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Assassin's Creed II review
Exceptional
by Arrow2theface

Assassin’s Creed II took all the aspects that the first game did well and improved on it such as the gameplay and world design. The game also features one of the greatest video game protagonists through a compelling narrative set to one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Although it may not be the first game, Assassin’s Creed II is what blew the franchise up to the levels that has allowed it to continue a decade later.
«Time-tested»
«Beaten more than once»
«OST on repeat»

Other reviews13

This was the first 'Assassin's Creed' game that I ever played; thus, I didn't really know what to expect.

Ubisoft completely blew me away from the get-go.

The characters, story, soundtrack, environment, and everything else all added up to be one of the most enjoyable and action-packed games I've ever played. Sure, there were some trailing missions here and there, but the real meat of the game was so fun! Ezio (or should I say Desmond?) is such a likable protagonist and his story was instantly intriguing.

If you've never played this game before, or any other game in the franchise, I implore you to give this one a chance. I am certain you'll (at the very least) find it to be an entertaining experience!
«That ending!»
«OST on repeat»
Hell yes! Now this is a good game. I've played it multiple times, and I still get goosebumps at some parts!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Great game. Parkour, fighting, plot, graphics, puzzles - I enjoyed everything. Leonardo da Vinci was really likeable and historical Italy is magnificent.
arguabley the best AC, I wouldn't say so, but its influence and last impression on gaming and the Ubisoft formula can't be overstated.
Really perfects what AC1 was going for.
Excellent character and environment design, and the initial cutscenes are short and set the atmosphere of the game perfectly. But as with the entire series until AC4 (which I haven't played yet), these games have serious pacing problems. They're all probably 10-15 hours longer than they need to be, jam-packed with pointless filler that repeatedly threatens to put me to sleep. And the parkour and combat mechanics have longstanding issues that I'm hoping AC4 will resolve.
«Oh God i managed it»
Man this was good
A great way to learn architecture. I found it very interesting to read the history of building foundations from the pop-up notes on the screen. It was as if I had been on a tour of medieval Florence, Tuscany, Venice and other places in Renaissance Italy. And Jesper Kyd's soundtrack was a great addition to this atmosphere of exploration.
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»
9.5/10
«Can’t stop playing»
«Liked before it became a hit»
8/10
«Blew my mind»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
This game improves on literally every flaw of the original. Any complaints I had about the original (monotonous, collectible hunting had no real purpose, etc.) was remedied in the sequel. The plot is very engaging and well written and performed considering the age of this game. Speaking of which, this game's visuals have held up spectacularly considering it is 12 years old at the time of writing this review. The collectibles have value and either contribute to the plot, or provide benefit to you, as opposed to mindless flag-hunting. All in all, a must-play for anyone, and I mean anyone, because everyone should play this. 
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»