10 Best Video Game City Breaks

10. Florence - Assassin's Creed 2


In E.M. Forster's classic novel about feminine liberalism, Lucy Honeychurch peers through the windows of her Florence pension with disappointment, not just because it doesn't overlook the Arno, but because she feels restricted in her own life. Four hundred years earlier, Ezio Auditore's only concern was whether he could jump out of one onto an unsuspecting target. Ubisoft's second sneak-em up perfectly captures the heartbreaking Medieval architecture of Italy's City of Lillies - and some of the views are to die for.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.