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Assassin's Creed II (PC)

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
188 customer reviews

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  • 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 auspicious stories of corruption, greed and murder.
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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B001TK3DO0
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 5 Mar. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,885 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

Product Description

Renaissance Italy isn't the usual sort of setting for a video game, but then Assassin's Creed isn't one to play by the rules. Ezio Auditore di Firenze is yet another ancestor of modern day Desmond Miles - a nobleman out to avenge the death of his family in the guise of a shadowy assassin.

Like the last game you're given total freedom to explore multiple cities, but with greatly improved parkour skills and the new ability to swim. There's also a lot more variety in the missions you undertake - the main complaint with the original game- so you'll never feel you're just doing the same tasks over and over again.

Combat has also been completely overhauled, with dozens of different weapons and a new health system. With no less than Leonardo da Vinci acting as your very own Q style gadget master this stunning sequel improves on every element of the original.

  • Renaissance man: Play as an all-new character in 15th century Italy, with new abilities, new weapons and a whole new world to explore.
  • The spice of life: Massively improved mission variety, with new freeform mission structures and many more random events.
  • Tools of the trade: All-new combat system lets you steal weapons from your opponents, use dual hidden blades and even an early form of pistol.
  • Real history: Meet historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli and Lorenzo de' Medici, all of whom can offer you their own unique brand of aid.
  • Tourist spots: Explore real world locations including Rome, Venice, Florence and Tuscany, as well as specific landmarks such as the Grand Canal and St Mark's Basilica.

Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP/Vistar Processor – 1.8GHZ Intel core 2 duo or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory – 1.5GB XP/ 2GB Vista, 7
Hard drive – 8 GB

Amazon.co.uk Review

Renaissance Italy isn't the usual sort of setting for a video game, but then Assassin's Creed isn't one to play by the rules. Ezio Auditore di Firenze is yet another ancestor of modern day Desmond Miles - a nobleman out to avenge the death of his family in the guise of a shadowy assassin.

Ezio is just as dangerous an assassin as his forebear
Da Vinci's glider is just one of the gadgets on offer
The level of detail in the graphics is astonishing
The canals of Venice come in very handy for stealth attacks

Like the last game you're given total freedom to explore multiple cities, but with greatly improved parkour skills and the new ability to swim. There's also a lot more variety in the missions you undertake - the main complaint with the original game- so you'll never feel you're just doing the same tasks over and over again.

Combat has also been completely overhauled, with dozens of different weapons and a new health system. With no less than Leonardo da Vinci acting as your very own Q style gadget master this stunning sequel improves on every element of the original.

Key Features
  • Renaissance man: Play as an all-new character in 15th century Italy, with new abilities, new weapons and a whole new world to explore.
  • The spice of life: Massively improved mission variety, with new freeform mission structures and many more random events.
  • Tools of the trade: All-new combat system lets you steal weapons from your opponents, use dual hidden blades and even an early form of pistol.
  • Real history: Meet historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli and Lorenzo de' Medici, all of whom can offer you their own unique brand of aid.
  • Tourist spots: Explore real world locations including Rome, Venice, Florence and Tuscany, as well as specific landmarks such as the Grand Canal and St Mark's Basilica.
About the Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft's huge development studio in Canada has created many of the French publisher's biggest hits, including the Splinter Cell series, the modern Prince of Persia games, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Assassin's Creed, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja and the Far Cry sequels and spin-offs.

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250 of 264 people found the following review helpful By M. Palmer on 5 Mar. 2010
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
Ubisoft seems to now been crippling all their new games with a draconian DRM solution that means you need an always on internet connection and an Ubisoft account to play the game, even for singleplayer. If I want to play the game on a long journey I can't, if I want to play the game in a hotel on a business trip I can't, if I want to play it whilst staying at my parents who don't have the internet I can't. Even worse if your internet connection blips for any reason the game freezes which is AMAZINGLY and INDESCRIBABLY annoying until it can reach the Ubisoft server again!!! It TOTALLY ruins the gaming experience. Lastly you do no get the entire game on your disk, another reason to have a constant internet connection is that the game needs to download little sections of code for you to be able to complete the game. So what happens when they eventually turn their server off?! They say they'll patch the game...I don't believe them.

Game 8/10, DRM solution -1,000,000/10 giving a final score of -999,992. A good game totally ruined by the worst copy protection system I've ever witnessed as a PC gamer!
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153 of 163 people found the following review helpful By G. P. E. Hunt on 8 Mar. 2010
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Ubisoft what you done? I've waited months for this to come out on PC and you've gone and ruined this release by adding ridiculous DRM onto the disc.

Now I have bought several titles with Securerom over the last year or so (the last 2 being Crysis Warhead & GTA4) and I really thought that the situation couldnt get any more petty. In general you have to install the game, enter the password, check it online and only then after doing that you get to play the title.

However Ubisoft in their infinite wisdom have decided that to play this game in SINGLE PLAYER as well as doing all of the above you have to be constantly connected to the internet. Thus if your connection crashes or the servers go down the game freezes and you cant save any progress that you may have made.

I mean come on! We the PC gamers wait for this title to be released 3 or 4 months after the console version only to have to put up with this rubbish. All this does is just make people like me who actually spend their money supporting the PC gaming industry feel like second class citizens.

Sometimes I wonder why so many people illegally download PC games. However when I see stuff like this I know exactly why........
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Carrot_mop on 16 Mar. 2010
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I shall attempt to make this as comprehensive as possible.

The gameplay is (by nature) very similar to AC1, but changed enough that I did not lose interest as I did with the original. They have split up the missions more and tried to vary them so they do not constantly repeat.

I enjoyed the new economic model placed into the game and the puzzles where you have to find the Assasins' tombs and the Glyphs. They are not required to complete the story line, but offer a nice break and chance to practice the movements and jumps just learnt.

I found the controls to be slightly glitchy, even when using an Xbox 360 controller for windows. The character would not always jump in the direction you were facing and would go off at a usually lethal tangent.

I also found that they seem to have added some humour and a fairly interesting story line into the game too. Quite well in most cases, although the Mario quote was unnecessary (you'll know it when you hear it)

I found the graphics to be first rate. I saw reports of graphics glitches, but was unable to see anything so bad that it ruined the game.

The game picks up more or less from where AC1 leaves off and sets the scene nicely for a third. a third which unfortunately I am unlikely to buy.

Now, the reason for the one star. You have probably already guessed - the DRM.

I received this game just over a week ago. For over half that time I have been unable to log on as the game is insiting that there is no internet connection and yet if I ALT+TAB away from the game I am able to browse the internet.

I have also received an error saying that the username and password were incorrect, and yet was able to log into the UBISOFT website with the same username and password.
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179 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Svein Ove Aas on 5 Mar. 2010
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The game itself might be good. I don't know; I couldn't tell. I can't play.

I have a pretty poor internet connection, and this game requires a good one to work. Continuously; if your line sometimes fails, even for a few seconds, you're kicked out.

Worse, eventually Ubisoft will no longer bother to keep their servers up. Either because they're bankrupt, or because they've released Assassin's Creed 2012 and want you to buy that instead. At this point, you will no longer be able to play, ever.

Avoid.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By B. Seaborne on 6 Mar. 2010
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I want to play this game without being connected to the internet... Simply put, I can't.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Burnett on 5 Mar. 2010
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I was looking forward to buy this but then Ubisoft decided to put an extreme version of DRM on the game. This means having a constant internet connection for a single player game which will pause if the connect gone down. Ubisoft is penalising people who want to buy games.PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE GAME as it will only encourage other game publishers to use extreme DRM.

Thank you
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