How much time do you spend in each single session when you play games?

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful daughter of the Persian Sultan. However, as the Prince approached the palace, his appearance suddenly turned into that of a beggar. Someone who looked just like the Prince ordered to throw him out. It turns out that Jaffar is alive and back for vengeance. Banished from the palace, the unfortunately Prince must travel to faraway lands and find a way to defeat the villain.

Prince of Persia 2 is, like its predecessor, a cinematic platformer. Much of the gameplay is reminiscent of the first game, focusing on precise jumping puzzles, swordfighting, and overcoming many hazards in order to stay alive. Swordfighting is more prominent and features situations where several enemies attack the Prince at once. Reinforcements may arrive after the Prince has eliminated all visible enemies. Like its predecessor, the game must be completed within a time limit.


Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS The Story 3
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS Waiting (and Fighting) For the boat.
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS At the harbour...
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS You survived.

Alternate Titles

  • "הנסיך הפרסי 2" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "PoP 2" -- Informal abbreviation

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Time to show those pressure plates who's boss all over again. Zovni (9355) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A decent sequel apart from being unbelievably difficult. Pix (1153) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
A more-of-the-same sequel with superficial improvements. RmM (64) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A terrible sequel to a great game Rekrul (51) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
Fight your way through Persia Isdaron (681) unrated
Once again, don your sword and prepare for the fight..... Sam Hardy (76) unrated
Great- but incredibly difficult. nathan (5) unrated
???? too difficult??! Its a puzzle game what did you expect.. pink umbrella (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The ultimate action-adventure! Jim Fun (222) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 14, 2011 5 out of 6 83
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1993 64 out of 100 64


There are currently no topics for this game.



A Sega Mega Drive version of the game, in development by Microïds, was slated to be published by Psygnosis in 1996 but it was never officially released.

Release history

Reports indicate the presence of this game as an unlockable bonus in the NTSC Xbox version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, where all other console versions of that game offer the original Prince of Persia as a bonus instead (and the PC version, neither).


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Action Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

Trixter (8734) added Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame (DOS) on Mar 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Infernos (6639), Zovni (9355), Terok Nor (18751) and James Reed (88)