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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liki
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
It's last big PoP game made by Ubisoft. It's not bad, but not as good as Sands of Time trilogy. I bought it on sale few years ago and finally I'm trying to finish it. Plot is rather bad, level design is average. It's probably better than PoP with Elika, but nothing more than a movie tie in.
One thing about this game is that each platform has it's own game. PC version is the same the X360 and PS3 got. Wii got completely different game. Way better, with new powers, better plot, better controls with good enough graphics.

If you played Sands of Time Trilogy, buy this game. If you haven't get those three great games instead.
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Shambling Goat Mother
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 5
there are no graphics options but the platforming feels nice, tight, and responsive. So does the combat.
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toxic player
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
Liniar af and boring
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ValarMorghulis
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Not as hard as the others PoP but still enjoyable, and it's the last Prince of Persia we got :(
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Luxxor
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
The least known PoP game, well worth playing of you like the others
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The Kid
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 5
Violence
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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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Bishke
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
dont buy this game beacause dont have a graphic options
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
This is pretty terrible. The double DRM between Steam and Uplay causes several issues, including needing at least 3 forced terminations after clearing various popups from the services telling them to never show again after which all input is dead so you have to alt+f4 the thing. Follow up with NO graphics settings. None. At all. Move on to a bad tearing issue in the video, wonky camera stuff where you go from having pan controls to not and back again, and it goes from there. Plays poorly, feels terrible, suffers from a lot, and that was all in the first few minutes. I don't expect it gets any better. I could be wrong, but given the gameplay style I'm pretty sure it's like many others of this vintage with the camera annoyances just killing it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Uplay is the absolute worst. Why cant i just PLAY the game?!?!?!? Why cant I!?!??!?!?!

I played it 4 times, and it crashed 3 times.

The Uplay server didnt want to connect for 2 days so ♥♥♥♥ ME right? You cant play the game, EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY YOU CAN PLAY OFFLINE ONCE YOU'VE ACTIVATED THE PRODUCT!!!!!

♥♥♥♥ sake WHY CANT I JUST PLAY THE ♥♥♥♥ING GAME!
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185 of 296 people (63%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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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51 of 71 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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25 of 30 people (83%) 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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21 of 26 people (81%) 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 32 people (69%) 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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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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49 of 82 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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