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For most of the game, the player assumes the role of a young nobleman-turned-assassin named Ezio Auditore da Firenze (which when translated to English means "Eagle of Florence"). In an interview with Patrice Desilets, the game's creative director, it was revealed that Ezio's father, Giovanni, a banker and secretly an assassin, as well as both of his brothers have been executed; thus, the essence of the plot is to get revenge on the rival families that murdered them while Ezio watches over his mother and sister. Like Altaïr in the first game, Ezio is an ancestor of Desmond Miles, the modern day bartender who was captured by Abstergo, with Ezio himself being a descendant of Altaïr.
Assassins Creed 2 GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Assassins Creed 2 GPU Analysis
Comparing Assassins Creed 2 PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Assassins Creed 2 is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.1.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Assassins Creed 2, aim to have a GPU that has at least 512 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Assassins Creed 2

We are advised that 13 year old graphics cards should be able to run Assassins Creed 2 , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Assassins Creed 2 graphics card requirements chart below.