Parents' Guide to

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Action game features bloodless violence, parkour stunts.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

its good

its great game the violence is cartoon with no blood it should be rated lower than t

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+

Not difficult for experienced kids, but can be a bit violent

The game was fun, but even my 9 year-old said it was a little on the violent side. Green stuff comes out of enemies instead of blood; enemies are thrown off cliffs; and the monsters might be frightening for younger kids.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

After what appeared to be a reboot of the franchise with 2008's artsy and unexpected Prince of Persia, Ubisoft's developers have gone back to basics, providing us with a Prince whose background and abilities should prove much more familiar to fans of this series, many of whom expressed their dislike of the franchise's new direction. It's both a blessing and a curse.

The good news is that it feels like slipping on a pair of comfortable shoes. The Prince controls marvellously well, and leaping around carefully designed rooms filled with platforms, swinging bars, and traps is as much fun as it's ever been. The bad news is that there's a distinct feeling that we've done a lot of this before. The new magical powers help freshen things up a bit -- it's quite fun to swallow up enemies in a sandstorm and freeze water so we can climb it -- and tweaks to the Prince's acrobatics make his movements as smooth as ever, but don't expect to be blown away with new features. It's all been expertly conceived and executed, it's just not particularly original.

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