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").


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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone Okay, who left the spikes in the road? Seriously, I could have hurt myself on those!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Spikes
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone First the spikes, and now tar?! Who maintains this city?

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

AppCraver iPhone May 13, 2009 10 out of 10 100
IGN iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Modojo iPhone Apr 28, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Blend Games Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Nintendo DS May 19, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gameswelt Nintendo DS Apr 23, 2008 52 out of 100 52 Nintendo DS Apr 14, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Ubisoft's quality control 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (45145)
Apr 24, 2008



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

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