Assassin's Creed II
Current Version: 1.0.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 7.9 GB - Download
*Please note that the supported OS are Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard.
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13’’ are not compatible with this game.*
Assassin's Creed II is the sequel to the renowned historical fantasy 3'rd person action/adventure video game Assassin's Creed.
The game is set in the 21st century, with player-controlled protagonist Desmond Miles escaping from Abstergo Industries with an employee, Lucy Stillman, after being forced to relive the genetic memories of ancestral assassin Altaïr ibn La-Ahad through a machine known as the "Animus". After escaping from Abstergo, Desmond enters a device which is more advanced than the original Animus, the Animus 2.0, and relives the genetic memories of ancestral nobleman Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who lived during the Renaissance period of the late 15th century in Italy. The player controls Ezio, who becomes an Assassin after his father and brothers are murdered by a traitor to the Auditore family. While controlling Ezio, the player can explore game renditions of Italian cities, regions and landmarks in open world gameplay.
The player may now swim in water, and eagle vision —the ability to identify specific people and landmarks— can now be used in third-person view and while moving. A young Leonardo da Vinci is present in the game, aiding the player by creating new weapons from translated "codex pages" that Altaïr, the original game's main character, left behind for future assassins' analysis and insight. Within the game, the player will be able to use Leonardo's flying machine (based on real-life plans by Leonardo) while on one mission. The player also has the ability to control a carriage on one level, but can row gondolas, as well as ride horses at any point in the game where they are readily available between towns and cities.
- New weapons to choose from including an axe, a hammer, a mace, a spear, 2 different sword types, a spear axe, and 2 smaller blades
- Da Vincis workshop is in the game
- Locations include Saint Marks Basilica, The Grand Canal, The Little Canal, and the Rialto Bridge.
- The game opens in 1476, Altair is from 1191
- You play as a new ancestor of Altair / Desmond
- Big characters are in the game including Machiavelli, Caterina Sofrza, and Lorenzo de Medici
- You will pilot the Da Vinci's flying machine.
- Game will feature a new notoriety system that governs how enemy soldiers and people will treat you.
- You can disarm enemies and use their own weapons against them this time.
- Each weapon has a special move.
- 16 unique mission types.
- Hidden objects (like flags in the first one) are there to uncover but this time if you track them down you will get in-game bonuses that make it worth your time.
- New enemy types with unique attitudes and weaknesses are present in the game. Archers, as well as elite enemies, dagger wielders, “Brutish” armored troops with heavy armor and 2 handed swords and axes, and an intelligent halberd enemy will probe hiding places with their weapons if they think you’re nearby.
- While hiding in a hay bale you can assassinate people this time, but it may expose your position.
- You can still climb towers and ride horses
- The Lorendo de Medici assassination attempt is in the game.
- There is now a night and day sequence in the game.
* SUPPORTED OS: Mac OS X 10.5 minimum
* Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ
* RAM: 2 GB
* Video Card: 256 MB OpenGL 2.1 compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
* HDD: 8 GB
* This product does not support Macs based on PowerPC CPU
* Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
* RAM: 4 GB
* Video Card: GeForce® 8800 GT or ATI Radeon® HD 4850 or better
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
- ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
- NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series
Most Helpful Reviews
Excellent - As far as the game goes, it's Assassin's Creed. It's the best game in the series in my opinion and an overall excellent game. As far as how well it's been implemented on mac, all I can say is I'm impressed. The game runs flawlessy on max resolution on high settings on my 15" retina pro and looks stunning. From what I see in other reviews, it runs well and looks great on the majority of macs, even some without gpu's as well. The only thing that worried me was the fact that there is no gamepad support and I constantly heard so many negative things about the keyboard controls. All I can say is that I've been very impressed by the controls and just how well they manage to work. All of the key choices are sensible and work just as well as a controller. Not to mention that you can customize the controls too. Overall, an excellent purchase and a must have game for all.
Garbage - This is a poorly ported game with a worthless script, and animation worse than a decade-old GTA game. The cutscenes tear, the video rubber-bands, and the controls were not re-designed around a keyboard / mouse combo. Ubisoft didn't seem to take any time to think through human-interface standards when they ported this game. The voice-acting isn't too bad, but the story-line itself ranges from hoakey to awful. The main character walks around like a jerk. The 3d models for all the characters are awkward-looking when speaking. Everything feels accelerated and jacked-up from a story-telling standpoint. No time is taken to make you care about characters or settings. This game, and all the positive reviews around this game here on the App Store, represent what's worst about the gaming industry right now - we're all willing to buy this garbage, and most of us embrace it outright. If this was released in 2002, it would be decent gameplay with bad story / script. At this point in time, it's embarassing and overpriced. This is the first time in a decade that I wish I could get my money back after a purchase on the App Store / iTunes.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great Overrall - This game is a CLASSIC!!! However it can get a little frustrating. Every five seconds a guard sees you and for some reason attacks you. It takes 20 minutes just to get 3 blocks! but the gameplay is awesome. There is one problem however. AS SOON AS I GET TO LEONARDO DAVINCI’S HOUSE TO HAVE HIM FIX THE HIDDEN BLADE IT FREEZES!!!!!!!! That is extremely annoying because when you quit the game it doesn’t save and you have to start everything over again!!!!!!!!! NOT ONLY THAT IT IS SOOOOOOOO HARD TO GET FROM MADONNAS HOUSE TO DAVINCIS HOUSE WITHOUT ALERTING FIFTY GUARDS THAT YOUR WALKING TO SOMEONES HOUSE!!!! THE BLENDING IN WITH PEOPLE ISNT THAT GOOD EITHER, EZIO WALKS SO FAST COMPARED TO THE OTHER PEOPLE!! And if you are in a smaller group of people IT GLITCHES OUT!!!! Besides that negativity in the first part of the game IT IS AWESOME!!! It is so fun to just tackle people! So I recommend getting it jus BE PATIENT!!!!!!
Great game but with button mash madness - This is a great game with a story, action, and the best graphics. Fun to play and with this version you get a lot more things to do than just kill. It runs great on my Mac Air 13", i7. It is important, however, that you don't play with the Mac one button wireless mouse. Get a two button or better mouse and change it in the controls' settings. I started with the Mac mouse and got very frustrated with the timed race sequences in the Family Crypt, until I realized the problem was the multiple simultaneous key bindings and the lack of mouse buttons. Once I switched to a better mouse, my control improved immensely. To be fair, the timed races are still a bit frustrating and require some amount of nauseating retries until you can master the perfect moves.
Spectacular! - I'll start off by saying that, yes, this actually does work on a Macbook Air, I play it on my 11" Air. Its graphics are great and it has a fun campaign. So far, I have had no technical problems, except for one minor one; When you get to the point where Leonardo da Vinci repairs the old hidden blade, make sure you are wearing the white robes or it will freeze when you try to equip the hidden blade. I had gone to the tailor to have my robes changed to the black color, so the game could not process this correctly for some reason. Other than that, the plot is thrilling, the setting is awesome, and the side quests are very entertaining. Worth every penny, and I don't know how this isn't one of the top apps in the app store.
Great game, small problem - The game is absolutely stunning, hardly any lag (unless you're trying to screen record of course), insane graphics, nice audio too. The only downside is about every other time I play it, about half an hour in, it disconnects my keyboard. I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue. Now that I think about it, it doesn't disconnect it, but you can no longer use it in the game, so all you can do is quit out of it, which makes it really annoying if you're in the middle of a mission. Hopefuly they can fix that bug soon because overall it's an extremely solid game!
Runs seamlessly on MacBook Pro 13" - The game runs seamlessly on my late 2012 MacBook Pro 13” with these specs: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB OS X 10.10 It tends to run a little hot so I built a cooling top for it and I can run around 8 hours of gameplay on highest graphics before the app crashes to prevent over heating. Keyboard maping is a bit odd to start with but with some changes and a 3-buttom mouse it runs perfectly.