Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the fan-favorite 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.
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Release Date: Jun 8, 2010

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About This Game

Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the fan-favorite 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 will embark on an epic adventure in which he will learn to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. Game features include:
  • Classic Gameplay Reinvented: From huge-scale multi-enemy combat to dizzying feats of acrobatic prowess in gigantic environments enhanced by the Prince's ability to control nature and time,
    Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands will push the Prince's prodigious abilities to unseen levels.
  • A Blockbuster Experience: Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands will offer players unforgettable set pieces made possible by the advanced technology offered by the award-winning Anvil engine.
    With all-out war at the gates of the kingdom, the Prince's abilities will be challenged like never before through the course of epic wow moments.
  • Mastery Over Nature: Wielding powers of nature and time, the Prince will have unparalleled mastery over his environment and his enemies.
    The Prince will discover that harnessing the forces of nature itself will prove to be a devastating companion to his ability to rewind time.
  • Return of a Fan-Favorite Franchise: Set between Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time™ and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within™,
    Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands will provide fans a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe and deepen their understanding of the Sands of Time series.
 

Online Requirement

A PERMANENT HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION AND CREATION OF A UBISOFT ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY THIS GAME. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UBISOFT ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT.
UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT http://www.princeofpersia.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or higher recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista, Windows 7 (2 GB / 4 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (512 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c–compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
    • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection with 128 kbps or faster
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 100 / 200 / GTX series

    ATI RADEON X1600 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
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Mixed (535 reviews)
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The Kid
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 5
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⚕ RED ⚕
14.7 hrs
Posted: July 20
Not the best of the series. But definitely the best platforming realisation of the franchise.
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Fuck my Grandma
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
dont buy this game beacause dont have a graphic options
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Hatman Jesus
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 3
First of all, this is not the best PoP game, but it does tell a rather interesting story, like all the other PoP games out there.
I personally bought the entire series on steam because I wanted ALL the games on pc, not just the last one, and to be fair, there are some weak points in this game.

Combat: if you know what you're doing, combat is ♥♥♥♥ easy, if not, it may well be that it can prove to be a challenge.

Acrobatics: Timing is key. this part of the game is spectacular, not much one can rag on about here

Graphics: they're just fine for a 2010 release, nothing huge here, but deffiniately beautiful from time to time, nice details here and there.

Compared to the other PoP games (the 3 first game as the 4th was mediocre at best): This game has an okay story, a little wonky combat, but that doesn't mean it's the worst game ever.

The original was certainly something that got me into the series, that doesn't mean it's the best, I loved Warrior Within like no other. Two thrones was a little on the meh side, but still a solid game! This however, is a totaly different game and I enjoyed it. A LOT. And to be fair, this isn't really a PoP game, yes it does share some of the powers and stuff like that, but it just isn't the same as the 3 first ones. (and for gods sake, its not as horrible as the 4th.)


All in all I'd give this game a solid 7/10. If it wasn't just a cheap cash-in on a popular franchise I'd probably give it a 8/10, but oh well, here you have it.


7/10, would play again. twice!
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biohazardgang
5.4 hrs
Posted: July 1
The game works fine on my old PC (Core i3 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD4770, Win 7 64Bit). It crashed once, and if you hit Shift+Tab to close Steam overlay, the controller stops working. That's all the technical problems I've encountered. The game runs at 40-50 fps (fine by me) on default settings with dual monitors and HD movies running on the second screen.

It's a fun platformer with fluid animation, short and sweet, but casual compared to other PoPs. This game holds your hand a lot. Hardcore fans who like puzzles, figuring out where to go on your own, and deep combat may not like this game.

By the way, there's no escort/bodyguard mission. Good! I hate that f****** b**** Farah!
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bluecuban
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 1
If you like the gameplay from the Prince of Persia reboot trilogy, then you may enjoy the game. It took some of the best parts of the gameplay, and assumed that would be enough, making unoriginal puzzles to make use of them.

Ignore the story. It has no soul, and the characters have no soul either. You need to walk in caring about the characters from previous games to get into them. Otherwise you're going to be bored.
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JK
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 1
It's preety good
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Your_Fear
30.0 hrs
Posted: June 26
Pros: Good Story and Graphics

Cons:
First na more important Uplay
Extreamnly repetitive
Buggy Mechanics
Lack of variety (level design and game play)
Slow and broken combat system
Can make you go nuts
It can get boring.

If you must have it amke sure of two things:

Have a controller (First time I could not finish it with kb and mouse - 4 years ago)
Make sure you are OCD
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Drakon
56.1 hrs
Posted: June 24
Honestly all the hate this game got was ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. I remember back in 2010 when I got this game on cd and I couldn't stop replaying the story it was my second prince of persia and to be honest it was the first I played that wasn't confusing as ♥♥♥♥. All in all a great game and I hope theres either a sequel or another remake because the story of prince of persia is one I will never be tired of and the movie was ♥♥♥♥ing sick.
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Pie4man
105.8 hrs
Posted: June 19
This is a linear action based slasher from 2010 that I bought when I was a kid. How did I put 100+ hours into it? I honestly couldnt tell you.
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Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
If you're a fan of the Sands of Time or Warrior Within then this game is a mustn't have!

The game takes you back seamlessly to the Princes brother's kingdom in Azad (Did you know he had a brother? I didn't know he had a brother!) where you go through the necessary tutorials to understand just how awful the controls in this game are. The basic controls are all there; jump, roll, strike, run up walls... block isn't one of them, because apparently it isn't useful when you're fighting several dozen enemies at once, with an arrogant sword combo so slow it gives you an extra half second every strike just to appreciate how much you hate the game. Oh and it's just the one weapon, no several weapons, no stealing them from monsters, or using them to throw at enemies, or infact throwing enemies at other enemies (Come on, we all did it), no instead the Prince relies on a much more effective stategy of kicking them. Yep kicking them, oh and apparently all that awesome jumpy acrobatic mid air strikes stuff just wasn't cool enough to continue. Then again this is probably for the best as Prince has difficulty moving correctly because the controls are so poorly calibrated (or at least different from the previous 3 games) made worse by the AWFUL automatic camera showing you various angles of walls and the Prince's ♥♥♥♥ instead of useful stuff like obsticles or enemies.

Merits: Good Story, good boss characters, some new obstacles
Pitfalls: Everything else.

I got this game on sale and I still feel ripped off. This is the kind of game that makes you want to slap the whole of Ubisoft in the face.
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50 of 70 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
Forgotten Sands is one of the best games in the Prince of Persia series, very underrated. The acrobatic platforming is amazing, mixing up powers like freezing water, making parts of the ruins reappear and rewinding time, some sequences are hard and may require flawless timing. Sadly, the story is not the best with some average combat but I do recommend this game.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
This Prince of Persia 1.5 (or a pre-sequel between 'Sands of Time' and 'Warrior Within') plays like a breeze and lets you do all you ever wanted with the Prince (vertical wall runs, rock climbing and special powers like invulnerability and area of effect ice and fire magic, etc...). Sure it's not as expansive or hard as the sequels and the combat system is rather inferior but the game is better and longer than I expected, with 2 new ingenious game mechanics involving freezing water and recalling ancient structures one by one whille you jump through waterfalls and disappearing pillars...And you can actually play as Ezio from Assassin's Creed 2, now that's fan service!
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Highly underrated game. Its acrobatic platforming is smoother, better balanced and with a greater sense of flow and action than all of the previous games. It may not have the same charm and the rich story and character interactions of Sands of Time, but for my money its gameplay alone makes it one of the best of the franchise. I suspect the reason people were so critical of this game was simply because it was released as a tie-in to the disappointing movie.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2014
WAIT TO SEE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

I'm a fan of PoP, warrior within being my favorite, if you already played a PoP game you'll understand easily what I want to say

If you're only going to play for the platform part of jumping and running on walls, go ahead and give that game a try ! The platform part was great, you can freeze the water (freeze time for the water) which opens a totally new door for platforming. Sometime you have to freeze a fall to run on it, jump, unfreeze water to pass through a second fall and freeze it again to grab a column of water. It was really great, I had a nice time


HOWEVER, the reason why I don't recommend it is the fighting part... I was so much very a lot deceive by it. (mark my words)... In Warrior Within you had many combos, you could jump on the wall onto the ennemies, grab them break their neck and steal their weapon... great time ! The Forgotten Sands is freaking lame, you have to attack buttons, weak attack, or a stronger version of that attack, NO COMBO, NO VARIETY, NO FUN... So sad, the fighting part was no complete and incredibly dull...

the fighting makes the game a bad game, but if you're willing to go over it and only play for the platforming, go ahead !
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2012
The Forgotten Sands is nothing like the PoP-Trilogy, even though it is set after "Sands of Time". The game is ignoring everything the previous games did right and it feels like a generic game for the stupid mass.

-) The Prince's movements are not smooth, they are rough and not fitting.

-) I know most of his movements are impossible in real life, but jumping against a wall, pausing and THEN start to run up the wall? COME ON!

-) What happened to the fighting system? There are no combos, no special time abilities, nothing! The only thing you have to to is smashing X and and once in a while all the other buttons. WTH Ubisoft?

-) The story is lame, average sequel story-crap, predictable and plain stupid.

-) Sometimes the Prince is making a funny comment, but if you expect witty comments or dialogs like in "Two Thrones" , you'll be greatly disappointed.

All in All: If you liked or loved the original Prince of Persia Trilogy, DONT BUY "Forgotten Sands", it's a waste of time and money. Hopefully, Ubisoft will find a way back to their former quality...
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49 of 81 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 18, 2013
Very underrated game that was ignored by many due to DRM that has since been toned down. If you liked Sands of Time this is an extension of that, only with better combat, better PC controls and of course better visuals. The platforming and combat just feel smooth from start to finish, making it a joy to play and complete.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
It is a good game. The puzzle platforms are great, the cenarios are beatiful remembering the ones from The Two Thrones, the songs are forgetable, the story is ok and the battle system is lame, but at least there aren't many fights and they are over really quick. Let's talk about the powers. You can rewind time like on the other Prince of Persia games and now you can level up the prince and use four new spells. You can leave a trail of fire, create an impenetrable armor of sand, send forth shards of ice with each attack and release winds to push enemies back. Besides that there is a genie that will give you the hability to freeze water, materialize structures that were destroyed and jump long distances over an enemy target, which are all used for the puzzle platforms. There aren't many types of enemies and they are all super easy to kill, there is no challenge at all at killing things. There is no fancy move list, you start with the same lame slash attacks, a jump attack, a kick and with them you'll end the game. They send lots of enemies at once making it fell like you are stomping ants, but at least it is not as bad as the battle system from the PoP 2008 which also had an awful platform system. Summarizing, battle bad, but berable and platform good as it should be in a PoP game.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
The polar opposite of Prince of Persia (2008), instead of fighting one enemy at a time, you fight hordes upon hordes of enemies, you have your time powers back, its not cel-shaded, and you don't have some lady sidekick following you around. I don't need an escort for my parkour mistakes, I HAVE RECALL FOR THAT!

Apparently the Prince has been working on some new parkour techniques after SoT, but then forgot them in WW, (guess thats why its called Forgotten Sands) because in this game, you can infinitely wall jump, which now wall runs a bit, and then wall jump again, rinse and repeat, you get the point. Also, he must of got some beauty sleep because he looks pretty suave, and then in WW, he must of took an ugly dirt nap or something, cause in WW he looks worse than he did in SoT.

This game has a pretty cool new mechanic in which you can make water solid for a short period of time, such as waterfalls, and jets of water, to make walls to wallrun and jump across, and to make poles of solid water to swing on respectively.

And um... other things.... I assume theres other powers and whatnot, but honestly this is somehow the LEAST memorable PoP game. Probably because I only played through it once, then again I only played through PoP 2008 once, and I remember way more in that than I do this, mainly cause them cel-shaded environments, lack of time powers (yeah, it probably ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off enough to make me remember it more), and overly dramatic one on one battles, and its wacko ending.

Also, theres a giant boss at the end where you're on a really sketchy platform in the sand, HAVE FUN! D:
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