Assassin's Creed II can be viewed in two ways. If you're new to the AC series then welcome to the single most beautifully crafted, story–driven, acrobatic adventure on the current crop of consoles. If you already played the first title then say hello to everything a good sequel should be – refining what has gone before whilst simultaneously delivering new depths of gameplay. Assassin's Creed II attempts to bring all that made the first title a great game to play and marry it with elements of gameplay that mark out the true modern day classics. It succeeds.