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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 Lots of danger in this temple
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 Nintendo DS The camera is well-defined.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Night adventures

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
GameDaily Nintendo DS Feb 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Nintendo DS Feb 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
148apps iPhone Apr 23, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS Feb 08, 2008 3.4 out of 5 68
4Players.de Nintendo DS Apr 24, 2008 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot Nintendo DS Feb 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Purojuegos Nintendo DS 2008 5.9 out of 10 59
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Tap Nintendo DS Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Awards

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

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