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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 Some mess with templars
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Dark ambiance
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Fight on the roof
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Lots of danger in this temple

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

The Press Says

Nintendo Front Feb 25, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Gamer 2.0 Feb 13, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
GameZone Feb 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Apr 24, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 21, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Purojuegos 2008 5.9 out of 10 59
Game Shark Feb 11, 2008 C+ 58
HardGamers Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
Gameswelt Apr 23, 2008 52 out of 100 52
Game Tap Feb 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30

Forums

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Apr 24, 2008

Trivia

Awards

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

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MichaelPalin (1195) added Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (Nintendo DS) on Feb 10, 2008
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