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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: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Assassin’s Creed II is a gem, a truly masterpiece also on PC. Developing a new economic system, and bringing more attention to combats, notoriety and context-script, Ubisoft achieves an awesome and epic experience. This sequel is far better than the first one.
  2. Despite the foolish DRM and six months after the consoles release, Assassin's Creed 2 is still an incredible adventure with a deep and rich world, an engaging story and loads of contents.
  3. PC Format
    90
    A worthy sequel with all the parkour fun and swashbuckling joy of the original, and a bunch more game for your money. [Apr 2010, p.88]
  4. That’s how a sequel should be done. There’s a better story and a much more charming hero. Even the few flaws of the game can’t hurt the great overall impression.
  5. PC Gamer UK
    86
    Tactile, bloody and substantial. One of gaming's most exciting open worlds - but only when you're online. [Apr 2010, p.96]
  6. Assassin's Creed II is a great romp through the past and a present that lingers on the precipice of becoming bleak and controlled.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    50
    A combination of DRM and instability ruins what should be an excellent game. Pick this up on console. [Apr 2010, p.58]

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  1. Negative: 29 out of 242
  1. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    The most amazing and interesting game from the series!
    The graphics and the story for 2010 year was WOW,you do different things every time
    The most amazing and interesting game from the series!
    The graphics and the story for 2010 year was WOW,you do different things every time and it's addicting as fck :3
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  2. Dec 20, 2016
    10
    Sin duda alguna el mejor juego de assasin's creed, pues su personaje es muy carismático, su duración es muy buena, los mapeados son geniales,Sin duda alguna el mejor juego de assasin's creed, pues su personaje es muy carismático, su duración es muy buena, los mapeados son geniales, y aparecen muchos otros personajes que son muy interesantes. La historia es épica e inmersiva, y fue el primer assasin's creed en incorporar cosas como el nado, los ladrones, los mercenarios, las cortesanas, y muchas cosas más como armas variadas de todo tipo.
    ¡El mejor juego de AC sin duda!
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  3. Matt
    Jun 13, 2010
    10
    I am rating this purely on the game itself, not the Ubisoft DRM (which i didn't need to worry about because i cracked the game[shhh tell I am rating this purely on the game itself, not the Ubisoft DRM (which i didn't need to worry about because i cracked the game[shhh tell no one!]). The graphics, beautiful. The Free running, excellent, some tweaks made to improve it, and endless fun to be had. The story, FANTASTIC, and WAY better than Assassins creed 1. There is more to do, and a wider, more diverse range of directions to go, so it is not the same things over and over again. And the events that are taking place interest you and draw you in. The Combat system remains largely unchanged, but larger scale of enemy difficulties makes for some more challenging and often more enjoyable fights. And I love the cash aspect of this game. Instead of just having a sword and a dagger, the ability to buy and upgrade weapons, to save for the next one, is great! Plus the ability to upgrade the Villa (Sort of home town) in order to gain more revenue is good as. So, based purely on playing the game itself, i give it a 10. I give Ubisoft a 0 for trying their hardest to lose as many customers as they can, but admittedly they've put out a damn good game. I will add that this is an obvious console port, with the menu better controllable with keys, as well as the game telling you to press the "hand" key rather than the shift key (the HUD has an Xbox button style diamond like in Assassins Creed 1, with images corresponding to each button on an Xbox controller). Once you get past this, and the keys become muscle memory, you will have no more issues with it. I would give it 9.5/10 but there's no such option so I'm rounding up. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2020
    9
    Самое настоящее приключение в духе Uncharted, только с открытыми миром. Великолепно!
  5. Jul 6, 2016
    8
    Gameplay : 8
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 7 Sound : 8 **********************************************************************************
    Gameplay : 8
    Graphics : 8
    Story : 7
    Sound : 8
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    Overall : 8
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  6. Nov 26, 2018
    7
    Voy a intentar centrarme en Assassin's creed II como un juego independiente y no como si fuese la antigua ''joya'' de lo que era la saga enVoy a intentar centrarme en Assassin's creed II como un juego independiente y no como si fuese la antigua ''joya'' de lo que era la saga en sus buenos tiempos. Definitivamente la saga de Ezio Auditore ha sido una de las más aclamadas por la comunidad en distintos campos, sobre todo por la propia Banda sonora, ya que de alguna manera consigue inculcarnos una ambientación histórica y fuertes sensaciones que te remiten a las emociones del propio personaje.
    Sin embargo, fuera de lo visual y lo musical, hay ocasiones en las que a nivel narrativo se ve un poco pobre y plano, es decir, son esas típicas partes en las que tienes que ir a tal lugar y matar a X persona, o bien ir a rescatar, o hablar con alguien, pero es que lo hace de forma tan repetitiva que no te cuestionas si realmente se hace de esa forma por alguna razón en específico, y esto provoca que no haya una dinámica dentro de lo que es la evolución de algunos arcos argumentales. Si es cierto que el juego tiene una buena escaleta progresiva a nivel general pero son este tipo de mecánicas repetitivas las que quitan ese potencial a una gran historia porque durante unas fases puedes estar en un momento de clímax en el que saben como manejar la situación y hacerla acorde con la dinámica del universo pero hay otras que simplemente tienes que ir hasta cuatro puntos distintos del mapa para hacer lo mismo.
    Si bien es cierto estamos hablando de un género mundo abierto, y saber adaptar a la perfeccion una historia de este calibre es realmente complicado, aunque recalco que no lo hace mal como tal ya que tienes sus misiones que nos hacen explorar los callejones de Florencia y los canales de la bella Venecia, nos contextualizan en su época histórica con sus acontecimientos y los habitantes de ese mundo. Sin embargo, después de todo lo anteriormente mencionado pienso que este tipo de misiones y mecánicas dentro de una narrativa se podrían adaptar de una forma mucho más práctica e interesante. Dentro de lo que cabe es un buen juego para su época, lo recomiendo.
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  7. May 17, 2021
    0
    ASSASSIN'S CREED II Is unplayable on PC The tutorial on the game is great Right when I get into the mission Unplayable

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