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Assassin's Creed II: Glyphs and statuettes guide

Monteriggioni


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Glyph location:

Villa Auditore: If this Glyph is giving you any trouble, you’re making it much harder than it needs to be. While facing the villa’s front door, run over toward the left side of the house.. You’ll see what looks like a faint barcode on the upper-left corner of its façade; climb up there and scan it.

Statuette locations:

There’s just one Glyph in Monteriggioni, but to compensate for it the town has a collectible feature you won’t find anywhere else: statuettes of the Roman gods. Finding them will net you 2,000 florins for every pair you can reunite on their pedestals, which are positioned around the grounds of the villa. Grab all eight, and the Myth Maker Achievement/Trophy is yours. Here’s where they’re hiding:

Mars: The Roman god of war is super-easy to find; just ascend the steps on the left that lead up to the villa, and then turn left again. He’s right there on the wall.

Venus: The Roman goddess of love can be found pretty close to her partner, Mars – just head to the southwest corner of the villa’s grounds and look out past the barrier – she’s stuck to a wall and easy to retrieve.

Pluto: Another gimme, Pluto can be found at the southeast edge of the villa grounds; just ascend the staircase on the right that leads to the villa and turn right to find the alcove he’s hiding in.

Neptune: Pluto’s partner Neptune is hiding in plain sight, one block east of the center of town. Just look for the little garden with the tree at its center and a bench in front. He’s glued to the back wall.

Jupiter: The king of the gods is hiding just under the eastern edge of the church’s roof – climb up and drop down to grab him.

Minerva: Jupiter’s daughter can be found southwest of where you found him, above a low rooftop on the wall of a house.

Diana: The moon goddess can be found hanging above an arch that’s slightly northwest of the town’s front gate.

Apollo: Diana’s brother can be found clinging to a high wall a block or so west of where you found Diana, on a building just east of the city’s wall.

108 comments

  • Samael - November 21, 2009 3:40 a.m.

    AC2 kicks ass. These guides kick ass. You guys kick ass. Thanks for making them.
  • Dexsus - November 21, 2009 2:11 p.m.

    Phew, was just about to leave Monteriggioni and then I thought "I wonder if GR has any more guides to this up yet". Saved me a hell of alot of running and galloping. You sir are a legend among men Mikel.
  • nadrewod999 - November 21, 2009 4:33 p.m.

    ROFL MAO On #6 in the video, you guys get the achievement for all 8! Anyways, thanks for the guide. I am going to try to get all the collectibles myself, but I was having a hard time with the statues. See ya later.
  • lovinmyps3 - November 21, 2009 8:33 p.m.

    Found three of the glyphs on my own so far. I love the mystery of it and how you have to solve those puzzles to unlock it!
  • lnksmartt - November 22, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    thank you GamesRadar!!!!
  • newbie1511 - November 22, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    this may just be me being dum but puzzle 15 in your method is impossible as ring 3 is linked to ring four and is not able to be moved on its own or with any other ring so by moving ring 3 you move ring 4 which isn't listed in your method or if you carry on with the formula to do it won't work and you end up with ring 1 being off but the rest right.
  • Gahmah - November 23, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    Those are pretty cool puzzles
  • Samael - November 23, 2009 6:29 a.m.

    @newbie1511 Despite your butchered english, I think you may be right. At least, the following solution worked for me. -Move ring 5 five spaces right -Move ring 3 two spaces right -Move ring 4 five spaces to the right -Move ring 2 five spaces to left -Move ring 1 one space to left
  • newbie1511 - November 23, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    @Samael With your method i'm still finding that I end up with everything right execpt ring 1. It may help if you specify which are the linked rings as well as i've tried every possible combination of your method to no evail.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - November 23, 2009 6:19 p.m.

    @newbie1511: Thanks for pointing that out. I'll check the video again today; it's possible I marked something down wrong, and if I did, then I'll post a fix. EDIT: I found the problem - the fourth step (move the fifth and first rings right 5 times) should actually be to move them LEFT five times. Sorry about that. I'll change it in the text. Hope that's not too late to help.
  • Jigahbooz - November 24, 2009 3:20 a.m.

    About puzzle 20, the puzzle wheel, I do all the steps in order but when I try doing the last step...turning the 1st ring left 3 times, the puzzle doesnt match. is there something missing or is it just me? Plus I have re-tried it several times with no luck.
  • Jigahbooz - November 24, 2009 3:40 a.m.

    Nevermind about the puzzle I got it. Thanks for the post, really helped with the ones i didnt get.
  • Baconator96 - November 27, 2009 5:55 a.m.

    does anyone know what the binary at the end of the film says?
  • EZIO - November 28, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    games rader you are the best of the best thank you very much... EZIO...
  • EZIO - November 28, 2009 11:19 a.m.

    G.R. you are the best thanks alot... EZIO...
  • japanman141 - November 29, 2009 4:38 a.m.

    I just made an account here. love this site and hes my small contribution. The Binary at the end of THE TRUTH says EDEN. Also while you were finding the pices you may remember one picture that had i tall block of binary (said it was the first depiction of a gun) that binary says "Sumerian. Me 23." exactly like that. anyone know what this means plz post. I think a good way to describe the video is Adam and Eve were banished from eden after eating the apple. is actualy adam and eve fled eden after stealing the apple. that is all
  • Timgamer777 - December 1, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    yeah, i can`t find 2 glymphs. and on your maps i can only see 17 glymphs. i found one myself. where are the other two???? in the mountains????
  • ski13 - December 2, 2009 5:49 a.m.

    The binary at the end of the video repeats "eden"
  • Timgamer777 - December 2, 2009 3:18 p.m.

    what has that to do anything with my question???v
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - December 2, 2009 10:25 p.m.

    @Timgamer777: Check the maps again - there are 20 glyphs, listed and marked, with location descriptions and screenshots for each. (I double-checked after seeing your comment, and everything's there.) That's 5 in Florence, 1 in Monteriggioni, 5 in Tuscany/San Gimignano, 2 in Romagna/Forli and 7 in Venice. There aren't any glyphs in the mountains, so I hope you're not hunting for them there.

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