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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: 31 out of 265
  1. Dec 3, 2017
    10
    awesome. just play it. those who giving it negative points are brainless. its really worth playing. its story is the best part. man i reallyawesome. just play it. those who giving it negative points are brainless. its really worth playing. its story is the best part. man i really loved it. i can even play it again. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2015
    10
    i think

    it is really good game. it is best assassin's creed game and one of my favourite games. and ezio is one of best characters. i
    i think

    it is really good game. it is best assassin's creed game and one of my favourite games.

    and ezio is one of best characters. i really loved him
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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. Nov 10, 2019
    9
    Неплохая игра, после школы с друзьями поиграть было довольно весело.
    -1 балл за однообразный геймплей
    Неплохая игра, после школы с друзьями поиграть было довольно весело.
    -1 балл за однообразный геймплей
  5. Apr 30, 2022
    8
    Assassin's Creed 2, one of the most classic revenge story of all video game history.
    Games visuality and atmosphere is fascinating. well, the
    Assassin's Creed 2, one of the most classic revenge story of all video game history.
    Games visuality and atmosphere is fascinating. well, the graphics are outdated obviously but the atmosphere bringed by real structure and Italia's tissue is wonderfull. The map is a little bit bigger than first game. And therefore player can not be feel like their's character are bigger than city. I wish they filled this empty spaces with more real life structure, but im still happy with this map design.
    Game's core mechanics and animations are nearly same with the first game. But there is some improvements and extra mechanics like new weapons, smoke bomb and few parkour mechanics etc.
    Games play time is way too much. In the first half of game, all the quests and map discovering stuffs feels enjoyable. But in the second half of the game, all the things are becoming so boring, and the mechanics are became overused. And unfortunately game doesn't channel players to do stuff except for main quests. And it is a lack of game design. The game is way too easy to beat, and the player nearly doesn't have to improve character's stuff even the game has many different way to improve stats. There's a lot of weapon and armour upgrades, but i only bought a knife and do some shield upgrades, although i was lack of upgrade way to much, i didn't find any difficult to beat the game. And the game has some pointless investment features, but i never had to use this investments.
    Game's story is one of the most iconic revenge story of all video game time. The only bad thing about the story is, the time issue. In my opinion game is about 5 hours longer then it's needed. And almost all the time i couldn't remember why i am doing this missions and what is my goal or motivation.
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  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. Jun 9, 2021
    0
    bad game, i don't like it. 0/10. gameplay is **** clicker, nothing interesting so broing and burthurting!!

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