Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Critic Score User Score
Windows
86
4.2
PlayStation 3
86
3.9
Macintosh
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5.0
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Description

The modern-day Assassins, including Desmond Miles, make their escape and go into hiding from the Templars. They take refuge into modern-day Monteriggioni, which has been preserved as an historical site. There, they setup the Animus for Desmond to explore deeper into Ezio's past and discover more about the missing Pieces of Eden. Ezio's story takes place immediately after the end of Assassin's Creed II, and has him leaving Rome to head back to Monteriggioni. There, he is ambushed and the Piece of Eden he has found is stolen. He must head back to Rome, which has since been seized by the Borgia, rescue its people, and recover what has been lost.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood continues the story from Assassin's Creed II. Players take on the role of Ezio as they use their assassin skills to liberate Rome and fight against the Templars. Players take on missions to progress the story, earn money and gradually free the city from the influence of the Borgia. Specifically, by burning down the thirteen Borgia towers that are being used to enforce their rule, Ezio can reclaim areas of Rome back for the people, and use his money to restore shops, shortcut tunnels, and even Roman landmarks. By doing this, players also earn a regular income from Rome, which they can claim from any of Rome's banks.

New to the Assassin's Creed series is a multiplayer component. The backstory behind the multiplayer mode is that that Abstergo, the Templar organization, is using Animus devices to train their recruits to become Assassins. You take on the role of an Abstergo recruit, and must find and assassinate your target while being tracked for assassination yourself. You must make sure that you do not arouse suspicion, otherwise it will become obvious that you are an assassin rather than a citizen, making it easier for you to be spotted and taken down. As you play, you earn points which allow you to level up and upgrade your character's skills and abilities.

The Windows version, both on Steam and the boxed retail package, includes two bonus maps: The Trajan Market and The Aquaduct.

Screenshots

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PlayStation 3 Returning to Monteriggioni, the home you built in Assassin's Creed II.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PlayStation 3 You won't be able to parry to every enemy, so use evasion and boot kick.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Windows A recruit has become an assassin
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Xbox 360 Renovate shops in order to buy supplies and items

Alternate Titles

  • "Assassin's Creed: La Hermandad" -- Spanish title
  • "アサシン クリード ブラザーフッド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Nov 16, 2010 10 out of 10 100
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 17, 2011 90 out of 100 90
Made2Game PlayStation 3 Nov 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamers.at Windows 2011 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer Windows Mar 28, 2011 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Nov 16, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Brash Games Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2010 8 out of 10 80
ActionTrip Xbox 360 Nov 29, 2010 7.3 out of 10 73
GamingBolt Windows Mar 31, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

DLC inaccuracies (mild spoilers)

It is interesting that if the player decides to play The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC alongside the main story he will eventually meet two versions of Leonardo Da Vinci. The first Leonardo will show up in the main game and offer his help and some quests. The second Leonardo is the one who's been captured by the mysterious cult. So it is absolutely possible to be playing the DLC quest of searching for Leonardo while chatting with the other Leonardo sitting on a bench in Rome. Talk about parallel worlds!

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2010 – Stealth-Action Game of the Year
  • Spike Video Game Awards
    • 2010 - Best Action/Adventure Game
    • 2010 - Best Dressed Assassin (for Ezio Auditore da Firenze)

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