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Prince of Persia series

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Prince of Persia is a long-running series of action games with predominantly platform-oriented gameplay and puzzle-solving elements. The games are set in a fantasy version of Persia of an unspecified time period, though their stylistic elements reminiscent of the Arabian Nights tales indicate the Islamic Age. The protagonist is invariably the titular character; however, it is not entirely clear whether the Prince starring in each one of the games is the same person or not. Early Prince of Persia installments were designed by Jordan Mechner and developed by Brøderbund. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003), developed by Ubisoft Montreal, started its own overarching storyline featuring a distinct recurrent protagonist.

The original Prince of Persia (1989) has had a considerable influence on the development of the platformer genre, contributing to the rise of cinematic platformers, in which the "jump-and-run" mechanics, common to the genre at that time, gave way to exploration, challenging combat, interaction with the environment, and puzzle-solving elements. The sequels emphasized and enhanced these features, in particular The Sands of Time, which introduced a re-designed gameplay system. The Prince relied on acrobatic manoeuvres to traverse the many hazards placed on his way; environmental puzzle-solving was given more attention. The Dagger of Time system has been carried over to subsequent games; it involved reversing time in order to re-gain another chance at tackling a difficult situation.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.15
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Flash Game2010BrowserUbisoft Entertainment SA2.84
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Limited Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Akella3.29
Action Pack: Limited Edition2009PSPUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Prince of Persia2008Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.75
Prince of Persia (Limited Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.50
Prince of Persia Classic2007Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.69
Gold Games 92006WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA4.00
The World of Prince of Persia2006WindowsCenega Poland Sp. z o.o.4.00
Prince of Persia Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsAkella4.67
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones2005GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.83
Battles of Prince of Persia2005Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc.3.67
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones2005BlackBerry, J2MEGameloft S.A.3.50
Prince of Persia: Revelations2005PSPUbisoft, Inc.2.93
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within2004GameCube, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.54
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Exclusive Edition)2003WindowsUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.90
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft Entertainment SA3.50
Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures2003J2MEGameloft S.A.2.33
Prince of Persia: Special Edition2003BrowserUbisoft Entertainment SA3.33
Prince of Persia 3D1999Dreamcast, WindowsMattel Interactive2.89
Prince of Persia Collection1998DOS, Macintosh, WindowsRed Orb Entertainment4.02
Prince of Persia CD Collection1995DOS, MacintoshBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.20
4D Prince of Persia1994DOS3.57
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, SNESBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.90
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Screenshot from 4D Prince of Persia