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ASSASSIN'S CREED 2 <span>(2009)</span> artwork


Type VideoGame

Approx. Running minutes 98

Release dates 05/03/2010, 19/11/2009

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence and infrequent very strong language

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ASSASSIN'S CREED II is a third-person perspective action-adventure game in which the player takes on the role of an assassin during the Italian Renaissance in 1486. It is predominantly set in Venice, Florence and Tuscany. The game was classified '15' for strong bloody violence and infrequent very strong language.

At '15' BBFC Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.' The strong bloody violence is very similar to that in the first game in the series and includes sight of gushing blood when characters are attacked by a variety of hand-held weapons including swords, daggers and throwing knives. However, this violence does not extend to body dismemberment or other similarly gory images. The player-character is also shown stabbing some enemies in cold blood or slitting their throats, although the sight of the latter is not accompanied by close-up detail. Furthermore the game encourages the player to act with stealth as opposed to battling enemies repeatedly.

Some 'cut scenes' in the game also show violence perpetrated between characters, such as stabbing or public execution. The visual representation of these events is graphically similar to the game itself, with sight of spurting blood during the murders.

There is one use of very strong language in the game, which occurs in the subtitles to translate the Italian word 'fica'. The game also contains several uses of strong language. At '15' the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’). The strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by their context'. As a single subtitled use of very strong language, this isolated example was considered permissible at '15'. Other language includes uses of 'shit', 'whore' and 'son of a bitch'.

The game also features implied sexual activity during a love scene, as we see a woman's bare back when her dress slides down from her shoulders. There is no further detail.


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