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: Mixed (399 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.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
A great game that follows the styles of combat, obstacles and most things from the original trilogy of Prince Of Persia (The Sands of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones).

Been a fan of this series for a huge long time, I used to think the game didn't have that kind of charm and fun in adventure and platforming like the original trilogy, after the spin-off game Prince Of Persia was released back in 2008. (which in my opinion was a good game that has nice story with good characters, though it was a strange spin-off) but I'm really glad I was so wrong

Obstacles and platforming:
- One of the two special charms of the whole series, hard to dispute this game can pull off without these beautifully made mechanism of traps, and the design of the way to guide the player through them.
- Some of the obstacles are back from the Original Trilogy (the Spikes, the straight-up high walls, the swinging axes, the running saw wheel..) and some even from the 2008 spin-off game (sliding slope..)
- Newer, bigger and much harder obstacles in the game (one of which is the multiple layers of water wall, which in my opinion is the hardest of all obstacles I have ever seen in the whole series, and also the swinging huge thorn tree log)
- The platforming has been upgraded to a higher new level, this means whoever still got the mind back when playing the original trilogy, now can rest assured that their style of platforming will be upgraded to a higher new level. Since it requires 1 or 2 more steps to pass the ostacles.
- The Saving Checkpoints were arranged nicely , typical of the whole series itself

Combat:
- No longer a young prince, this guy now can make a lot of nicer attacks, combos and smoother acrobatic movements. However, The Forgotten Sands does not have the old mechanism of using 2 swords + combos (which were in the original Trilogy) , or stealth kill (The Two Thrones)
- One thing has returned from The Sands of Time: You got a fight with a huge platoon of enemies by yourself! But that doesn't mean you can't take them all out.
- In fact, the enemies in this game are pretty not that hard to face, which doesn't seem to be much of a concentration in this game, since the design, scenery, platforming element and story of the game are the main focus.
- The new system of using 4 natural elements in this game are pretty nice to help you with all the combat, though after a while, you'll recognize that they are only useful in facing some types of enemies.
- A whole new system of upgrading (which was only from the spin-off game, not the original trilogy) will help you get so much better. And I agree with this decision of Ubisoft Montreal. No more running around trying to find the upgrades and water sink to recover the health (Warrior Within), you can get Health, Energy and XP from the enemies and vases (which is an old point of the original trilogy)

Design and graphic:
- The design of the obstacles, the platforming in The Forgotten Sands are smooth
- The color when using the elements are really nice, especially when you freeze the time flow of the water, each drop of the water wall is so clear to see and beautifully made.
- However,... once again, it seems the enemies are not really the main focus of the game, so they are quite not that well designed, but it doesn't matter, what matters is what they can do to you though.

I believe most people who used to play the original trilogy should check this game out and get immersed in the World of the Prince of Persia once more. Even if you haven't played the Trilogy, this game still won't make you feel disappoint at all. In fact, it may even bring you back to play the original trilogy itself!

Rating: 9/10 by me. -0.5 because the Djin temple quite lacked the design and change in the 2 pictures (you'll see, they should have recorded the moments of the game) , -0.5 because the challenge mode lacks too much effort invested by Ubisoft.

Have fun!

P.S: Ezio is also spotted in the game, though in different shape. But who knows, maybe someday AC and POP can be brought together.
- Of course, since it was released back in 2010, try to buy the game when it's on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This is another installment of the Sands of Time series of the Prince of Persia. While is not the best in the series, proves to add some improvements to the whole gameplay; a new and somehow fresh story about the Prince of Persia (kinda short if you ask me) has the typical elements of the series, such as: the puzzle rooms, sword fights and some confusing "extra" powers. One of the big differences compared to the other games is definitely the combat as this time you fight hordes of enemies which will grant you experience to unlock more skills and/or powers. At first can be fun to fight a lot of enemies, but after a while it is somehow repetitive as there are too many enemy variations.

Graphics and the environments are okay and probably way better compared to the other games. Music is okay too. Probably where the game shines is in their puzzles and room exploration as you progress you will get a power which will change the room exploration greatly (you will know while going through the story, but don't want to spoil it for you).

Compared to the other games this game has a challenge mode, which is pretty much survive 7 waves of enemies to get more experience and unlock the Prince's skills in story mode. Not really difficult to beat, specially if you have the sword and life upgrades already.

I'd recommend this game only if you played the previous games in the series and you are curious about this game, otherwise you will feel the game is really short and doesn't have too much content, for the same reason pick it up when is on sale.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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141 of 228 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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