Nightshade PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
Buy On

Review this game

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. KyleD.
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    I think this was a great addition to anyone who loves games like onimusha and such. and the person who gave this a 2 can't even spell SHINOBI.
  2. Rockernightrider
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Sega ubber alles! nightshade is so almighty bad ass beat-em-up! nigtshade rules !
  3. Rockernightrider
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Sega ubber alles! nightshade is so almighty bad ass beat-em-up! nigtshade rules !
  4. Rockernightrider
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    Sega ubber alles! nightshade is so almighty bad ass beat-em-up! nigtshade rules !
  5. 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.
    Storyline is okay.
    Graphics are AWESOME (and VERY Japanese/Neo-Tokyo-ish).

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 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
  1. If you liked "Shinobi" but hated the controller-throwing difficulty of it, then you'll flip over Sega's latest ninja adventure. [Apr 2004, p.100]
  2. 75
    It does decrease the barrier of entry enough that the average gamer has a better shot at enjoying it. Combine that with superior level design and attractive graphics and my preference for it over "Shinobi" is obvious. It's still chock full of frustration and teeth-gnashing.
  3. The bottom line is, if you liked "Shinobi" then you'll most likely love Nightshade. With more unlockables and selectable difficulty's than it's predecessor (and replay value as well), Nightshade is a good buy.