IGN writes: "It’s even worse when you see just how much fun the 2D levels are in the Wii version of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. This is what the handheld version should be like, not a kid-friendly, touch-screen focus mess that offers very little in the way of old-school gaming challenge. Ubisoft, you’ve tried it twice on the handheld. If you work on a third, let’s go back to its basics. Leave the stylus alone".