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Assassin's Creed II

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AwardsBest Writing in a Drama award, Game of the Year award
GenresAction-adventure, Stealth
ArtistsMohamed Gambouz
WritersCorey May, Joshua Rubin, Jeffrey Yohalem
Game NameAssassin's Creed II
ComposersJesper Kyd
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish, German, French
DevelopersUbisoft Montreal
Directed ByPatrice Désilets
Game EngineAnvil
Produced BySébastien Puel
Release Date2009-11-17
Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed/
Game PlatformsPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Publisher NameUbisoft
Country of OriginCanada
Publishers Websiteshttps://www.ubisoft.com/
Assassin's Creed II is an action-adventure masterpiece developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Players assume the role of Ezio Auditore, a young noble seeking revenge for the untimely death of his family. As Ezio, players will be able to explore important Italian cities such as Venice and Florence, using various weapons and killing important characters, all as part of an immersive story. Combining historical settings with fictional characters, Assassin's Creed II offers the perfect blend of action, stealth and open world gameplay. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its rich narrative, complex character development, and immersive environment that transports players to Renaissance Italy. Embark on a journey as Ezio and discover a prophecy that could change the course of human history in the world of Assassin's Creed II.


'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots
'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots
'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots
'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots
'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots
'Assassin's Creed II' game screenshots


Assassin's Creed II presents an immersive experience in the beautiful but dangerous world of Renaissance Italy. Take on the role of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young Italian nobleman exacting a terrible revenge on those who betrayed his family.
The game is an amazing combination of massive open world exploration and intense action-packed combat. Climb the amazingly detailed buildings of Florence and Venice, delve into secret crypts and catacombs, even take a gondola ride along the tranquil waterways while hidden in the shadows.
Unlike its predecessor, Assassin's Creed II adds more variety to its missions, avoiding the monotony of repetitive tasks. In addition to the main storyline, you can participate in various side quests, such as deciphering the mysterious puzzles left by the 16th theme, upgrading equipment, and even owning and managing a mansion.
Additionally, Assassin's Creed II introduces a new economy system that allows Ezio to purchase weapons, armor, and artwork to increase his abilities and influence. In addition, the game expands the assassin's arsenal with hidden weapons, smoke bombs and poison.
With a compelling historical backdrop, a versatile cast, and a deeply layered story, Assassin's Creed II is the pinnacle of video game storytelling, offering a gaming experience that is as intellectually engaging as it is entertaining.



Assassin's Creed II improves on many of the gameplay elements that made its predecessor such a unique experience. Set in Renaissance Italy, players control Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young nobleman seeking revenge on those who betrayed his family.
The gameplay retains the show's signature parkour mechanics of climbing and traversing the city, but now feels more fluid and natural. Buildings, streets, and rooftops are designed to give players multiple paths to explore. This freedom of movement extends to Ezio's combat capabilities. He can now disarm enemies and use his weapons against them, introducing new tactical options.
An important innovation of the game is the economic system. Ezio earns (and can spend money on) weapons, armor, and paintings at his family estate, which is the player's main base of operations. As you equip and upgrade the mansion, your income will increase.
Assassin's Graves is another new addition to the game. These are puzzle platformers set in historical structures that reward players with seals needed to unlock powerful equipment.
Assassin's Creed II also has a wide variety of side missions. Traditional assassination missions, races, courier missions and collectibles can be found. Each one helps make Renaissance Italy feel like a living, breathing world. In addition, cities are full of interesting NPCs with their own stories. Finally, the game introduces the Eagle Vision mechanic, a special ability that allows players to identify allies, enemies, and targets in the game world. It will become an essential tool for plotting assassinations and uncovering the rich history of the Assassin's Creed universe.
With these improvements, Assassin's Creed II offers a more complex and layered experience while maintaining the core gameplay elements that fans loved in the original.

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Assassin's Creed II takes place in Italy during the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries. The protagonist is a young Florentine nobleman named Ezio Auditore da Firenze, caught up in a long-running conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order after his father and brothers were executed by corrupt ruling families. Ezio's quest for revenge turns into a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment as he learns more about the Assassin Brotherhood and its mission.
Ezio travels through various locations in Italy, including Venice, Florence, and Rome. Along the way, meet various historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de Medici and Pope Alexander VI. Learn the killer's skills and the philosophy that drives them as he unravels the plot behind his family's tragedy.
The mystery is solved when Ezio deciphers the codes left behind by the legendary Assassin Altair, revealing a prophetic warning about the end of the world. The true nature of the Piece of Eden, an ancient artifact of immense power, is also revealed. The game ends with a direct confrontation with Pope Rodrigo Borgia himself, who is the mastermind behind all of Ezio's suffering.
At the same time, we see the journey of Desmond Miles, a descendant of Ezio who was kidnapped by the Abstergo Temple Organization, in the present day. Using a technology called Animus, Desmond revives Ezio's memories with the help of other captured assassins.
Assassin's Creed II offers a breathtaking open world full of historical detail and perspective. Through an intense interpretation of Ezio Auditore's life, the complexity of the conflict between the Assassins and the Templars is realized and the main influence on the work. Ezio's personal story of loss, love and revenge, interwoven with conspiracies and power struggles, offers an unforgettable gaming experience.


Assassin's Creed II put Leonardo da Vinci's designs front and center, immersing players in a world of breathtaking Renaissance architecture and new weapon technology. Led by creative director Patrice Désilets of Ubisoft Montreal, the team focused on feedback from the first Assassin's Creed game, particularly mission variety and story depth.
One of the most significant changes was the change in environment. While the first game took place in the Holy Land during the Crusades, Assassin's Creed II took players to Renaissance Italy, with many historical events and characters. This era was the perfect playground for the war between the Assassins and the Templars, with class struggles, political intrigue, and rampant corruption. The main character was also the focus of the development team. Ezio Auditore da Firenze, unlike Altair from the first game, has a full-fledged storyline that describes his life from birth to becoming a master assassin. Ezio's charismatic and reserved nature contrasted sharply with Altair's serious demeanor, which caught the attention of fans and critics alike.
Game mechanics have also been improved. The team introduced a "lore" system, more varied missions, and an economy that allows players to upgrade weapons and armor. The parkour system has also been streamlined, with Ezio moving noticeably smoother than Altair. While the overall mechanics stayed true to the original game, these additions definitely gave Assassin's Creed II a much-needed overhaul.
The final product was a game that not only expanded on its predecessor, but established Assassin's Creed as a franchise capable of offering complex storytelling and compelling gameplay against the backdrop of important historical events.


in 2009 November 17 released Assassin's Creed II was the highly anticipated sequel to the original game. It was a pivotal turning point for the franchise and has since been cited as one of Ubisoft's greatest achievements. The place has been transported from the great Crusades of the Holy Land to the Italian Renaissance, offering a wealth of art, culture and dark human intrigue.
The game introduced some innovative features, such as an in-depth story based on real historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli, as well as an economy system that allowed players to upgrade their equipment and complete additional missions.
The second part of the series also featured more varied gameplay with an emphasis on stealth mechanics. The main character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, was able to blend into the crowd, commit murders and evade detection in much more advanced ways than his predecessor.
Assassin's Creed II was praised for its expansive open-world design, meticulous attention to detail, and ambitious narrative. Today, Ezio's legacy continues with a legion of fans around the world, a testament to the enduring appeal and versatility of the Assassin's Creed franchise.


in 2009 released Assassin's Creed II was received very positively. It received critical acclaim, with gaming journalists praising Renaissance Italy's intricate and detailed design. The game's character, Ezio Auditore, has been admired throughout history for his personality and multi-layered growth. The game mechanics and battle systems based on the original Assassin's Creed were widely considered to be significantly improved and more engaging.
The story was also highly praised and the creative team's interpretation of historical events and characters was found to be enjoyable by many players. The depth and breadth of side quests, as well as the main storyline, helped create a rich and immersive gameplay experience; they offer a mix of stealth, puzzle solving and exploration. The game also introduced new features like Eagle Vision, which enhanced the strategic aspects of the game and really brought the environment to life.
Despite these accolades, Assassin's Creed II still received criticism. The most notable concerns are some technical glitches, repetitive missions, and occasional control issues. However, these issues were widely considered minor compared to the game's overall craftsmanship. Overall, Assassin's Creed II's successful blend of story, action-adventure, and RPG elements allowed it to stand out in a competitive market and achieve commercial success. Players weren't just replaying story moments; they lived

Cultural impact

Since 2009 release, Assassin's Creed II left a good impression on popular culture. As a sequel to the series' inaugural game, it cemented the Assassin's Creed franchise's reputation for meticulous historical accuracy: Renaissance Italy was recreated so faithfully that players felt as if they had visited the place virtually.
Assassin's Creed II also introduced Renaissance titans like Leonardo Da Vinci as characters that players interact with directly, portraying the story in an immersive way. This has led to a debate about how video games can be used as an educational tool, influencing trends in educational games.
The game has also intrigued historians and architects, creating the concept of "playable history education". The game's painstakingly detailed Renaissance Italian architecture is often cited by experts as an innovative learning tool for students of history and architecture.
The game's protagonist, Ezio Auditore, has become an iconic figure in the world of video games. His character development from brash youngster to seasoned assassin and eye-catching outfits have influenced cosplay culture.
Assassin's Creed II also made its mark on other video games. The parkour mechanics introduced in the game have been adapted to many other games. The open world design and mission inspired several game developers and set new standards for the open world genre.
In short, Assassin's Creed II has had a dramatic impact on popular culture, the video game industry, and even educational practices. Its importance continues to resonate and shape how we tell historical stories in video games.