Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition
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"The experience is layered, unique, and shows an incredible attention to detail. This is one case where the sequel has triumphed over the original by catching the gameplay up to the already excellent visuals." - IGN.com
"The PC version of last year's beautiful action adventure is lots of fun," - Gamespot.com
* This Deluxe Editions of Assassin's Creed 2 includes 3 bonus maps! Explore some of the Renaissance's most prestigious monuments to reveal secret treasures in three special in-game maps: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard. *
Assassin's Creed® 2 is the follow-up to the title that became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history. The highly anticipated title features a new hero, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young Italian noble, and a new era, the Renaissance.
Assassin's Creed 2 retains the core gameplay experience that made the first opus a resounding success and features new experiences that will surprise and challenge players.
Assassin's Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence's most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.
EZIO, A NEW ASSASSIN FOR A NEW ERA: Ezio Auditore da Firenze is a young Italian noble who will learn the ways of the assassins after his family was betrayed and he looks to seek vengeance. He is a lady’s man, a free soul with panache yet has a very human side to his personality. Through him, you become a master assassin.
RENAISSANCE ITALY: Italy in the 15th century was less a country and more a collection of city-states where families with political and economic strength began to take leadership roles in cities like Florence and Venice. This journey through some of the most beautiful cities in the world takes place in a time in history where culture and art were born alongside some of the most chilling stories of corruption, greed and murder.
A NEW-FOUND FREEDOM: You will be able to perform missions when you want and how you want in this open-ended world that brings back free-running and adds elements such as swimming and even flying to the adventure. The variety in gameplay adds another layer for you to truly play through the game any way you choose.
DYNAMIC CROWD: Discover a living, breathing world where every character is an opportunity for the player. Blending in with the crowd is easier, working with in-game characters provide ample rewards but can also lead to surprising consequences.
BECOME A MASTER ASSASSIN: Perfect your skills to become a master assassin where you brandish new weapons, learn to disarm enemies then use their weapons against them, and assassinate enemies using both hidden blades.
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The way a sequel should be donemateidanut | Feb. 27, 2015 | See all mateidanut's reviews »
As the title says, this game is one of the best examples on how to make a sequel: you keep the overall idea and style of gameplay, and create something truly original. The story was pretty good. A downside would be the fact that spoiler alert the game ends on a cliff-hanger, but you should be used to that from the first game end of spoiler. I liked the setting and the fact that this time the historically accurate characters have distinct personalities. The gameplay improved in every way, from diversity to more complexity, but this made the game lack a bit of clumsiness that made the first game so exciting. This one makes you go through hours of tutorials to become a master assassin. The first one told you that the protagonist is the best assassin but you always felt you are still human and too many enemies would mean the end of you. The graphics are still great. Personally, I think this is a staple to the series. In conclusion, buy this game but only after you played the first one. The story is half of the experience!
A work of artTokiMC | Feb. 24, 2015 | See all TokiMC's reviews »
This is the second installation of a series that has spawned 8 games, and is still the best of them all. The story is very good and revolves around the life of the master assassin Ezio during the Renaissance. The graphics are solid, the characters likeable, and the plot believable. The details are great. The soundtrack is great. A must buy for anyone who likes parkour and combat.
A must playValentine109 | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all Valentine109's reviews »
The second entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, the second outing fixes nearly all of the issues of the previous entry. With the over-world being extracted and replaced with a quick transport system, the world surprisingly doesn’t feel as small as one would expect. The villa that acts as the protagonist’s headquarters is a bit of a let-down in that all that you have to do is deposit a bit of cash, and then receive a ridiculous amount back, and you can wonder around said villa. The world also feels more alive with the denizens of this world feeling more alive, seen doing daily tasks, and with better responses to the player’s interactions. The combat has had a slight bit of an update with the ability to disarm enemies as well as steal the weapons, as well as a new plethora of gadgets. But whilst feeling very fluid, it still feels quite slow. The story in this entry is arguably the best in the series, with an interesting protagonist and side characters. Unfortunately, Desmond’s sections aren't much better than before. The mission structure has been updated to a better method where each mission is a story mission, so there is no repetition unlike last time. This entry to the series has fixed nearly everything that was wrong with the previous entry, and I will recommend this to literally anyone.
A MasterpieceGipsyDanger2 | Aug. 25, 2014 | See all GipsyDanger2's reviews »
This came out 7 years ago but still is one of my favorite AC games. It has one of the best environments and characterizations ever in any AC game. Ezio Auditore is my favorite protagonist in the series and will always be my favorite. If you haven't played this yet, what are you doing??? Play it now! Experience the music, the setting, the gameplay, the story most importantly. It will all blow you away!
"Requiescat in Pace !"neokratos48 | Aug. 22, 2014 | See all neokratos48's reviews »
Well, after playing many hours to AC I, I had many expectations about this second opus...and I am not deceived, at all. This game is like the first one, but best, in all ways. You are more free (you can swim this time), cities are larger, Venice is amazing, you can meet characters that you are more inclined to know (I am thinking right there of Leonardo Da Vinci) who have really made history. By being the first one of an Ezio trilogy which was going to be very interesting, it is a turning point in our way of playing videogames. I think that I may remember this game as a game which taught me a lot, about Renaissance and Italy. The metastory is going quite further, but not really fast enough.