15 Must-Play PC Games of the Decade: Page 2 of 15
14. Assassin’s Creed II (2009)
Assassin's Creed 2 E3 Trailer
The successor to the groundbreaking concept from the first installment, Assassin’s Creed II improved from what its predecessor didn’t achieve. The highly-anticipated game didn’t fail to meet expectations. It received awards for its overall game design and originality in the story and musical scores.
Following the story of Desmond Miles from the first installment, he now enters Animus 2.0 and relives the memories of his ancestor, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Set in Renaissance Italy, Ezio lives a carefree life until a treacherous plot led to the death of his father and brothers. With his mother and sister the only living family he has, they fled from home branded as traitorous criminals. Fuelled by anger and desire for revenge, he eventually encountered a secret society of assassins who helped him hone his fighting skills, preparing him for what is to come. Set on the path of vengeance, he uncovers more of the scheme behind the death of his family and sees the bigger picture smeared with political and personal agendas.
Ezio in action. Aerial assassination with finesse.
The story of Ezio’s vengeance, the politically-motivated plot, and the mystery of the Apple of Eden, the exposition of everything is well-balanced that it created a more solid and compelling story. The addition of more contraptions aside from the hidden blade, and appearance of historic figures like Leonardo da Vinci, also made the game more interesting and relevant.
Many fans and critics agree that this is the best in the franchise by far. If you like to see a character dressed with a hood doing mind-blowing stunts to assassinate targets while maintaining elegance and cool, then this is a must-play PC game for you. Ezio is probably one of the most iconic champions created in gaming history.