Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed Achievements

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See 85% of all the memory glitches.  

During the majority of cut scenes while you're playing as Altair, you will sometimes see the screen 'glitch'. You will see a bunch of hexagon-shaped molecule diagrams flash quickly on the screen.

  • Pressing any button will make the scene cut to another camera angle. These are the glitches.
  • Constantly tapping any button during every cut scene will make sure you hit at least 85% of the glitches.
  • If you get every glitch, this achievement should unlock during the cutscenes for the 8th assassination
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 23 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Jatyrael
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 03:01:06 PM

*Minor Spoiler*

I just unlocked this during the speech of my sixth victim, Majd Addin.
I guess the reason I got it earlier than described is that I replayed a few assassinations.
After being discovered during an assassination, I paused, exited to the Animus, and chose continue.
I then ended up in the Assassin hideout (the ones entered through the roof), and I could then try again.
If this isn't a one time bug, you could get this cheev by reloading again and again.

Comment #2 by Ragnarok1013
Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 07:53:46 PM

Just press any button when you see the glitch happening throughout the storyline and you'll get this one

Comment #3 by dmcdon7
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 10:15:49 PM

again i just missed this one i beleive because i had every glitch done

Comment #4 by Weaver
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 03:24:45 PM

how can you tell when it glitches... what does it look like

Comment #5 by FluffyTamponMan
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 09:11:25 AM

It'll be like circle flashes.

Comment #6 by SaneCube
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 02:24:15 PM

When a glitch appears, press RB

Comment #7 by psybOltOn
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 11:45:56 PM

one of the dumbest cheevos i came across

Comment #8 by RedBull
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 02:21:08 PM

do they only occure during the scenes where your victims talk/die?

Comment #9 by BonesE
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 04:53:26 AM


Comment #10 by Djshep
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 02:51:06 PM

I missed this one by 3 glitches but fortunately you can just replay memories to get them so I just redid the first memory.

The first level (temple with the ark) explains glitches and shortly after the explanation shows up in text on the screen a few glitches happen during the cut scene. once you know what they are they are quite easy to spot.

Comment #11 by Martyatz
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 09:15:05 AM

I figuered out that I missed all the memory glitches, so I just replayed from Memory Block 1 on the same gamefile and got it during the assassination of the knowledge burner. A Glitch is just another perspective on the event. Have fun!

If you missed a conversation with Lucy, you'll have to start over.

Comment #12 by TheDeadDoll
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 01:35:26 PM

easy achievement

Comment #13 by Stevesmith
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 09:29:36 PM

This is a dumb achievement.

Comment #14 by SnoCone
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 07:36:17 AM

im gonna guess it doesnt matter what button you press right?

-life is a beach, im just playin in the sand-

Comment #15 by theshockwave
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 04:52:05 PM

Glad that you can replay memories to get this. I'm about to do my 9th and it still hasn't popped and the guide says that it should show up by the 8th. I must have missed a couple glitches. I thought that I was hitting buttons constantly while the cut-scenes are running. I guess not.

Comment #16 by Deimenried
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:31:54 AM

I didn't realise that there were glitches in the little chats with the assassination victims until about the fifth memory block. Still got the acheivement but it was a bit annoying to find out so late...

Comment #17 by shannanigans7
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 09:52:34 PM

Im passed the 8th assassination and STILL havent got the achievement. I guess that means I didnt get all of them... but i feel like i did! :( Boo.

Comment #18 by dragonbeat359
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 03:38:35 AM

@SnoCone: No it doesn't matter what button you press the glitch will still be activated.

Comment #19 by dragonbeat359
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 03:41:03 AM

@shannanigans7: Did you get the glitches from your little chats with your assassinations victims while they're laying there dying? Pretty much every time they talk during those is a glitch.

Comment #20 by LOBO325
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 08:37:09 PM

This was a bit annoying to keep track of at times

Comment #21 by niko da bos
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 03:24:07 PM

wtf i always thought it meant those HUGE walls of like blue encrypted code that dont let you go any farther. i figured you had to keep running around untill you see a way past it. either way this achv list was a pain in the ass

Comment #22 by LukeSniper
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 03:24:31 AM

I didn't get this one until the final confrontation with Al Mualim. I missed a bunch early on because I didn't know what they were.

Comment #23 by jtwisted
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 01:24:26 PM

This is the only one im missing and somehow i keep missing it...maybe my brain is broken or somethin

Comment #24 by PNutFace
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 08:19:01 PM

Nice guide in helping to remember the glitches and when to expect them. However, the 85% mark is wrong. I managed this Achievement after killing Sibrand (before Jubair)on Memory Block 5. And yes, I did follow your guide to that point so many thanks for that.
They are so easy to miss when you're watching the FMV parts,so I would add that, as soon as you see the 'recording memory' notification, be on that X button on the lead-up to and after the assassination.

Comment #25 by SK Jordan
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 04:45:54 PM

Basiacally, during a Cutscene, just press a, b, y or x when you get the weird squares during the cutscene. Just always tap the A button during every single cutscene. You will get it :D

Comment #26 by HungryBob74
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 05:34:12 PM

Does anyone have a perfectly clear explanation of exactly what this achievement is and how to get it?

Comment #27 by Marc Pilkington
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 06:03:49 PM

@26 Usually when you are in a cutscene with one of the assassination targets (that is when you first come across them or when they are dying as you talk to them) they are the most apparent. Strange blue hexagons that look like DNA strands spill across the scene and it makes a sort of zapping like noise too. As soon as you see this go across the screen press any button (A, B, X, Y etc) and it'll change the camera angle meaning that you have successfully done the glitch.

I thought I was getting them all but didn't get it till the second to last glitch! Close one or what!? Now I just need to mop with the flags, viewpoints, templars and free mission achievements and I'm all done!

Comment #28 by RE2LeonS
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 02:40:05 AM

Wait.... can I press press the LT or RT? Those were the 'buttons' I've been using. I've been doing it during every cut scene and I just assassinated the 8th guy and went onto memory block 6 without it

Comment #29 by drleonardoss
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 11:49:23 AM

I finished the game, going back in memory to retrieve or need to start the game again?

Comment #30 by Jurassic425
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:49:37 AM

@29 I would like to know the same thing. Is there a way to get this without playing through the whole game again?

Comment #31 by drleonardoss
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 08:33:06 PM

No need to start the game again. You can go to every memory is saved. Getting doing it.

Comment #32 by Abb007
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 04:28:59 PM

I finished the game and I haven't this achievment. I read that I could unlock it reloading many times Memory Block 1.... is that true?

Comment #33 by Abb007
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 04:36:51 PM

I finished the game and I haven't this achievment. I read that I could unlock it reloading Memory Block 1 many times.... is that true?

Comment #34 by GamingTurk
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 12:53:46 PM

AKA 20G for pressing A like crazy

Comment #35 by leonidas foot
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 07:49:40 PM

Every time there is a flash of the Animus's coding across the screen -DURING CUTSCENES- (not when you're running from guards, that's the chase scene thing..)
press any button (i'm spamming LB and RB because it's comfortable and will not effect the game incase the cutscene is broken) some cutscenes have anywhere from 0 to 5+ glitches, just keep pressing a button. You have to press a button within about 1-2 seconds of the glitch appearing on the screen, so you don't have to mash on the controller too hard. should be easy, just don't forget! (Press buttons when you are not in control of your characters movements)

Comment #36 by Maaarek
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:34:39 AM

I had to replay almost the hole game, got it during Memory Block 6 after I killed "fake-Robert" (the woman). After I got it there were only 3-4 glitches....
dumb achievement

Comment #37 by FrAnK5411
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 09:33:34 AM

so hard

Comment #38 by overoath
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 10:52:29 PM

This achievement is extremely easy, people are thinking about it too hard. If you're in doubt, just keep tapping A, B, X or Y during ALL the cut scenes. Annoying? Yes... but there is your achievement. This is NOWHERE NEAR as annoying as getting all those stupid effing flags!!!!

Comment #39 by HVAC Techie
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 09:38:42 PM

I agree with #38, but that doesn't mean I like it. Just spam a button during every cutscene. Preferably a button that's not so loud or annoying that you don't pay very good attention to the cutscene itself. Flags are definitely difficult...

Comment #40 by FrozenRaptorz
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 03:27:24 PM

Does anybody know if you can just run through the game doing the bare mininum of the assassinations and view point and still get this? I just don't really remember if there any glitches from saving citizens, etc. Any thoughts?

Comment #41 by M0nster
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:11:39 PM

Yeah this is a really stupid achievement, not worth doing it for 20G.

Comment #42 by xRONINx
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 01:50:02 PM

yeah I normally set my controller down for cut scenes and miss it>

Comment #43 by Alcoholicleaf
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 04:02:15 PM

Annoying as *.. but easy if you know that you can button bash through all the game, both fights and cutscences

Comment #44 by Emivader
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:58:05 AM

It can be done replaying the game from the first chapter?

Comment #45 by Suppleygoblin
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 02:57:12 PM

Merg, I hope I haven't missed out too many of these @_@

Comment #46 by Mr.Pink26
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 06:13:57 AM

I apparently was closer to this than I thought, only replayed 1 assassination to get this achievement to pop.

Comment #47 by ch0zen101
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 10:28:31 PM

Can this achievement be obtained after beating the game, or do I have to start over the whole thing?

Comment #48 by Ceruleanization
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:06:52 AM

How many glitches can you miss before you HAVE to replay? I've missed two :/

Comment #49 by s a m m y g8425
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 09:00:48 PM

You can miss a lot more than two. It can be done by replaying memory segments. Since restarting, I've noticed there are a few in the Jerusalem cutscenes which I missed altogether the first time and still got the achievement.

Comment #50 by KidRoshi
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 08:28:54 PM

It's so boring to do, but all you gotta do is pay attention and just press a button when it flashes lol

Comment #51 by stp414
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 11:03:02 PM

Glad I got this one by accident, my friend only told me about it after I was 3/4 of the way through the game haha

Comment #52 by xSKAxTOPKER
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 12:46:13 PM

im just pressing buttons like crazy every time I see a disruption in any of the cut scence haven't gotten it yet, but will reply back when I get it and have the time up of the duration for it.

Comment #53 by freak047
Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 11:22:15 AM

I got this by replaying the memory blocks. If you miss them just exit to the animus. Where it says continue: load latest memory move the analog stick up on the controller and you can access the previous memories. Just press ANY button when the glitches appear. After just go back down the line to play where you left off.

Comment #54 by Halloween
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 12:15:22 PM

Confusing much

Comment #55 by Xx Anubys
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 03:39:59 AM

Hard Achieviment.

Comment #56 by BO0O0O0O0O0O0
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 @ 12:24:31 AM

just press buttons during cut-scenes when it has white cyber lines

Comment #57 by ThugSnipe
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 04:35:49 AM

This achievement is easy in the fact that I was interested to get every single glitch done haha

Comment #58 by CRiTiCaL eVeNT
Sunday, November 02, 2014 @ 08:47:17 PM

Stupid reason to replay, but I will....

Comment #59 by MechaEvol
Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 10:00:23 AM

Missed this one

Comment #60 by Plankee
Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 06:58:35 PM


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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US November 13, 2007
Europe November 16, 2007

ESRB: Mature
HDD Space Required : 6.56 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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