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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 Fighting with swords (you can learn new sword combos).
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone A shot from the opening FMV.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Fight on the roof

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
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Feb 13, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
GameZone Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo DS Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
HardGamers Nintendo DS Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 5 out of 10 50
TechnologyTell Nintendo DS Feb 08, 2008 5 out of 10 50
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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