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

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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!

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