Venetian Gladiator achievement in Assassin's Creed II

Venetian Gladiator

Discover the Assassin's Tomb inside Santa Maria della Visitazione.

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How to unlock the Venetian Gladiator achievement

  • Orlesian BardOrlesian Bard135,429
    28 Nov 2009 28 Nov 2009 16 Jun 2018
    93 2 6
    This one really relies on wall running in the timed area. You need to push in the direction you want to go before pressing A or you'll just jump off backwards, potentially scuppering the attempt.

    Note: this is not my video.

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    IvanTortugaThis one sure proves there is some game handling they could fix, sometimes a little too touchy.
    Posted by IvanTortuga on 28 Jul 10 at 04:23
    Syntrthis one pisses me off so much, I do the wall run and he'll jump backwards half the time.
    Posted by Syntr on 11 Aug 12 at 23:20
    Charlie LimaNice video. Thanks!
    Posted by Charlie Lima on 19 Jul 18 at 00:12
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  • WayensWayens133,086
    06 Dec 2009 06 Dec 2009
    50 3 9
    Going off of Wallless Fury's solution. The course is timed but remember you have indicators that appear along the walls showing the countdown by position of the red square on it, so don't panic. (Some of you might now say, like me, ahhhh that's what those are for! ;p)

    Recommendation then (though you would want to do otherwise) is to take it slow. The wall run jumps require precision and hurrying it would just confuse the controls. Press up and A to run up the wall, let go of the buttons, then press the direction you want to jump and press A again.

    You may also get stuck on the levers since you pause on activation for the cutscene showing "puzzle" progress then need momentum to swing down again. Stay calm and hold right trigger, A, and up to start up again.

    As Wallless said, the levers stay activated so even if the timer goes down to 0 you can go back, pull the lever again, and continue activation from where you left off (though you still have the rerun the obstacle course ;) ).

    Take the time to look for appropriate ledges to progress on and you should do fine. (Last segment actually required a bit of backtracking, so don't be afraid to look behind you.)

    You'll know you got the last lever when you've got to the ledge overlooking the mausoleum temple... thing. (And the count down to 0, if you stay there, won't trigger the reset animation.) Jump on that lever and a flight of stairs will appear, the door will open, and you can drop back down into the water to swim to your prize. Congratulations!
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    pixelsailorthanks for that wall jump tip. i figured out the secret room in the previous area using the same technique but struggled for about 20 minutes trying to jump sideways instead of backwards in the main room. nice addition there.
    Posted by pixelsailor on 25 May 10 at 18:42
    Wayensyeah that was a confusing bit of legwork since we're so used to just running straight for the goal ;) Glad the tip helped!
    Posted by Wayens on 29 May 10 at 08:29
    Lil Miss CherryOhh thats what they are for lol i was trying to wall jump up them.. DOH
    Posted by Lil Miss Cherry on 08 Sep 10 at 12:15
  • SemanticV0idSemanticV0id265,397
    26 Aug 2010 29 Aug 2010 15 Jan 2011
    42 4 2
    Easter egg! In the final area with the water, if you pull the lever to start the timer and then make Ezio peer over the edge into the water nearby, a large octopus-like creature will swim by in a mini cinematic once the timer ends. If you do it again, the creature will lash at you with a tentacle and Ezio will dodge it. It makes it more scary when you fall in the water, that's for sure :)

    NOTE: You must keep looking until the countdown ends, then the creature will pass by.

    NOTE #2: Sorry, I know this isn't an actual solution, but I just want people to know about this easter egg.

    Check it out for yourself (credit to RoosterTeeth):
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    Octobot SuperWow! I never knew about this. Thank you!
    Posted by Octobot Super on 06 Jul 12 at 20:29
    Brutal GutsTHANK you true assassin
    Posted by Brutal Guts on 14 Sep 17 at 16:55
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