Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition
"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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NiceXelibrion | June 30, 2014 | See all Xelibrion's reviews »
This game takes what was in the first and adds so much to it. Several locations, varied mission types, frustration and joy all in one. The setting for this game, reneissance Italy, lends itself extremely well to the game. It's the perfect time and place for an epic story. And this game brings it. I mean, really, it has got to be one of the most engaging stories I've played through in a video game. The mechanics are fun too for the most part, albeit they could have made the controls a little better on the PC version. There really is no need to hold several keys down at once to perform an action. But that in itself is a small mishap and is quite easy to get used to.
What a deal.gluxia95 | June 11, 2014 | See all gluxia95's reviews »
This game in one of the most atmospheric games i ever played.You play in renesanse Italy,whitch looks just gorgeus even in lowest settings.It haves decent amount of side quests,(you even get quest line with Leonardo DaVinci) around 35 hrs to beat,if you dont rush the story,and if you do all side quests the time amound goes double.Jumping on rooftops and setting Borgia towers on fire never gets old.For me personaly this is the best game in the franchise if not the best Ubisoft game ever. P.S English is not my native language,sorry if my review is full of spelling errors.
Renaissance God simulatorSASteve | May 31, 2014 | See all SASteve's reviews »
Assassin’s Creed 2, as you probably know is a game developed by Ubisoft in which you play as a young Florentine nobleman, Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Everything starts well, fact that should ring an alarm bell in your head, so of course things get messed up pretty fast, so Ezio starts in a quest to avenge his dead relatives, not quite like Batman, although they are both some rich dudes in silly outfits that make a living out of jumping on someone’s head.
The game controls usually well, and I say usually because you run and jump with the same button, which can feel like you are suddenly controlling Spiderman that has a urge to fuse with the nearby wall. The assassinations are the core part of this game, as you can tell from the title, so you have many tools to help you stab people more effectively, like: hidden blade, dual hidden blades, poison blade, poison dart, crossbow, throwing knives, hidden pistol, throwing coins, punching people to death and unlockable chainsaw gun (just kidding).
As I previously said, this game is one of the easiest games I’ve ever played, partly, if not entirely because of the game-breaking counter attack. You can basically kill unlimited enemies without getting killed just standing there and wait for someone to attack you in order to complete a Quick Time Event.
Another complain I have, besides the dodgy controls is the difficulty. If you are looking for an assassin experience with lots of careful planning and some sense of achievement, you’ve come to the wrong place, because Assassin’s Creed 2 one of the easiest games I’ve ever played. The only things that makes this game “difficult” are the jumping puzzles, which can be excruciating because of the controls and the stupid level design in some parts of the game. When I say stupid level design I am thinking at the instances that the game made me do some kind of an ultra mega jump that I won’t ever use again because outside these puzzles the jumpy-climby part works without the ultra mega jump! Want to know why? Because it’s extremely hard to pull off and the parkour it’s all about going from point A to point B in the shortest time, so you don’t have time to fiddle around with the jumping controls to make them behave properly for 5 seconds. Fortunately, most, if not all of those puzzles are “optional”, but if you want the best armor in the game you have to do them. Speaking of “optional” things that there are in Assassin’s Creed 2, this game introduced in the series the Sim City aspect: you have a villa, the place is a junk yard, it’s your job to invest in it so you can make more money that will eventually pile up, because there aren’t really that many things to buy, besides weapons (considering the fact that you get the best armor from side-activities). The story is one of the strong factors of this game, well one of the stories. The story is divided into two different stories: the present one and the past one, because we are not playing as Ezio actually , we are playing as a smug teenager from the future that relieves the memories of his ancestors because the memories are stored in his DNA, as you can probably tell, this is the bad part of the story. The good part is in the past, in the Renaissance Italy, with Ezio and the other interesting characters, which leads me to another question: why do we need the DNA memory storyline? The games would have worked just fine without this sub-plot that is nowhere near solving, and, Frankly I stopped caring a long time ago and apparently so did Ubisoft. After all those complaints you are probably legitimately wondering why I gave this game such a high mark, well that’s because I really enjoyed this game, maybe it’s just the fact that I consider Renaissance one of the most amazing historical periods. Combine Renaissance with some interesting characters, an interesting plot, a parkour mechanic and some nice architecture to climb on and you’ll have a nice game. It’s not the best game I’ve ever played, but I really enjoyed it and I think I will play it again sometime.
Unforgettable Gamebillie_boy86 | May 12, 2014 | See all billie_boy86's reviews »
Assassin's Creed II is the game that started the story of Ezio Auditore one of the most favorite character in the AC's Franchise. Assassin's Creed II was a giant step forward from it's predecessor and improved a lot in terms of Graphics, Control Mechanics from walking, running and climbing and gave the player more freedom to explore the gorgeous Italian cities during the 15th and 16th century era of Renaissance. Assassin's Creed games are very well known for the historical events which they mixed with fictional yet believable story in which players first steps as main protagonist Desmond Miles who then gets into the Machine called the Animus which reads the DNA of him which he can access to the relive the lives of his ancestors as Assassin in order to find Apple of Eden and to fight against the Templars. Assassin's Creed II is also a narrated story driven game but with the freedom and side quests it has to offer makes it one of the most enjoyable game of all times. The Brawling, Counter Attacks and overall the fight system and gameplay has been much more improved from the original Assassin's Creed which came out before it. I would recommend everyone to start playing Assassin's Creed games if they haven't played it yet.
An improvement over the first in every way9insane9 | April 14, 2014 | See all 9insane9's reviews »
This game takes what was in the first and adds so much to it. Several locations, varied mission types, frustration and joy all in one. The setting for this game, reneissance Italy, lends itself extremely well to the game. It's the perfect time and place for an epic story. And this game brings it. I mean, really, it has got to be one of the most engaging stories I've played through in a video game. The mechanics are fun too for the most part, albeit they could have made the controls a little better on the PC version. There really is no need to hold several keys down at once to perform an action. But that in itself is a small mishap and is quite easy to get used to. But what really grinds my gears (and many other people's, for that matter) are the fixed camera angles in the assassin tombs. During those, the direction in which the character is headed depends on the camera angle rather than the usual (direction of the character). Plus, the game does not run terribly well. Even though I'm running this on a notebook with a GT650M, it should run constantly at 60 frames per second. I mean, several years have passed, right? It should run better. All of this is a result of bad porting. However, even though the game suffers from being a bad port, it is still a really good game because the story and setting make up for it. The game ( unlike the next games in the series, which have been filled with micromanaging tasks) remains very casual, which makes the game more enjoyable in my opinion.
TL;DR: If you can withstand the negative effects of a bad port and like a good story and casual gameplay (and an awesome setting), this game is for you.