Gaming Target writes: "The original Assassin's Creed was an ambitious concept, and while the end result was a solid game with a unique catch and enjoyable "parkour-style" gameplay, it tended to be grossly repetitive after a while and the collectathon side-quests were nearly useless without any kind of reward for collecting flags and whacking Templars. Still, the foundation was in place, and the great success of the game in terms of sales meant a sequel could improve on everything that needed fixing. Assassin's Creed II accomplishes just that. Taking what worked in the first game – the free running, the "in plain sight" stealth, and the Dan Brown-esque conspiracies – and fixing almost everything else results in a game that is so much better than the original that you almost wonder if a completely different team handled the development. Even people who vehemently hated the first game need to check out Assassin's Creed II, because the improvements are so vast and so good that it feels like a completely new experience."