An all time favourite of mine is Assassin’s Creed II which I consider to be the best game in the AC series because of its story and the way that it revolutionized the gameplay and made the series so popular. But what I loved the most was the story that had as the main hero, Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, the son of a banker whose father and brother were killed because of political reasons and he became an Assassin so that he could avenge them.
Ezio manages to escape alive and runs to his uncle Mario’s villa where he begins his training as an assassin and you will start from the begining, you will learn how to fight with a sword, to do parkour and to upgrade your skills. You will live the life of an assassin during the early 16th century Italy and you will have to take out different targets so that you complete your objectives and get closer to the truth.
Combat is great and you will have different tools to make if fun and nonrepetitive, and you will be friends with iconic personalities such as Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo Da Vinci, who is going to make you special weapons and inventions and you’ll fight besides him. And this game is the most accurate game when it comes to events that happened in real life and the time that they occurred, from the people who lived during those days to the crimes that happened exactly on those specific dates. So bonus points for that!
Besides combat you will have freerunning skills that will help you travel throughout the huge cities faster and you will see specific landmarks from places like Florence, Venice and eventually Rome, but not all of it, only the part that nowadays is the Vatican. And you will love your character, Ezio and you will also play as his modern day relative who is Desmond Miles, you will have also some missions with him but your main focus will be on his ancestor, Ezio, and his life.
I loved seeing this character grow into the assassin that he will later become, and to see how his story would eventually evolve. To find out more about him and his story give Assassin’s Creed II a try and you won’t be disappointed.