jumps only an automaton with computerized coordination could make. [Jan 2006, p.39]
  11. About as good as we could've wished for. It maintains the Prince of Persia feel of daring-do, while improving or adding variety in some areas, and discarding mistakes like excessive combat and marketing-spun attitude.
  12. It's a cracking, clever, and crafty title, packed with surprises and brimming with invention, and a game that makes sure that, once you've completed it, you'll want to go right back to The Sands of Time and play it all over again, if only to spot all those clues that were there all along right from the start. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  13. 90
    The best addition to The Two Thrones is Babylon itself. Gone are the lifeless vistas of ancient palaces and forgotten islands. Babylon is a living/breathing city filled with a fearful populace oppressed by an enemy army.
  14. The action is exciting and varied, the puzzles are challenging yet rarely frustrating and the environments are simply gorgeous.
  15. The Dark Prince probably could have been implemented better, as he can often be more of an annoyance rather than a joy to play with, which is fortunately countered by the downright coolness of the daggertail weapon.
  16. For those that haven't it will require some work to get in to the gameplay, but it is worth the work.
  17. 88
    Two Thrones is great. The story is cool, the heroes are likable, the weak are pitiable, the villains are bastards, the major plot points are exciting, the art is grand, the sound is wonderful...and then the gameplay comes.
  18. I was expecting so much more from this title, but the most Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones can manage to deliver is a few new acrobatic and combat moves and a Dark Prince that looks cool but that's about it.
  19. TTT wraps up the series in a sincere and compelling way that is genuinely rare in the gaming world.
  20. Two Thrones caps off the greatest gaming trilogy quite possibly ever released in grand fashion, and it will surely keep us busy until Ubisoft decides whether to carry the PoP label over to the next-generation.
  21. Two Thrones takes the best of what Sands of Time and Warrior Within had to offer – great environmental puzzles and exploration and a deep combat system – and finds a way to balance all the elements to create one fine game.
  22. If you enjoyed either of the first two games, then know that while Two Thrones isn't revolutionary, it does combine the best elements of both and is still a fitting and worthwhile conclusion to a superior trilogy.

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