Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

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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").


Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS One of the most beautiful levels of the game
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Night adventures
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Torture to get information!

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)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Front Nintendo DS Feb 25, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Feb 13, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
GameDaily Nintendo DS Feb 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Nintendo DS Feb 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo DS Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69 Nintendo DS Apr 24, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Game Captain Nintendo DS Apr 20, 2008 64 out of 100 64 (UK) Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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

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