The Prince of Persia series has captured the attention of gamers for over 30 years with its blend of daring acrobatics, treacherous traps, and sword-wielding combat. Since the original Prince of Persia launched in 1989, the franchise has seen many sequels and reboots across various platforms. The latest entry, the recently released Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, brought back the franchise from a long hiatus with a new adventure involving an original character engaging in the franchise's signature fluid parkour mechanics and challenging environmental puzzles.
As the "Prince" prepares to embark on future quests, it's the perfect time to revisit the entire series chronologically. From side-scrolling 2D puzzlers to expansive 3D sandboxes, join us on a journey through ancient Persian palaces, dark tombs, and corrupt cities. We’ll experience the Prince’s origins, follow him through triumphant highs and tragic lows, and examine how the series has evolved its gameplay and storytelling over the past 30+ years while keeping the spirit of the acrobatic Prince alive in each new entry. With that in mind, here is a look at each of the Prince of Persia games in chronological order.
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