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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 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
  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. May 12, 2016
    10
    best games in the world and should be congratulated for making this beautiful and exciting game and hopefully be better next versions.best games in the world and should be congratulated for making this beautiful and exciting game and hopefully be better next versions.
    Certainly, this game series Assassin's father.Wait for the next version of this match
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  3. Feb 2, 2014
    9
    Only 1 bug for me being stuck on a vase for like 2 minutes.Despite that it is a very nice aditiong to the prince of presia series with aOnly 1 bug for me being stuck on a vase for like 2 minutes.Despite that it is a very nice aditiong to the prince of presia series with a decent story a nice gameplay and finally the game feels so natural to play.After the sands of time trilogy the camera seems just perfect in the forgotten sands Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2012
    7
    I'll put it in a nutshell:
    1) so called "connection with the trilogy of PoP" - none OR really small, the game does not reveal anything
    I'll put it in a nutshell:
    1) so called "connection with the trilogy of PoP" - none OR really small, the game does not reveal anything interesting about Prince life between Sands of Time and Warrior Withing - but it HAD TO. Truly speaking - no connection detected at all, yeapp, several known names and cases are mentioned, but it looks like a lame attempt to convince us in the connection with the well-known trilogy... Total facepalm.
    2) acrobatics - simply pathetic, especially after you've played any of Assassin's Creed games. It's 2010 - why the hell the acrobatics became even worser than on Two Thrones??!!!
    3) battle system... no comments... The best battle system was in Warrior Within.
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  5. Sep 18, 2022
    6
    Pa 6 je realna ocena, bilo je dosta bagova, nekad kad se ono skace je mnogo lose uradjeno ako nisam umro 50 puta na tako glup nacin koji nijePa 6 je realna ocena, bilo je dosta bagova, nekad kad se ono skace je mnogo lose uradjeno ako nisam umro 50 puta na tako glup nacin koji nije do mene, onndaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa mmmmmmmmmmm story je bzv tako da realno je 6 Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2013
    5
    I couldn't wait to get it over with. Forgotten Sands is nowhere as enjoyable as its predecessors; the game has been stripped of combos,I couldn't wait to get it over with. Forgotten Sands is nowhere as enjoyable as its predecessors; the game has been stripped of combos, secrets and weapons in favor of a very much simpler combat system and level design, making it look like "Prince of Persia for Dummies" for long-time fans of the series. The storyline is rather shallow and linear, not much fun there either. On the other hand, the new game mechanics, while sometimes can be fun, are very confusing to grasp. The PC version is shot full of bugs and the controls are TERRIBLE, there are problems with pole jumps from left to right so you often end up falling your death, which made the game very irritating for me. I was forced to download savegames and skip whole chunks of the game because the controls and the camera made it impossible to leap through some spots. The camera is also a pain during some boss fights preventing you to see the barrels with energy. Why don't they leave the blasted camera free already?! Everything would be so much simpler! This uninspired game made me reinstall The Sands of Time, there was a lot more fun in there. Good thing I got it for €2,50 on Steam! Expand
  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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