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Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed Achievement Guide

Guide By: Noisy Neighbour
There are 44 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline achievements: 44 (1000)
- Online achievements: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-35 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 4
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No Difficulty
- Glitchy achievements: Disciple of the Creed (see achievement guide for more info)
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? None
 
Introduction:
Assassin’s Creed does not have very difficult achievements, but there are a lot of collectible related achievements that can be quite time consuming. There are also a few missable achievements that this roadmap will prepare you for. As long as you are aware of all the achievements before going into the game, you should be able to 100% this game with a single playthrough. There are three main cities that you will visit three times each. In your third visit to each city, you will rack up the achievements quickly. You should be aware of http://www.assassinscreed-maps.com/, as using this site will make your job infinitely easier.

Step 1 – Missable achievements – 4 (100)
There are four missable achievements that you need to be aware of before you begin the game. This is an open-ended sandbox game, so all the others can be completed at any time, even after beating the game, but these four take constant vigilance through your entire playthrough.
- Hungerer of Knowledge: Your first memory glitch comes in your first memory, and every ensuing memory. I got lucky with this one on my first playthrough and got it during my final assassination. Just watch very carefully at every cutscene.
- Conversationalist: This is the easiest to miss. I missed this on my first playthrough, and still have no idea where I missed. Just make sure that you talk to Lucy over and over again until she tells you to go lie down, every time you leave the animus.
- Disciple of the Creed: This one should come naturally for most completionists. Just make sure that you complete all investigations, highpoints, and save citizen missions in the district BEFORE you carry out your assassination.
- Blade in the Crowd: This only has to be done on one target, and most people get it on their first. If you miss this on your first target don’t worry, there are at least three other opportunities.

Step 2 – Masyaf – 4 (70)
The game starts with a very linear introduction where you learn the controls and the basic premise of the game. There are three storyline achievements right off the bat, then you will be able to explore the city of Masyaf. Get the flags here using http://www.assassinscreed-maps.com/ for your 4th achievement.

Step 3 – Linear progression – 20 (550)
I strongly recommend that you use http://www.assassinscreed-maps.com/ religiously during your playthrough. The site uses cookies so you can actually check-list the flags that you’ve gotten in case you get interrupted, or find a couple out of order. If you prefer a different method, that’s fine, but make sure that before you start anything story based, you scour the new district for flags, Templars, and high points. Once you have reached all high points, all the investigations and save citizen missions will have icons on your map in the pause menu, and on your HUD. The game will move you from one area to another in a linear fashion, but you can return to any unlocked areas at any time. Just completing everything in the cities in a linear fashion will get you the bulk of your achievements. Make sure that when you finish the game, you get the Visions of the Future achievement before you quit.
Note: Absolute Symbiosis is not technically a linear achievement, but completing each district in a linear fashion will net you that achievement as well.

Step 4 – The Kingdom - 3 (90)
If you are using http://www.assassinscreed-maps.com/ the kingdom is a breeze. Just go to each city, ticking off the kingdom flags that you get along the way. At some point, come through and get all the remaining flags, templars, and high points. If you aren’t using this site, I would recommend not getting any flags at all in the kingdom until you’re ready to do a flag hunting marathon. In addition to the Kingdom Flags achievement, this should complete your kill all templars achievement, and reach all high points.

Step 5 – Performance achievements – 13 (190)
These are achievements like perform 50 combo kills, or assassinate 100 guards. Most of these will come naturally if you just don’t run and hide much. What I did to ensure that I got these quickly was to try to only kill guards using one method at a time, eg. I only assassinated them, then when I got that achievement, I only used combo kills, etc… The only one that might give you trouble is pickpocket 200(!) throwing knives, since you can only grab 5 at a time. Also, there’s no need to boost Eagle’s dance. If you just leap off every highpoint, you’ll get it eventually.
Note: See Eagle’s Will for a reliable glitch.

That should be 1000/1000. If you’re missing a flag, just go to http://www.assassinscreed-maps.com/ , clear all the flags in the area that you’re missing and and go through each flag location. Same with templars. Everything else should be apparent.
 
   [x360a would like to thank IWI11KickU for this Road Map] 


The Eagle and The Apple - 1191100
Complete Assassin's Creed. (73) 
  • Complete all 9 assassinations
  • Complete the last mission
Personal Vendetta40
Kill every Templar. (155) 

Throughout the game there are 60 Templars and the majority of them lay within the kingdom. All you need to do is kill every single one of them.

Locations:

  • 30 - Kingdom
  • 03 - Dasmascus poor
  • 03 - Dasmascus middle
  • 04 - Dasmascus rich
  • 04 - Acre poor
  • 03 - Acre middle
  • 03 - Acre rich
  • 03 - Jerusalem poor
  • 03 - Jerusalem middle
  • 04 - Jerusalem rich

** See individual flag maps for locations of templars (green dots) **

Keeper of the Lions Passant25
Find All of Richard's Flags in the Kingdom. (97) 

There are 100 flags of Richard in the Kingdom.

Locations:

  • 100 - Kingdom

Kingdom MAP:

Keeper of the Creed10
Find All Flags in Masyaf. (35) 

There are 20 flags to find in Masyaf.

Locations:

  • 20 - Masyaf

Masyaf city MAP:

Keeper of the Four Gospels20
Find All Flags in Jerusalem. (40) 

There are a total of 100 flags/crosses to find in Jerusalem.

Locations:

  • 34 - Poor
  • 33 - Middle
  • 33 - Rich

Poor district MAP:


Middle district MAP:


Rich district MAP:

Keeper of the Crescent20
Find All Flags in Damascus. (34) 

There are a total of 100 flags to find in Damascus.

Locations:

  • 33 - Poor
  • 34 - Middle
  • 33 - Rich

Poor district MAP:


Middle district MAP:


Rich district MAP:

Absolute Symbiosis45
Have a complete Synchronization bar. (36) 

Sychronization increases as you:

  • Rescue citizens
  • Visit View Points
  • Get ranks reinstated by Al Mualim after you've completed assassinations.

If you complete everything as you go along, this should unlock around your 8th assassination.

Fearless25
Complete all Reach High Points. (13) 

There are a total of 91 high points (view points) in the game. Climb to the top of them and press to synchronize.

Locations:

  • 12 - Kingdom
  • 09 - Dasmascus poor
  • 07 - Dasmascus middle
  • 10 - Dasmascus rich
  • 11 - Acre poor
  • 09 - Acre middle
  • 11 - Acre rich
  • 06 - Jerusalem poor
  • 07 - Jerusalem middle
  • 09 - Jerusalem rich
Hungerer of Knowledge20
See 85% of all the memory glitches. (56) 

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
Defender of the People: Acre20
Complete every free mission in Acre. (4) 

Just save every civilian in the poor, middle and rich districts of Acre:

  • 12 - Acre poor
  • 12 - Acre middle
  • 12 - Acre rich
Defender of the People:Jerusalem20
Complete every free mission in Jerusalem. (7) 

Just save every civilian in the poor, middle and rich districts of Jerusalem:

  • 12 - Jerusalem poor
  • 12 - Jerusalem middle
  • 12 - Jerusalem rich
Defender of the People: Damascus20
Complete every free mission in Damascus. (2) 

Just save every civilian in the poor, middle and rich districts of Damascus:

  • 12 - Dasmascus poor
  • 12 - Dasmascus middle
  • 12 - Dasmascus rich
Conversationalist20
Go through every dialog with Lucy. (155) 

Whenever you finish a memory block, you will be asked to rest.

  • Wait until the doctor has left the room
  • Stand next to Lucy and press when the prompt appears
  • Continue to press every time the conversation finishes
  • When she says "Aren't you tired?" and "Sorry can't talk, got work to do" then you may go and rest
  • You will not get a chance to go back and get missed conversations after you go to sleep. MAKE SURE you get these.

For more information, try this -thread-

Disciple of the Creed30
Assassinate all your targets with a full DNA bar. (54) 

Widely accepted and believed to be unlocked by:

"The DNA bar is the bar that fills up as you complete the investigation missions in each memory block. In order to get this achievement, simply complete all six investigations for each assassination rather then stop after three."

From Microsoft:

"Again, this achievement really only requires awareness and patience. You need to assassinate every target with a full DNA (health) bar, not just kill them in open combat. Make sure every assassination is a one-hit kill with your hidden blade. This doesn't mean that every assassination must be a low-profile hidden-blade attack though. Holding down for a hidden-blade strike for a high-profile assassination will still score this achievement."

-Link-

This achievement is currently glitchy. It has been confirmed that the above will get you the achievement, but less also will. Also, if you have every side mission done before you start the assassinations, it will unlock. For updates, check this -thread-

Eagle's Will20
Defeat 100 opponents without dying. (38) 

As it says you must defeat 100 opponents without dying.

Tips:

  • Spend the majority of your time blocking.
  • Always try and counter kill them as it is a lot easier.
  • Run around the city killing every guard you see.

If you are having trouble, this glitch works for some reason:
At the start of the game in Masyaf, run along the far left side of the village until you see a spiked outcrop pointing up toward the mountain with a tree just in front. If you run into the corner at the point while moving left and right, you'll be able to wriggle up the cliff face. When you reach the top, jump off the edge of the map and you'll unlock the achievement!

Credit goes to Mullock94 for the method and Moonska for the video.

Eagle's Flight20
Last 10 minutes in open conflict. (53) 

This one is a lot easier than it sounds.

  • Attack a guard
  • If there is more than one, kill them until only one remains
  • Sit back holding block ()
Eagle's Prey20
Assassinate 100 guards. (12) 

You need to assassinate 100 guards. It doesnt matter whether they are attacking you or not, but as a general rule, most of the time they will block you if they are aware of your intentions.

  • Press to equip your hidden blade, and press while next to a guard to assassinate them.
Blade in the Crowd30
Kill one of your main targets like a true assassin. (23) 

This has to be done on one of the main 9 targets.

To kill like a true assassin the tagret must not be aware that they are about to die.

  • Walk up to your target holding in low profile to blend.
  • When you're next to your target (still holding ), hold to assassinate your target.

Tron Advice: It's easiest to do this on the first target.

Eagle's Challenge20
Defeat 25 guards in a single fight. (35) 

A single fight means that your synchronization bar must remain red throughout the entire fight.

Attack a guard and hold block. Keep backing away around the town and gather a group of guards. The max I could get at once was 13. Once you've gathered the maximum (again 13 for me), kill them until one remains. Then gather another group and kill that twelve. I find it's safer to gather a third group and then kill them all. This makes sure you actually got 25 instead of 24.

  • Always keep one guard alive
  • Always keep synchronization bar at red
Eagle's Swiftness20
Perform 100 Counter Kill in Fights. (7) 

You need to counter kill 100 opponents in fights. This doesn't need to be done in one go, but is specific to your game file.

  • Wait for your opponent to step towards you to begin his attack
  • Just before he hits you, press and you will counter him and kill him
  • Sometimes you won't kill him and just kick him away, this doesnt count towards the achievement.
Eagle's Dive20
Perform 50 Combo Kills in Fights. (75) 

Combo kills are frustrating and take a lot of precision timing. Luckily you only need to get 50 of them this time.

  • While fighting, press to attack someone, the split second your sword makes contact with theirs, press again to combo kill them.
  • Constantly pressing until you kill them doesnt count as a combo kill
  • If you're having trouble with pulling off a combo kill, you can practice them in the courtyard in Masyaf
Eagle's Talon15
Perform 50 stealth assassinations. (7) 

A stealth assassination is an assassination without alerting the guard to your presence

  • This is best pulled off on guards on the rooftops and guarding doorways.
  • Press to equip your hidden blade, slowly walk up behind the guard and press to stealth assassinate them.
Eagle's Dance10
Perform 50 leap of faith. (7) 

A leap of faith is when you jump from a high point into a stack of hay below. You perform one of these in the attack on Masyaf.

  • Hold , and forward to jump off into a stack of hay
  • You can do leaps of faith mainly off view points, but there are a few other locations.
  • Some locations require very little time to climb to the top again, meaning you can just repeat it off that point 50 times. A good example is in the west of Masyaf
The hands of a Thief15
Pickpocket 200 throwing knives. (19) 

You may notice while walking around, some fat looking men wearing brown leather outfits with knives on their belt.

  • Target onto them with the and hold to pickpocket their knives.
  • This is easiest done later on in the game when your max amount of knives is at 15.
  • Just keep pickpocketing until you've stolen 200.
March of the Pious5
Use Scholar blending 20 times. (16) 

Blend in and out of the same group of scholars 20 times.

  • Walk up to a group of scholars (a group of 4 guys in white robes), press to blend and again to blend out. Just follow the group and repeat 20 times.
Eagle's Eye15
Kill 75 guards by throwing knives. (9) 

You need to kill 75 guards with throwing knives.

  • Stand far from the target
  • Press to select the throwing knives, Lock onto the target with the and press
  • If you run out of knives, steal some more
Enemy of the Poor5
Grab and Throw 25 Harassers. (48) 

You will sometimes find a beggar run up to you and harass you for food, money etc.

  • Hold the and press to grab them. Once you've grabbed the beggars, throw them away.
  • The beggars must be different people
  • Sometimes you'll find a crazy person attacking you. Grabbing the attackers won't scare them and neither will it contribute to this achievement.
Gifted Escapist5
Jump through 20 merchant stands. (17) 

Find a merchant stand and jump through the stand 20 times

  • Press , and forward to jump through the stand
Keeper of the Black Cross10
Find All Teutonic Flags in Acre. (7) 

Find all the teutonic flags in the middle district of Acre.

  • 33 flags in the middle district

Middle district MAP:

Keeper of the Order10
Find all Templar Flags in Acre. (11) 

Find all the Templar flags in the rich district of Acre.

  • 34 flags in the rich district

Rich district MAP:

Keeper of the 8 Virtues10
Find All Hospitalier Flags in Acre. (16) 

Find all the Hospitalier flags in the poor district of Acre

  • 33 flags in the poor district

Poor district MAP:

 
Secret Achievements
 
Visions of the Future50
A strange vision has appeared to you. What could it mean? (48) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.
 

Spoiler!
At the end of the game, you will aquire Eagles Vision in the present time. Use it around the lab to find hidden messages
The Blood of a Corrupt Merchant25
You've slain Tamir, Black Market Merchant in Damascus. (4) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Tamir.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 2
The Blood of a Slave Trader25
You've slain Talal, Slave Trader of Jerusalem. (6) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Talal.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 3
The Blood Of A Doctor25
You've slain Garnier de Naplouse, Hospitlier Leader in Acre. (1) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Garnier.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 3
The Blood of a Regent25
You've slain Majd Addin, Regent of Jerusalem. (2) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Majd Addin.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 4
The Blood of the Merchant King25
You've slain Abul Nuqoud, Merchant King of Damascus. (1) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Abul Nuquod.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 4
The Blood of a Liege-Lord25
You've slain William of Montferrat, Liege-Lord of Acre. 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Willian of Montferrat.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 4
The Blood of a Scribe25
You've slain Jubair, the Scribe of Damascus. (3) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Jubair.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 5
The Blood of a Teutonic Leader25
You've slain Sibrand, the Teutonic Leader of Acre. (2) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Sibrand.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 5
The Blood of a Nemesis25
You've slain Robert de Sable, but there is one more... (9) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Assassinate Robert de Sable.

  • You kill him in Memory Block 6
Welcome to the Animus20
You've successfully completed the Animus tutorial. (3) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Just complete the tutorial.

  • Its the very first thing you do
Hero of Masyaf20
You've protected Masyaf from the Templar invasion. (8) 

Storyline, so you won't miss it.

Protect Masyaf from the Invasion

  • Run out of the castle into the town, kill all the enemy guards while making your way down to the gates
The Punishment for Treason20
You have found the traitor and have brought him before Al Mualim. (2) 

Storyline so you won't miss it.

Find the traitor and bring him to the leader.

  • The first mission that your leader sends you on. Just gather information and find the traitor in Masyaf

NOTES:

  • For additional help with the Templars and flags, try this -thread-
  • For additional help with any part of the story, try this -thread-
  • For the Eagle achievements, the score is specific to the game save, so getting 25 leaps of faith in one save and 25 in another will not unlock the achievement. All 50 must be done in the same game save file.
  • When killing Robert de Sable, watch out for a glitch by the two archers that may cause you to fall into the floor. If you've fallen foul to this you will need to take your HDD to a mate's house and complete it there. Or it has been suggested to use a Lens cleaning Device.

MAPS:

  • Red dots are the flags. The numbers correspond with a location guide found HERE
  • Green dots are Templars

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher:
Ubisoft
Genre:

Release:

US November 13, 2007
Europe November 16, 2007

ESRB: Mature
Collection:13358
Wishlist:412
 
 
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