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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: 20 out of 316
  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. Jun 29, 2020
    10
    This is a truly amazing game, a big step-up from AC 1. Ezio's story, his discovery of his family's legacy, and his journey to avenge hisThis is a truly amazing game, a big step-up from AC 1. Ezio's story, his discovery of his family's legacy, and his journey to avenge his family and save Italy from the hands of the Templars is one any gamer should experience at least once. Ezio Auditore is one of the best video game characters ever made. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2011
    10
    Assassin's Creed 2 is one of the best games out there. The story is interesting, compelling and is sure to keep an history fan fascinated, theAssassin's Creed 2 is one of the best games out there. The story is interesting, compelling and is sure to keep an history fan fascinated, the gameplay is awesome with some great new features which will give an AC fan a happy face. The graphics are spot on, looking at The Duomo di Firenze at 1080p is beautiful. The Cuts Scenes are a big step up and you really feel for the character Ezio. And the soundtrack is one of the bests i have ever listen to. This game is truly great Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2020
    9
    El juego por el que una saga sigue viviendo del cuento desde que salió, el mejor de todos junto con la hermandad, el resto sin dejar de serEl juego por el que una saga sigue viviendo del cuento desde que salió, el mejor de todos junto con la hermandad, el resto sin dejar de ser juegos entretenidos son un chicle estirado hasta la saciedad. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    Sweet game! Definite improvement over the AC 1 and a must-play.

    Graphics are stunning and the environments are extremely realistic when I
    Sweet game! Definite improvement over the AC 1 and a must-play.

    Graphics are stunning and the environments are extremely realistic when I went to Italy and visited the cities that were in the game, I was like, "Whoa! These buildings and landmarks actually look exactly like what I saw in the game!!!" and that was really cool. So one of the biggest highpoints is the detail put into making the cities come alive, and you do spend almost all your time in the cities so it was a good call to really focus on making them more immersive.

    While some of the gameplay does get blatantly repetitive at times (only reason why it's not a 10), this is still a great open-world/sandbox game with a lot of different weapons and techniques to try out as the game progresses and a healthy amount of side missions to keep you busy if you don't want to continue the main plot just yet. I loved the whole upgrading system for your city and decorating/improving your villa was fun. Moneymaking was really easy this way and I was raking in the dough halfway through the game, and financial security even in a game is important. heh

    I thought the story was really interesting, and the way it played into actual historical events was fantastic. The characters were all well done too, with great voice acting, and it's interesting to see how the web of relationships goes along. Not too much interaction and depth beyond cutscenes for the NPC characters though.
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  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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