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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: 69 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    The sequel has arguably changed for the better in just about every conceivable way...Assassin's Creed II truly offers an experience like no other, one that mixes history and brutality to sheer perfection. And it's absolutely massive. [Holiday 2009, p.38]
  2. Assassin’s Creed II is a worthy successor of one the most intriguing new franchises we have seen in a long time.
  3. Not only an unreservedly brilliant and compelling follow-up, but one of the finest games we’ve ever played. Boasting a suitably grand soundtrack, majestic aesthetics and masterful level design, Assassin’s Creed II is everything we could have ever wished for and so much more. Forget Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II is without a doubt this year’s biggest and best.
  4. Assassin's Creed was easily one of my favorite games of the last decade, and I love the sequel even more. It has managed to improve on almost every aspect of the game, despite missing a couple of obvious and unfortunate mistakes. This side trip to Italy is a truly fantastic vacation and worth every dollar, euro, or gold Florin.
  5. Perhaps the ultimate testimony is the fact that it left us longing for another sequel, something the original certainly never achieved.
  6. Assassin's Creed II is more than a great sequel because it does things the first game couldn't even hope to accomplish. There are tons of surprises in store, so if you enjoyed the original – or even if you only kind of liked it – this is one of those sequels that absolutely must be played.
  7. To say the least, Assassin’s Creed II is a disappointment – not because it’s bad, but because we were promised so much more. Everything Ubisoft claimed they were changing has stayed the same, and what little new touches they’ve included fail to impact in the long run.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 262
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    Probably the best game i've played, ever. The story is interesting and complex, the gameplay is brilliant (fixed every bad thing from theProbably the best game i've played, ever. The story is interesting and complex, the gameplay is brilliant (fixed every bad thing from the first game) and the graphics make you feel like you're really in 1500 and in Italy. Amazing. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    AC2 is one of the best games, and most addicting games have ever played. It's a huge improvement over the first game. They did bring back theAC2 is one of the best games, and most addicting games have ever played. It's a huge improvement over the first game. They did bring back the old characters from the present time, but they also added new characters from the past in the renaissance era. I liked the character Ezio a lot in this game. They added a brand new story in the game with brand new missions that are playable in the game. It's easily one of the best games in the series. I highly recommend it. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    10
    This is without a doubt the best Assassin's Creed game! Its got a great story, great characters, and a great setting! If you're a fan ofThis is without a doubt the best Assassin's Creed game! Its got a great story, great characters, and a great setting! If you're a fan of history or just action/adventure games you should definitely give this one a go! Expand
  4. May 25, 2019
    9
    Good opening,music of Jesper Kyd,cutscenes,plot,characters,enhanced equipment,controls and parkour got better than in AC 1,
    Everyone must to play it
  5. Feb 4, 2013
    9
    This game is probably the most improved sequel outside of Just cause 2 ever, almost everything the original game failed at this game succeedsThis game is probably the most improved sequel outside of Just cause 2 ever, almost everything the original game failed at this game succeeds massively with. The combat is far better and the missions are varied. The story is so much better as instead of playing as a faceless assassin like in the first game, you're a charming Italian guy who injects a much needed sense of humor into the game. The environments are more varied and much nicer than the original and the fantastic parkour remains fun. The soundtrack is also very well done and even memorable at times. The game is also very lengthy taking hours upon hours to do everything. Only problem is the best strategy in combat is still to keep countering and blocking constantly and two of the 14 sequences are DLC which is a bit unfair. Other than that though It's a fantastic sequel and great game. Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2017
    8
    el inicio de lo que hizo grande a la saga, Ezio Auditore

    se resiente un poco de popping, tearing y de ser facilón pero sin eso no
    el inicio de lo que hizo grande a la saga, Ezio Auditore

    se resiente un poco de popping, tearing y de ser facilón
    pero sin eso no podríamos disfrutar de semejante Italia renacentista ni de ser un juego que puede disfrutar todo el mundo

    historia entretenida y apartado artístico brutal
    "nada es verdad, todo está permitido"
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  7. DajaJ
    Nov 20, 2009
    0
    The game is the same as AC the graphics are bad and the story is just stupid and the ending is really bad enough said do not buy this game.

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