Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 74
    The first expansion for Assassin's Creed II is a little underwhelming, but there is short-lived fun to be had with it. There is only around an hour of gameplay included, but the four dollar price tag is also easy on your wallet.
  2. Although its low cost we miss more content in this first Assassin’s Creed II DLC. The Battle of Forli is an interesting add-on for the main game, but for future expansions we wish for something more.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    72
    Assassin’s Creed II: The Battle of Forli. Hopes were high when Ubisoft released The Battle of Forli, the first DLC pack for Assassin’s Creed II, but sadly Ezio takes a misstep here. The Battle of Forli shows us what happened during Ezio’s Memory Sequence number 12. He is back in Forli and he… well, the title says it all. Ezio battles each and everyone in the city. Caterina Sforza, Ezio’s hostess, is an interesting enough character, but the constant killing makes one obtunded. At least the price of the DLC (4 euros) is affordable. [Mar 2010]
  4. Expect about an hour of play, give or take. If you're desperate for more Assassin's, jump right in. Just be aware that you're only getting half the story.
  5. This DLC has nice contents, but you're paying extra money for a chapter of the main story. Taking this sequence away from the original game, Ubisoft ruined the Forlì experience, turning it into a simple checkpoint before Venice.
  6. When Ezio returns in the first Assassin's Creed II expansion his adventures are Way to short and not very interesting. The lack of trophies and achievements is also disappointing.
  7. This disappointing and ultra-contrived add-on doesn't improve Assassin's Creed II; it detracts from it.
  8. By any objective measurement, this a poor attempt at adding a new sequence to an excellent game which already boasted a generous amount of content. Had it added more explorational elements, or another secret location to discover, it would have been worth the effort - but to simply stitch together forgettable melee encounters and chases with new cut-scenes is some distance from being enough.
  9. For avid Assassin's Creed fans filling in the story gap might be worth the £3 asking price, otherwise Battle of Forli is an ungenerous and forgettable add-on.
  10. At around 40 minutes Battle of Forli is also an extremely short piece of DLC. The cheap price of 320 Microsoft Points can justify it, but for such a small amount of content and the same gameplay we’ve already spent 15 hours playing, it isn’t really worth it.
  11. The Battle of Forlì is a disappointing DLC that is build on some of the weakest parts of the original game; not really an essential purchase then, even at the low price point.
  12. Sure it’s only 320 points on Xbox Live but there’s just no real reason to grab this unless you want to hear that countess of Forli lady talk about touching and kissing her breasts and flashing her privates as she taunts some guards.
  13. This is only for the must have completionists wanting to fill in the gaps for the story.
  14. The Battle of Forli shouldn't be considered an expansion pack. because it simply isn't. Its content belonged in the main game in the first place, as it contains a relatively important part of Assassin's Creed 2's story.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    3
    Battle of Forli is the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed II, expected ever since the release of the game to reveal one of the game's missingBattle of Forli is the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed II, expected ever since the release of the game to reveal one of the game's missing memory sequences. Well, the wait was definitely not worth it, as Battle of Forli pretty much sucks. It adds no new elements to the game whatsoever; it is nothing more than a new story, told through six missions that are small variations of missions found in the main plot. The story makes little sense, and it fells stupid that Ezio would so foolishly leap into trouble after all he went through and everything he has achieved. Even worse, this DLC offers no closure. If you want to see the end of this confusing story you will have to buy the next DLC pack in order to reveal the final missing memory sequence. The only fun found in Battle of Forli is the possibility to use Da Vinci's flying machine whenever you want. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2013
    3
    Not only is this DLC lacking in much content, it feels like a critical part of the story. This lame $4 add-on isn't even worth buying to getNot only is this DLC lacking in much content, it feels like a critical part of the story. This lame $4 add-on isn't even worth buying to get that missing achievement for flying into a guard. You're better off replaying the game. Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2010
    8
    There is not much to say really about this downloadable addition to ACII, firstly i think you should buy it if you enjoyed the game itself, asThere is not much to say really about this downloadable addition to ACII, firstly i think you should buy it if you enjoyed the game itself, as it fills in missing parts from the campaign that completes the story. The reason i only gave it a eight is because i think this section should have just came with the game, as the price is quite high and this package lasts an hour, tops. The price does not reflect the package you're buying, otherwise, this is classic Assassin's Creed gaming and fully enjoyable. Full Review »