Ghouls are a common enemy encountered in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
- "Ghouls perform much like the sergeants faced early during the adventure. Armed with a sword and shield, a ghoul can deflect basic sword attacks, making him particularly dangerous when mixed with large groups of wraiths and spectres. When possible, knock this enemy to the ground with a couple of quick kicks and stab him. This can be difficult when ghouls are encountered in large groups, however. Consider turning to one of your powers such as ice blast or stone armor. While these powers are active, your sword attacks have a stunning effect on a ghoul, causing him to temporarily lower his shield, opening him up to follow-up attacks. Trail of flame is also an effective way to dish out damage to this foe without even drawing your sword."
- —Official Booklet Description
Ghouls are among the largest of the standardized humanoid soldiers in Ratash's Sand Army. When the Prince encounters them, he has entered the Prison of Solomon's Palace. Ghouls are known for taunting their attention
Ghouls can defend other Sand Army monsters as well as break the Prince's guard during combat with large groups. Ghouls cannot be vaulted over, as they defend against it with their shields. However, Ghouls can easily overpower the Prince if there are enough of them.
Abilities gained over time using the Upgrade Menu will allow the Prince to perform guard breaks as means of breaking down their ranks and prevent being overwhelmed in group battles. On their own, Ghouls are relatively simple to kill basic melee attacks.