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The Sultan of Persia and his son-in-law are visiting the Sultan's brother, Assan. The friendly family meeting soon turns into a nightmare: Assan kills the young Prince's bodyguards, locks him up in a prison, and captures the Sultan. The reason is a little disagreement between the brothers regarding matrimonial arrangements: it appears that the Sultan had promised his daughter to Assan's son, Rugnor, and later broke his promise by letting her marry the Prince. In the resulting turmoil, the Sultan is killed, and the Princess is kidnapped by Rugnor, a ruthless half-tiger creature. The Prince must figure out a way to find Rugnor, defeat him, and rescue his wife.

Prince of Persia 3D is just what its title implies: an action platformer with puzzle-solving elements in the style of the previous Prince of Persia games, but set in a three-dimensional environment. The Prince still has to time his jumps, avoid deadly traps, interact with the environment, and fight Rugnor's minions who will try to stop him.


Prince of Persia 3D Windows Escaping the prison
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Arabic style loading screen
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - the evil Assan
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Fighting a guard

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Alternate Titles

  • "Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights" -- Dreamcast title
  • "Prince of Persia 3" -- Informal Title
  • "PoP 3D" -- informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not quite a classic, but still pretty good. Windows Rekrul (51)
A great sequel that maintains the original gameplay despite the move to 3D Windows Pix (1207)
The worst game that I've played in ages. Windows Brian Hirt (10087)
A game that will blow you away! Windows Jim Fun (252)
Great game just loved it!! Windows Djinn (21)

Critic Reviews

PC Gaming World Windows Oct 22, 1999 9.5 out of 10 95
Level Windows Nov, 1999 85 out of 100 85
IGN Windows Sep 24, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82 Windows Oct 11, 1999 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1999 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Windows Sep 17, 1999 6 out of 10 60 Windows May 29, 2006 10 out of 20 50
Daily Radar Dreamcast 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dreamcast Mar, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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