5. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (2010)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was released back in 2010, together with the Prince of Persia movie, but this game was not based on Jerry Bruckheimer’s film. Both drew inspiration from the great Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time game which came out in 2003, though, and is still the high point of the series. And like the movie, The Forgotten Sands is something of a mixed bag, with the combat not being a highlight in this instalment, as dealing with literally dozens of sand creatures at once wasn’t that much fun and got dull after a while.
But thankfully the parkour was still great, and running along walls while avoiding spinning razor blades and performing acrobatic jumps was a joyful experience. Also the prince’s new found magical ability to freeze water and climb on it surely was an interesting gameplay idea, and the game also featured a pretty good story taking place between that game and the later Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. But overall, this is a game that failed to recapture the magic of 2003’s great Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time game.