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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 DS episode is mostly plat-forms based.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some cut-scene
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Red screen means danger!

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
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69 Apr 24, 2008 64 out of 100 64 Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Feb 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Purojuegos 2008 5.9 out of 10 59
Meristation Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 14, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Tap Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30
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 (1231) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
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