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4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Feb 20, 2012
    3
    The Bonfire of Vanities DLC for Assassin's Creed II can be bought from the Playstation Store or get free on the game of the year edition. It includes a sneaking mission which can be really frustrating - and you can't skip it! So even if you get it free from the GOTY version, you could be stuck for that mission and that sucks. It's one the hardest in this game so I could only suggest thisThe Bonfire of Vanities DLC for Assassin's Creed II can be bought from the Playstation Store or get free on the game of the year edition. It includes a sneaking mission which can be really frustrating - and you can't skip it! So even if you get it free from the GOTY version, you could be stuck for that mission and that sucks. It's one the hardest in this game so I could only suggest this to them who likes a really nice challenge. For other gamers, there isn't much here. Collapse
  2. Feb 20, 2012
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    The Bonfire of Vanities DLC for Assassin's Creed II can be bought from the Playstation Store or get free on the game of the year edition. It includes a sneaking mission which can be really frustrating - and you can't skip it! So even if you get it free from the GOTY version, you could be stuck for that mission and that sucks. It's one the hardest in this game so I could only suggest thisThe Bonfire of Vanities DLC for Assassin's Creed II can be bought from the Playstation Store or get free on the game of the year edition. It includes a sneaking mission which can be really frustrating - and you can't skip it! So even if you get it free from the GOTY version, you could be stuck for that mission and that sucks. It's one the hardest in this game so I could only suggest this to them who likes a really nice challenge. For other gamers, there isn't much here. Collapse
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67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. 74
    I wouldn't call Bonfire of the Vanities a must play, but there are certainly worse ways Assassin's fans could spend four bucks and a couple hours. This is a fun little side story that lets us kill a few more bad guys in Renaissance Italy.
  2. The first downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin's Creed 2 was anything but spectacular. Luckily round two fares a whole lot better. Bonfire of the Vanities shifts from the combat oriented nature of the first DLC towards more focus on stealth and assassinations. Successfully assassinating your targets using stealth techniques is rewarding and makes the content, although short, very enjoyable.
  3. The second expansion to Assassin's Creed II is better and longer than the first, but there's still a sense of a rip-off when these levels weren't included in the original game.