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 Narrative overlays
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Climbing the roof again.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Tutorial movement examples
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Dispatching a guard - hints overlay

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

Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Front Nintendo DS Feb 25, 2008 76 out of 100 76
148apps iPhone Apr 23, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2008 B- 67
Game Captain Nintendo DS Apr 20, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Digital Spy Nintendo DS Apr 11, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
UOL Jogos Nintendo DS Feb 22, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Tap Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30
1UP Nintendo DS Mar 19, 2008 D 25

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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