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Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones Review

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Another slick, exciting instalment in a shining franchise.

★★★★

More than 15 years after Prince Of Persia first set PCs alight, Jordan Mechner’s franchise has lost none of the excitement, charm or slick presentation that made the original a swashbuckling delight.

While many players were turned off by the arrogant heir who took centre-stage in 2003’s Sands Of Time, The Two Thrones splits the troubled protagonist into two personae: the good Prince, whose nimble moves will be familiar to fans of the series, and the Dark Prince, who must constantly slaughter enemies to stop his lifeforce ebbing away, adding extra pace and variety to the adventure’s acrobatic antics.

The new speed-kills and lavish visuals make this the most gratifying Persia game to date, but the clumsy chariot races taint an otherwise perfect quest.

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