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Assassin's Creed slays its own price as the Xbox Live Deal of the Week

 Today at E3 we had the pleasure of meeting a few of the fine folks at Gameloft. And what a coincidence, a Gameloft title is now the Xbox Live Deal of the Week. Assassin’s Creed is on sale for $2.99, down from $4.99. While it has experienced a price drop (down from a wallet-killing $6.99) and was part of last year’s Black Friday sale, this is its first official appointment as the DOTW.

Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles (review) is a 3D platformer/action title set in the middle ages. With great graphics and full voice acting (though the acting is atrocious), it feels like a DS game squeezed into a mobile title (‘cause it is). The controls are fiddly and the platforming can be frustrating, but the story and action mostly make up for it.

Assassin’s Creed is on sale for $2.99 for one week only. Get it here on the Marketplace as you prepare for the upcoming console release of Assassin’s Creed 3 (pictured).

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

  • Has there been any updates to this game? Is it mango ready?
  • I hope so ... I just bought it.. Lmao
  • Please let us know. Gives us an updated review. WPC review wasn't too kind.
  • Don't think it is, don't remember getting an update for it.
  • Anyone with a review? Thanks
  • "Try" before you "Buy" :P
  • The trial is just a video.
  • Uh, no it's not! That's the intro to the trial game which is like the whole first level. You roam around the level, climb buildings, collect orbs and fight...
  • I want to know how it works on the lumia 900.
  • Why don't you try it?
  • I forgot you could do that lol I'm a new user lol but thanks
  • Got the 900 .. Runs perfect. Worth the money
  • Thanks for letting me know I will be buying it soon.
  • I bought it last time it was DoTW I think. It sucks though.
    I'm going to have to force myself to play though it someday :(
  • Incredibly frustrating gameplay. Two huge annoyances:
    - Little to no documentation of how to navigate through certain platformer stages. Controls fiddly and almost never do what I expect them to do, I'm stuck on a part where you're supposed to leap from ledge to ledge, but the leaping is broken and my character climbs up on top of the ledge instead of jumping to the next one.
    - Controls don't adjust to perspective of the game. It is often presented at a 45 degree rotation from a front-on view, yet controls don't adapt to this. Means that instead of aiming where you should be doing in relation to the game, you have to focus on doing what is right by the virtual joystick and adds an unnecessary layer of complexity.
  • I completed the game despite all that
  • Controls you can get used to, but it really feels like a stripped down version, to theres nothing interesting left...don't know. Maybe i try this annoyance again someday.
  • A couple of tough parts, but it's not that hard.
    I managed to 200 in about a week of casual playing.
    The game itself is nothing special, but for the sole reason that it's not a puzzle of physics game it instantaneously make it interesting.
  • Yeah, to many boring puzzle games, good point.
  • The only thing that bothers me with this game is the choppy framerate. Otherwise it's OK. Takes a while getting used to controls but they work good enough.
    We need more games like this for WP. Not more of those puzzel games please.
  • Had the ios version, not a bad game. Very repetitive though and controls were difficult. Id rate it a 7 out of 10. u won't be disappointed but you won't brag about it either.