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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 Arabic style loading screen
Prince of Persia 3D Windows The prince narrowly missing a spike trap
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Main menu (French)
Prince of Persia 3D Windows The prince talking to a prisoner

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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 (1220)
The worst game that I've played in ages. Windows Brian Hirt (10063)
A game that will blow you away! Windows Jim Fun (252)
Great game just loved it!! Windows Djinn (21)

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Windows Oct, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Windows Oct 04, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1999 70 out of 100 70 Dreamcast Dec 12, 2001 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpot Windows Sep 17, 1999 6 out of 10 60
Computer Games Magazine Windows Sep 26, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Arcade Windows Dec, 1999 3 out of 5 60
PC Accelerator Windows Dec, 1999 3 out of 10 30


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