While the Assassin's Creed series debuted with a stellar opening number in 2007, many thought it featured repetitive gameplay that didn't do the fantastic storyline any justice. All it took was a change of scenery—to Renaissance-era Italy—to supercharge our enthusiasm about Desmond Miles' struggle against the Templars throughout history. This second game in the series also introduced playboy Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a much more versatile character that allowed Ubi to squeeze out yet another sequel in Brotherhood. Not that we're complaining or anything.