|System(s)||Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows|
|Followed by||Assassin's Creed II|
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- This is the first game in the Assassin's Creed series. For other games in the series see the Assassin's Creed category.
- For the mobile version, see Assassin's Creed (Mobile).
Assassin's Creed is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft Entertainment. It was released worldwide in November 2007 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. On September 22, 2007, Ubisoft announced the Windows version had been delayed until early 2008. The game features highly detailed and interactive environments from the time of the Third Crusade – the game's developers claim these environments are historically accurate. A prequel for Nintendo DS, titled Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles, was released on February 5, 2008.
In Assassin's Creed, the player assumes the role of Desmond Miles, an average bartender who is the last descendant of a long family line of assassins. Desmond has been taken to a facility where he is forced to use the Animus, a machine that traces and recreates the memories of his ancestors during the Third Crusade. Through these memories, the player controls Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad (الطائر إبن لا احد, Arabic, "The Flying One, Son of None"), a member of the Assassin Brotherhood. Altaïr's objective in the game is to slay nine historical figures propagating the Crusades in the year 1191. (According to Ubisoft's developers, all of the main character's targets are historical figures who died or disappeared in 1191, although not necessarily by assassination.)