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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 unfortunate 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 Prince fights a floating head
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS Background story
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS The Story 1
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS Found the Secret Cave... Let the Adventure begin!

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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Concept Art
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Concept Art
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Magazine Advertisement
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Time to show those pressure plates who's boss all over again. Zovni (10627) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A decent sequel apart from being unbelievably difficult. Pix (1234) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
A more-of-the-same sequel with superficial improvements. RmM (73) 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 (726) unrated
Once again, don your sword and prepare for the fight..... Sam Hardy (82) 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 (243) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Ação Games Aug, 1993 4 out of 4 100
PC Master Jul, 1993 9 out of 10 90
The Retro Spirit Dec 14, 2011 5 out of 6 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Retro Archives Feb 10, 2019 15 out of 20 75
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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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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

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