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Assassin's Creed II: Glyphs and statuettes guide

Venice


Above: Click the image for a full-sized version 


Glyph locations:

1. Gilda dei Ladri di Venezia: Climb up to the rooftop over the guild’s main archway, just to the right of Antonio’s door, and look left.

2. San Giacomo di Rialto: Climb up onto the rooftop from the south face of the church; the Glyph is nestled in between the bell tower and the dome.

3. Ponte di Rialto: For this one, you’re going to have to swim. Paddle underneath the bridge and swim over to its east side; there’s a big spider waiting there for you.

4. Scuola Grande di San Marco: Climb up the south face of the Scuola (that’s the building to the north, not the one immediately to its east) and duck around behind the decorative arch at the south end of its roof.

Actually, that’s kind of hard to see, so you should probably hunt with Eagle Vision turned on.
 

Above: Much better 

5. Torre Dell'Orologio: This one’s pretty easy, but it’s also easy to miss. Just climb up to the platform on the roof of the Torre, right over the clock. Be warned, though – like the Scuola Grande, this Glyph is almost impossible to see with the naked eye.

So look for it with Eagle Vision:

6. Campanile di San Marco: Just climb to the top of the tower and stop off at the little chamber on top. The pentagram on the floor is your Glyph.

7. San Pietro di Castello: Just clamber up the east side of the cathedral at the point shown on the map below; the Glyph is just underneath the eaves of the roof.

Next page: The puzzle solutions!

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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