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There are many collectable flags throughout the game of Assassin's Creed and every time one is collected, you get a progress indicator (e.g., 33 of 100). Is there any reason to collect these, other than bragging rights? I recall getting all available flags in one particular town and never saw any special reward or secret revealed.

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The point is only to get the achievement. You don't unlock anything by collecting them.

There are 4 achievements associated with flags:

  1. Keeper of the lions passant - Find all of Richard's flags in the Kingdom
  2. Keeper of the creed - Find all flags in Masyaf
  3. Keeper of the four gospels - Find all flags in Jerusalem
  4. Keeper of the crescent - Find all flags in Damascus
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    should be noted that AC1 only had achievements on the Xbox 360 version.
    – Kip
    Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 18:09
  • That's correct Kip ... there is no point in collecting all flags neither killing all Templars in the PS3 version of the game since no trophies will be awarded.
    – alFador
    Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 21:45
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    @Kip The PC version also has achievements, but they are localized to your own system and aren't displayed to the public.
    – cowgod
    Commented Jul 17, 2010 at 15:27
  • The point of achievements is that it is easier to show others what you have done. You can still brag that you've collected everything. Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 1:36
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The only usage for these flags is to have a save point in-game in case you die.

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