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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 iPhone One of the many mini-games, in this case touching various points to subdue the enemy.
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Narrative overlays
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles iPad Tutorial movement examples
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Windows Mobile Platform jumping

Promo Images

Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Screenshot
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Screenshot
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Screenshot
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Assassin's Creed HD" -- Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile title
  • "Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles HD" -- iPad / Windows Phone title

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User Reviews

Assassins Crave Platforming Nintendo DS Virgil (8387)
A nice game... for a mobile phone Nintendo DS NeoJ (455)

Critic Reviews

Pokémon World / Pocket World Nintendo DS 2008 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Feb 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo DS Apr 10, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Gamesmania.de Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2008 66 out of 100 66
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
HardGamers Nintendo DS Mar 14, 2008 55 out of 100 55
TechnologyTell Nintendo DS Feb 08, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Ubisoft's quality control 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (60497)
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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