Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezio (voice)
Lucy Stillman (voice)
Desmond Miles / Adam (voice)
Mario Auditore (voice)
Leonardo da Vinci / Federico's Doctor (voice)
Manuel Tadros ...
Rodrigo Borgia (voice)
Ellen David ...
Maria Auditore / Venetian Citizen (voice)
Claudia Auditore / Petruccio Auditore / Bianca Riario - The Batte for Forli DLC / Ottaviano Riario - The Battle for Forli DLC (voice)
Frederico Auditore / Ugo (voice)
Antonio (voice)
Rosa (voice)
Michel Perron ...
Uberto (voice)
Roc LaFortune ...
Carlo Grimaldi (voice)


After escaping from Abstergo, Desmond Miles is led to an assassin safe house by Lucy Stillman, and accesses the genetic memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, his ancestor from 15th Century Renaissance Italy. After witnessing his father and brothers murdered, Ezio becomes an assassin and vows revenge on those who committed the crime. With the help of family and real historical figures, including Leonardo da Vinci, Ezio uncovers a greater conspiracy which would lead him directly to the religious hub of the world and a Spaniard by the name of Rodrigo Borgia, the man who would become Pope Alexander VI. Written by mallen92506

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The truth is written in blood


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17 November 2009 (USA)  »

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The map symbols for Templar Lairs are actually that of the Knights Hospitallier. See more »


When escaping from Abstergo, Lucy has blood stains on her top. When she gets out of the car at the hideout, the stains are gone. See more »


Ezio Auditore da Firenze: Doesn't seem like anybody showed up, Rodrigo! How many people have died for this? For what's in this box? And look- There's nobody here!
Rodrigo Borgia: You claim not to be a believer. And yet, here you are... Don't you see him? The Prophet is already here... I am the Prophet. Now give me the Apple.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze: Come and take it from me.
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A great followup
16 November 2012 | by (Bailey Downs!) – See all my reviews

I am in the minority here, I do prefer the first. This game has many advantages over the first (you can get help, levels are different structure etc.) but for some reason I wanted to play as Altair again.

The simple plot - Ezio tracks down and kills templars to avenge his family being murdered unjustly. Needless to say, this one has a bit of a thicker plot than the first

The historical figures in this game are a bit more recognizable than the first for example the guy pulling all the strings is not an Al Mualim "take out the other chess pieces so I can get to the end of the board" type, he is a villain of Giovanni Auditore Da Firenze as you see in "Assassin's Creed Lineage" who later turns out to be Rodrigo Borgia. Out of all the whack jobs running around in the Renaissance I applaud the fact that the directors chose The Borgia to be the villains not only in this game but in the next game "Assassin's Creed Brotherhood".

I do have a few complaints. My biggest one is that there is virtually no difference in bare fist fighting style between Ezio and Desmond. I would also like at least one more prequel that explains how Altair's descendants got to Italy.

Overall this is a great game and I recommend to fans of the first.

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