Assassin's Creed 2 [Download]
- Introducing Ezio, The New Assassin.
- Thrive In An Environment Rich With Power, Revenge, And Conspiracy.
- Roam Freely Through Renaissance-Era Italy.
- All-New Weapons and Instruments Created By Leonardo Da Vinci.
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Assassin's Creed 2
Assassin's Creed II 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 II 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 II 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.
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
Top Customer Reviews
1) Setting the precedent for future games
If gamers buy Assasin's Creed despite this huge limitation on game play, it will open the door to many more games like this in the future. That would be awful for the consumer.
2) Turning 'owning' into leasing"
Tying games to some sort of server for activation is bad enough, but making them DEPENDENT on a server is horrible for the consumer. It takes away our rights (to play the game we paid for on our terms) and creates a system whereby you are simply LEASING a game. If at some point UBI Soft decides to take down their servers, you lose your game. They can take away your rights to play the game at any point in the future if they decided to. They have you by the cajones! If you give into this model, expect to never own any digital medium again; the makers of games, producers of music, and distributors of movies would love to see our current model of OWNING a physical copy of your game \ album \ movie replaced with a system where you only own the 'right' to access \ play that medium. It's their wet-dream to turn the current system of ownership on its head so they can re-sell you things endlessly as well as take them away from you at their discretion.Read more ›
And so far the Ubisoft servers have done nothing but crash, be unavailable, break off your game-play, lose your saves and so on. Officially, it's all because of attacks on the servers... yeah, right. And irate customers who are trying to vent their frustration on the Ubisoft forums are having their posts deleted.
I'm paying for an *offline* game, not for an online one (I have enough of those). I sent mine back.
The pirates cracked this game within 24 hours, so the DRM isn't effective at stopping the pirates. And it's also not effective at allowing paying customers to play, so the DRM fails in every respect. It just ruins the game. If you value your rights as a consumer, don't buy this game.
There was a recent update to "UPlay" [November/11, bundled software with AC:II] that removes the online requirement portion of the DRM.
If you were heldback by the DRM, no need to worry anymore!! AC:II is an awesome game :D
If you absolutely must play this game, play it on a console. Avoid the PC version. You will be at the mercy of a draconian DRM system that is completely out of your control to play a game that has no online component apart from Ubisoft keeping an eye on you like a criminal.
This is no way to run a business and my pocket will speak for me. AC2 & the new Splinter Cell were two games I was going to purchase from Ubisoft... not going to happen anymore. I rather support developers/publishers that don't treat their user base like thieves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'd say the first game is the worst game I've ever played in my life. You can play the first level and every level after that is the same. Extremely repetitive. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Stephen
I got the PC disk, inserted it, and for whatever reason, cannot get it to move past the login page. I attempt to make an account, and every time I do, it comes up with an error... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. Armstead
Aside from the REALLY bad DRM software they have called Uplay, this game is TOP notch! I can't stop playing it!Published 3 months ago by quickster
You have to be connected to the internet at all times to play this game.Published 4 months ago by mustangfury
Well, that's what it's like controlling this game. It has a lot of potential for fun but the awkward controls and the impossible forced camera angles means hours of frustrating... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like first Assassin's Creed game, this just didn't appeal to me. Graphics again are great, but I found myself again, just not being sucked into the game. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Weaver