Platform(s): Windows, Xbox 360, PS3
Year Released: 2009

Interweaving Renaissance-era espionage with a strangely creative, 21st century, corporate thriller, Assassin's Creed II revisited many of the beloved aspects of the original Assassin's Creed but improved upon its combat system and Eagle Vision, along with adding small, but essential, features like allowing Ezio to swim. Rarely has old-world Italy been this cool, and among all Assassin's Creed titles, the second installment stood above the rest. The franchise has always been one of the best stealth gameplay experiences for seventh-generation consoles, delivering the closest thing to real-life cloak-and-dagger action that you can get.