Pharaonic – 5 games set in ancient locations

As Pharonic is released, Amy Walker looks at interesting ancient locations in gaming...

Prince of Persia

Platform: Atari, Dreamcast, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, GameCube, iOS, Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Genesis, Master System, SNES, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii

The longest running series on this list, Prince of Persia spans multiple iterations and re-imaginings, but at its core it gives the player the chance to adventure through ancient Persia as The Prince, an acrobatic warrior on his quest to save the realm from evil.

The specifics of the games change with each new version, with some allowing for magic powers and time bending, but the core mechanics have remained fairly consistent over the series’ thirty year shelf-life, making Prince of Persia a series that is sure to be around for many more years to come.

What is your favourite game set in an ancient location? Have we missed any on this list? Let us know in comments or on social media.

1 comment

  1. I really liked Gladius on the Xbox, but not many people seem to have played it. You had to create a faction / team of gladiators in turn-based combat. Allowed for what felt like a lot of customisation and was great fun in co-op. Had some very cool looking levels. Not sure how well it would hold up today! But at the time it was excellent.

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