Assassin's Creed II PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Assassin's Creed II is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Assassin's Creed brand. In a vast open world environment, the game invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed byAssassin's Creed II is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Assassin's Creed brand. In a vast open world environment, the game invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy. Ezio's subsequent quest for vengeance plunges players into an epic story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new gameplay elements, diverse weapons and a profound character progression that appeal to fans of the original Assassin's Creed as well as entice players new to the brand. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 69 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    The sequel has arguably changed for the better in just about every conceivable way...Assassin's Creed II truly offers an experience like no other, one that mixes history and brutality to sheer perfection. And it's absolutely massive. [Holiday 2009, p.38]
  2. Assassin’s Creed II is a worthy successor of one the most intriguing new franchises we have seen in a long time.
  3. Not only an unreservedly brilliant and compelling follow-up, but one of the finest games we’ve ever played. Boasting a suitably grand soundtrack, majestic aesthetics and masterful level design, Assassin’s Creed II is everything we could have ever wished for and so much more. Forget Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II is without a doubt this year’s biggest and best.
  4. Assassin's Creed was easily one of my favorite games of the last decade, and I love the sequel even more. It has managed to improve on almost every aspect of the game, despite missing a couple of obvious and unfortunate mistakes. This side trip to Italy is a truly fantastic vacation and worth every dollar, euro, or gold Florin.
  5. Perhaps the ultimate testimony is the fact that it left us longing for another sequel, something the original certainly never achieved.
  6. Assassin's Creed II is more than a great sequel because it does things the first game couldn't even hope to accomplish. There are tons of surprises in store, so if you enjoyed the original – or even if you only kind of liked it – this is one of those sequels that absolutely must be played.
  7. To say the least, Assassin’s Creed II is a disappointment – not because it’s bad, but because we were promised so much more. Everything Ubisoft claimed they were changing has stayed the same, and what little new touches they’ve included fail to impact in the long run.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 211
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    Probably the best game i've played, ever. The story is interesting and complex, the gameplay is brilliant (fixed every bad thing from theProbably the best game i've played, ever. The story is interesting and complex, the gameplay is brilliant (fixed every bad thing from the first game) and the graphics make you feel like you're really in 1500 and in Italy. Amazing. Expand
  2. IliasV
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    Great work. In my opinion it is one of the best sequels ever. The gameplay is awesome and the gaphics quite improved. But the most important Great work. In my opinion it is one of the best sequels ever. The gameplay is awesome and the gaphics quite improved. But the most important is that the missions are now really interesting, something that in the first game was missing Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2016
    10
    Really sets the mark for the series. Great game for the series it starts the popularity and completely over turned the original'sReally sets the mark for the series. Great game for the series it starts the popularity and completely over turned the original's disappointing performance but this is a great game should be played by everyone. 100/100 Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2011
    9
    I got this game almost a year ago and this is the best game Ubisoft has to offer! Unlike the first AC, ACII fixes the problems with the firstI got this game almost a year ago and this is the best game Ubisoft has to offer! Unlike the first AC, ACII fixes the problems with the first game. Gone are the repetitive missions and gone is the confusing story. Instead we get a best explanation of the story and the gameplay is much more varied and fun. The assassinations are more fun to execute and I like the choice of 15th century Italy rather than the Crusades. This game is amazing and you'll want to check this game out after playing the original AC. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2014
    9
    Not only a fantastic, beautiful, brilliant stealth/adventure game, but an accurate one. This game has helped me pass numerous tests I may haveNot only a fantastic, beautiful, brilliant stealth/adventure game, but an accurate one. This game has helped me pass numerous tests I may have failed. I've toured the locations from the game, and seen their match up. My grandfather even, who had lived in two of the game's locations for years was given a controller and found that he could find real locations he knew of without the aid of a map, claiming it was like being back home. Even if not for gameplay, you've no reason not to touch the one and only perfect Assassin's Creed. Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2016
    8
    This game is just so much fun and it is so beautiful to look at, each area is rendered in amazing detail, so it's a real joy just wanderingThis game is just so much fun and it is so beautiful to look at, each area is rendered in amazing detail, so it's a real joy just wandering (or leaping and climbing) around the fully realised cities of Italy. I wasn't expecting it to be so much of a 'sandbox' style environment, you can just Expand
  7. DajaJ
    Nov 20, 2009
    0
    The game is the same as AC the graphics are bad and the story is just stupid and the ending is really bad enough said do not buy this game.

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