"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.
AC2 is the best sequel anyone could ask for. They fixed just about every issue with the first game. We got an interesting protagonist, not repetitive missions, a better map, and, of course, a great story. If you haven't played it yet, go for it. It is a must play if you ask me.
This game is prime example how you make a great sequel - you listen to the feedback, fix and remove everything that was bad about the original, and throw in some new things that didn't make it or was scrapped, while tuning in some of the good things. There is absolutely nothing to complain about this game, because it fixed all of the issues Assassin's Creed 1 had. Boring, repetitive missions are gone and replaced by much better ones, controls are better (although sometimes camera might make some things harder), music is still excellent thanks to Jesper Kyd and Ezio is probably one of the best, if not best, protagonist of the series and making 3 games about him is testament to that. Full to the brim with content, with great and somewhat funny characters, awesome upgrades, one of the best Assassin's suit... you can't go wrong with this one. If you had a bad taste in your mouth after the first game, you should definetly check this one out, because it is completely different game.
If ACI was a proof of concept, then ACII fully realizes the "Assassin's Creed" game idea. ACII fixes everything that was wrong with ACI and is actually quite an enjoyable game. This game is probably the second-best AC game of them all, a close second to AC Brotherhood (my personal favorite). Compared to its predecessor, combat is vastly improved in ACII, the protagonist is far more interesting, the locations are more enjoyable, and the missions offer much more variety. The DLC for this title is not very good, though. Even though they are included with the Deluxe edition, I recommend skipping the DLC Memory Sequences 12 and 13. Neither really offers anything fun, and the missions really aren't that enjoyable. Having played ACII both with and without these addition, I'm glad they weren't included in the base game.
This may be a sequel, but it is one of those sequels that prove that not all sequels are bad. This adds some pretty nice things to the original, and keeps the great gameplay and story telling that the first one did so well. It comes close to replacing the first one as my favorite in the series, but misses the mark but just a hair. A highly recommended game.
Assassin's Creed 2 is my favorite game in the series because they took everything from the first game and then they improved it. One of the major improvements was the combat because you can counter attack much easier and you have access to new weapons like for example an axe. Another thing they improved on is missions because they added a lot of side quests and new mission types so its much less repetitive. The campaign is pretty long but there is also collectables to find and side quests to do. I had no real issues with the keyboard and mouse controls although sometimes Ezio would jump off a building to his doom. I had a lot of fun with this game and would recommend it to anyone.
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