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  • Summary: Set in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince finds himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness theSet in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince finds himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness the destruction of the legendary Tree of Life - an act which threatens to plunge the entire world into eternal darkness. Manifested in the form of the Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the Prince must partner with Elika, a deadly companion, to heal the world from the evil Corruption. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Prince of Persia is a wonderful and nearly magical game. It’s not very long but it’s long enough, as it will entail around 10-14 hours of continuous platforming and fighting, even if you don’t try to pick up the 1001 Seeds of Light.
  2. The new visual style works and the technical side of the game is flawless but ultimately this re-imaging of Prince of Persia ends up being a bit short and easy. In the quest to rid the game of all potential sources of frustration, the low difficulty level is unfortunate collateral damage. Fun and accessible but fails to match the brilliance of Sands of Time.
  3. 90
    The new title combines strong platforming fundamentals, Assassin's Creed's open-world structure, and some of Okami's wonderful aesthetic flourishes. What it introduces to action games is something truly wonderful.
  4. While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    80
    Having said this, Prince of Persia is one of those games that has obvious flaws but manages to pull together to become so much more than the sum of its parts. The charmingly cliched story, the visuals, audio, and their sparkling polish come together to make the Prince of Persia a modern epic. [January 2009, p.51]
  6. Were it not for obtrusive hints and copy/pasted design, Prince of Persia would have taken its rightful place in our Hall of Fame.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    49
    Dumbed down; drawn out; deeply annoying. [Jan 2009, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 74
  2. Negative: 21 out of 74
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    For me it was never a problem with game's difficulty. I liked the game more then i expected because it put me in the sense of flow that iFor me it was never a problem with game's difficulty. I liked the game more then i expected because it put me in the sense of flow that i rarely experience in video games nowadays. But what makes it stand out for me so much is that when you make the biggest game decision you never question your choice or it's outcome and you accept all consequences while saying "It was all worth it" and spilling a little tear at the end. The biggest pleasure i got was AFTER i finished the game and realized what was it about and why things happened how they happened. Its a masterpiece. Simple, but it doesn't have to be difficult to be good. Its a perfect example of story-based video games that actually put a "story" and a "video game" not running along but depending on each other 100%. Expand
  2. May 18, 2012
    10
    While playing this game YOU HAVE TO FORGET ABOUT CLASSIC STORY AND ENVIRONMENT. In simple words game fully just with your money. You surelyWhile playing this game YOU HAVE TO FORGET ABOUT CLASSIC STORY AND ENVIRONMENT. In simple words game fully just with your money. You surely gonna enjoy it, yeah a bit easy it is but its fun.
    A simple story and simple gameplay. Art style looks nice. As a spin-off its a good addition to series.
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  3. BonidexG.
    Jan 16, 2009
    9
    Great game. At first, I felt sorry that the controls were so simplified. Later, my fingers and the keyboard thanked for that. It's good Great game. At first, I felt sorry that the controls were so simplified. Later, my fingers and the keyboard thanked for that. It's good that the game got easier than the 3 first ones. This way, it's possible to play it well on the keyboard and the mouse. I didn't like the story at first. But when we discover the twist at the middle of the game, then you realize: that's PoP, alright. The ending made me love this game. It's so dramatic. The connection I felt with Elika was so strong, that I could let her go. Expand
  4. May 2, 2014
    7
    con:
    1. Progressively boring combat system
    2. Main quest is a collecting game ↓ result in 3. little replay value pro: 1. Beautiful
    con:
    1. Progressively boring combat system
    2. Main quest is a collecting game
    ↓ result in
    3. little replay value

    pro:
    1. Beautiful game, I find myself constantly distracted by the fantastic scenery.
    2. Witty dialogues present vivid personality of characters
    3. You won't die, so easily accessible for anyone, you can even say it's a scenic casual game
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  5. NickR.
    Jun 23, 2009
    6
    This game was wayyyyyy too easy. Fun, but too easy. You can't die, you can't fall, there are only 6 different types of enemies and This game was wayyyyyy too easy. Fun, but too easy. You can't die, you can't fall, there are only 6 different types of enemies and you can only fight one at a time. The story was great, though, and that was the only reason i finished it. Would I buy the sequel? Prolly. If it was harder like the Sands of Time trilogy? In a heartbeat. If it was hard like the old ones, I'd pay 80 bucks for it! Expand
  6. vinEETR
    Mar 7, 2009
    4
    Its a disappointment for me because it dosnt come anywhere close to achieving those standards of pop Warrior with in & pop Two throne.The Its a disappointment for me because it dosnt come anywhere close to achieving those standards of pop Warrior with in & pop Two throne.The gameplay is so easy u just hv to push a button again & again and it does all the trics which is quiet boring. Fighting same boss for FIVE times is just unforgatable.BUT graphics are prity cool & Prince became a superman & a wallruner that i think only thing i liked in this entire game. Expand
  7. SeanT.
    Dec 10, 2008
    0
    This game rocks.

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