The critically acclaimed Prince of Persia® franchise returns for the first time on next-generation platforms with an all-new epic journey. Built by the same award-winning Ubisoft Montreal studio that created Assassin's Creed™, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years to deliver a whole new action-adventure gaming...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (688 reviews) - 77% of the 688 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2008

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About This Game

The critically acclaimed Prince of Persia® franchise returns for the first time on next-generation platforms with an all-new epic journey.
Built by the same award-winning Ubisoft Montreal studio that created Assassin's Creed™, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years to deliver a whole new action-adventure gaming experience to consumers.
With a whole new Prince, storyline, open world environments, combat style, signature illustrative graphical style and the addition of Elika, a deadly new ally, Prince of Persia brings the franchise to new heights of deadly acrobatic artistry and is set to become the #1 action-adventure game of 2008 this holiday season.
  • A new hero emerges: Master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time. Grip fall down the face of a building, perform perfectly timed acrobatic combinations, and swing over canyons, buildings and anything that is reachable. This new rogue warrior must utilize all of his new skills, along with a whole new combat system, to battle Ahriman's corrupted lieutenants to heal the land from the dark Corruption and restore the light.
  • A new epic journey begins: Escape to experience the new fantasy world of ancient Persia. Masterful storytelling and sprawling environments will deliver to action-adventure fans an experience that rivals even the best Hollywood movies.
  • A new open world structure: A first for the Prince of Persia franchise — now you have the freedom to determine how the game evolves in this non-linear adventure. Players will decide how they unfold the storyline by choosing their path in the open-ended world.
  • Emergence of a deadly new ally: History's greatest ally is revealed in the form of Elika, a dynamic AI companion who joins the Prince in his fight to save the world. Gifted with magical powers, she interacts with the player in combat, acrobatics and puzzle-solving, enabling the Prince to reach new heights of deadly high-flying artistry through special duo acrobatic moves or devastating fighting combo attacks.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista® (only)
    • Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP/2 GB Windows Vista
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)*
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 libraries
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0–compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
    • Input: Windows-compliant keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    ATI® RADEON® X1600*/1650*-1950/HD 2000–4000 series
    NVIDIA GeForce® 6800*/7/8/9/GTX 260–280 series
    *PCI Express only supported
    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
    NVIDIA® nForce™ or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio.
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
LOVED this game.
The graphics were beautiful
The banter between the characters was always entertaining.
The controls were easy
The fight sequences were awesome, loved that you also got to use the princess in your combo moves

All around great game
Definitely recommend
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
What Prince of Persia is all about. The graphics are great, very cartoonish though. I like it, but there has been some criticism about it in the past from gamers I know. The storyline is interesting, but not as good as some of the other releases for this series. I would give it a 6 on the storyline, so if that is your bag, I wouldn't get it, but otherwise if you are a fan of 3D platform games, this is definitely a good pick.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
A good 3d platformer game but very easy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Well written, gorgeous, fun platformer with interesting combat mechanics I wish had been fleshed out better. The soundtrack is an auditory wonder, and the game is still fun years later. Oh how I miss the glory days of Ubisoft...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
TL;DR: Middle Eastern Parkour Simulator

I played the game originally on the Xbox 360 when it first came out and enjoyed it. Since I didn't get to finish it there, I wanted to play it on the PC.

Pros:
  • Looks beautiful, especially after you have cleansed an area. There's lots of really nice Middle Eastern architecture to look at and a nice ambience overall. Best played with the lights off to get the full effect.
  • Occasionally funny dialogue between the protagonists.
  • Puzzles can be challenging at times, I wish there were more.

Cons:
  • No non-boss enemies. You don't really fight anything that isn't a boss like animals or other hostiles. You can't use your sword outside of battle to cut stuff or anything.
  • No depth to fighting style. Essentially, you can get away with continually hitting the attack button and dodging the enemy. There aren't any real combos other than magic/sword/magic. You don't learn any new moves or get any new weapons as you progress.
  • Light seed collection can get repetitive.
  • When you fall off, you go back to last piece of level ground you were standing on, which could have been really far back, forcing you to repeat the jumping sequence you just did.
  • Story could use a little tweaking.

Other:
  • You can't seem to die. Ever. Falling off ledges, almost getting skewered by the Hunter, getting sucked up into goo . . . everytime you will be saved by Elika. Even when she is trapped by one of the enemies! She can't free herself, but some how can reach across the arena and grab your arm.
  • I hope you like parkour because there's a lot of it. Sometimes it's fun and fluid, especially when you have a good rhythm going.
  • There's quick action sequences during boss fights reminiscent of Resident Evil 4.

Overall, this isn't the type of game I see myself playing for several days in a row, but more of a game I come back to whenever I need to take a break. I still recommend it though.

Note: I have never played any other PoP game before this one, so I can't compare it to previous installments in the franchise.
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