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 start of a great Assassincocoawolf29 | July 27, 2014 | See all cocoawolf29's reviews »
Assassin's Creed was the beginning of Ezio's trilogy in the Assassin's creed series, and for me that means the beginning of the best part of the games. It was a huge step forward from the first game in the series. The map is large with various cities to visit and plenty of things to collect and do. The main plot is relatively straight forward and simple, yet still interesting. Seeing the life of Ezio at the beginning stages of his career as an assassin was very interesting. I also loved having Leonardo Da Vinci along for the ride. The game has beautiful buildings and views, one of the best parts of the game. The Desmond parts were annoying and pointless to me, and the plot did get a bit old after playing it. It did not hook me as easily as the other Assassin's Creed games, though it was still a good game.
Breezy history rompskymt | July 25, 2014 | See all skymt's reviews »
Assassin's Creed 2 is the game that turned Ubisoft's alt-history open-world stealth-action series from a hit into a phenomenon. It refined the first game's mechanics while providing a grander scope and a more memorable protagonist, but some core flaws continue to hold it back.
Ezio is our protagonist for this entry, and he's a lot of fun. He starts the story as a teenage troublemaker, but when his family is betrayed he's forced to grow up quickly, being trained as a member of the Assassins to seek revenge against the shadowy Templars. Ezio's roguish charm keeps the story engaging even when it meanders.
The stealth system in Assassin's Creed is simplistic. Ezio can blend into a crowd, providing invisibility but limiting his movement, or he can climb buildings to stay out of sight and pick off rooftop guards one at a time. It's effective enough when the level design supports it, but there's one area at the very end of the game that nicely highlights its limitations. The endgame stealth challenge is a series of hallways with simple cover and guard patterns that you might see in the tutorial of a more advanced sneaking game. With the signature mechanics of crowds and climbing stripped away, you can see how bare-bones the stealth here really is.
Sword-fights tend to feel like a punishment for failing to sneak, which especially grates when fights are frequently forced by the mission design. They're never difficult, as Ezio has plenty of health and countering is quite powerful. But they tend to take too long, and they're not as complex or engaging as the melee in games like Batman Arkham City or Sleeping Dogs.
Assassin's Creed 2's biggest strength is its atmosphere, transporting you into bustling historical cities full of authentic recreations of real-world architecture. It falls down slightly if you look too close, with many duplicated citizens, buildings and storefronts, but the effect while playing is wonderful.
Some assassination missions tie together everything good about the game, providing you with a target and the freedom to reach the target any way you can, followed by an exciting chase as you escape the guards. Those are the moments that make the game, and it's a shame there aren't more.
Amazing GameTCass29 | June 24, 2014 | See all TCass29's reviews »
AC2 is a wonderful game. The controls are great--vertical exploration and stealth were done well here--the environments incredibly detailed and fairly accurate to their real-world counterparts, the characters are lively and you care about them, and the story (Ezio) is fun and interesting.
That being said, I hate Desmond. I hate him with a fiery passion. For me, the Desmond sections ruin every AC game.
An Instant Classicpickelsurprise | May 27, 2014 | See all pickelsurprise's reviews »
I didn't get into the Assassin's Creed games until very recently, and boy was I amazed by what I'd been missing out on for all these years. Part of why I stayed away at first was because I'm an avid PC gamer, and I was skeptical of how a free-running movement system could work on a keyboard and mouse. However, once I finally decided to just try it, I was pleasantly surprised to find the controls were very fluid and responsive. Everything from movement to stealth to combat is smooth as silk.
Additionally, considering the game's (relative) age, the graphics are still fantastic. Ezio's story in the past is very interesting, although now I fully understand why so few people care about Desmond and the present-day timeline. Ezio simply overshadows everything else, and luckily, there are two more games with him at the helm for your perusal.
Overall, a great open-world experience with great graphics, smooth controls, and solid gameplay. The only thing you'll be left wanting when you finish is more.
Best AC Ever!Cgtitan5 | April 15, 2014 | See all Cgtitan5's reviews »
Assassin's Creed 2 is the pinnacle of the AC series.
AC 2 highly expands on what the original offered. Assassin's Creed 2 brings things like upgradable shops, weapons, and armor. Another feature that was added was tombs, which are like mini parkour puzzles and are extremely fun and rewarding.The graphics are excellent and breathtaking just like all the other AC games. The story is the best in the series and the characters are really enjoyable.
I highly recommend picking this game up.