The Prince Of Persia series is about to make its grand return with The Lost Crown, and ahead of its upcoming release, critics have gone hands-on with this new Ubisoft adventure - including us here at Pure Xbox!

So, here's what reviewers are saying about the title so far:

Pure Xbox (9/10)

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a fantastically clever return to the franchise that serves up slick 2.5D action wrapped up in a delightful art style and satisfying story. There's a smart balance here between old-school levels of action and challenge, moreish combat and neat puzzles, mixed with accessibility options and fine-tuning that open this traditionally tough genre up to newcomers. We knew Ubisoft Montpellier was a pair of safe hands, and it's not let us down here, serving up the first must-play of 2024, and we're only just getting started."

Attack of the Fanboy (10/10)

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a superb Metroidvania that reignites the franchise in exciting ways and only gets better the longer you play it. Meticulously crafted platforming mixed with exhilarating combat makes for a game that is nearly impossible to put down."

TheSixthAxis (9/10)

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is one of the finest metroidvanias I've ever played and a fantastic way to start 2024. Thrilling and kinetic platforming, thumping combat, and a vast game world that demands exploration, and makes it a joy to do. It's time to kick nostalgia firmly in the unmentionables; this is the best Prince of Persia ever."

Push Square (8/10)

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown puts its best foot forward with rewarding and satisfying gameplay at its core. Combining the series' 2D past with the time-bending powers from later games, this Metroidvania is a brilliant blend that brings the franchise back in a fresh new way. While it can sometimes look a little underwhelming, and the sheer size of the game threatens to slow its own momentum, the fluid, challenging platforming and combat are so fun that any shortcomings fade into the background. This is an overall great action adventure with a lot to offer."

IGN (8/10)

"Returning to a 2D perspective lets Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown perfect its controls and combat while capturing everything that was great about the heyday of the series."

GamesRadar (4/5)

"For those wanting more in the same vein as 3D adventures like The Sands of Time, this ain't it. But it is a return to relative form for a series whose last mainline outing landed 14 years ago ā€“ it's just disappointing that this very good game was held back from true greatness."

VGC (4/5)

"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's in years, and kicks off 2024 in style."

PCGamesN (7/10)

"Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is simultaneously overblown and undercooked in some areas, but it nails the fundamentals of combat, platforming, and exploration, making for a strong Metroidvania adventure and an exciting new entry in a legendary game series."

The Lost Crown has made a big splash then - Ubisoft's first Prince of Persia release in some time seems to be going down very well. Over on Metacritic the game is sat at a healthy 87 rating, while Open Critic's score is coming in at 86 right now.

Remember, the team over at Ubisoft Montpellier is unleashing a free Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown demo today - something that's definitely worth trying out if you're interested in the full game! Check out the Xbox demo down below:

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