Ever since game designer Jordan Mechner created the first Prince of Persia game, the series has become one of the best-known in gaming, and the eponymous prince is certainly one of the most iconic video game characters ever created. And several core games have been released since the original revolutionised the platform genre in the 80’s, but which of these games is the best and which the worst?
Given that the series has millions of fans, each gamer will likely have a personal favourite, and there’s no doubt that the series has had its highlights, and some less than stellar entries as well. So without further ado, here follows a list of the Prince of Persia games, ranked from worst to best.
8. Prince of Persia 3D (1999)
This game was a recreation of Jordan Mechner’s original Prince of Persia game in glorious 3D, a decade after the original revolutionised the platform genre and the eponymous Prince of Persia became as iconic a character as Nintendo’s Mario. But while Prince of Persia 3D managed to retain the feel of the original while offering upgraded visuals, its camera issues detracted from the enjoyment and its troubled development meant that it shipped in a rather buggy state too.
But those looking for a challenging experience and to see the prince battle the evil vizier again could have a fun ride if they overlooked the game’s issues. And Prince of Persia 3D also let the prince swim to traverse the game’s levels, which was certainly an original touch, and instead of resorting to his trusty sword the protagonist could put down his enemies with bow and arrow too. But despite the plusses, this game clearly is far from being a highlight in the long-running and much-loved series.