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 Fight on the roof
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some fighting action
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Pickpocketing mini-game
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS The graphics are the best point 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

Nintendo Front Feb 25, 2008 76 out of 100 76
IGN Feb 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameDaily Feb 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Feb 19, 2008 B- 67 Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Game Shark Feb 11, 2008 C+ 58
HardGamers Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Jun 25, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Meristation Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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    • 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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