Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles Image
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles is the direct prequel of the console title Assassin's Creed, where players discover more about the protagonist Altaïr and his deep history. The game features a fully realized 3D world in which players will travel and battle through four cities of theAssassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles is the direct prequel of the console title Assassin's Creed, where players discover more about the protagonist Altaïr and his deep history. The game features a fully realized 3D world in which players will travel and battle through four cities of the Crusade's Middle East, using acrobatic moves and exhilarating combo attacks that mix sword skills and high-flying kicks. [Ubisoft] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. Nintendo Power
    75
    Strangely enough, Altair's Chronicles feels more stealth-centric than its console predecessor. [Mar 2008, p.87]
  2. A fun platformer that ends up feeling more like Prince of Persia DS than Assassin’s Creed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the DS could use more action games like this. Sadly, the adventure lasts about a weekend, and there are no real unlockables after beating the game aside from an extra difficulty mode.
  3. It's okay, but hardly a killer effort for the franchise.
  4. Altair's handheld adventure has some enjoyable moments, but it's hindered by loose controls and other irritations.
  5. 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.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    50
    Nothing to see here. [May 2008, p.65]
  7. 25
    Much like Altair himself, Assassin's Creed for the DS is an unlikable mess.

See all 30 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jan 27, 2021
    10
    Questo Assassin's Creed e un bel gioco per questa console che già ha le sue limitazioni, lo provato su un emulatore e devo dire che non eQuesto Assassin's Creed e un bel gioco per questa console che già ha le sue limitazioni, lo provato su un emulatore e devo dire che non e male, gameplay buono come sempre. Expand
  2. AndreP.
    Feb 15, 2008
    10
    This is an excellent DS title. I wonder if some of the complainers aren
  3. 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
  4. Altair'sChronicles
    Feb 6, 2008
    6
    Uses all d pad controls and almost no touch, combat is even worse than console version. Shame, could a been fun.
  5. Jul 26, 2020
    6
    AC: Altair's Chronicles is a title that I feel was ambitious, especially for the time. However, the ambition did not age well.

    Visually,
    AC: Altair's Chronicles is a title that I feel was ambitious, especially for the time. However, the ambition did not age well.

    Visually, the game looks really good. It has a neat concept considering the DS's limitations and it does a fairly good job of working the gameplay around that. I think many of the minigames that Gameloft implemented come off as gimmicky and unnecessary.

    The combat is that titular classic AC style. Block, counter, block, counter, block... you get the idea. The moderate satisfaction you get from that is ruined by the frame-rate which is just horrid. While alone, you get 20-30 fps. When you come into a busy scene or combat, the framerate tanks to single digits and it felt like I was playing a slideshow at times.

    I think the game on the DS showed potential and that was recognized by Ubisoft when they released other AC Chronicle titles.

    Due mostly to the abhorrent frame rates I cannot recommend this to anyone.
    Expand
  6. Jessica
    Sep 9, 2008
    5
    After seeing the version for Xbox, I found this game seriously lacking. Not only is it lacking in the graphics department, it is lacking theAfter seeing the version for Xbox, I found this game seriously lacking. Not only is it lacking in the graphics department, it is lacking the detailed story, and I found it cumbersome to maneuver Altair. Again, this is a default with the DS, when you are forced to use the touch-screen sometimes it just didn't pick up your stylus. Expand
  7. k_9
    May 27, 2018
    1
    Horrible frame rates, horrible controls, weak combat, silly, unnecessary mini-games, that's all that came to my mind when I played this 'game'.

See all 22 User Reviews

Awards & Rankings

13
#13 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
97
#97 Most Shared DS Game of 2008