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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 198
  1. Apr 15, 2018
    10
    There is something about this game that makes it my favorite game ever.

    The overall feeling is amazing. It is extremely atmospheric. The
    There is something about this game that makes it my favorite game ever.

    The overall feeling is amazing. It is extremely atmospheric.
    The mechanics like climbing are very enjoyable and a big step up from the first entry to the series a few years earlier.
    The cinematics and story development keep you attached to the game and there is not even a single moment of boredom. The temperament of the protagonist keeps you entertained in a positive way.

    Even when you open the map to check your position and orientate yourself, every little sound gives you a feeling of mystery.

    It's been many years now since the game's release and still as a tribute this is a clear 10.
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  2. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    Great game you see what the team has done it is just positive. Great story and the movment is just awesome. As a complete Assassin's creedGreat game you see what the team has done it is just positive. Great story and the movment is just awesome. As a complete Assassin's creed game also awesome. Expand
  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. Mar 17, 2019
    9
    The classic game, this is the one that really established the genre, it's such an experience. Please do yourself and get this game on sale andThe classic game, this is the one that really established the genre, it's such an experience. Please do yourself and get this game on sale and try it, sometimes Ubisoft even gives it away, though I will recommend steam as its a bit easier to play with a steam controller than the native controller support. Expand
  5. May 21, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2015
    7
    It's a beautiful game, with great story and great action. But I have found it too easy on many occasions and as far the story goes it didn'tIt's a beautiful game, with great story and great action. But I have found it too easy on many occasions and as far the story goes it didn't give me a satisfying ending. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2020
    0
    cine a facut mizerie asta cu masca de Aur este o luam incorect nu este corect să concurenți asupra unui concurent care nu este corect nu secine a facut mizerie asta cu masca de Aur este o luam incorect nu este corect să concurenți asupra unui concurent care nu este corect nu se poate trece de misiunea 3 poți să uiți că nu ai cum să treci e un căcat cu asta Ai stricat tot jocul jocul ar fi fost bun Dacă nu era căcatul ăsta de misiuni că tot până la urmă trebuiește furata masca de la ala De ce eu te văd băgată căcatul de misiune când tot Trebuie furați masca trebuie să pândești și să primească de la el te duci în piață undeva și acolo găsești și îi fure ma asta tot nu o câștigă că nu Eu da Eu da altuia la fel de incorect cum ai fost tu când ai făcut căcatul ăsta de joc de misiuni I can't beat round 3 of CTF Expand

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