Assassin's Creed II is the second game in the main Assassin's Creed series by Ubisoft. The game picks up immediately where Assassin's Creed ended, with Desmond's escape from Abstergo. From there, a new past life is introduced: Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the early Italian Renaissance.

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Does hugging Leonardo da Vinci yield any benefits?

I just recently arrived in Venice in Assassin's Creed 2 (PC version) and started the first mission where a man gives me and Leonardo da Vinci a quick tour of Venice. At the end, there is a cut-scene ...
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Is it worth finishing Assassin's Creed 1 before playing 2?

How much of the storyline carries over to the second version? I'm considering skipping to AC2 since I've heard its quite a bit more varied and generally a better game. AC1 was fun in the beginning ...
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Notoriety and pickpocketing

Throughout all of sequence 1 of Assassin's Creed II, I was able to pickpocket (steal, pilfer) at whim, and it was great! I used to find groups of people upon the streets that were in close proximity, ...
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About Assassin's Creed 2, DRM and savegames

I was thinking to buy Asssassin's Creed 2 for PC, but I heard some bad voices about the DRM included in the game. At home I have an ADSL connection but unfortunately is not really reliable. It often ...
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Is there a good reason to collect all the treasure chests?

I just completed Assassin's Creed 2 and so I'm looking at tying up loose ends (ie - finishing trophies/achievements). However, I'm surprised to find that there are no trophies for getting 100% of the ...
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Fastest way to kill heavily armored guards in a group?

I've gotten as far as Venice, and I haven't had much difficulty with any of the fights so far. The one thing that seems particularly dangerous is the heavily armored knight-type guards. What I have ...
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Is there a reliable way to double assassinate?

I'm playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood but I assume this applies to AC2 as well. I'm trying to do an especially difficult Borgia captain assassination and it's proving frustrating because double ...
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What good are daggers?

I've gotten to Venice and I have never so much as drawn my dagger (well, not on purpose. Thanks, obnoxiously twitchy weapon selector!). I haven't felt like anything was particularly difficult while ...
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How come Leonardo just took my codex page?

I just acquired a codex page in a guarded house in Venice. I went to Leonardo to have it decoded, and he said "Ah, this one is easy!". Next second I'm back on the street where a pickpocket is running ...
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How do I change my armor?

In Assassin's Creed II, after acquiring Altaïr's armor, I decided to purchase all of the other armor sets, in order to increase the villa's value. It seems, however, that I no longer have access to ...
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How do I pull a guard off a roof in Assassin's Creed 2?

Every time I try to assassinate a guard on a roof, I always jump up and kill him with my hidden blade. How do I pull a guard off a roof to assassinate him in Assassin's Creed 2?
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Are Assassins Creed 2 side quests worth completing?

I recently got into Assassins Creed 2 (I realise I'm a little late to the party) and am at the point where I have just unlocked the Contract Side quests. I imagine these side quests (contracts, ...
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Collecting all feathers and glyphs in Assassins Creed 2

I've completed the main Assassins Creed 2 story and now am trying to get to 100% synched. I can see all the other stuff on the map, but how can I find all the feathers and glyphs? I don't really want ...
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How do I switch which weapon I am using in each slot?

When you buy a new weapon it replaces whatever you were currently carrying of the same type, but I cannot seem to find a way to switch back to previous weapons. The shops just have previous items ...
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Assassins creed 2 story recap

I have played but never completed Creed 2, and want to play Brotherhood without restarting 2. Are there any recaps out there? Or can anyone summarise the key plot points for me, so that I don't go ...
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What happens to Ezio's mother in Assassins Creed 2

When Ezio takes his mother and sister to Villa, he tells his sister that mother "will come back to us". And throughout the game she just sits beside the bed. Since I only completed the story missions ...
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How do I exit eagle vision in Assassin's Creed 2?

I am just starting out in Assassin's Creed 2, trying to associate a given action with the button it is bound to. I find myself continually pressing the button for Eagle Vision, and I can't seem to ...
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Where are the save files for the Steam edition of Assassins Creed II located?

Where are the Assassins Creed II save files? I found a few locations in Google, but most of them do not exist on my system. I also found an article that Ubisoft patched AC2 to save locally. Are the ...
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How long is Assassin's Creed Brotherhood compared to 2?

So, every time I thought Assassin's Creed II was going to end, it just kept going to epic proportions. I'm currently waiting for Steam to download Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and I'm wondering if ...
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Accessing the two treasure chests that are under the villa?

In the area of the Villa there are two treasure chests indicated on the map, as so: This screenshot was taken while I was on the stairs to the underground sanctuary, and the map items are lit up, ...
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Can I play Assassin's Creed 2 or use Ubisoft's Uplay offline?

Late last night (around midnight EDT), I tried to play Assassin's Creed 2 on the PC via Steam. I was unable to even get past the Uplay login screen because Ubisoft's service was down. Not only that ...
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Leonardo da Vinci

I just got done with sequence 1 in AC2, and I noticed that I have a document called a codex. But I can't read the codex and it tells me that I have to find Leonardo da Vinci to decrypt it for me. I ...
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Does dyeing your clothes in Assassin's Creed 2 have any effect on your character?

Just wondering whether the different coloured dyes have any effect on the way people interact with your character in Assassin's Creed 2?
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Are there different difficulty settings?

I started yesterday Assassin's Creed 2 on PC. I don't remember that the game asked me to select a difficulty setting at start. Is this available? I am asking it because the fights I did in the first ...
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How do I consistently shove and tackle people in Assassin's Creed on the PC?

I just recently started playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on the PC. When I started Sequence 2, there is a mission where I have to tackle a guy who stole my money. I keep chasing him, but I can't ...
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What happens in Assassin's Creed 2 when you find all the feathers?

Getting all the feathers is a grind and tedious for me. Is it worth getting them?
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Can you quit a side quest in Assassin's Creed 2?

I decided to do a side quest, but figured out that its to hard for me, is there any way to quit it? (I'm using a pc if it helps)
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'Messer Sandman' and 'Sweeper' achievements in Assassin's Creed 2

I've been trying to get the 'Messer Sandman' (Stun 4 guards at once by throwing sand in their face) and 'Sweeper' (Sweep 5 guards at once by using a Long Weapon) achievements for a while and just ...
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How to change weapons when using the PC keyboard?

I've got so far in the game that I have to use the pistol for training, however for some odd reason I can't use the HUD to change weapon types (it simply won't change the weapon when I release the ...
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How do you jump backwards when hanging from a wall in Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC?

How in the heck do you jump backwards off the wall in Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC? I press the high profile button w and then tap space and the direction I want to go and just keep falling off and ...
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How to lose your main weapon in Assassins creed 2?

I was fighting with a scimitar and suddenly I noticed I'm actually fighting with a common sword. How do I drop this weapon and pick up a guards weapon? I wanna pick up an axe or spear.
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How do I use Assassin's Creed DLC in another profile?

I got some of the DLCs ( bonfires of vanities, etc ) and installed them in one profile, now I can't access them in another profile that I had. What should I do?
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Is there a way to effectively use Knifes and not be detected in late game stages?

In the beginning of the Assassin's Creed 2 games (at least 2 and Brotherhood, not sure on Revelations) your throwing knives can be used to kill guards and not be detected however as the game ...
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How do I kill the merchant in the “Port Authority” mission without being detected?

One of Ezio's assassinations requires me to kill a merchant hiding on a boat without being detected by any of his guards. He's being guarded by an archer on the dock (no problem), two patrolling ...
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Assassin's Creed 2 occasionaly closes silently when autosaving

Sometimes when I do something that would cause an autosave (loot a chest, pick up a feather, accept a mission), the game silently quits, no errors messages or anything. My PC has a quadcore CPU.
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I just resumed an Assassin's Creed save from months ago. How can I find out my objective?

I just resumed my Assassin's Creed 2 game, which I haven't played for several months. The game loaded, and suddenly there's Ezio, standing in the middle of a crowded street, weapons in sleeves, with ...
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What is the best keyboard button setting you use to run fast in Assassin's Creed?

I just started playing "Assassin's Creed". It's confusing me. I'm at the beginning, I have to run fast and win the race with one guy, but it's difficult to press 2 buttons at the same time and then ...
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Finding codex pages in Assasin's Creed 2

I'm at 28/30 codex pages and can't access my next memory sequence without all 30. I've been given a map to the locations of all the pages, though, and with that I've roamed around all 4 cities, but ...
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Playing used UPlay Games

So, my lovely girlfriend bought me a (used) copy of Assassin's Creed II for Christmas, and I finally got around to installing it today (what can I say, I also got Minecraft). Anyway, after installing ...
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Does the binary mean anything?

In the puzzles of 16's files where you need to scan an image, sometimes there are hidden areas which have in binary. Do these have any secret meaning like with the Moon Landing images the US flag is ...
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Does the Assassin's Creed 2 opening cinematic change based on how much of the game you've completed?

I just fired up Assassin's Creed 2 and let it idle, which I haven't done before. The idle movie that played involved Ezio chasing down a man during the festival in Venice, cornering him in an alley, ...
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What's the solution to the Edison / Ford “139” code in Assassin's Creed 2?

One of the passwords in Assassin's Creed 2 deals with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan trying to discredit Nikola Tesla in order to prevent alternating current from freeing the people, or something like ...
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Assassins Creed 2 undo a viewpoint sync

In Monteriggioni one of the missions is to synchronize the viewpoint at the top of the villa. Me being impatient when it comes to having no mini-map, already synchronized this viewpoint before the ...
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Stuck at Hidden Blade Cutscene

Assassin's Creed 2 gets stuck at the cut-scene where: I can open the map, options dialog, and change weapons but the cut-scene will not proceed. I have tried replaying this memory several times, ...
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What's happened to my save game?

I started Assasssin's Creed 2 this morning, and I found a very bad surprise. All of the missions played the day before haven't been saved. All of sequence 3, from Casa Dolce Casa to A Change of Plans, ...
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Is a Uplay account required for Assassin's Creed 2 on consoles (Xbox 360, PS3)?

I'm thinking about finally buying a PS3 and I was wondering if Assassin's Creed 2 would require a Uplay account, or if Uplay is optional. I have held off on buying these games on Steam for this ...
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How do i use the Assassin's Creed 2 GotY Edition DLC on the Xbox 360?

I got Assassin's Creed 2 Game of the Year Edition for the 360 and the slip inside says it comes with DLC which was the reason why i brought it. when i got Borderlands Game of the Year Edition for the ...
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How can I improve my FPS in Assassins Creed 2?

Assassins Creed 2 is notorious for being resource-intensive, and particularly for my computer, it's bad. Even tweaking down the ingame settings to the lowest, lowering my resolution to the min, I can ...
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what Assassin's Creed 2 Patch version?

I just wanted some Information and maybe someone smart enough to get me the solution.When I run the patch it show an error message "this patch is designed for version 1.00. 1.01 was found instead". ...
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How do you run from combat in Assassin's Creed II?

I am trying to escape in Chapter 3, when you train with Mario. How do you do it on PC? I just don't get it.