Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a game concerning action and adventyure. It is the final game in the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time saga. The game follows the Prince and Kaileena, the empress of time. They travel to Babylon only to find out that the kingdom is at war. Kaileena is kidnapped and killed, unleashing the Sands of Time. The Sands of Time threaten to destroy everything, including the Prince himself. This gives rise to the Prince's alter-ego, the Dark Prince. The Prince takes on his alter-ego in order to save himself from corruption.
In Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, the player must explore palaces and cities to progress in the game's story. This is done with the Prince's acrobatic capability. This capability lets him run across and jump back and forth between building walls. This also lets him avoid traps and climb structures. There are puzzle elements in the game. Combat in the game also makes use of the Prince's acrobatic ability. This can enable the prince to make decisive moves when jumping from a wall and when thrusting a dagger to the enemy. The dagger is the default weapon in the game. Other factors may affect combat, such as the Dagger of Time, which is able to control time.