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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 Climbing a ledge
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - A deadly dancer
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Swimming
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 (1224)
The worst game that I've played in ages. Windows Brian Hirt (10028)
A game that will blow you away! Windows Jim Fun (243)
Great game just loved it!! Windows Djinn (21)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Windows 2000 B+ 83
IGN Windows Sep 24, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
Game.EXE Windows Nov, 1999 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
HappyPuppy Windows Oct 05, 1999 8 out of 10 80
IGN Dreamcast Dec 20, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1999 67 out of 100 67
Absolute Games ( Windows Sep 19, 1999 65 out of 100 65
Imperium Gier Windows 2000 6 out of 10 60
Edge Windows Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50


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