6 Video Game Sequels With Worse Graphics Than The Original

6. Assassin's Creed 2

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Assassin's Creed 2 was one of the defining games of the last generation, establishing a franchise which is still a phenomenon to this day. While it went bigger and better than its predecessor, the added scale did come at a small cost: the visuals.

Though they're far from ugly, the sequel's character models in particular hold up poorly under scrutiny, while the densely-populated cities look far rougher than those found in the first release. The series' signature attention to period detail remained as impressive as ever, but it only papered over the blurry textures for a little while.

Of course, that step backwards is because the sequel's sandbox is far bigger, with more NPCs and buildings to leap across. However, knowing that doesn't make Ezio's Max Payne-style scrunched-up face look any better.


Writer. Mumbler. Only person on the internet who liked Spider-Man 3