Andrew Sztein: "Assassin's Creed II is one of those few games that manage to be both intimate and epic. Both poignant and light hearted. It's even fun and educational at the same time. Most importantly, ACII is a game that doesn't insult the gamers' intelligence. This is a game that assumes you have an interest in one of the most interesting eras of human history, and a willingness to learn more about it. If not, I hear there are many budget first person shooters to play that won't stimulate the senses even remotely as well as this masterpiece does."