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  • Summary: Embark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends. A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase theEmbark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends. A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase the past, see into the future and slow down the present. Perform gravity-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling attacks in a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms. Restore peace to the land and fulfill your destiny. Expand
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  1. You may pick up Prince of Persia for the killer gameplay, but the story is what will keep you coming back. This game is like an excellent short story. Every once in a while you'll pick it up again to relive the breathtaking adventure.
  2. Once again props go out to Ubi Soft Montreal for meshing environments with an outstanding control scheme and stunning graphics.
  3. A remarkable game blending the groundbreaking adventure elements the series is known for, with intense action, enthralling storytelling, and beautiful visuals and audio.
  4. For all of you that are seeking a challenge and great adventure, give Prince of Persia a go.
  5. netjak
    90
    By far the best platformer this year. Period. End of discussion. If you disagree, you're wrong.
  6. games(TM)
    80
    Sands of Time is very much a 21st century product - sumptuous visuals, intuitive control and many unique ideas. Buy it, play it, love it. [Dec 2003, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    In my opinion, this is arguably the greatest videogame of all time. Also, the most artistic of the POP trilogy, with a more complex plot andIn my opinion, this is arguably the greatest videogame of all time. Also, the most artistic of the POP trilogy, with a more complex plot and beatiful graphcis thna the other games. The Persian soundtrack is amazingly beatiful. "Time only Knows" is a beatiful song. I don't know of any other videogame with better soundtrack. Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    10
    I will never forget Prince of Persia: Sands of time, it has become an intense personal treasure of mine, like no other game I've played. ThisI will never forget Prince of Persia: Sands of time, it has become an intense personal treasure of mine, like no other game I've played. This game impacted me in a way nothing else ever has. It's the combination of the dreamy atmosphere, the exciting combat, the emotionally moving ending, and then at the credits that song fit just perfectly, cementing this experience in my mind for many years. I have heard from other people who were impacted in this same way, so it's not just me being crazy. Perhaps I should issue that as a warning, as well as a reason to play it. A certain percent of people who play this game are going to be mentally affected by this game in a way that they will feel very strongly even years later, a feeling that will return every time you think of the game or the song from the credits. If you get this reaction, you will know what I mean. I wish I could better describe this feeling but I can't, it's been like nothing else. All I can say is my experience of this game, especially the ending, has become an intense and vivid personal treasure. Expand
  3. May 6, 2015
    10
    People may love this game, but I argue that it's perfect. Once i decided on this claim, i played it again to try and find a flaw, but IPeople may love this game, but I argue that it's perfect. Once i decided on this claim, i played it again to try and find a flaw, but I couldn't. A must play that no gamer or game designer should overlook. Expand
  4. TedWilsonMattosdeAzevedo
    May 5, 2004
    9
    This is one of the best games of the year, it´s fantastic in almost everything, graphics, sound, it´s a superior action game with This is one of the best games of the year, it´s fantastic in almost everything, graphics, sound, it´s a superior action game with nice innovations. Expand
  5. May 17, 2016
    9
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has got to be one of the best Prince of Persia games ever made and arguably confirmed to have a moviePrince of Persia: The Sands of Time has got to be one of the best Prince of Persia games ever made and arguably confirmed to have a movie that'll never be better than the video game in any taste of quality. Expand
  6. MattR.
    Jul 27, 2005
    9
    I loved this game. It's one of the best I've ever played. The acrobatics were great, and I loved the fact that you could control I loved this game. It's one of the best I've ever played. The acrobatics were great, and I loved the fact that you could control time in so many ways. The only problem was that I was bored with the limited combat system. Other than that, this game is great. Buy it. Expand
  7. FickleMan
    Aug 23, 2004
    8
    I loved this game it was fun, entertaining, and a sequal to an old school game. some problems are that the combat is repetitive, lack ofI loved this game it was fun, entertaining, and a sequal to an old school game. some problems are that the combat is repetitive, lack of variety in baddies and no boss battles. but other than that, great game. can't wait for the sequel. Expand

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#22 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#29 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003