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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

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Description

Set in 1190, Altaïr's Chronicles is conceived as a prequel to the original console version of Assassin's Creed. This time, we learn how Altaïr becomes an assassin while looking for an artifact through different cities. It is said that this artifact, known as "the chalice", can give its owner the power to stop the Crusades.

The game is presented as a side-scroller with guided 3D paths. That is, the player has freedom to move in 3 dimensions, as the use of rooftops will be very extensive, but limited to a given path. As in the previous game, Altaïr shows the usual abilities of combat, stealth and parkour-like displacement, that will help him to find alternative routes or fight the enemies if there is no other way. Other abilities such as interrogation and pickpocketing is performed this time through mini-games, that make use of the touch screen of the DS. In addition, Altaïr can gain new abilities through gathering of blue orbs scattered through the maps (short of gaining "experience").

Screenshots

Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Main menu
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Pickpocketing mini-game
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone I wonder if the creed said anything about swinging like a monkey?
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Lots of danger in this temple

Alternate Titles

  • "Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles HD" -- iPad / Windows Phone title

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User Reviews

A nice game... for a mobile phone Nintendo DS NeoJ (428)

The Press Says

IGN iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
appadvice iPhone May 18, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Feb 13, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
Blend Games Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2008 B- 67
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jun 25, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Slide to Play iPhone Apr 23, 2009 2 out of 4 50

Forums

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Apr 24, 2008

Trivia

Awards

  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best iPhone Action Game (Readers' voting)
    • 2009 - iPhone Award for Visual Excellence (Readers' voting)

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