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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (iPhone)

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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 iPhone Assassin's Creed 3: Pro Skater Underworld.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPhone Orbs can be collected everywhere, to be spent on upgrading your style.
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 iPhone Why thank you strangely dressed male ... I think.

Alternate Titles

  • "Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles HD" -- iPad / Windows Phone title

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The Press Says

AppCraver May 13, 2009 10 out of 10 100
IGN Apr 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Modojo Apr 28, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
appadvice May 18, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Gamer UK Apr 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
TouchGen May 07, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
148apps Apr 23, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Slide to Play Apr 23, 2009 2 out of 4 50

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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Ben K (23018) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (iPhone) on Dec 14, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (245704), Kabushi (120960) and MichaelPalin (1195)