2. Florence (Assassin’s Creed II)
Historical inaccuracies aside, this is still a fun romp through Renaissance Italy, whether exploring the cool Prince of Persia-style tombs, fighting guards on the Venetian rooftops or climbing Florence’s tallest tower and performing the famous leap of faith. And despite the boring tailing missions and the fact this doesn’t look as pretty as when it came out back in 2009, this is still a great experience and still the best Assassin’s Creed game made to date.
Why we loved Assassin’s Creed II’s Florence: Even though this game also has Venice and its watery canals (and a bit of Rome too) it is Florence and its rose-tinted streets which take the upper hand. Plus, the Santa Maria del Fiore church (which obviously you can climb) is one of the most stunning sights in any game to date.