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  • Summary: The Da Vinci Disappearance will include both single-player and multiplayer content for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. After the fall of the Borgias in Rome, Leonardo Da Vinci is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult dedicated to transforming mankind. Ezio will embark on a relentless quest to recover stolen paintings in order to find Leo before it is too late, discovering two new locations and two new gameplay features along the way. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    Most fans of this series will not hold back at pushing the purchase button to grab this DLC, and they will not be disappointed. Ubisoft has seemed to do it again with more masterful story telling, even in this small helping. The Da Vinci Disappearance will once again pull players into the robes of Ezio, and it is a return trip well worth it.
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    With its abundant amount of content and inspiring story, The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC provides a definitive reason to head back into the Assassin's Creed universe again.
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    The story mode alone is worth the price of admission, but the new multiplayer modes, characters, and map will keep you coming back.
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    The Da Vinci Disappearance is a good DLC, interesting for everyone who is looking for a couple of hours of nice single player story and, above all, for the most hardcore fans of the Brotherhood's multiplayer mode.
  5. Mar 11, 2011
    Not every mission is a success, but charismatic characters and a great final stretch elevate this enjoyable add-on.
  6. 70
    Da Vinci doesn't hit consistent highs, but it's a fresh and fairly priced reason to dive back into Brotherhood months after its debut. [June 2011, p.85]
  7. Mar 25, 2011
    The combination of its weak story setup and the arduous grind to see it through completely killed the single player portion of this DLC add-on for me; thankfully, the multiplayer additions allow me to cautiously recommend it for those who enjoy playing AC:B online and have ten bucks to burn – everyone else, there's nothing much to see here.

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  1. Mar 10, 2011
    Absolutely Superb DLC!!!
    The Single-Player Sequence is a work of art! Lots of interesting missions and finale mission is fantastic!!
    Mindblowing ending which might spark up a few more debates on Brotherhood's cliffhanger and Assassin's Creed III's premise. On the multiplayer side, we get 4 new personas, 1 map and 2 new game modes. All the pre-order bonus characters are unlocked.
    Overall, A Superb DLC from UBISOFT! Insiemme per la vittoria!
  2. Jun 25, 2011
    This game is great, for the first half of it. For the first half of the game, maybe a little more, you are excited to play the game for long hours, and to return quickly. By the second half, it becomes painful. You want to beat the game, but it you don't want to play it. Its like a chore your parents give you, that you really don't want to do, but you have to. This is the type of game where you can't just stop playing the game without finishing it, but it is extremely tiring and boring to finish. Its a game you want to end. The story is great, and the action is as well. The way they include this storyline perfectly into the past is impressive, but nothing that hasn't been seen in one of their other games. It was impressive in the first game, but now its like they are trying to make you buy it because of the uniqueness of the story. The action is great as always. You could play this game for hours while running around and killing guards or civilians. But if that is what you want this game for, then I would recommend Grand Theft Auto. My favorite thing about this game is the incredible graphics and precise detail of the cities in the game. This packed in with the amazing free roam make the game visibly enjoyable. This is what makes the game. Without the free roam, and unique graphics, this game would be a complete failure. The Colosseum caught my eye because of tis incredible detail and preciseness. Da Vinci had some cool appearances, although not as much asI would have wanted. Overall, I think this game is definitely a game that should buy preowned from gamestop, and then return it within a week. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2011
    Even though the dlc is cheapish I still believe it is a little overpriced. The dlc gives you about 2-4 hours of extra play plus some extra achievements to keep you busy. It is definetly a move forward for Assassin's Creed dlc seen as the dlc for AC2 were extremely short and, in my opinion, not up to standard that I expect from such a popular Ubisoft game francise. People may say, "It does live up to the price, it adds single player and multiplayer content," well, last time I checked they were doing free multiplayer content as previously so why add on the multiplayer charge now. Criticism of the price over I will say that this dlc is rather fun to play and it does add a little to the main storyline of Assassin's Creed. For fans I do think it is worth buying, other people, well, I guess wait for a discount . Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2012
    Ubisoft learns, and it has definitely learned with Assassin's Creed II DLC packs. The Da Vinci Disappearance is neither great nor necessary, but it is a fairly good DLC pack and has a lot of substance. The story is told in eight missions as a separate tale from the main story, but it manages to add some context to Ezio's story without being too serious or confusing. These story missions are varied and original. There are also two new templar lairs to explore, a new gambling side-game to play and a new armor to use. For the achievement-hungry, ten new trophies to earn. All these things are gimmicks, yes, but they stock up for a complete DLC pack that covers all basics. To top it off, new characters and game modes for the online multiplayer of Brotherhood. Ultimately, The Da Vinci Disappearance is an acceptable DLC pack that has something to please each buyer. Expand