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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 Nintendo DS Torture to get information!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Lot of enemies surrounding Altaïr!
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Pickpocketing mini-game

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Assassins Crave Platforming Virgil (8349) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A nice game... for a mobile phone NeoJ (455) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Front Feb 25, 2008 76 out of 100 76
NintendoWorldReport Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Apr 23, 2008 68 out of 100 68
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Feb 19, 2008 B- 67
Gamesmania.de Jun 05, 2008 66 out of 100 66
HardGamers Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Video Game Talk Mar 07, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 14, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
1UP Mar 19, 2008 D 25

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Awards

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

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MichaelPalin (1420) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (505899), Kabushi (206585) and Ben K (23931)