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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").


Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS The camera is well-defined.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some new characters in this episode like the beautiful princess Ada
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some fighting action
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS One of the most beautiful levels of the game

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 NeoJ (428) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer 2.0 Feb 13, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
NintendoWorldReport Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Feb 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Apr 23, 2008 68 out of 100 68
Game Captain Apr 20, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Digital Spy Apr 11, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameswelt Apr 23, 2008 52 out of 100 52
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2008 5 out of 10 50
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


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

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MichaelPalin (1226) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
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