"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.
OS: Windows Vista®(32-64 bits)/Windows 7® (32-64 bits) *
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
Memory: 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® - Windows 7®
Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
Hard Drive: 8 GB free space
Sound: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card
Supported Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series
Assassin’s Creed 2 © 2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Developed and published by Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed 2 is the second game in the Assassin's Creed franchise. What started with a repetitive and slow game now evolved into something no one could have expected. The only way to understand how much this is better than the first game is to play the original game first and then come to this one. I'm not kidding when I say it's unbelievable. I remember my jaw dropping on how much fun this one is compared to the first. Assassin's Creed 2 has a new protagonist (much more charismatic than Altair), a new setting (Italy, a personal favorite of mine) and so many gameplay refinements is hard to count. The plot is also stronger, because you no longer have that element of suspense the first one had when you controlled Desmond, meaning it rolls much smoother now and is also just more interesting. Assassin's Creed 2 is a classic that aged very, very well (maybe except for the graphics). Play this even if you played the sequels. You will not be disappointed.
AC1 was a rough game. While it had an amazing and intuitive approach to assassinations through it's sandbox game, that was the only element that stood out. Combat was lackluster. The environment was incredibly linear. Even Altair, who I personally liked, was underdeveloped and never given the chance to flourish. AC2 rectifies all the problems of the first game. Combat is overhauled to be seamless and compliment the stealth elements well. Environments are greatly expanded, giving players more freedom. Ezio, while he's not my favourite assassin, provides personality and a new face to the series. The story this time around is far more engaging, and without a doubt this game is what made AC the franchise it is today. For anyone who hasn't played an AC game, if they are unwilling to play the first one, AC2 is definitely a good jumping in point. You'll be confused by the Desmond story and what's going on outside of the Animus, but the main game is really living in Renaissance Italy.
That's what everyone told me. And when I bought it, I got hooked from start to end (I think it took me 4 days to finish it, you can tell how many hours I spend playing! oh summer) But I have to say it's not my favorite Assassin's Creed game. The missions are quite 'do this, do that' and the story moves slowly. But the ending was quite amazing. If you care about the story that takes place in the current era, you have to play it in order. If not, play whatever game you want!
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!
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.
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