3. Prince of Persia (2008)
With this reboot of the original Prince of Persia game, Ubisoft delivered an experience that was different from the original Sands of Time trilogy. And the game had one of the best characters to date in princess Elika, who would not only help the prince get across wide chasms by aiding him in jumps, she would also grab him to prevent him from falling to his death, and would also support the prince in combat against the game’s four bosses.
And the game’s open-world design had players tackling each of its four areas in any order they wanted, and freeing them from corruption and see them become bright and pretty again was an awe inspiring experience. As a matter of fact this Prince of Persia game looked like a watercolour painting at times, although it felt more like an experience than a video game at times too, and Ubisoft has been criticized due to the game’s hand-holding and lack of interaction – combat relied more on rhythmic moves instead of the series typical button-mashing. But still, there can be no doubt that this game is one of the highlights of the Prince of Persia series.