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

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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 Dark ambiance
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS This adventure is only medieval-based.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Fighting with swords (you can learn new sword combos).
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS You will talk with some friends.

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

GameDaily Feb 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Feb 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Feb 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Power Unlimited Apr 23, 2008 68 out of 100 68
Gamesmania.de Jun 05, 2008 66 out of 100 66
UOL Jogos Feb 22, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gameswelt Apr 23, 2008 52 out of 100 52
Video Game Talk Mar 07, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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 (1188) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
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