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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 Macintosh Once upon a time...
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame PC-98 The Prince ain't doing so well
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS The mysterious chessboard level - you need to beat Jaffar here. And in this game you can't access the ending sequence if you use an ordinary cheat (pressing K) to kill him.
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame SNES He got me

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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 Concept Art
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. DOS Zovni (10633)
A decent sequel apart from being unbelievably difficult. DOS Pix (1224)
A more-of-the-same sequel with superficial improvements. DOS RmM (73)
A terrible sequel to a great game DOS Rekrul (51)
Fight your way through Persia DOS Isdaron (729)
Once again, don your sword and prepare for the fight..... DOS Sam Hardy (82)
Great- but incredibly difficult. DOS nathan (5)
???? too difficult??! Its a puzzle game what did you expect.. DOS pink umbrella (3)
The ultimate action-adventure! DOS Jim Fun (243)

Critic Reviews

Tilt DOS Jul, 1993 91 out of 100 91
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 14, 2011 5 out of 6 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Play Time DOS Jul, 1993 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Retro Archives DOS Feb 10, 2019 15 out of 20 75
Power Play Macintosh Jul, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1996 62 out of 100 62
Retro Archives SNES Feb 10, 2019 12 out of 20 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1996 4.25 out of 6 35


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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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