The path of the assassin stretches to the iPhone
There are sceptics out there who claim the iPhone isn’t capable of being a handheld gaming device; Assassin’s Creed is the perfect evidence against such cynicism. This is easily one of the best ‘traditional’games to appear on Apple’s gadget. It sees Altair hunting down an artefact known as the chalice’in the hope of bringing The Crusades to an end. Controlling our protagonist with the ever more common on-screen stick and buttons, it’s remarkably easy to get comfortable with and only enhances the experience. Whether using stealth to creep past enemies or encountering them head-on, it’s surprising how solid Assassin’s Creed is on every level and a credit to Gameloft. Not only a great game in its own right, but also proof of the potential the iPhone has of being a gaming platform.
It’s also worth noting that a HD version is available for iPad that looks just as stunning and plays just as well.
Rating 4 Star