Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles brings one of 2008's biggest console games to the iPhone. Battle your way through Jerusalem in 1191 AD.
You are Altaïr, the master assassin, who has been sent on a mission in pursuit of 'the chalice', a powerful mystical object that can bring the Crusades to an end. What this means in gaming is lots of running, jumping and killing!
Without a doubt, Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles is one of the best looking iPhone games you'll see. The graphics look fantastic, and move really smoothly. The platform, slash and hack gameplay is pseudo 3D - it plays like a 2D game, but is rendered in a lovely 3D environment.
The controls in Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles are pretty simple, with an on-screen touch pad for movement that works quite well. Combat looks good, but is really just a case of hitting the attack button repeatedly. Nevertheless, it's all good arcade action and perfect handheld gaming.
This free version of Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles suffers only from being too short. It's no challenge to play through in one sitting, although it is fun. The full version features 28 levels over 5 historical settings, and based on this demo it looks like an enticing prospect for any iPhone user.
Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles boasts slick controls and gamplay, with gorgeous graphics - and it's free! What are you waiting for?