Assassin's Creed 2

Assassin's Creed 2 Achievements

Vitruvian Man

Unlock all 20 pieces of Subject 16's video.

You can unlock this as early as DNA Sequence 10. To continue with “A Piece of the Puzzle”, you have to locate a total of 20 glyphs dispersed among the five cities. As you explore each city, you will eventually pass landmarks that will be added to your database. Some will have a icon, telling you that these buildings have a glyph on them somewhere. Locate the glyph, scan it with your Eagle Vision (hold ) and decode the puzzle presented. Do this for all 20 glyphs and the achievement will unlock.

Number of glyphs in each city:
- Florence - 5
- Monteriggioni - 1
- Tuscany/San Gimignano - 5
- Romagna/Forli - 2
- Venice - 7

Note: You can locate the glyphs in any order you want but the puzzles will always be in the same order as in the video below (or in any video you choose to watch).

I found this site very helpful. For each city, it has location descriptions and a map. LINK

Thanks to Zevik for the video:

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by beastraider728
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 06:19:33 PM

this achievement took allot of time especially wen i had to decipher codes and really stare at my tv

Comment #2 by jobesy2
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 03:45:02 PM

Comment #3 by big0RANGEhouse
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 03:59:08 AM

Go to:

It has all the maps showing locations for all Statuette's, Feathers, and Glyphs.Very detailed map with pictures included. Basically the equivalent to the first Assassin's Creed Flag/Templar site:

Comment #4 by Stevesmith
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 01:48:42 PM

The puzzles were pretty easy for most part, got stuck on a couple but got there in the end.

Comment #5 by TheDragonStar
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:50:08 PM


Comment #6 by rumberobot2000
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 09:15:44 PM

i found all the locations and deciphered all the codes but the video will not play fully and the achievement does not unlock, any idea's what's going on?

Comment #7 by Abadman92
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 01:14:12 PM

you have to solve the in the beginning puzzle and then they play all of the video and then the achievements is unlocked

Comment #8 by xiao32
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 03:36:58 PM

I have all 20 pieces, and have completed every puzzle, and have watched the video fully, yet still don't have the achievement? -.-

Comment #9 by Basedeadpool
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 12:37:06 AM

it took me a long time to complete the stupid puzzles

Comment #10 by freaks
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 01:23:32 PM

Comment #11 by Dar3dev
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 06:22:35 PM

Yeah this one is great for those with a 50" Plasma TV but if you're on a lovely old TV like all I can afford, it's pretty darn hard sitting RIGHT in front of the TV trying to find the dif...

Comment #12 by Werpanda
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 05:14:47 AM

Sometimes the puzzles were too easy, sometimes they were just confusing, but oh well - thank you, internet, for making this one possible :)

Comment #13 by droppin thunder
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 07:43:58 AM

hey, so im working on this got a few left, four, and im stuck on the ponte di rialto, i cant decipher the code, any help?

Comment #14 by RathSparda
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 09:45:55 AM

all of the puzzles where pretty easy except for the decoder rings still have yet to figure them.

Comment #15 by CupcakeCutie1
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 09:03:06 PM

This helps out a lot.

Comment #16 by firedancer84
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 04:34:06 PM

Excellent achievement. The later decipher wheels got a little tricky but it was fun finding the glyphs and cracking the code.

Comment #17 by Titchnadam
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 11:31:16 AM

done all of them an the acheivment still wont unlock Grrr

Comment #18 by controlfreak678
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 12:32:36 AM

just got it had to look at the first one that is red with an eye in the middle of it. i solved that puzzle and it gave me the cheevo. hope it helps

Comment #19 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 08:05:26 PM

Weird video. Some of the clues are so vague it drove me crazy

Comment #20 by Jamrake
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 05:28:37 PM

I only found 2 as I went through the game. Now I have to go back and find them all.

Comment #21 by shazza124
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 08:21:33 PM


Comment #22 by edwin1
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 06:25:38 PM

No there is none in the moutains, @shazza124

There are 7 in venice, 5 in florence,1 in Monteriggioni and five in tuscany, and 2 in Romagna :D

Comment #23 by iAmEQUINOX
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:56:19 AM

This achievement made me quit this game...

Comment #24 by DG Egotistical
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 04:36:57 PM's_Creed_II_-_PS3_XB360/Glyph_Puzzles

Comment #25 by jonnyc5150
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 07:33:11 PM

Has anyone had a glitch were one of the glyphs wasn't lit up?

Comment #26 by daddywayhaar
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 05:04:29 PM

Used the hidden blade guide I suck at the three digit code puzzles. Great guide

Comment #27 by jonnyc5150
Monday, September 02, 2013 @ 05:52:04 PM

I ran into the glitch where one glyphs wasn't lit as well.

Comment #28 by KansasBurri
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 03:10:01 PM

There is no way I would have earned this achievement without the internet. I was awful on the 3 symbol codes and the rings you have to spin to make the historic paintings/pictures. But after I got this achievement Assassin's Creed 2 became the second game that I have completed every achievement for.

Comment #29 by OmRy
Friday, December 06, 2013 @ 05:34:59 PM

i hate this achievement

Comment #30 by ii EVL RASTA ii
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 11:34:35 AM

Iv completed mercato vecchio glyph and got the video but its still a red symbol does this affect the acheivement?

Comment #31 by Goatlips
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 05:06:32 AM

Database>Locations will highlight any remaining glyphs and The Truth will show any unsolved glyph puzzles.
The puzzles start off logically and easy - later you get some that make no sense to only the idiot who devised them (clearly it started as a team effort, then was left to 1 idiot who made up nonsense). The paintings showing humans breeding with gods includes a god disguised as a swan! A game requiring this much Googling is proof of the developer's incompetence.
The solitary hint you get is poor too. The symbol-search on the photos afterwards is retardedly simplistic though!

Comment #32 by Goatlips
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 05:17:52 AM

BTW, the dial codes - first you need to notice a symbol and number hidden in the background photos - line the symbol up with that number and then work out the missing symbols.
The one where "there's something you can count" is counting angles, i.e. the diamond within a diamond has 8 angles - and I think it lined up with zero, due to 5 being < according to the photos (or was it 4?). Check YouTube - done.

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Game Info
Ubisoft Montreal


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

HDD Space Required : 4.6 GB
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