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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

MobyRank MobyScore
Fire OS
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iPad
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5.0
Nintendo DS
58
3.7
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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 Nintendo DS Torture to get information!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Getting information mini-game
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 Red screen means danger!

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

appadvice iPhone May 18, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
148apps iPhone Apr 23, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play.tm Nintendo DS May 19, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Shark Nintendo DS Feb 11, 2008 C+ 58
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Slide to Play iPhone Apr 23, 2009 2 out of 4 50
Meristation Nintendo DS Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Game Tap Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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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