Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles DS

User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
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  1. JeanS.
    Feb 8, 2008
    9
    Excellent DS iteration of the franchise. Had lots of fun with this game. It looks a little bit unpolished on some parts but overall it looks and plays very well.
  2. MatthisP.
    Feb 6, 2008
    10
    Sometimes you get tired of all that "Zelda"-like graphics, and all that "Mario"-like jumping after mushrooms... Yes, I confess, I can't play any more "Pokemons", and I can't spend two months trying to beat an endless sandbox-type game! That's where Assassin's Creed comes handy! It's what a platformer should always be, with decent challenges, more than enough play Sometimes you get tired of all that "Zelda"-like graphics, and all that "Mario"-like jumping after mushrooms... Yes, I confess, I can't play any more "Pokemons", and I can't spend two months trying to beat an endless sandbox-type game! That's where Assassin's Creed comes handy! It's what a platformer should always be, with decent challenges, more than enough play time, and an excellent atmosphere, seasoned by some very nice cutscenes and camera positions. But not all is pink and blue and flowers all around: the ending should have been a little different, and the story seems to have some gaps in it, and you have to read every text carefully to understand it... Well, I've enjoyed it, and I'll keep an eye open for other platformers, cause IMHO that's what the DS is all about! Collapse
  3. BunnyR.
    Feb 14, 2008
    10
    This is a worthy prequel to AC. Altair
  4. AlL.
    Feb 16, 2008
    10
    Nice. I expected some really bad port when I heard that AC would be coming to the DS. Instead, what we got was a separate game made just for us. We get some of the back-story for Altair and a better understanding of the world in which he lives. Any fan of the original game can enjoy this as a new experience, and anyone who hasn
  5. KatB.
    Feb 16, 2008
    10
    Move over Prince. Because Altair is the King! I heard tell that there were a lot of similarities between this and the Prince of Persia series, and to a certain extent it
  6. AndreP.
    Feb 15, 2008
    10
    This is an excellent DS title. I wonder if some of the complainers aren
  7. TenderoniJ.
    Feb 16, 2008
    10
    Wow, kicks heiny! Are we allowed to say heiny in these reviews? I hope so because this game warrants the use of the word. Altair

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#12 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#75 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. 70
    It's not very long (probably about three hours give or take), and by the time you earn all the cool Assassin abilities, there aren't a whole lot of opportunities to use them...Even with the issues, I had a good time playing through Assassin's Creed multiple times.
  2. An average handheld experience. It has about eight hours of gameplay that is very conducive to the pick-up-and-play experience. Most mobile gamers looking for a portable experience will probably enjoy the fun hack n' slash gameplay along with the fun mini-games. But as a fan of the original console version, I just feel that this game lacked a little of the prowess of its predecessor.
  3. It’s definitely worth a rental; especially if you have enjoyed the original game as it tells the story of how the characters got to that point, and frustrations and limitations aside, the time spent playing the game is enjoyable – it’s just over way too soon.