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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (323 reviews)
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.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
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. ♥♥♥♥♥ please, I don't need some know it all wooshy woosh teleport-hovering chick saving my ♥♥♥ from 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 cause he looks suave as ♥♥♥♥, 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 wooshy woosh cel-shaded environments, lack of time powers (yeah, it probably ♥♥♥♥ed 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:
Posted: October 16
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
I wanted to like Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. I love the (admittedly westernized) genre of strong princes and fair princesses set against a backdrop of rocky mountains, roiling sand and Moorish castles. I was hoping to get some of that with some good graphics, music, story, and some climbing thrown in.

Well, forget the story. There is one, but not so you'd notice. The game is a series of climbing puzzles / challenges, with some hack 'n slash combat every so often. The combat is fairly easy, and the puzzles, with two exceptions, are not that hard to solve. Actually playing the puzzles through, though, is intensely frustrating (I play exclusively with a keyboard + mouse). Lag is extraordinarily high. The game is sometimes not sensitive enough to input, and at other times too sensitive. Some skills and abilities are on a timer (freeze water for X number of seconds), so what seems a minor annoyance at the beginning of the game magnifies into greater and greater significance later on (expect The Aqueducts level to really give you trouble). I can put up with all that, though. The killer blow for me is the same thing I hated in Ubisoft's sister platformer, Assassin's Creed. Get into a place with one path forward, and the camera view locks up: you can't turn and look to see where you need to go without just blindly following the path indicated by the camera lock-up. I absolutely HATE this; I hated it in Assassin's Creed, and I hate it here. In this case, without the ability to look around, you'll die multiple times until you realize, oh, I need to go in X direction, so I need to do the upwards back-and-forth-between-walls climb three times to reach my objective ledge. Incredibly frustrating, and for me a game-breaker.

As I said, the story is near non-existent. An invading army is attacking the castle, so the Prince's brother Malik unleashes King Solomon's army - of sand soldiers. The Prince has to figure out a way to corral the army - and stop his brother, who seems to be accumulating the power of the sand-soldiers with each one he kills. Whatever. I never really felt a connection to any of the characters. They're just there as an excuse for some platforming. The graphics are good, even by 2010 standards - fire looks very realistic - but the water is strangely low-res. And there is a lot of water in this game. The music is suitably evocative, but after capturing the initial mood, is repetitive and unexciting (thought the orchestration uses a number of different instruments and it sounds well-played).

Incredibly disappointed in The Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Not because it is bad per se, but because frustrating gameplay mechanics mean I'll be moving on to something else.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
If you fancy recapturing the original outing with a few new tricks while reinventing the story then forgotten sands will satisfy that itch.

My only gripes are i felt detached from the new story as it wasnt for me anyway as quaint as the original, the upgradable powers werent that stunning but still useful, the genie given powers didnt come soon enough not that thats a deal breaker.
On the up side i enjoyed marrying the powers and never got tired of falling of stuff through a miscalculated button press which is the way it should be rather than the on the rails feel far to many games put out these days.

Its not as good as original lara croft offerings but it did even when the original was first released provide an alternative choice.
An easy going pickup and play worth the effort, just not worth the standard asking price so keep in mind when in a sale.
Posted: October 10
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15.7 hrs on record
PC controls are very frustrating- WASD + control, alt and windows keys- very hard to alternate with only one hand. Fixed camera. Very very buggy, numerous crashes, items that do not activate when they would, timers that are out of sync. I am not sure how come it passed Ubisoft's QA. Would return the money if I could.
Posted: October 15
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0.3 hrs on record
why is this game always online it's a single player game
Posted: September 30
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3.9 hrs on record
Open Uplay.Attempt to log in.Login failed.Recover password.Try again.Login failed.Try again.Login failed.
9/11.Great Uplay simulator.
Posted: October 3
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 18
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ is the 2nd Best Prince of Persia Game.

★ Good Graphics ★
★ Good Gameplay ★
★ Nice Story ★

Though Prince of Persia: Warrior Within™ is Better than this, Still This Game Is Good.

(7.3/10)
Posted: June 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
This Prince of Persia game, being the only of its kind for this series, thus far, has a simple battle system which stays true to the roots of the PoP fighting engine. The ability unlock system gave me optional ways to destroy my enemies as well as make the game gear more towards my advantage. The environment was gorgeous and the puzzles were complex enough for even the truest of PoP fans that it would be a decent head-scratcher. The story did move me a bit, as it was a "fight for your kingdom" plot, but put me to actually beomce motivated about finishing this game, which is why I believe Ubisoft did an amazing job with this wonderful game.
Posted: June 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
While it's a decent addition into the Prince of Persia series, that's all it is, decent. For the PoP fans out there, that'll be enough for now to sate their appetite for a competent platformer. However, I can't recommend this game to any other type of audience. The story seems rushed, and while sure, story isn't everything in a platformer, that, combined with lackluster combat and poor camera control makes this feel scraped together. If you are looking for good platforming, it works well in that area, if you are looking for more than that, and can deal with outdated graphics, go for the Sands of Time trilogy instead.
Posted: May 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
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 !
Posted: May 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
From the Prince of Persia franchise, this is one of the best.
The combat part is not "I-give-up-playing-this" hard but it's not "now-with-only-one-hand" easy. Sometimes there is a lot (and with lot I mean it!) of not too strong enemies, and sometimes there is two or three strong beasts and a bunch of smaller enemies to give them emotional support.
The typical PoP parkour is awesome in this game, since you can't just go back in time, but freeze water too, sometimes you need a perfect domain of your hands to do some serious multitasking, specially in the end of the game where there is a stage called "The Final Climb", because if you clim that, you can climb everything else.
The only not-that-good part of the game is the story, it's a little crude.
Posted: June 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Hope for more of PoP like this or better :D
Posted: May 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
!!!! Fantastic!!!! This game is just awesome! I was once a pirate gamer but this is my first legit game on Steam, I bought this because I was stuck in the pirated version. But, I will recommend this game to everyone especially who likes action- adventure games like the AC series and in some cases I will recommend this game over the AC series because of its cheap price!
Posted: August 23
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
The game itself is ok, but it forces you to use UPlay. Even if you don't care about being forced to use and register another Account for some crappy Software it's still a Desaster.
Why?
Because this ♥♥♥♥ doesn't even work. It crashes on login and renders it impossible to play the game.
Ok to be honest NEARLY impossilbe to play it. Look at this either as warning if you haven't bought this game already or otherwise as help:
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- I uninstalled Uplay entirely. ***It leaves files behind! Go to your \program files (x86)\ folder and delete the Ubisoft folder there completely. This was necessary for me to do***
- I restarted my computer (had to do this too, no restart after removal/installation did nothing for me before)
- I re-installed Uplay using the installer found on Uplay's website.
- After installation, I restarted again.
- I launched the game through Steam and after about a minute, Uplay finally came up without crashing and updated itself.
- Exit Uplay.
- Re-launch the game through Steam again, and now you can input your key to activate it.
Posted: September 17
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0.8 hrs on record
Will not be recommending this game until Uplay stops ruining my relationship with prince of persia. First I could not log into Uplay because Uplay was down. I had recently downloaded prince of persia. So it said i couldn't play offline without logging in first. I finally got to log in after about 15 minutes. I then started my game, and immediately my game froze. I had to restart Uplay re-log into Uplay and restart my game. I got into my game and pressed the menu button and my game froze.

I had to restart Uplay log back in and start up my game again. This went on for about 30 minutes. I don't know whats going on in this game and probably never will thanks Uplay, Ten dollars of my money well wasted.
Posted: June 10
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2.2 hrs on record
prince of asia is a movie about robots... lots and lots of robots. and let me tell you, will smith and jackie chan do a wonderful job of portraying a friendship that at 1st didn't work out to well, but eventually after they defeated salron, they started to realize that they made a purty good team, 10outa10HAVEABANNANA. but in all seriousness the grafix in dis game blow the the last cockadoodi blackgos outa da ocean!
Posted: June 12
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9.1 hrs on record
Let me start by saying this is the worst Prince of Persia among the recent ones.

The story is very simple and comprised of only 4 characters.
The combat and character movement are terribly clunky.
The camera is annoying during platforming moments (using a controller makes it less awful).
The levels are as linear as they can possibly get.
Boss battles are bad jokes. Really. According to Ubisoft the best way to kill a giant is to strike his foot multiple times, as he will eventually die.

Why am I recommending this game? Simple: I love platforming. Even though it is a terrible game, I enjoyed the platforming sections, obstacles and climbing challenges. Fortunately, it seems like it was known that the combat was so awful that they decided it should be a minor part of the game, so it could be best enjoyed this way.
Posted: May 31
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9.3 hrs on record
This is one of the better ones in the series. Perhaps not the best, but still great if you enjoy the series.

What is good?
Well, it looks nice, has an epic feel, it runs well, the mechanics are solid and controls are tight. It has all the Prince of Persia stuff, design and atmosphere. It has some new interesting gameplay elements as well. The game is not too hard, but not super easy either. It does not become frustrating.

What is not so good?
It is a little cheesy, and the voice acting is a little silly, but pretty much all the games in the series has had that. It plays much better with a game pad, which is only a negative if you don't have one. There are a couple of frustrating moments in the game, where when you die, you get pushed back quite far from where you died, and you have to see the cutscene again. You can bypass it, but after the umpeenth atempt you get a litte tired. But this is not a problem in general.

A causal game?
Well, in the beginning I found the game does not offer much challenge, but it is still quite enjoyable as it teaches you the mechanics bit by bit. It also has good variety and pace so it never feels boring. I played through the entire game quite quickly compared to older titles, but I did not mind. At times it felt like a game to play during breaks, hence the casual feel. But it is still an enjoyable experience.
Posted: June 1
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0.4 hrs on record
The controls and the camera are horrendous, I could only get through a half hour of the tutorial before I got rid of it. On top of that the graphics are just as bad, it takes me back to playing sands of time, and not in a good way.
Posted: June 17
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