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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 iPad Tutorial movement examples
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Dark ambiance
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Windows Mobile Getting killed
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Windows Mobile Another assassination

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

  • "刺客信条:阿泰尔编年史" -- Chinese (simplified) spelling
  • "Assassin's Creed HD" -- Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile title
  • "Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles HD" -- iPad / Windows Phone title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Assassins Crave Platforming Nintendo DS Virgil (8604)
A nice game... for a mobile phone Nintendo DS NeoJ (455)

Critic Reviews

IGN iPhone Apr 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Pokémon World / Pocket World Nintendo DS 2008 8 out of 10 80
appadvice iPhone May 18, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nintendo DS Feb 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2008 66 out of 100 66
Digital Spy Nintendo DS Apr 11, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameswelt Nintendo DS Apr 23, 2008 52 out of 100 52
Meristation Nintendo DS Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo DS Feb 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Ubisoft's quality control 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (64452)
Apr 24, 2008



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

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