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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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.
Best game in the seriesyouknowwho77 | April 2, 2014 | See all youknowwho77's reviews »
This is my personal favourite of the whole franchise. Assassin's Creed II. They improved A LOT of stuff in this game. Added A LOT of things to do, since the first Assassin's Creed. They improved the graphics a little bit, but that's not what impressed me. What really impressed me was, the cool and authentic Italian atmosphere. The setting. The rooftops. These little details which make the game a masterpiece. But the story, the story is the real deal here. It continues AC1, just where it ended. You are now Ezio Auditore. An Italian noble, who becomes an Assassin, in the meantime when he struggles to take revenge for his family's death. A MUST PLAY!
The Enlightenment CreedCriSilCart | March 2, 2014 | See all CriSilCart's reviews »
From one of the most important franchise of Ubisoft apart from others more. Assassin's Creed II is, by far, the best game of all the series, till now. The history is quite amazing and the graphic environment inspired in the renaissance make it the most impressive of all.
The different an unique ambience of each city had improved from its predecessor and also the gameplay. The capabilities and the limits of the main character have been extended that lead to a huge freedom of the gamer. The main character is quite good and the history continues with all the mystery and secret of the first issue.
The cons, because there are always cons, are that the strategy, the calm and the secret of the previous part gradually lost importance and the game is becoming least interesting over the series. Despite this, it is quite good and play it over and over again really worth it, you will never get bored.
Way better than the first one, and third...Serdastan | Jan. 6, 2014 | See all Serdastan's reviews »
After playing AC1 my expectations for AC2 were really low, as I was afraid I'd have to run from city to city, just to do the same repetitive missions again and again, with the same dull color scheme all over the place. Luckily, this wasn't the case. Everything has been improved, in my opinion, from the boring AC1: the fighting, the exploration, the side missions etc. etc. The voice acting is great too, something a lot of games could learn from. The setting too. I don't get why there aren't more games set in this time period, it obviously has a lot to offer. Anyway, I can only recommend AC2, even if you haven't played the first one.
Still the best in AC seriesFreako | Jan. 2, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
Assassin's Creed 2 by far the best one in the series in my opinion.
I am a Assassin's Creed fan myself. i have played all of the Assassin's Creed series . Let's talk about storyline. The storyline in Assassin's Creed is marvelously put out. A man named Ezio lost someone valuable to him and he seeks revenge but little did he know there was something bigger behind the lost of his loved ones.
Something you couldn't comprehend at his age. In the real life Desmond Mile the person "controlling" Ezio and learning about his success and failures.
Desmond is in an Animus in other words desktop computer. He plays,develops and lives Ezio life going through every painful moment Ezio had to go through. Desmond objective is to find a special Cube which is carefully hidden somewhere in Ezio's memories. He seeks to find it.
Gameplay in this game is awesome. You can either play stealth or just rush in and sword fight with the guards. Though some require you 100% stealth to prevent being spotted.