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Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS)

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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 Running on the roof.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS This adventure is only medieval-based.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some cut-scene
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Blue sparkles spots are checkpoints.

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

GameZone Feb 14, 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
Game Captain Apr 20, 2008 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot Feb 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Digital Spy Apr 11, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HardGamers Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
The Next Level Apr 06, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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

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MichaelPalin (1215) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
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