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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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  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: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  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. Dec 14, 2018
    10
    I really loved this game i want they makes a new one
    Please find true information of history and culture
    This game can be the best game in
    I really loved this game i want they makes a new one
    Please find true information of history and culture
    This game can be the best game in the world and have Potential of that
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  3. Aug 25, 2017
    9
    "Why does it always have to be sands?"

    I didn't expect to like it this much. At first when I found out it was lacking the insane combo
    "Why does it always have to be sands?"

    I didn't expect to like it this much. At first when I found out it was lacking the insane combo moves and fighting style that made the previous games so great, I was sure I'd hate it. But I gave it a shot and a few hours in I started liking this new and more realistic feel this title has.

    The lack of combos is made up for with some very cool new powers which make combat very satisfying (albeit too easy) and even more so because you get to upgrade them as you progress.

    What I liked even more is how some powers are implemented in running, jumping and solving puzzles requiring some serious muscle coordination with your fingers which made for a weird and fun challenge.

    The story is actually not bad and has nice progression and had me actually caring for a side character, but it got a little underwhelming towards the end. Also, the Prince acts and talks like he remembers nothing of the previous events in "The Sands of Time", which is kinda weird.
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  4. Aug 20, 2010
    8
    Thanks to the addition of several new gameplay mechanics, the platforming in this game is some of the most entertaining of the entire series.Thanks to the addition of several new gameplay mechanics, the platforming in this game is some of the most entertaining of the entire series. On that basis alone I think it's worth a purchase. On the negative side, the combat is still the worst part of the game, but thankfully this time around it's pretty easy and generally doesn't drag on for too long. Also, the story is pretty forgettable. Nonetheless the great platforming makes up for the faults. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    8
    This game is quite good. Good things - nice graphics, good engine of levels, good moving system, some nice puzzles and physycal challenges.This game is quite good. Good things - nice graphics, good engine of levels, good moving system, some nice puzzles and physycal challenges. Bad things - slow enemies, sometimes bad camera. I dont understand why so many players hate this game. There are lots of things what can you do. You have three magic spells: freezing water, special fight jump and rebuilding the walls. There is a lots of things to do in this game by this spells and i was not bored. Lots of people say this game is too short and easy. Dont believe them. Maybe is shorter than earlier princes, but some parts of this game was not easy. When i play this game, sometimes i am angry by mechanical traps and sometimes i am amazed, because this game has really nice atmosphere. Expand
  6. 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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  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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