"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.
The story is just awesome,there are many secondary quests and (while a little too easy maybe) the combat system is good! I really liked the ambientation and the historical references. I started to play AC from this title and I have to say it was an awesome choice. A must-buy especially at the low price you can find it!
This is an amazing game. If you haven't played this, then you are missing out on a whole lot. I personally loved how the elements of Assassin's Creed 2 mix so well together, that create an authentic experience of a master assassin. The first thing that comes into the game is the story of Desmond Miles, who is training to become an assassin by living the memories of his assassin ancestors from his DNA. Enter Ezio, the hero of Assassins Creed 2, who is a whole hearted womaniser by day and silent killer by night. This story is told well through the game's open world which is filled with all sorts of activity, such as the guards who are just asking to be stabbed, or the very sexy prostitutes. The game mechanics are also both smooth and very versatile for any type of assassin. I liked going for the smoke bomb kills each time, coz I'm too lazy to fight. Other times I'd just get women to seduce my enemies. Each experience in this game feels new and exciting, and there are always more things to discover in Ezio's world. This is by far the best adventure game I've ever played.
Whenever I'm asked what is my favourite AC title there's only a possible answer that comes to my mind and it is Assassin's Creed II. It's the first chapter of the Ezio Auditore trilogy from his birth to his adulthood. It basically improved every aspect of the first game and succeeded where the latter failed. The game is graphically superior to its predecessor, movement system is way better and responsive, Ezio is a charismatic character probably the most likeable in the entire AC series. The story is interesting, the gameplay is fun but the most important factor in my opinion is the setting, running and climbing in Florence and Venice is one of the best experience I had in a videogame. Ubisoft managed to recreate the atmosphere of Renaissance in a stunning way. I recommend this game not only to those who never played an AC game, but also to those who didn't like the first game but want to give the series another shot.
This is the one that will get you hooked to Assassin's Creed for life! Many great things have been already said about the game and they are all true. What personally makes this game great is the detail put into city buildings and the story. If you're someone like me who already was familiar with what was going on there and who the families were, then you will enjoy leaping into history through a new, fun perspective, that of Ezio Auditore (indubitably the best assassin out of them all). This game has so much to offer, At the time it came out I believe it to be revolutionary. The combat system is fun even though silly sometimes. In my opinion, AC II is a must have, I believe it to be one of the best games of all time. I consider this game to have no flaws and thoroughly enjoyable.
I really enjoyed still being able to do all the assassinations that the later games don't have as much of. Ezio is kind of whiny at first but grows into so much more. The combat and graphics were improved from the first, you can see all the different elements really starting to take place of what makes up this series. There's plenty here to keep you busy. Works great even on a low end laptop like mine. A lot of people complain about uplay but I've never had any difficulty with them. Ezio's trilogy is probably the strongest story of any of the Assassin's Creed games.
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