Fantastic flops

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
On GameCube/PC/PS2/Xbox | By Ubisoft

There have been two Princely games since his first adventure, but it's still worth experiencing the one that many fans feel to be his best. Perhaps it's the simplicity – with no combos to memorise or weapons to switch during combat, and levels that are always bold, obvious platform challenges (though still hugely atmospheric). Perhaps it's the more convincing romance, or the less confusing storyline.

Or perhaps it was just how fresh and new it felt. And through a little time-freezing magic of its own, it still feels that way even now.