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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 Nintendo DS Torture to get information!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Learning to creep and ledge movement skills
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Lots of danger in this temple
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS The graphics are the best point of the game.

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

IGN iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
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 Nintendo DS Apr 24, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jun 25, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
TechnologyTell Nintendo DS Feb 08, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Tap Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Ubisoft's quality control 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (45679)
Apr 24, 2008



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

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