Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Another installment in the highly-rated action adventure game franchise following on the eponymous Prince, who in the past carelessly unsealed the mythical sands of time. After events of the previous part of the game, the protagonist return to his home – Babylon – plunged in the chaos of war. Soon it turns out that the previous actions of the hero led to the birth of his dark alter ego, whose spirit gradually takes over control over the protagonist's will. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones expands the mechanics implemented in the two previous installments and introduces new improvements to the combat system, as well as some innovative uses for the dagger of time and skills unavailable before, like sneaking. The biggest novelty offered by the game is the possibility of controlling two characters different with personalities, fighting styles, and abilities.

PC / Windows
Game Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PC) Cover
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones | PC

Adventure, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones release date for PC:

game language:
English

01 December 2005 | Worldwide

02 December 2005 | Europe

01 December 2005 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 7492 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.9 / 10 calculated out of 136 players' votes.  

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is another, after Sands of Time and Warrior Within, installment in a well-received game series about the adventures of a Persian Prince. In one of the endings in Warrior Within the Prince saves his beloved woman and takes her from the Island of Time to Babylon. Sadly, instead of well-earned peace and serenity, he finds his homeland plagued with war. If that was not enough, the people turn against their monarch. The Prince gets captured, but his beloved Kaileena sacrifices herself releasing the Sands of Time to save him. Cast into the streets of the city and chased by his persecutors, the Prince discovers that his previous ventures have led to creation of the Dark Prince, whose soul slowly wins over the hero’s body.

This twist of the plot lets players play and progress as two characters. You could say this is like getting two games in one. Both the Prince and his dark version have unique combat styles, special powers, features of character, and skills. Free-Form Fighting combat system was significantly expanded, and now fighting is even more exciting. Apart from hand-to-hand combat, you can use the deadly Dagger of Time and send enemies to the Underworld with one strike from behind while sneaking.

The game is set in Babylon, where you fight spectacular battles on rooftops, take part in chariot pursuits in the maze of streets, and get ambushed (or set an ambush) in dark underground passages. Well-known powers of the Sands of Time – slow down or rewind time – come back in the third part of the adventures of the Prince. Now the developers implemented some new functions of this useful “weapon”. Although the main course is combat, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones also features action elements and some logic puzzles.

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PS2) Cover
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones | PS2

Adventure, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones release date for PS2:

game language:
English

01 December 2005 | Worldwide

02 December 2005 | Europe PAL

01 December 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 1060 players' votes.  

Prince of Persia is one of progenitors of platformer games. The author of this success was Jordan Mechner, born in New York. The first incarnation of the franchise was released 1989, after which it appeared on many platforms, including Amica, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, DOS, NES, Game Boy, SNES, or Sega Genesis. Five years later a sequel appeared, and in 1999 a remastered version was released: Prince of Persia 3D. Although that game was a mediocre one, in 2003 Ubisoft released an excellent sequel subtitled Sands of Time, and in 2005 the fifth part, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. This next installment, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, holds high quality level, offering many hours of excellent fun.

The game is set in Babylon, where the Prince and his beloved Kaileena come back to from the Island of Time. The hero finds his home country plagued with war, and the entire kingdom turns against him. The Prince soon gets kidnapped and Kaileena has no other choice but to sacrifice herself and save the lover. The hero gets on the city streets as a runaway, and finds out that the battles he fought have awaken the Dark Prince, whose spirit slowly takes over the Prince’s body.

As a result, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones features two playable characters – the normal Prince and his dark version. The two use different fighting styles and behave differently. An interesting feature is an improved Free-Form Fighting mechanics, which let you defeat opponents in many different ways. You can use a deadly dagger or eliminate an enemy with a single strike from behind. You encounter enemies on tricky balconies, in mazes of alleys and underground passages. Duels are very effective and immersive.

Still an important role is played by the Sands of Time, which let you rewind or slow down time. You can use them when you get heavily outnumbered by foes, which greatly increases your chances then. Besides, the Sands of Time in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones gained new powers. Outside combat the game features inventive, although not very difficult puzzles. That combination of action and adventure elements provide the players with a fun challenge.

Microsoft Xbox
Game Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (XBOX) Cover
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones | XBOX

Adventure, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

01 December 2005 | Worldwide

09 December 2005 | Europe PAL

01 December 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 216 players' votes.  

Prince of Persia is one of progenitors of platformer games. The author of this success was Jordan Mechner, born in New York. The first incarnation of the franchise was released 1989, after which it appeared on many platforms, including Amica, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, DOS, NES, Game Boy, SNES, or Sega Genesis. Five years later a sequel appeared, and in 1999 a remastered version was released: Prince of Persia 3D. Although that game was a mediocre one, in 2003 Ubisoft released an excellent sequel subtitled Sands of Time, and in 2005 the fifth part, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. This next installment, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, holds high quality level, offering many hours of excellent fun.

The game is set in Babylon, where the Prince and his beloved Kaileena come back to from the Island of Time. The hero finds his home country plagued with war, and the entire kingdom turns against him. The Prince soon gets kidnapped and Kaileena has no other choice but to sacrifice herself and save the lover. The hero gets on the city streets as a runaway, and finds out that the battles he fought have awaken the Dark Prince, whose spirit slowly takes over the Prince’s body.

As a result, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones features two playable characters – the normal Prince and his dark version. The two use different fighting styles and behave differently. An interesting feature is an improved Free-Form Fighting mechanics, which let you defeat opponents in many different ways. You can use a deadly dagger or eliminate an enemy with a single strike from behind. You encounter enemies on tricky balconies, in mazes of alleys and underground passages. Duels are very effective and immersive.

Still an important role is played by the Sands of Time, which let you rewind or slow down time. You can use them when you get heavily outnumbered by foes, which greatly increases your chances then. Besides, the Sands of Time in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones gained new powers. Outside combat the game features inventive, although not very difficult puzzles. That combination of action and adventure elements provide the players with a fun challenge.

Nintendo GameCube
Game Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (GCN) Cover
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones | GameCube

Adventure, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Ubisoft | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

01 December 2005 | Worldwide

09 December 2005 | Europe PAL

01 December 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 183 players' votes.  

Prince of Persia is one of progenitors of platformer games. The author of this success was Jordan Mechner, born in New York. The first incarnation of the franchise was released 1989, after which it appeared on many platforms, including Amica, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, DOS, NES, Game Boy, SNES, or Sega Genesis. Five years later a sequel appeared, and in 1999 a remastered version was released: Prince of Persia 3D. Although that game was a mediocre one, in 2003 Ubisoft released an excellent sequel subtitled Sands of Time, and in 2005 the fifth part, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. This next installment, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, holds high quality level, offering many hours of excellent fun.

The game is set in Babylon, where the Prince and his beloved Kaileena come back to from the Island of Time. The hero finds his home country plagued with war, and the entire kingdom turns against him. The Prince soon gets kidnapped and Kaileena has no other choice but to sacrifice herself and save the lover. The hero gets on the city streets as a runaway, and finds out that the battles he fought have awaken the Dark Prince, whose spirit slowly takes over the Prince’s body.

As a result, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones features two playable characters – the normal Prince and his dark version. The two use different fighting styles and behave differently. An interesting feature is an improved Free-Form Fighting mechanics, which let you defeat opponents in many different ways. You can use a deadly dagger or eliminate an enemy with a single strike from behind. You encounter enemies on tricky balconies, in mazes of alleys and underground passages. Duels are very effective and immersive.

Still an important role is played by the Sands of Time, which let you rewind or slow down time. You can use them when you get heavily outnumbered by foes, which greatly increases your chances then. Besides, the Sands of Time in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones gained new powers. Outside combat the game features inventive, although not very difficult puzzles. That combination of action and adventure elements provide the players with a fun challenge.

Uses: memory card
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 27 February 2006

Guide and Walkthrough. Experience a masterful blend of gameplay: True to the Prince of Persia® franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles – all masterfully blended together into a rich gaming experience.