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Get Assassin’s Creed II free on PC until Friday

Assassin’s Creed II – AKA, the best Assassin’s Creed – is free on Uplay this week.

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Assassin’s Creed II – AKA, the best Assassin’s Creed – is free on Uplay this week.

The first Assassin’s Creed was an interesting, but pretty empty, experiment. But, with Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft transformed the series into the addictive open-world collect-a-thon whose design has defined the publisher’s games for the last decade.

You can dispute whether that was a good thing in the long run. But, it’s hard to dispute that Assassin’s Creed II is one of the most important games in Ubisoft’s history. And, if you’ve never played it, you should absolutely pick it up for the low price of free.

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To do that, you’ll need to download Ubisoft’s Uplay launcher. You can do that here. You’ll also need to register for a free Uplay account, which requires an email address and password.

This is the second time Ubisoft has given an Assassin’s Creed game away for free on Uplay in recent years. The French company gave out free copies of the Paris-set Assassin’s Creed Unity last year after Notre Dame cathedral, which was featured prominently in the game, was damaged by day-long structure fire.

This time, Ubisoft is citing COVID-19 as the reason for the giveaway. As the slogan on the game’s Uplay banner says, this is a good way to “Play your part. Play at home.”


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