Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tongue. It speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit. Drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, a young Prince is led to unleash a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom.
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Release Date: Dec 2, 2003

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Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tongue. It speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit. Drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, a young Prince is led to unleash a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Aided by the wiles of a seductive princess and the absolute powers of the Sands of Time, the Prince stages a harrowing quest to reclaim the Palace's cursed chambers and restore peace to his land.

  • A technological masterpiece - Witness some of the most advanced programming in gaming history, pushing the limitations of consoles and raising the standards of games in all areas of production: physics, lighting, graphics, animations, and more!
  • An unmatched hero - Wielding powers of mythic proportions, the Prince returns to action-adventure gaming with gravity-defying acrobatics, ferocious fighting skills, and the ability to bend time to fulfill his destiny.
  • The Sands of Time - Ubisoft's Montreal Studio presents the Sands of Time - a technological breakthrough that will change the face of action-adventure gaming forever. Erase the past, behold the future, and freeze the present in real-time for unlimited gameplay variations.
  • Exotic worlds and vast kingdoms - Uncover the mysteries of a world never before explored in action-adventure gaming. Medieval Persia, mythical and deadly, holds a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms to explore and conquer.
  • A sweeping adventure of betrayal and triumph - The epic legends and deadly creatures of mythic Persia burn to life in this suspense-filled tale, featuring more twists and turns than the labyrinthine Palace itself.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP (only)
    • Processor: 800 MHz Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™
    • System Memory: 256 MB of RAM
    • Video Card: 64 MB GeForce™ 3 or higher, or ATI® Radeon™ 8500 or higher, Matrox Parhelia™. (GeForce4 MX not supported)
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0 or higher compliant sound card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Disk: 1.5 GB available hard disk space
    • Supported Peripherals: ThrustMaster FIRESTORM Dual Analog 3
    • Note: For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, video cards, and operating systems, please visit the FAQ for this game at: http://support.ubi.com.
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123 of 130 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
This game is a classic. Years after its release, it is still one of the most engrossing games, which also leaves you nostalgic. The combat is fluidic and the story in itself is solid. The game has its own problems of camera misalignment at times and the occassional glitch, but it's a must buy for any and all gamers.
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104 of 114 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2014
The game that changed my life forever. This masterpiece has it all:

- Amazing Story. (The plot is just a marvel.) 10/10
- Great Graphics. (I still can't believe this game was released back in 2003.) 10/10
- Fantastic Music. (The whole soundtrack was stunning. Perfectly scripted for every situation and utterly magnificent. Stuart Chatwood quickly became one of my favorite music composers.) 10/10
- Charming Voice Acting. (Yuri Lowenthal's voice alone was enough for the top score. The whole adventure is so beautifully narrated, so full of great ideas and outright perplexing figures of speech...) 10/10
- Addicting Gameplay. (A great mix of combat, acrobatic free-running and a some tricky puzzles.) 10/10
- Character Progression. (The game constantly updates the player with new powers, weapons and even clothing.) 10/10
- Diverse and Unique. (This game has some of the most beautiful surroundings I ever seen. Lots of unique enemies and locations to discover.) 10/10

This game is pure gold. The characters not only look amazing but they also feel... Alive. Totally different, each with it's own moral standing and their way of thinking. There is this good feeling when playing this game. Both the Prince and Farah are behaving as natural as it could get. They are very distant at the beginning, unmoved, cold. But as they make progress, they develop this feeling of mutual respect. Later on they become good friends. Joking and taunting each other in a very loving way. Check this monologue here:

"She said my love... I know she did. I didn't dream it... at least I think I didn't... It's quite natural really, her Kingdoms' conquered, she has nothing, no one to protect her. She needs me! I can see it in the way she looks at me. All I'd have to do is... Reach out and, take her hand... And she'd be mine! Why am I talking to myself ?!"

I have beat the game at least 5 times. Don't mind my Steam playing time. It was before I had purchased it here. And I don't regret a thing.

This game offers and unforgetable adventure. If you haven't still played it, do it. The best game in the franchise.



10/10
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
Childhood mode activated!!!
If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise then you'll love this because Prince Of Perisa is the father of Assassin's Creed.
10/10
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42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Bought this game on Nov-2015 as a thank you for the good times I had playing this game long time back on Windows XP. Good story. Very engaging. Best played with a controller though. One thing I noticed while playing recently on Windows 10 64bit Home is that if FOG is turned on in game settings, then full display goes white. So had to turn off FOG and play and it worked fine. I totally recommend this game.

Last played on:
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 820M DDR3
CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.20GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Game Resolution: 1024x768, 60Hz
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 64bit Home
Controller: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for PC
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction, but I have seen the face of time and I can tell you they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm. You may wonder who I am and why I say this; sit down ,play this game and experience a tale like none that you have ever played before!
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Do I recommend this game? No! I strongly Insist that you should try it!

The "Prince" was one of the best titles even in 90's, but its 3D re-vision I am talking about - is definetely a mind-blowing piece of art! We've got a perfect mixture of both simple and catchy story, and a veeery enjoyable acrobatics, with tons of multi-levelled obstacles to climb, enemies to bring down...

Game is perfect!

Well, yeah, it's dated 11 years now, so we have visuals of PS2-era... But it was fascinating back then, and still looks pretty decent even on big screens. And it's the only dated part. Story - still fine, acrobatics (and control of it) - kicks asses, music - eternally fresh.
9/10 in my book.

PS Yeah, there is "fog" issue you might meet, if at first start all is blue and you don't see anything... worry not, just turn off that "fog" feature in video options and you'll be fine.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2013
The best game in the world. That's it. It's not a long game, but it'll make you play over, and over and over again, and you'll like it even more as you continue to play.
Its script is very well thought, and counts with impecable voice-actors. The soundtrack is just the best one that there's.
Even now, after ten years, The Sands of Time is a flawless game. Every single person will enjoy it.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
"Most people think Time is like a river, that flows swift and sure in one direction but I have seen the face of time and can tell you they are wrong. Time is like an ocean in a storm, you may wonder who I am and why I say this ,sit down and I will tell you a tale like none that you have ever heard." Origin of a great series. Btw the official soundtrack is amazing 10/10
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26, 2015
Classic. Must play. Best of the Sands of Time Trilogy.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
The Gold Egg of the trilogy.

Time travel, parkour, and puzzles. This game does those 3 best. The combat is fairly simple and straightfoward, you can swing your sword, use your dagger, block, jump over enemies, and whatnot.

Puzzles are fairly straightforward and challenging.

And then you have several time altering powers using the Dagger of Time, you have your:

Recall: Reverse time for up to several seconds, usually for saving you from heavy damage, screwing up on a jump or puzzle, or instant deaths.

The Eye of the Storm: Slows down time and makes combat and some puzzles/platforming/parkouring easier.

Enemy Freeze: Renders an enemy frozen in time and much easier to kill.

Frozen Time Assault: Freeze time and go into a badass Omnislash-like frenzy on multiple enemies and wreak havoc.

All time powers require either a sand tank, or a halfmoon depending on which power it is. You fill up sandtanks and halfmoons by finishing enemies with the Dagger of Time.

One of my favorite parts in the game I remember is the bats, who always retreat in groups of 3 when you kill a bunch. My brother would always yell "THREE RETREAT!" and I would always laugh.

Man... I wish I would of kept my Gamecube copy of the game I got back in 2003 that my dad got me for Christmas... because... them nostalgias.

The PC version of this game seems to hold up pretty well (at least on XP anyway).

It's a classic game and is pretty badass in general, give it a try sometime.
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Keltus
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
The game is bugged up
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Bil Buckins
7.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
A true classic from the days when Ubisoft made some of the best games ever.
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AsinoEsel
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
It's a classic and its graphics, despite being 2003, still somehow hold up to this date, probably because of its absolutely gorgeous looking architecture.
Platforming is as fun as it has always been, although the combat gets a bit lengthy at times. All in all the combat is really not that bad (even though it possibly being the weakest aspect of the game).
I definitely recommend you checking it out if you're into well designed climbing puzzles and awesome looking visuals (from a level design and architecture standpoint, not so much high-res textures and high-poly models obviously) - and don't mind getting stuck here and there.

Played it as a kid and it's still just as good today, if not even better.
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Nobodywashere
10.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
♥♥♥♥ this game, yeah the platforming is fun, but the fight mechanic sucks. Take away the fighting from the game and you actually have a good game. But now it just ♥♥♥♥ing sucks. If you actually still gonna play it then have fun with the elevator fight.....
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Luxxor
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great and classic platforming but boring and repetitive combat
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Pimpollo
8.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
Awful combat, great parkour. surprisingly good story.
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Carm3D
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
This game is heavily influenced by Tomb Raider. In my opinion, Tomb Raider:Anniversary does it much better. The camera in this game is awkward at times and the controls in TR:A are a bit more organic. When it came out I'm sure it was quite impressive, but for me it just made me want to play Tomb Raider again.
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PseudoP
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
Haven't play this game for a long time. This is one of the games that made my childhood. Although they have some flaw in it since it's quite old. But it's still fun to me even though it'd be my 3rd time playing this game now.
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MrMeGaming26
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
it crashed every time
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Cactus Cock
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
A very good game. I do not understand why some are saying that it's a bad version, but I've had no issues with anything so far.
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