Steve Power writes:
"Assassin's Creed II is an improvement on its predecessor in virtually every way. It has all of the first game's strengths, and none of its weaknesses. It's gorgeous, deep, intriguing, and most of all, fun to play. 2009 has been another banner year for gaming (I swear I haven't seen another year with so many 80%-90% range titles), and right now, in my book, Assassin's Creed II is the cream of the crop. This is the best title I've played all year, and well worth your attention, even if you weren't all that crazy about the first one. If you, like me, gave yourself body and soul to Assassin's Creed, well, Assassin's Creed II is definitely going to own you all over again."