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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: 31 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. GamePro
    90
    The Forgotten Sands is more than just a return to form for a long-running franchise: it's also one of the most gratifying platforming epics to come along in ages. [Aug 2010, p.90]
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    81
    The waffly plot, so-so action and unlovable Prince taint some ace platforming. [July 2010, p.92]
  3. In no way is it a genuine Prince of Persia for this generation (we prefer to forget the 2008 title), but it does offer something that's a little more challenging on the mind and reflexes than the typical third-person action/adventure.
  4. 75
    Just don't expect it to do more than tread water in anyway whatsoever and you won't be disappointed.
  5. The prince's high-flying adventure is marred by camera issues and weak combat, but the excellent platforming is still loads of fun.
  6. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is in many ways a very unassuming title; it slinked onto the scene with relatively little fanfare and has had few expectations placed on it by gaming fans, many of whom will likely dismiss it as 'just another Prince of Persia' or (at worst) a shoddy movie tie-in.
  7. Putting aside the context, the game itself is a big disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    This is, by about the size of Russia, My favorite, and what I think BEST, game i have ever played because the graphics are jaw-dropping, so isThis is, by about the size of Russia, My favorite, and what I think BEST, game i have ever played because the graphics are jaw-dropping, so is the game-play and the enjoyment, 2 words, BUY IT Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    10
    One of the Best games in the Prince of persia series.. Its soooooo underrated! I hate how everybody says this game sucks or its boring, i meanOne of the Best games in the Prince of persia series.. Its soooooo underrated! I hate how everybody says this game sucks or its boring, i mean if you actually finished the game you will know its one of the best adventure games this gen! I recommend it to everyone who like hack'n'Slash/adventure games Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2011
    10
    If you like platforming games then this is the game for you! From start to finish this game impresses from game play to graphics to basicallyIf you like platforming games then this is the game for you! From start to finish this game impresses from game play to graphics to basically everything else. The final boss fight (not going to give away any spoilers) was one of the best things I have ever seen in any game, it combined the great combat and platforming the series is well known for perfectly. The new powers the Prince has in the Forgotten Sands also add a lot to the game and a linear but good story line also is also present here. The only problem in the game was that it was short, it is approximately a 9 hour game, depending on how good you are at figuring out puzzles (which are amazing in this game). Saying that I just recommend this game would be an understatement, this is one of my favourite games of all time. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2011
    8
    Short, simple and easy but definitely fun. While this game brings no real innovation to the series (or platformers in general) the game stillShort, simple and easy but definitely fun. While this game brings no real innovation to the series (or platformers in general) the game still manages to be a pure joy to play from start to finish. The platforming segments and level design is of top quality, the combat, while simplistic, is also very fun and satisfying.

    With a new story completely separate from past games this is a great entry in the series for newcomers and existing fans alike.
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  5. Oct 9, 2016
    7
    That is really nice game, but WAY TOO EASY. It could have had better plot and some puzzle levels (well, the content in game is too easy to beThat is really nice game, but WAY TOO EASY. It could have had better plot and some puzzle levels (well, the content in game is too easy to be called puzzle). Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2016
    7
    Prince of Persia: the Forgotten Sands knows what it does best, the parkour; so it is, thankfully, the focal point of the game. It’sPrince of Persia: the Forgotten Sands knows what it does best, the parkour; so it is, thankfully, the focal point of the game. It’s challenging, demanding of skill, fun, unique and rewarding, and is all set in fantastically designed environments. But everything else in the game is decent at best, and the battle sequences are very sub-par. On the whole, though, it is a good game that is worth a go, or if you’re just a Prince of Persia fan – even if its quality is pretty much purely down to the parkour.

    74/100.
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  7. Aug 19, 2020
    3
    This game looks like it's not made by Ubisoft. Everything looks too primitive, poor combat system and parkour, same with "puzzles". And mainThis game looks like it's not made by Ubisoft. Everything looks too primitive, poor combat system and parkour, same with "puzzles". And main problem for me is WHY the hell player movement is that goddamn slow? omg, I almost fell asleep while running in this game, its not supposed to be like that in an action slasher game. I dropped my walkthrough, this is too painful Expand

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