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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

by Ubisoft
Teen
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) 92 / 100

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Platform: Xbox
  • When a young prince discovers an ancient dagger, it leads to a great evil befalling his father's land. The only way to contain these dark powers is through the impossible feat of controlling the Sands Of Time. With no other choice, our hero aims to try. So begins a new adventure in the haunted, scorching sands of Persia.
  • Twists & turns abound in this adventure, more than you'll find in the royal palace itself. Use your logical thinking skills to solve the mindbenders you'll come across
  • The Prince is well-trained and it shows - Use his great acrobatic skills & fighting moves to beat the dark shadows after him
  • Wield the power of the incredible Sands Of Time -- Erase past mistakes, view what you'll face in later levels, and stop time in the present
  • Explore the massive landscapes of ancient Persia in this adventure of mythical proportions!

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Platform: Xbox
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009ZVHU
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 12, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,608 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: Xbox

Aided by the seductive princess and the "Sands of Time", the Prince must restore peace to Time itself.

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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Visual Feast November 16, 2003
Platform for Display:Xbox
Talk about a brilliant implementation of time technology, plus stellar graphics and motion animation. This is a showcase for the great achievements gaming has made.
Other time-involve games either jumped years forward or back in time, or used cheezy VCR symbols to handle your time changes. In Sands of Time, it's extremely easy to use and VERY handy. You fall off a ledge? Just slide back in time a bit and try again!
The graphics are just amazing. The character moves fluidly, and the combat sequences look like a well animated movie. The character can run along walls, do back flips, climb poles, leap chasms, and much more. When he runs along a wall and passes a banner, the banner ripples in the wind. The attention to detail - from shadows to textures to torches flickering and water rippling - is just amazing.
Part of the game is slaying your enemies in new and interesting ways. But part is negotiating the terrain and figuring out how to get to the next area. Some of the puzzles are straightforward - run along the wall, jump up the ledges. But others are far more devious and require a lot of thought to get through.
There are many great releases out right now that we are enjoying greatly, but Sands of Time is the one that always draws the most fascinated reactions from friends. They comment constantly on the graphics, animation and gameplay while we move from scene to scene. It's like poetry in motion. And it's fun.
Highly recommended for someone who is looking to really enjoy the game as a visual feast while reaching their goals.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Playable Dream November 22, 2003
Platform for Display:Xbox
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was not a game I was looking foreward to. Like a lot of folks in this generation who grew up with video games, I had very fond memories of the original Prince of Persia for PC, an incredibly animated, original, and difficult title that wowed you with it's remarkably efficient simplicity. Even the Gameboy and SNES version were fantastic, all adhering to the similar formula but expounding on them just enough to be new without betraying the roots of the game.
When the poor 3D version debuted for PC a few years back, nobody was really surprised that it was poor; from the earliest preview screens, the game reeked of a formulaic approach to try to "update" a game that had no need of updating. The result was, well, expected.
When Sands of Time was announced, I barely let it register. Oh, great, I thought, another Prince of Persia game. Didn't they already try that? Why not just try updating Asteroids again? It would be cheaper to fail at that.
Well, my foot's in my mouth pretty deep right now. Really deep, in fact.
The new Prince of Persia is among the best games I have ever played in my life. It falls just a teeny bit short of legendary status - It's not quite the legendary, genre-defining stuff of Mario 3 or Half-Life - but it's very, very close, and it easily ranks as my favorite game out right now.
What sets this game apart is apparent from the instant you start playing it. Gone is the feeling that this is a rehash - everything is new while maintaining the spirit of the original games, from the Prince's ninja-like acrobatics to the music to the storyline. It all comes down to this, possibly the highest compliment I can pay this game:
If the original Prince of Persia had been made in 2003, this would be it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the best games ever... January 17, 2004
Platform for Display:Xbox
This game is nothing short of amazing. I wouldn't say that this falls in my favorite genre, yet this is probably my all-time-favorite game.
The game looks great! Not just are the graphics very good, but UbiSoft is also introducing a new way of presenting a jump-and-run game to the player. While most of the time the camara is behind the player as in most other jump-and-runs, it also moves around whenever something special happens. Example: When the prince runs up and along a wall, the camera moves to the side to show the best possible perspective for the action. This is more like a movie than a game as far as the presentation goes. And the most amazing part is that this does NOT interfere with the gameplay. One would think that all this moving around would confuse the player, but it does not, because it is done very well. To me, this is a major advance in gameplay. Many player may not even notice the effect or think it is a small issue, but it is really a major leap forward towards providing a much more immersive experience.
Luckily, this game has more going for it than just visuals. The best part is probably the gameplay. The prince can do things that are breath taking, yet they are easy to pull of. This makes the game a lot of fun, because it makes the player feel good about him or herself. At the same time, the game is not too easy. In fact, the game has a number of difficult parts, although asides from one battle, I didn't find anything that is really frustrating.
So is there anything I do not like about the game? Well, the camera could be a bit better at times, although it has been majorly improved over the demo versions that were available before the game shipped. Also, the game says it is Xbox Live enabled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the first installment of the Sands of Time trilogy. As a reboot of a classic PC game series it is brilliant and very well made. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Solid Pawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
I played this game many years ago at a friend's house. I bought it again because of how much fun it was. It's a great game.
Published 15 months ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars How I remember
It's just how I remember when I was young. From what I can remember that is being I played it when I was somewhere between 5 and 10
Published 16 months ago by John D. Rocero
5.0 out of 5 stars The Legend Begins
In a land of myth, a young prince discovers a mystical device that controls time and unleashes a destructive force that corrupts all he loves. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest games ever made.
Epic, sweeping, with a grand soundtrack, excellent voice acting and a deep plot, this was the birth of the whole 'combat rockclimbing' genre done well.
Published 19 months ago by James D. Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I bought this game because I had played it before and I was feeling a little sentimental. This game lived up to my standards then and it still does now. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jonathan
1.0 out of 5 stars Item problems
I'm not gonna say if this game was fun or not. I cant because when I ordered it I got a copy of Prince of Persia Warrior Within, a game I allready had. Read more
Published on August 22, 2010 by Ryker Rhoads
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince of Persia
This game was fun...hard at some points but overall it was fun.
This is a game you will play 1-2 times after you beat it but probly not much after that. Read more
Published on August 30, 2009 by Theodore Barkley
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Awesome! Cool Graphics, very smooth and good story mode!
Would recommend this game 100%... Totally Happy with this purchase!
Published on July 1, 2009 by Angel Anavisca
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Video Games I've Played
Prince of Persia the Sands of Time is one of the best games I've ever played since starting my video game career with the Atari 2600 in the early 1980's. Read more
Published on January 9, 2009 by Rene C. Borbon
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