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Assassin's Creed 2 [Download]

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  • 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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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B0030GG20I
  • Release Date: March 9, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,540 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

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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.

  • Be an Assassin. Master the skills, tactics, and weapons of history's deadliest and most secretive clan of warriors. Plan your attacks, strike without mercy, and fight your way to escape.
  • Realistic and responsive environments. Experience a living, breathing world in which all your actions have consequences. Crowds react to your moves and will either help or hinder you on your quests.
  • Action with a new dimension's total freedom. Eliminate your targets wherever, whenever, and however. Stalk your prey through richly detailed, historically accurate, open-ended environments. Scale buildings, mount horses, blend in with crowds.
  • Relive the epic times of the Crusades. Assassin&'s Creed immerses you in the realistic and historical Holy Land of the 12th century, featuring life-like graphics, ambience, and the subtle, yet detailed nuances of a living world.
  • Intense action rooted in reality. Experience heavy action blended with fluid and precise animations. Use a wide range of medieval weapons, and face your enemies in realistic swordfight duels.
System Requirements
 Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
OS:Windows XP (32-64 bits) /Windows Vista(32-64 bits)/Windows 7 (32-64 bits)
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZIntel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
RAM:1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista - Windows 7N/A
Hard Drive:6 Gb
Video Card:Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 -compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higherVideo Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Input Device:Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series; NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series
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UBISOFT DISCLAIMER:

HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AND CREATION OF A UBISOFT ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THIS VIDEO GAME AND ONLINE FEATURES AND TO PLAY ONLINE. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UBISOFT ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT: http://www.assassinscreed.com/

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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.

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749 of 817 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SHAMEFUL: a new low for gaming March 9, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Gaming has hit an all time low thanks to UBI Soft. If you didn't like draconian DRM schemes, you're going to hate UBI Soft's new policy: you must be connected to their servers 100% of the time to play Assasin's Creed 2. If you don't have internet, or if your internet is out, or if you are on vacation, stationed in Iraq, or want to play at the airport, you are out of luck. No game for you. That in itself is very troubling and reason enough to NOT BUY THIS GAME. However, there are additional reasons that are even more frightening:

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.
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370 of 407 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Internet? No game! March 9, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Though it doesn't say anywhere in the description, you *NEED* an internet connection to play the game. Yes, you need to be connected to an Ubisoft server *at all times* in order to be able to play. No playing out in the backyard, or on the beach, or while waiting for your bus... Without internet, no game!
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.
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320 of 353 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Overzealous DRM March 9, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is abusive to consumer rights. You need a continuous connection to Ubisoft's servers while playing. If the connection breaks, the game stops. And Ubisoft is already having trouble keeping their server online.

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.
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107 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
While the game itself is great, I have no quarrels with it, the developers should be ashamed of themselves. Why would anyone purchase a single player PC game that forces them to be connected to the internet? That's correct. In order to even start the game, you must be connected to the internet, and if the internet fails, even for a second, the game kicks you out and you either have the option to wait for it to reconnect, or you will loose all of your game until your last auto save. Quite annoying. I understand this is to prevent hacking, however this only penalizes the legit player, not the pirated version, which has no DRM anyway. I will no longer ever purchase a Ubisoft title, that's for sure. Stick to the PS3 or Xbox360 version if you really want to play this title, otherwise it's not worth the hassle.
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95 of 106 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As just about every other review has stated so far, beware when purchasing this game. It's single player only but you can be locked out from playing it if you don't have an internet connection that's 100% up while playing, and as long as UbiSoft's servers are online (which they aren't always).

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.
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72 of 80 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Please don't get this game. March 9, 2010
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Please, don't get this game. Firstly, I am reviewing the PC VERSION and technical issues. The game itself is absolutely amazing and beautiful, so don't worry about that. The problem (for PC users) is the DRM. If you haven't heard of it, you will soon if you're wondering why this game has such low stars.

I don't mind connecting to the internet once to activate my game, albeit annoying. But this is horrid. You have to connect to the internet at ALL TIMES. Logical for multilayer, but for a single player? What was Ubisoft thinking?

I understand the issues of piracy, and I don't blame the company for seeking ways to stop it. However, this is not to way to go. If anything, this makes people want to go pirate even more--for a version that isn't tied up with all of these restrictions, not to mention the odd $10 hike.

Overpriced, infected with fine print, and fun is destroyed by the DRM--Please do not waste your money. I am very sad, because this game is truly a masterpiece, but Ubisoft has fallen to the low like many other companies, and are just wanting to make money--that, and I really think they do this for fun, just to annoy us. It hurts my feelings how Ubisoft just walks all over the toes of loyal PC gamers and treat us like trash.

Just boycott this game, or go buy the 360 or PS3 version.

Next time, Ubisoft, please work with your fans to solve the problem. Thank you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Too hard for me, but I still love it
Let me preface this by saying I don't play console games. I bought this because I am writer writing about renaissance Italy, and the lure of a 3D game in 15th century Florence was... Read more
Published 19 days ago by MW
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ecxellent
Published 24 days ago by Andris Prokopovich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great!! Game is new with no damage. Package arrived on time.
Published 2 months ago by limedove
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great trade. No problems.
Published 2 months ago by Roy A. Travers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Follows close to the Assassin's Creed story line and advances it. Good graphics considering its age and works well, even on modern computers. I recommend this game.
Published 3 months ago by Bill Shultz
1.0 out of 5 stars Internet only ..
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. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DjPa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
My first AC which is the most impressive one to me. Ezio can do lots of things freely. Amazing game.
Published 5 months ago by Alex Lu
1.0 out of 5 stars EZIO RULES AND VISTA DROOLS
I ended up playing the other two ac's before attempting to play this one,I was anxious to play so I bought it on download,after waiting almost a full day it downloaded,then stopped... Read more
Published 6 months ago by almost as good as console edition and easy controls
1.0 out of 5 stars dumb
you need a constant internet connection and then you can only play online this game sucked why do we buy the disc if everything comes off the net. Read more
Published 6 months ago by nicholas blodgett
1.0 out of 5 stars No Key Code in box
I tried to download this game but there was no Key Code in the box, as you may know to play a game you have to register the game to Uplay. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nataliya
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