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.
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