As bundles go, this one is a fairly big offering. With the exception of portable exclusive Bloodlines, all of the Assassin’s Creed titles are here for under £30 in Steam’s latest offering of the Ubisoft weekend sale. There’s a significant saving over the next best deals overall, which makes it a superb offer.
With the addition of several DLC packs along with the releases, this is an opportune time for PC gamers to either introduce themselves or relive the adventures of Altair and Ezio before the next part of the story releases later this year. Thanks to TehDomino @ HUKD!
Assassin's Creed II's definitely better than the original and it's hard not to enjoy jumping across the rooftops as you stealthily make your way towards your next target. It's packed full of content, there are more weapons and gadgets at your disposal, and there's a little more variety in the combat this time around. Unfortunately, like all the game's in the series, it becomes repetitive after a while, but I suppose it's repetitive in the best way possible. Play are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £4.99, which'll save you £3 on the next best offer coming in from Amazon. Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD.
Assassin's Creed 2 gives you more! More running, jumping, climbing, killing, weapons, gadgets, you name it! It's also the game that introduced us to our favourite renaissance era Italian assassin, Ezio Auditore. Sadly though, it suffers from the same flaw as the original, in that it becomes far too repetitive after a while. For £8.99 though, it's worth checking out if you've not already done so, and should save you almost £5 on the next best offer coming in Cool Shop UK.
Strangely enough, I liked the original Assassins Creed much more than its overblown sequel, although of the unofficial trilogy of games, Brotherhood still ranks top. That's not to say AC 2 is a bad game; in fact, I'm very much in the minority liking the original. The follow-up filled in all the gaps, adding much more content to explore, and the setting of Renaissance era Italy was sumptuous in its breadth and detail. It's £7.99 at The Game Collection, which saves you almost a quid on the next best offer. Not the greatest saving, but for under a tenner this is a steal!
A round of applause for Anth2210 over at HUKD for bringing this deal to our attention!
Next time someone says "there are too many sequels these days," be sure to point them in this direction. Assassin’s Creed 2 is one of the few examples of a truly superior sequel, improving on almost every aspect of its predecessor while introducing new gameplay elements, weapons and gear of its very own. The Assassin's Creed series is one of my surprise favourite franchises of this generation - and the second outing is still arguably the best considering Brotherhood's schizophrenic storyline. For £6.99, this is definitely worth a punt.
For the record, many thanks to A2tharon at Hot UK Deals for finding the (now OOS) Gameplay listing!
Whilst running around renaissance Italy with two hidden blades is fairly amusing at first, Assassin's Creed 2 suffers from the same problem as the other games in the series; it becomes repetitive far too quickly, which then leads to boredom during prolonged sessions. There's a little bit of variety with side quests strewn throughout the environments, as well as an extended arsenal for you to pick up at the local blacksmith once you've secured enough funds, plus gadgets to collect from Leonardo Da Vinci, before you head back to your villa to carry out a few home improvements. If you want to find out more, have a glance at Jon's review.
Assassins Creed 2 allows you to spring across the rooftops of Florence as Ezio Auditore da Firenze, as you hunt down your targets and eventually run them through with your hidden blades, yep that's right you get two this time round. The open ended gameplay allows you to take on missions when you choose, and they're made easier by picking up various new weapons and crazy contraptions from Ezio's friend Leonardo da Vinci. Thanks to Chewchewcheroo @ HUKD.
Brotherhood is just around the corner, but before you recruit an entourage of death-dealing friends, you can brush up on your AC lore with Assassin's Creed 2 (Game of the Year Classics), available on Zavvi for just £9.95. I loved AC2, despite it's often clumsy execution, pun half-intended. It's a stunning recreation of Renaissance-era Italy, replete with venetian barges and Leonardo Da Vinci. Ezio Auditore Di Firenze, despite his pompous title, is a charismatic and likable character, and a joy to control. The series' trademark locomotion is wonderfully accessibly and empowering, as you clamber to the tops of the tallest buildings before skydiving to a bale of hay below.
Assassin’s Creed II was one of my favourite games of last year. Its improved gameplay mechanics and rich visual appeal created a package that was a superior offering to the original. The only problem was the gaps in the story that were only available as additional DLC. That is no longer a problem with this edition of the game as you get all the downloadable material included with the main game giving you a complete and highly recommended gaming experience at a budget price that will let you live out your assassination fantasies. Go on, get your stab on! Thanks to Whizzkid @ Hot UK Deals!
Much like Mass Effect 2, this second coming of the Assassin's Creed series is one of those rare games which are almost unanimously hailed as entirely superior to their predecessor. Trying on the rather flamboyant shoes of Ezio Auditore de Firenze, you'll get to sashay across beautiful renaissance rooftops in a tale of bloody intrigue, betrayal and vengeance. While Assassin's Creed II is an improvement on the original in a number of ways, it still suffers from the first game's predominant flaw, it's just too damn repetitive. If you were a fan of Assassin's Creed then this is certainly worth picking up but otherwise you might find you grow weary of it after a short time. This being the Game of the Year edition, the game is bundled with two DLC packs: Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities and there are three Templar Secret Locations to be discovered. Thanks to kamen at Hotukdeals!