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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: 51 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. GamePro
    100
    All told, this is a great debut for the Prince of Persia series on the PS3 and Xbox 360. [Jan 2009, p.74]
  2. Prince of Persia has pulled away from its previous trappings to become its own true game.
  3. Ubisoft Montreal has come tantalisingly close to creating a real masterpiece.
  4. I imagine that most people who go into Prince of Persia with an open mind will find at least a few things to enjoy.
  5. 83
    Prince Of Persia creates a beautiful world, and offers a real sense of wonder, as well as fantastic exploration opportunities. Aside from combat and camera issues, this is fun and a return to form for the prince.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    It's still quite a good game--I just wonder why it feels like a step back from the previous trology. [Jan 2009, p.69]
  7. Harking back to Elika for a second, I have to admit she is a fantastic addition to the series, and as gimmicks go she is significantly better than The Sands of Time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    I've played the Sands Saga and I've also played this Prince of Persia. I enjoyed playing the titles on PS2 but I think a 3games Saga is almostI've played the Sands Saga and I've also played this Prince of Persia. I enjoyed playing the titles on PS2 but I think a 3games Saga is almost perfect. It was time to refresh things and Ubisoft did it in a Great way with this Brilliant title. It's not much of a challenge to play as the previous ones but it was think that way, it was created make us have fun and I had A LOT playing this title. Graphics is astonishing, Environments are breathtaking, Gamplay is Spectacular; both platforming and battles (but there is a lack of them in my opinion), Dialogs are well made and the Atmosphere is Beautiful.
    Ok, ending won't be good for the most but the game last about 10hours; who cares about less than one minute?
    You can love it/hate it, I love it: 10/10.
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  2. mostafaz
    Dec 2, 2008
    10
    perfect in anyway if u have a great television see the full potential that your television offers because this game is so colorfullyperfect in anyway if u have a great television see the full potential that your television offers because this game is so colorfully beautiful. beautifully detailed designs on the people clothes. to the great storyline that miss with your emotions. to great game play that is not button smashing. this for sure should be in the top 5 of games of the year Expand
  3. SamuraiSlash
    Dec 8, 2008
    9
    Totally awesome game but not perfect. Played all previous incarnations and feel a certain kinship with ye ol' Prince. Kinda like Batman, Totally awesome game but not perfect. Played all previous incarnations and feel a certain kinship with ye ol' Prince. Kinda like Batman, he seems to change, personality-wise with each new game but his essence remains intact. While I love the fact that you simply cannot die, it does detract somewhat from that "life or death" experience that keeps gamers on their toes, not to mention adrenaline flow. The cell animation effect in the visual department is incredibly bright and colorful and unique. I always say that a game is about the experience and transcending time & space thus propelling one into a higher level of consciousness and here I was not disappointed. The music is fantastic and the sound effects superb. It's a real joy to string together maneuvers that make Spiderman seem lame by comparison. A true sense of inertia triggers down your spine during may high flying sequences. The fighting mechanism is very cool and sophisticated in its simplicity. Mashers need not apply. A simple tap of the correct button in the correct circumstance rewards you with dizzyingly intense rave-like trails of neon abound. The few puzzles aren't exactly going to crush your skull either as I believe the point of this game is to swing, jump,l run, fly, slide, slash and basically maneuver through these jaw dropingly exquisite worlds in a Zen-like state of pure Nirvana. I have thoroughly enjoyed this game because it's FUN. Remember that aspect of gaming? Too often we run out and buy these games and become ridiculously frustrated at time that we forget we're supposed to be enjoying ourselves. Well, the designers kept this in mind and have released a title that should put a huge smile on any true gamer's face. The Prince swings again with smile, grace and a pretty hot sidekick who's constantly saving his (my) ass. Awesome!!! Too bad there's no option to turn off certain textual prompts and dialogue. Made me feel a bit like training wheels that couldn't be removed. And there could've been more enemies throughout instead of only bosses and even then it's one at a time but those are minor complaints to a totally enjoyable overall experience. Expand
  4. MohamedN.
    Dec 11, 2008
    7
    As much as Ubisoft has gone far with the improvement in characters, moves, concept art, consistently amazing sound track by Stuart Chattwood, As much as Ubisoft has gone far with the improvement in characters, moves, concept art, consistently amazing sound track by Stuart Chattwood, in the new Prince of Persia.... As much as they have been a dissappointment to Prince of Persia lovers with changing the whole story line as well as the extreme downgrade with the prince's combat moves (where r the combos, wall jumps, column spins, etc...). I think if a sequel was made combining the improvements done reusing the older versions' amazing combat moves and story line (at least remotely related), Ubisoft will be able to produce the biggest and most popular action game of all time. Expand
  5. May 28, 2019
    7
    I like the graphics and the gameplay. But I'm feeling like doing the same thing again and again.
  6. Jan 26, 2012
    5
    Not a fan of this one at all. The reboot to me was a failure. Not sure why its has such good reviews, its very disappointing. Also, with theNot a fan of this one at all. The reboot to me was a failure. Not sure why its has such good reviews, its very disappointing. Also, with the ending-which I won't say what it is-, you feel as if you wasted all your time with everything you did. Just frustrating and annoying. Main character not likeable. Prefer older versions of Prince of Persia. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2019
    0
    This is **** Is the worst prince of persia game of the series. This is the Reason that there isn't another Prince of Persia

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