Review

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is 2024’s first hidden treasure

Ubisoft Montpellier delivers the reboot the franchise desperately needed

Game director
Mounir Radi
Key Credits
Abdelhak Elguess (Senior producer), Jean-Christophe Alessandri (Senior art director)
4 / 5
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is 2024’s first hidden treasure

Prince of Persia was long in need of a resurrection, and in The Lost Crown, it's found it. Excellent platforming, clever puzzles and a huge map make one of the best Metroidvania games in years, and kicks off 2024 in style.

  • Excellent platforming
  • Smart puzzles that rarely frustrate
  • Large, sprawling world
  • Pinning screenshots to the map is true genre advancement
  • Combat is somewhat clumsy
  • Narrative doesn't live long in the memory
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
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