Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - Achievement Guide
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There are 40 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 Memories of Azad (20 points)
Reach the thick of the battle.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 A Warm Welcome (20 points)
Catch up to Malik.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 Solomon's Army (30 points)
Release Solomon's Army.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 Just us and them (50 points)
Close the fortress gates.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 Not what it looks like (50 points)
Defeat Ratash.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 Eye of the Storm (30 points)
Reach the final fight.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
 Prince of Tides (50 points)
Complete the Enemy Tides Challenge.
 
The Tides Challenge can only be played once you have beaten the game. The Uplay menu has a Timed Challenge that you can unlock, but this is not the same as the Tides Challenge. It's the first challenge located in Challenge Mode from the start menu. This mode should only take you 5-6 minutes, and is very easy. Use Stone Armor whenever the bigger enemies arrive.
 
 Power Boost (20 points)
Find and break a sarcophagus.
 

See Got Walkthrough for more information

 
 Got Walkthrough? (50 points)
Find and break every sarcophagus.
 
There are a total of 21 sarcophagus collectibles you must break. To break them, hold for a charged slash, and let go. Watch the video below for all locations, or refer to the walkthrough HERE. My video will not name the areas, as reading the locations normally confused me. I would not notice what area I was in and be worried I went past one without collecting. To use the video, study the area the Prince is in. Once you get to the area, unpause it and grab the sarcophagus. You may want to note, that collectible 16 is only a picture. I accidentally deleted that video! From that point in the picture when you head right, all you have to do is slide down the obvious banner leading down, and you'll get it. It's right after grabbing number 15. You cannot replay levels, so if you miss one you will have to play the entire game again!
 
 

 

 
 Completist (50 points)
Purchase every item in the upgrade menu.
 
This will most likely be your last achievement. You must battle your way through the Tides Challenge or Time Trial challenge to earn enough experience. There are a total of 34 upgrades available. If you want, once you beat the game, you may purchase two of those with Uplay points. Keep replying until you have all upgrades. This is what a completed chart looks like:

 
 Anger Management (15 points)
Break 100 vases and sarcophagi.
 
You'll get this if you focus on smashing the vases around to give you health and energy. All you have to do is hit on the vases or hold to do a power slash on sarcophagi.
 
 Sand Nemesis (30 points)
Kill 50 enemies in a row without being hit and without using upgrade powers or the Power of Time.
 
You might get this without trying. The only enemies that count for this, are the ones you get experience from. You cannot keep killing summoned enemies or ones that reappear when you don't move to the next checkpoint. Rolling away helps if you see an enemy winding up for an attack. Near the end of the game you will get an extremely powerful sword. Almost all enemies die in just one or two hits. This gives you ample opportunity to gain the achievement, especially on your final climb to the boss where there are lots of enemies spawning as you go up the stairs. If you don't have it by the time you beat the game, you may try it in the Tides Challenge or Time trials.

*If you're having an extremely hard time with this, and you can barely make it through the game on easy, then what you may want to do is find a checkpoint with very few enemies ahead of it and kill them, then reload checkpoint. Do this until you have it. But remember, this achievement is extremely easy, especially if you wait until the end of the game where your sword is overpowered.
 
 And King of Blades (20 points)
Kill 500 enemies with the sword.
 
You will get this through normal progression of the game. There is no need to grind these out or reload checkpoints. This will come along the way, fairly early on maybe about midpoint in the game or so. You just can't use powers for kills.
 
 Acrobat (30 points)
Jump on enemies 30 times in a row without falling or using the Power of Time.
 
You have to find a group of enemies all close by each other and then jump on 30 heads (you can repeat the jump on the same enemies). To jump on an enemy, run towards it and press . Now wait a split second (so you can aim where you want to jump) and hit again. You may attempt this in a few places, but if still having trouble try in the spot late in the game that I found in the video below (I jumped on 64 of them, just to show you how easy it was).
 

 

 
 Like Dominoes (15 points)
Knock down 5 enemies with one kick.
 
To kick an enemy, hit . Find a spot where there are tons of enemies, and kick one into the rest. This is a very easy achievement and you might even get it without trying. Later in the game there are several places where a simple kick will get you the achievement.
 
 Floors are for losers (15 points)
Wall run for a total of 1/2 mile (805 meters).
 
You will gain this through normal progression, getting it very early on in the game. A wall run is performed by holding . You are forced to use this more than 805 meters during the game, as you would not be able to get over specific gaps otherwise.
 
 Stay Dry (30 points)
Move on solidified water for 1 minute without using the Power of Time.
 
You will gain the power to solidify water during your progression of the game. You do this by hitting and holding . There are many areas you can get this. You must not hit the ground, but you can release the to gain your energy back while in mid air, then hold it again as you are about to hit the water. Pick a spot that has two water chutes and swing from one to another until you get the achievement. Make sure you let go in between the jumps to gain energy back.
 

 

 
 Untouchable (30 points)
Defeat Ratash in the Throne Room wihout taking any damage.
 
The first time you encounter this boss, I would suggest dashboarding and creating a copied save. To dashboard, hit the Xbox guide button and quit to dashboard. Now, go to your hard drive memory. Find Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and opt to copy it to another location (memory card or USB). Now play from hard drive. If you get hit, you can reload your checkpoint. There are two portions of this fight, so you will hit a checkpoint in the middle. Here is a video. During the cut scene, you will notice the boss hits me. I do not have Stone Armor active, but I still get the achievement. The cut scene hit does not count as taking damage.
 

 

 
 Death from Above (30 points)
Finish off 10 enemies in a row using only the Aerial Slash.
 
Jump on an enemy, and then hit . You must perform this 10 times in a row, killing the enemy. This will not work on shielded enemies, so try to avoid attempting this when they are near.
 
 Invincible (20 points)
Finish the final battle against Ratash without taking any damage.
 
The final battle against Ratash proves to be pretty easy, as long as you keep using the Stone Armor. Make sure on your way to him (killing tons of enemies during the sand storm) you refuse to use any energy slots. The very nice thing about this boss battle, is that even if you beat it and had not obtained the achievement, you can still continue from the last checkpoint at the main menu. This will allow you try again. You will be able to fight him again as much as you want as long as you don't start a new game. You do not get any checkpoints during the fight, only at the start. Here is a video on how you should beat him.
 

 

 
 And stay down! (15 points)
Use the finishing lunge 20 times.
 
This move normally happens without you trying. It is when the game takes over for a second, and you do a special move to kill an enemy. You'll probably get this with normal play, but if somehow you don't, the best way to get it is against a shielded opponent by hitting and then when they are stunned. You can also use the Whirlwind attack if you have it, and hit on the enemies that are on the ground.
 
 Air Time (15 points)
Perform 20 Aerial Slash attacks.
 
To perform an Aerial Slash, jump on an enemy, and hit to perform this attack. Do this 20 times. These attacks cannot be used against shielded enemies.
 
 David and Goliath (15 points)
Finish 5 titans with the Aerial Slash.
 
The Titans will not appear until late in the game. There are enough Titans to get this if you do it on every one you see, but if you don't have it by the end of the game, load up the Tides Challenge and on wave 8 you will see one. They will fall to one knee after they get to half of their life. It is extremely awkward trying to jump on them, but it will eventually let you. Once you are on him the game takes over the movements, and you must hit to perform the Aerial Slash before it's too late. Doing this without pressing the button fast enough will result in you falling to the floor. If you are worried about timing it, just keep pressing it until it happens after you are on top of him.
 
 
 This is Persia! (20 points)
Kick 20 enemies off of ledges.
 
If you hit near an enemy, it will kick or push him. Do this by a ledge 20 times. The enemy must fall off the ledge for this to count. It doesn't have to be from very high, it just has to be enough so that when they land, the result is them on the ground. You should get this very fast if you focus on it whenever there are enemies and ledges.
 
 Attack from all angles (15 points)
Knock down 15 enemies using the aerial kick.
 
This is a lot like an Aerial Attack. When you jump on an enemy, press to do an Aerial Kick. Repeat 15 times. This cannot be used against shielded enemies.
 
 Swift as the Wind (15 points)
Defeat 30 enemies using the Power of Flight.
 
I would almost consider this story related. You get this pretty late in the game. It's a power that enables you to dash/fly towards in enemy while you are in mid air. After you gain this power, while in mid air, hit . You will instantly kill the enemy. There are a lot of times you have to use this power to finish an area. You must get this in story mode, as it is not available elsewhere. The Power of Flight can be used on enemies that are walking on the ground too, as long as you have enough distance in between when you jump.
 
 Big Finish (10 points)
Defeat an enemy by doing a power attack on the fifth hit in a combo.
 
You will have to actually try for this one, as it's not explained to you, nor is it actually part of a combo. Hit four times, and then hold . Once it glows, instantly let go. It's best used on a group of weaker enemies. Make sure every attack actually hits. The attacks don't have to all be performed on the same enemy, as they normally die before you can execute the fifth hit.
 
 Elemental Control (20 points)
Upgrade one power to level 4.
 
You should get this along the way of the Completist achievement. Upgrade any of the elemental powers to it's final level. I would highly suggest aiming for Stone Armor, as it is the most useful and will help with the Untouchable and Invincible achievements.
 
 Ding! Level Up! (15 points)
Purchase your first upgrade.
 

See Completist.

 
 Close Call (15 points)
Save the Prince's life by using the Power of Time.
 
Once you get the "Power of Time" you will be given a lesson on how to use it. Saving the Prince's life means you were falling to your doom, but reversed time before death. You will get this upon completion of the lesson, and will be using this power throughout the rest of the game.
 
 Not how it Happened (15 points)
Use the Power of Time 20 times.
 
You will most likely be using the Power of Time to save yourself from falling. If you miss a jump, you can press to reverse time and try again. You do not have to be saving yourself from death when you use it, but you probably will be doing it for that reason. It will require an energy sphere to use. Using this is more of a time saver, so that you don't have to start over at a checkpoint.
 
 Prince of Fire (15 points)
Defeat 50 enemies using the Flame Trail.
 
The Flame Trail power is the third upgrade on the left side of the upgrade menu. You must purchase this with experience before you can use it. Once you gain it, you can use it by pressing as long as you have a glowing sphere in your energy slots. This power sets a trail of fire markings (glowing red). Enemies get injured upon walking on it. You do not have to kill an enemy using the trail itself, but have to have it activated upon an enemy death (with the Flame Trail or with the sword).
 
 Prince of Earth (15 points)
Defeat 50 enemies while using the Stone Armor.
 
The Stone Armor power is the second upgrade on the left side of the upgrade menu. You must purchase this with experience before you can use it. Once you gain it, you can use it by pressing as long as you have a glowing sphere in your energy slots. This power makes you invincible from getting damaged. It will not hurt enemies, so you will have to attack and kill them while it is active in order for these to count.
 
 Prince of Water (15 points)
Defeat 50 enemies using the Ice Blast.
 
The Ice Blast power is the third upgrade on the right side of the upgrade menu. You must purchase this with experience before you can use it. Once you gain it, you can use it by pressing as long as you have a glowing sphere in your energy slots. As you attack with it activated, it will send trails of ice which injure enemies. Kills will count with the Ice Blast itself, as well as deaths caused by your sword.
 
 Prince of Wind (15 points)
Defeat 50 enemies using the Whirlwind.
 

The Whirlwind power is the second upgrade on the right side of the upgrade menu. You must purchase this with experience before you can use it. Once you gain it, you can use it by pressing as long as you have a glowing sphere in your energy slots. Unlike the other powers, this one knocks enemies to the ground and can kill them if the enemy is weak. Until it is later upgraded to an actual whirlwind, you cannot physically attack enemies with your sword while it's active.

 
 
Secret Achievements
 
 
No longer human (50 points)
Suffered defeat at Malik's hands.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
Welcome to Rekem (30 points)
Arrived in Razia's city.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
Power of the Djinn (30 points)
Razia becomes part of sword.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
End of the Army (50 points)
Complete the game.
 

Story related, can't be missed.

 
Our Little Secret (5 points)
Don't Worry. We won't tell if you don't.
 
This achievement is pretty easy. Start up the game on Medium and change the difficulty to Easy. Hit and go to "Lower Difficulty". You can play on Medium the whole way through if you want, and afterward hit "continue game" and change it. After changing it to easy, you cannot change it back unless you start a brand new game. (Note: Changing the difficulty will reset you back to your last save point).
 

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