Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands is a computer game that follows the story of a previous game in the series - The Sands of Time. In this game, the prince goes to Azad, the kingdom of his brother. As soon as he arrives, he finds it almost destroyed. The prince tries to use the sands and its magical powers to help save the kingdom from eventual and irreparable ruin.
In Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands, much of the video game franchise's trademark gameplay, such as walking on walls and turning back time, are still present. In this particular game, the player will showcase new abilities as the game progresses. Elemental powers are introduced. Each of these elemental powers can be used in certain situations. For example, the Ice element lets the player turn fountains into a wall of ice, upon which he can climb to a higher surface. Minor powers are also available. These powers, however, are purchased with points earned. Small tornadoes and minor shields are examples of these minor powers. As in other games in the series, the prince can battle a number of enemies on the game screen. During boss fights, the prince can block and use quick-time events.