Assassin's Creed II PlayStation 3

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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1261 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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 225
  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. MartyS
    Jan 23, 2010
    10
    An improvement on the original in every way, and a game which offers exceptional value for money (except if you're Australian - in which An improvement on the original in every way, and a game which offers exceptional value for money (except if you're Australian - in which case, do what I did and buy it in a pack - games are way overpriced here on consoles). The graphics are amazing, even running at a mere 720p, the animations are superb and the story is engrossing. The gameplay has a few issues - often imprecise and finicky, but they don't detract from the experience, which is superb. A grade title! Cheers Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2017
    10
    This game takes me back to 2010, back when I would watch my dad play this game. I never knew what it was about, but when I went to it andThis game takes me back to 2010, back when I would watch my dad play this game. I never knew what it was about, but when I went to it and played it, it's a masterpiece of a game. Nothing can beat this game, although it isn't my favorite game ever. NOTHING beats this game for me. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2011
    9
    The first game was terrible, but this was leagues better than the first although its still not perfect, there are repetitive bits, and theThe first game was terrible, but this was leagues better than the first although its still not perfect, there are repetitive bits, and the games combat is way too easy, other than that the game play, music, voice acting and environment graphics are very good although the character graphics were not on par with the settings visuals.A truly excellent game 9/10 Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2015
    9
    First Assassin's Creed game I played. And maybe the best. The game was long but never boring. The story and plot were great. Music andFirst Assassin's Creed game I played. And maybe the best. The game was long but never boring. The story and plot were great. Music and atmosphere were top notch. The gameplay was great as well.

    (I played this in 2011, I'm just now writing the review)
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  6. Feb 2, 2017
    8
    This is the penultimate Assassin's Creed game I played, since I ended up getting tired of the mechanics of the saga and have not playedThis is the penultimate Assassin's Creed game I played, since I ended up getting tired of the mechanics of the saga and have not played anymore up to date.

    However, I must recognize AC II is quite a good game, which takes many of the positive aspects from its predecessor and improves them while adding new elements. Technically powerful and with a decent plot for a game, I would actually recommend it, if and when you are not swamped about playing the same AC game over and over again (apart from a new setting and some new weapons and options).
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  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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