Assassin's Creed II Cheats - PC
Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding ability:
Climb Leap - Complete Rosa's mission "Monkey See, Monkey Do" in Sequence 7. Use this ability to make longer jumps while climbing and get hand holds that would normally be out of reach.
Disarm - Complete Mario's "Evasive Maneuvers" mission in Sequence 5. Use this ability to counter incoming attacks from weapons that are normally too heavy to counter (for example, axes).
Defeating Larger or Harder Enemies
Note: This can only be done after learning the Disarm move. Sometimes you will run into the big "Golden Knights" or the men who just fight better than normal soldiers. These opponents usually have unique weapons such as lances or big axes. They can also deflect attacks and counter more often, resulting in you being killed. To take them out more easily, simply disarm yourself. Put your weapon away by pressing Down. When they attack, press [X] to counter and disarm them. This usually works in one attempt. Quickly press press [X] again to kill the unarmed man.
Medicines and Throwing Knives
Loot bodies to find free medicines or throwing knives.
Santa Maria della Visitazione: Giant Squid
Go to assassin's tomb. Find the large water filled room before the room where you get one of the seals required for the Armor of Altair. This room has an obstacle course. Activate the lever before going through the course and stand on the edge of the floor and look at the water. Remain idle until a large shape swims across the water. Use the lever again after the timer resets and stand on at same location. After awhile, a giant tentacle will appear.
Mario Series Reference
When Sequence 3 starts, you can hear Mario say "Itsa me; Mario!".
Unlock Feather Rewards
Condottiero War Hammer - Collect 50 feathers.
Auditore Cape - Collect 100 feathers.