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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 Running on the roof.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Some mess with templars
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Dark ambiance
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS The camera is well-defined.

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
NintendoWorldReport Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Blend Games Mar 03, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Cheat Code Central Feb 08, 2008 3.4 out of 5 68
Game Captain Apr 20, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2008 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 14, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) May 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Game Tap Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30

Forums

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Apr 24, 2008

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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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