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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 A blade trap!
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - the evil Assan
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - A deadly dancer
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Into - Game title logo

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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 (1221)
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

Power Unlimited Windows Oct, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Adventure Gamers Windows 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Play Windows Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Windows Oct 04, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Bonusweb Windows Sep 29, 1999 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1999 67 out of 100 67
Personal Computer World Windows Jan, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Arcade Windows Dec, 1999 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier Windows 2000 6 out of 10 60
Edge Windows Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50


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