Nightshade PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
Buy On
  1. In the face of such opposition, Nightshade, a pretty damn poor game when stacked against PS2 contemporaries like "Devil May Cry" or "Castlevania," simply doesn't have a candle to hold.
  2. It's as if Overworks were so proud of their bland, boxy environments that they thought the camera would be put to much better use tracking the grey blocks that constitute 'the world' than actually following the gameplay. If you can actually call it that.
  3. Everything just ends up being so boring and predictable.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    8
    A great sequel to Shinobi. Its not AS good, though it is still just as hard. Camera still has issues, but its still fun.
    Gameplay is good.
    A great sequel to Shinobi. Its not AS good, though it is still just as hard. Camera still has issues, but its still fun.
    Gameplay is good.
    Storyline is okay.
    Graphics are AWESOME (and VERY Japanese/Neo-Tokyo-ish).
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  2. Sp!racy
    Sep 11, 2007
    7
    An above average follow-up to Shinobi. Nightshade's visuals and control scheme are tops, however the camera option could of been better. An above average follow-up to Shinobi. Nightshade's visuals and control scheme are tops, however the camera option could of been better. I hate having to readjust every five minutes while leaping from truck to truck in stage 6 and then again in stage 9 and 10. The difficulty ranges from managable to "my god!! what have i done to deserve this!", which isn't so bad if you have patience and above average reflexes. I'm not too keen on the "gotta catch em all" philosophy for unlocking bonus items, but that's another issue altogether. Full Review »
  3. Nancy
    Jul 19, 2005
    7
    It's still a great game but it got overly complicated from its predecessor with so many things you have to find inorder to unlock stuff It's still a great game but it got overly complicated from its predecessor with so many things you have to find inorder to unlock stuff plus getting all the scrolls and health power-ups etc. I would have liked to see it more like Shinobi simple hack and slash ninja action! Full Review »