Yahoo Games writes:
Prince of Persia games have never been easy. In fact, the original 1989 game is considered by many to be one of the hardest games of its kind, and while the new Prince of Persia is mercifully easier than that, it's not a cakewalk. Sharpen your sword on these helpful tips.
Order the combo.
Unlike past games in the franchise, you don't fight very often in Prince of Persia. So make the most of combat by learning a few of the game's handy combo moves. In addition to saving you oodles of time (whacking an enemy over and over again with your sword will often not get the job done), combos look great and will make you feel like royalty. For best results, try mixing gauntlet throws with acrobatic moves, switching back and forth between the prince and Elika for maximum damage.