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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
58
3.7
Symbian
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iPhone
78
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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 Blue sparkles spots are checkpoints.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone I was wondering why it went dark all of a sudden.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS The camera is well-defined.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Intro FMV

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

GameDaily Nintendo DS Feb 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2008 B- 67
Gamesmania Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2008 66 out of 100 66
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
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jun 25, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Slide to Play iPhone Apr 23, 2009 2 out of 4 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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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