First Assassin’s Creed II review hits the stands, is a 9/10

Friday, 23rd October 2009 06:27 GMT By Nathan Grayson


OXM may not have a fancy-pants past-rewriting animus at its disposal, but the magazine’s still making some history of its own with the world’s first ever Assassin’s Creed II review. So, how’d Ezio and co. stand up under OXM’s unfaltering scrutiny? Pretty well, as it turns out. The numbers nine and ten were apparently mentioned once or twice, or so we’re hearing.

OXM’s Mike Channell was the first non-Ubisoft person in the world to complete the game, the company tells us, and he was impressed,” said a post on OXM’s official site. “It addresses nearly all the gripes we had with the original game, including all that artificial flag-collecting nonsense, and delivers a brilliant single-player experience that’s built around a cracking story.”

The new issue – in all its review-packed glory – is on shelves now. Go buy it! Buy it so that the fine folks at OXM can keep telling you what to buy!



  1. DarkElfa

    Does it address riding a horse cross country for 15 minutes to get from one city to another?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Yes. At least according to the interview in last month’s Edge it does.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    Or the fact that stealth was linked directly to movement speed?
    In other words, gallop horse or running == “assassin and we must kill him”

    #3 5 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Lol, AC pet hate for me there too Freek.

    A pointless feature outside of the cities too since a minutes hard ride would get you gone.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SticKboy

    Cum on my face! CUM ON MY FACE!!!

    Ezio, O Ezio, how I do *heart* thee… [swoon/]

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Silverkyo

    I’m sick of seeing this BS on the internet. That was a review like a blender is a sex toy, which is to say not at all. The dude just played the first couple hours of the game and talked about it. There was no lay out of pros and cons, score, discussion of long term game play or other mechanics that we’re talked about but he had yet to encounter, NOTHING. If websites keep calling this the first review, someone will sue for false advertising, and that someone might be me.

    #6 5 years ago

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