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Assassin's Creed II Platinum Hits - Xbox 360

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    • Assassin's Creed II Platinum Hits

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (169 out of 172)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Ubisoft Entertainment
    • Publisher: Ubisoft
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 11/17/2009

    Synopsis




    SynopsisThe world of the assassin is one cloaked in shadow and steeped in danger. Ensnared in a web of revenge and conspiracy, the assassin embraces power at its most elemental, acting as the dividing line between life and death. As an assassin confronted by perilous new challenges and difficult choices, what path will you choose?

    Get ready to plunge into the lush and deadly world of the Italian Renaissance, an era of arts, riches and murderous conspiracy. Assassin's Creed II introduces you to Ezio, a new assassin carrying on the deadly lineage of his forebears. Confront an epic tale of power and corruption as you hone your assassin's art, wielding weapons and instruments designed by the legendary Leonardo da Vinci himself in this gripping and deadly sequel.

    Features


    Explore the deadly, shadowed world of the assassin with new assassin Ezio

    Roam freely through the lush and dangerous world of Renaissance-era Italy

    Do whatever it takes to complete your missions in the game's all-new open world and mission structure

    Thrive in an environment rich with power, revenge and conspiracy

    Practice your assassin's art with all-new weapons and instruments created by Leonardo da Vinci



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 172 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great game... Great experience

      Posted
      EvilMindFrame

      This game is by far one of my favorites this year I didn't even look too much in to whats new in the game Online or anything before it came out all I needed to know is that it was Assassins Creed 2!! The Good - About everything in this game is great from the story to the missions to Ezio himself, this game just keeps you moving threw the story seamlessly. The graphics are great too all of the buildings in the game are beautiful and really take you back in time. Also the combat is greatly refined with plenty of new moves and awesome counter moves to keep fighting fresh and fun even if it does discourage running and being sneaky sometimes because its so fun! Also when I said some of the fun side missions are gone I didn't mention that they are replaced by even funner missions that are less repetitive I just miss helping city folks guards are badgering. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that everything that made the first one repetitive is either gone or refined so its always fresh!! Game gets an A in my opinion. The Bad - Theres not really much bad, aside from a few small glitches here and there and the level design sometimes permits you from doing something you usually can do in the game. I have had two occurrences were I should be able to do something in the game that I could not and it was kind of frustrating, One was a jump strait up to a wood stump that was impossible without a wall jump I hadn't even learned yet (Dream Sequence) The second one was a part of the second to last Assassins Tomb were you should be able to land or hang on to this line that was impossible to do because it would greatly shorten your time to get to an area, which really was just a small level error but it threw me off for 10 minutes or so. Besides that the games fairly flawless, the only other gripes with this game I had at all is the fact that guards still wait to engage sometimes in battle like the first Assassins Creed and also I had an issue with the hang glider but I don't want to spoil anything on that one. All in all - The shortcomings which are very rare in this game make little to no difference in its enjoyability when you compare it to all the great things about this game including how massive the whole game is which makes it definitely worth the $60 price tag. Its a blockbuster game that is not to be missed if you are a fan of action and story please don't miss out on this game!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great sequal!

      Posted
      ClintCommander
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just want to get this out of the way. I didn't like the first assassins creed. It was incredibly repetitive and boring to me. After repeating the same play cycle twice I got frustrated with sitting on benches and listening to boring conversations. So much so that I returned the game to get whatever I could out of it. How surprised I was then to find out how fun the sequel was. Assassins creed 2 is a great example of how a company fixes their mistakes from their first attempt. This game is exciting and the missions are varied. Yeah, you kill and kill and kill but the ways the game sets you up to do it is awesome. I love that there are different mission varieties as well to keep the game fresh. The story is great as well. I really enjoyed the combined story of Ezio and Desmond. I was always wanting to know what happened next. Another big complaint I had about the first game was the stupidity of the enemies. I would just get a huge bounty then wait for a crowd of soldiers to crowd around me. One at a time they would strike at me. I would just counter and immediatley kill them. They just continued to do that until I had killed them all. I didn't find it fun. In this one however there are many enemy types. Some have heavy armor. Some have spears. Some have knives and are incredibly quick. They still arent all that intelligent but they definitely mix things up a bit and make it a challenge. The combat is also improved and much more fun to utilize in this game. I did like the visuals in the first game and this one is no different. The massive city you navigate is very detailed and fun to look over from a high perch. The only small complaint I have is that the game did start to get a little repetitive with some of the missions be a bit too similar but overall it is a very fun game. If you liked the first game then you will love this sequal. If you didn't like it like me then still give this one a shot. It is a much better game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great game. Way better then the first.

      Posted
      MIKEoftheDEAD24
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      This is an excellent game. I like it better then the first. The first was very repetitive and later in the game you could not walk 10 feet before getting attacked by the guards. This time it is so much better. First you can now bring your notoriety down so guards will not attack you all the time. You can rip down wanted posters, bribe heralds, or kill politicians. When you unlock the level in the game you can start to rebuild your family villa. The small town and home looks very dark and dingy when you get there. The more money you get from missions and treasure boxes you can take that money and put it to the up keep of your villa. This is fun to do but it is not going to affect the story if you skip it. The town will start to give you discounts on weapons, armor, etc. It will also start to generate more money for you that you will be able to collect and spend on those things. Finding assassins tombs is fun too. You will find them on the map but have to find the secret entrance and then have to go through the building or tomb to find the resting place of the assassin. Finding all of these will allow you to unlock Altair's armor from the first game. These are just a few of the great things about the game. I recommend picking it up. Just a great story game that I am still working on to finish.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best sequel I've ever played

      Posted
      Runningman

      If you liked the first AC game don't even finish reading this review - go out and buy ACII right now! In all seriousness this game takes everything that Assassin's Creed did well and made it better, then took everything that the first game fell short on and went well above and beyond the improvements necessary. The result is a stunningly beautiful game that is easy to pick up and get completely and totally addicted to. The story is very compelling in ACII, and your character is a bit more robust. The voice acting is really quite good, and the cut scenes are even better than in the first. Apart from looks the game delivers on several other levels, though. The controls have been refined from the first game, the combat is a bit more challenging, and the environment seems to be more interactive and open. In addition you can finally get in the water without desynchronizing! Simply following the storyline provides many hours of gameplay, but all the extras are what makes this game well worth the purchase. Much like in the first game you have items to find, but there are also puzzles you can solve to unravel part of the mystery behind Abstergo, and even property management that increases your income. If you invest enough effort into the property at the offset money becomes no object and you'll always have the best weapons and armor available.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun gameplay and compelling story

      Posted
      m4dm4x88
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I played the original Assassin's Creed several years ago when it first came out, and remember it being very well done, but somewhat repetitive. After taking a 6 year break from Assassin's Creed, I decided to give the second, well received installment, a go. I'm glad I did! It has all of the atmosphere, authentic feeling environments and innovative gameplay that made the first game great, with much more interesting and varied story missions. After blowing through the first half of the story, I'm trying to take longer by completing all of the entertaining and varied (but sometimes tedious) side quests before getting to the end. I've never bought a game expansion before, but now seriously considering downloading the two "left out" memory sequences (if they still sell it). Plus the overarching story between the assassins and tie backs into the legacy of Altair just keeps me wanting more. I have a feeling I'm going to be hooked to this franchise for a while, like many others. And to pick up the most critically acclaimed installment of the series for $15, why not?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      mmmmmm

      Posted
      JfErSeUaSk

      my personal number one game of the year, I will play CoD MW2 for a week hardcore, then set it aside to destroy this game, maybe even twice. They have gotten rid of the flags, with is both good and bad IMO, since i still haven't found all of them in the first game, even after 4 play throughs. as far as repetitive, the first really wasn't that bad compared to what some say, but this one has been opened up in so many ways that it will be one big sandbox to get lost in. PS, Ezio can swim, steal weapons and kill with them, grab people while hanging on a ledge and throw them off, use a new barter system to buy weapons and upgrades instead of earn them, and can use a gun, and so much more... did i mention that he is best friends with Leonardo Da Vinci? geepers I am pumped... now I wont be able to sleep tonight because of all the adrenaline... try it for yourself, if you hated the first or heard bad things, give the second one a try, they listened to the customers and revamped it... it will be amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Can't stop playing it!

      Posted
      ZJ15

      I just bought this game recently and I can't get away from it! I'm a huge fan of "open world" or "sandbox" style video games and this one, for me, stands close to the top!!! I love the story taking place in the late 1400's, it's a time period not usually depicted in video games and the graphic design and gameplay really give you a great and realistic feel of Italy in that time period. The storyline is excellent, great characters, beautifully written with emotional intensity. Of course combat variety really gives the game a powerful edge. And the abilty to free run and explore makes the game more accessable because you don't have to follow the story everytime you play, you can do side mission or explore the land... up to you!!! Overall, excellent game! 5 stars all the way!!! Can't wait for the next one coming soon!!! Highly recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Assassin's Creed 2 surpasses the original

      Posted
      VegasFaberT
      • Featured Reviews

      This game is a great leap forward for the series and probably the first time I can truly say I've enjoyed a sequel much more than an original. The story truly continues from where the first game left off, answers the questions from the first game up front and leads you into a new storylne very appropriately, while still leaving you wanting to know more about the story of the character you are playing. The controls are much improved from the first game, the combat is much better and more adaptive than the original, and the side challenges and achievements are actually worth something to your character and the storyline (not just miscellaneous fluff like the flags in the first game).

      I would recommend this to a friend



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