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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: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  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. 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. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    Being a fan of the series I really enjoyed this latest chapter. Like the previous games, the weakest thing about this is the controls. It'sBeing a fan of the series I really enjoyed this latest chapter. Like the previous games, the weakest thing about this is the controls. It's still hard to plan certain moves based on some of the clunky angles and weird designs. Aside from that, The Forgotten Sands is an exciting, vibrant and entertaining game. The story is engaging with some good acting, the environment is lush and detailed, the engine runs smoothly, the music is beautiful and the AI is strong and smart. I only had the game crash on me once and the fact that the video options are outside the game make it very odd. The audio for whatever reason is too low and there is no way to raise the master volume level. All these kinks aside it's a great game with some very clever new additions to the Prince's powers and the leveling system is clean and simple. Expand
  5. 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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  6. Oct 29, 2016
    6
    não é o pior jogo do mundo, mas os defeitos com certeza se sobressaem às qualidades.
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands até tem uns
    não é o pior jogo do mundo, mas os defeitos com certeza se sobressaem às qualidades.
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands até tem uns puzzles divertidos, e uns poderes legais das areias do tempo (que não são mais chamadas de areias do tempo, mas eu vo chamar assim pra sempre). Os gráficos são bonitões mesmo eu só tendo jogado no final de 2017, quase 7 anos após o lançamento.
    Mas o jogo que antes tinha combos, diferentes armas e era absurdamente estiloso virou quase um hack'n'slash; e pior: um hack'n'slash fácil. Bobo de tão fácil. Fuzile seu botão esquerdo do mouse que ce mata tudo sem dificuldade alguma, não precisa nem usar os poderes das areias do tempo. Pra vc ter ideia da facilidade nem mesmo um botão de defesa eles colocaram, afinal literalmente não é necessário defender.

    Os puzzles são interessantes é uma confusão de comandos que até isso se torna entediante e frustrante, fora a câmera que não se decide ser automática ou deixar o player controlar e acaba atrapalhando em tudo o tempo todo. Pulos simples se tornam uma tortura por causa da camera travada e as mini-cutscenes durante algum golpe especial some pq a camera entra na parede, teto ou objetos.
    Tudo isso somado à uma história cliche e desinspirada torna o jogo pra lá de esquecivel. Serve pra passar uma tarde chuvosa se vc nao tiver nada mais pra fazer (aliás o jogo não dura muito mais que uma tarde mesmo).
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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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