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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 ancientPrince 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. PC Format
    85
    A welcome return to the Prince we all know and love, but we feel that now we know him just a little too well. [Aug 2010, p.92]
  2. Forgettable story, linear levels, some technical snafus, boss copy-pasting, combat issues... the list of bits that don't quite cut it is long and it is all over far too quickly, yet Forgotten Sands is a fine addition to the Prince of Persia storyline that plays well and manages to capture some of the platforming magic of Sands of Time.
  3. It's really trying to be as brilliant and engaging as Sands of Time - but it does not succeed. Forgotten Sands is just a good, solid action-adventure with lots of fun moments, especially when it comes to acrobatics. But the combat feels blunt and the story is downright uninspired. Still, if you like the series, you should definitely give a try.
  4. The new Prince of Persia provides a satisfying epilogue to the Sands of Time trilogy, with the same kind of combats, puzzle solving and platforming. Too many familiar mechanics and a sure lack of flow keep this game from being the best Prince of Persia yet.
  5. It looks like Ubisoft can't leave the prince alone. This game looks a bit rushed and it's the weakest of the series. Nonetheless it's a good game and more demanding than the last one.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Attempt to turn back time to Sands of Time succeeded only partially: Forgotten Sands is technically great but we've seen this story a long time ago in a much better game. [July 2010]
  7. Only those who never saw previous games in the Prince of Persia series, will find The Forgotten Sands interesting. By ripping off their 2008 Prince of Persia in everything except for backdrops, the developers failed to keep their promise and didn't even try to fill in the blanks between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. Ah well, who cares about some old plot holes when there is a Hollywood blockbuster to milk?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    From day 1, All the way back to its NES roots Prince of Persia has amazed people all over the world, the first of it's kind and the best too.From day 1, All the way back to its NES roots Prince of Persia has amazed people all over the world, the first of it's kind and the best too. The "Sands Of Time" Trilogy set the world on fire with it's unique game play and puzzles, it really made a milestone and kept it's throne "The Forgotten Sands" is part of the "Sands Of Time" Trilogy taking place between "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within"

    If you are into puzzles that make you think, and death defying jumps that make you doubt gravity exists, then any Prince Of Persia game is for you, Also if turning back time makes you happy... then also think about getting it.
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  2. Mar 14, 2020
    10
    This is a very good prince of Persia game there’s puzzles bosses great combat system
  3. Dec 17, 2015
    9
    Gameplay : 9
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 8 Sound : 8 **********************************************************************************
    Gameplay : 9
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 8
    Sound : 8
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    Overall : 9
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  4. Aug 26, 2011
    8
    I haven't played many of the other 3D PoP games. I loved the very 1st one back in the day and my son plays the "HD" remake of it on the 360.I haven't played many of the other 3D PoP games. I loved the very 1st one back in the day and my son plays the "HD" remake of it on the 360. From that perspective, this is a pretty fun game. Environments are nice, texturing is good, gameplay is solid. Maybe this game doesn't offer much over the other PoP/Assassin's Creed games, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. I bought the PoP pack when Steam had it on sale a while back and I don't regret it one bit. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2010
    6
    I don't know what gamers are smoking, but this game is short, boring and uninspiring. I recommend playing PoP Sands of Time / Warrior Within /I don't know what gamers are smoking, but this game is short, boring and uninspiring. I recommend playing PoP Sands of Time / Warrior Within / Two Thrones, and the spiritual successor Assasin's Creed 1 & 2

    Short Review:
    Graphics - 7 - The 360 doesn't have PC horsepower, and the visuals are very good - 8 on the PC.
    Sound - 6 - Average at best.
    Gameplay - 6 - Repetitive gameplay - New mechanichs are forced and boring - Bad combat mechanics - Uninspiring Skills.
    Story - 4 - The story has ONLY 4 characters including PoP. Uninspiring & predictive. A 5 year old child could come up with a better story. The ending is a joke.
    Extras - 6 - It unlocks two extra modes, very short and not rewarding.

    Conclusion: I love PoP, and Assasin's Creed (they are VERY similar). The Forgotten Sands feels short, rushed, boring (it becomes VERY repetitive) and doesn't keep up to any old PoP game.
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  6. Aug 2, 2015
    6
    I completed this game right after finishing the Sands of Time Trilogy. I have to admit it wasn't as good as I had expected it to be but stillI completed this game right after finishing the Sands of Time Trilogy. I have to admit it wasn't as good as I had expected it to be but still I enjoyed it while it lasted.
    First of all I found the graphics a bit weird. Although they are of high quality I didn't like how the Prince is made and in general they appeared a bit unnatural (as if everything was made by wax, that's how I can best describe it). The soundtrack is amazing. The gameplay is too linear. I mean, ok the whole Sands of Time trilogy has linear gameplay but in The Forgotten Sands even the camera shows you where to go, while in other POPs you have to search a bit at least. The fight system is too easy (even for a simple gamer like me) and the new point/experience system doesn't belong to a POP game in my opinion. The story is totally irrelevant with any other POP game (and has nothing in common with the Sands of Time trilogy except of the "sands" in the title)
    To sum it up, it's more like a Movie-Game which is fun to play for a while (doesn't last for long anyway) but can't be compared with any other POP game. I'd recommend it if you want to play all POPs but only if you can find it in a low price. (5-6 eu for example)
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  7. [Anonymous]
    Jun 11, 2010
    0
    Game freezes on startup. Google found dozens of different possible game fixes for dozens of different problems - many of them related to the Game freezes on startup. Google found dozens of different possible game fixes for dozens of different problems - many of them related to the game launcher which doubles as copy-protection. None of them worked for me. Ubisoft support is pretty bad. First they really do everything to stop you from contacting them - seems they already anticipated to be flooded with error reports - second they just don't show any competence at all (rather seems like non-native speakers are following on-screen instructions of their help-wizard...). But the worst thing is:: In order to be able to even write an error report, your account (containing your activated serialnumber of the game) does not suffice. You need to enter the Disk-Number and the Bar-Code Number of your DVD just to prove that they are wrong to openly considering you to be a pirate. Yeah, and don't forget: write your error report in note-pad and copy paste it in to the web-form. Login-time is so short, you'll be logged out again, before you've done writing. Of course everything you typed will be lost after you log in again. Expand

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