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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 Fighting a guard
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Intro - the evil Assan
Prince of Persia 3D Windows Escaping the prison
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 (10026)
A game that will blow you away! Windows Jim Fun (243)
Great game just loved it!! Windows Djinn (21)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 30, 1999 82 out of 100 82 Windows Oct 11, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Next Generation Windows Dec, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Bonusweb Windows Sep 29, 1999 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Windows Nov 24, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Personal Computer World Windows Jan, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier Windows 2000 6 out of 10 60
Arcade Windows Dec, 1999 3 out of 5 60
Hacker Windows Oct, 1999 50 out of 100 50
PC Accelerator Windows Dec, 1999 3 out of 10 30


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