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It was just going to be a social visit. The Prince of Persia just wanted to say "hi" to his older brother, Prince Malik who is the current ruler of the kingdom. Upon his arrival however he learns that he's not the only visitor: the whole Osman's army is at the castle's doorsteps and Malik's army can't hold the fort much longer. The Prince manages to find his way into the castle and meet up with Malik in the treasury. But it's already too late. The Osmans have broken through and the end seems near. In his desperation Malik turns to the sealed portal in the treasury and speaks the magic words. Bad idea. The portal was sealed for a reason, keeping a force imprisoned that is no match for any army in the world. Rumoured to have been the knights of King Salomon himself they walk upon the earth once more, storm the castle and attack friends and foes alike. Upon his escape, the Prince wanders into the realm of Razia, Queen of the Djinn. She remembers the creation of the Sand Army and knows how to keep it at bay. So the Prince joins forces with her and tries to find a way to defeat the army and keep the Kingdom from being swallowed by the sand.

With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands the series returns in graphical style - being more down to earth again - story and gameplay to the one known from the Sands of Time trilogy after its brief departure with the cel-shaded-adventure Prince of Persia. As such the story takes place between the events in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within filling in some of the blanks while the player looks the Prince over the shoulder and maneuvers him through the levels. Gameplay-wise this means that the player again fights multiple enemies at once and also again jumps, climbs and rolls around in big and vast rooms to get to the other side. To be able to do so, the Prince still knows how to walk on walls, swing on rails or rip through flags to safely get back to ground level. If something goes wrong, the player can always use the Power of Time to rewind a bit and try it again as long as he has enough sand left, which in turn is dropped by killed enemies and by destroying scenery objects (mostly vases).

To deal with the hordes and hordes of different enemies - most of them undead - the player has access to different kinds of more or less dangerous attacks which he can string together into powerful combos. This includes kicking and jumping around as well as a death attack which instantly kills enemies fallen to the ground. In addition, the player will gain access to special powers. As he collects the essence from fallen enemies he earns experience points for doing so, levels up and gets upgrade points which in turn are invested into a skill tree to unlock new or upgrade existing powers. Besides the power to rewind time, the Prince is able to freeze water, rebuild destroyed parts of the city or engulf himself in an armor of stone. Each of these powers is active until the energy bar of the Prince drops to zero. Again killing enemies is the key to replenish it.


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Promo Images

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Screenshot Jumping towards a ledge
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Screenshot Exiting the portal
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Screenshot
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Screenshot Fighting enemies

Alternate Titles

  • "Prince of Persia: 忘却 の 砂" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Prince of Persia: Забытые пески" -- Russian spelling
  • "Prince of Persia: Zapomniane Piaski" -- Polish title
  • "Prince of Persia: Zapomenuté písky" -- Czech title
  • "Prince of Persia: Les Sables Oubliés" -- French title
  • "Prince of Persia: Le Sabbie Dimenticate" -- Italian title
  • "Prince of Persia: Die vergessene Zeit" -- German title
  • "Prince of Persia: Boukyaku no Suna" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

GamesCollection May 22, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameTrailers May 19, 2010 7.8 out of 10 78
games xtreme Jun 04, 2010 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com May 18, 2010 15 out of 20 75
That Gaming Site May 27, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Play.tm May 18, 2010 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de May 19, 2010 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 18, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Giant Bomb May 18, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamekult May 20, 2010 5 out of 10 50


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Copy protection

Originally the PC version required a permanent internet connection to be played. Unannounced, Ubisoft did drop this copy protection sometime later and the game only requires a one-time activation since then.

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Sicarius (61516) added Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Xbox 360) on Jun 22, 2010
Other platforms contributed by firefang9212 (78068) and Sicarius (61516)
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