Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 PlayStation 3

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma was a significant step up from Itagaki's original; this second Sigma edition is sadly more port than remake.
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    When you're playing a Ninja Gaiden game and not dying until the eighth chapter, it doesn't bode well for the future of the series as we know it. Oh, and the camera's still rubbish. [Nov 2009, p.100]
  3. Boobs and violence - a true Tecmo game. But don't be fooled, this game is pretty difficult.
  4. Patient newcomers will likely have a good time, warts and all, but if you already have the Xbox 360 version Sigma 2 doesn’t really add enough to the experience to warrant a second purchase.
  5. If the last Ninja Gaiden you played came out before 2008, Sigma 2 is an acceptable way of checking back in with the series, but devotees will want much more, and not just a mode where you can play as a pair of boobs with a sword.
  6. Not only is the gameplay starting to feel dated—especially in the wake of Batman: Arkham Asylum’s brilliant combo system—but the few small additions simply aren’t enough to offset the handful of surprising oversights and omissions.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. ThomasM
    Oct 1, 2009
    10
    While this game doesn't have alot blood and gore, this game is till one of the best action titles out there. The sleek style of Sigma 2 While this game doesn't have alot blood and gore, this game is till one of the best action titles out there. The sleek style of Sigma 2 really gives it a unique feel to it compared to it's 360 counter part. There is some camera issues but I feel it adds to the game difficulty as it's a difficult game in itself. I actually think it's a little easier to do combos than sigma 1. All in all, this game isn't for everyone and some may dislike the change of direction for this title, but it really is a terrific game worth a rent and hey, with trophy hunters out there who wouldn't want a few more in their collection. Full Review »
  2. MattJ
    Oct 5, 2009
    9
    Great Game Good fighting and i like all the weapons you get but there one thing wrong its to easy if you ever played the other ones they were Great Game Good fighting and i like all the weapons you get but there one thing wrong its to easy if you ever played the other ones they were hard but you can beat this game kinda easy the bosses were not hard and you can beat up all the bad guys without getting hit much but if you never played ninja gaiden before you should play it but if you are a die hard fan like me you might not like it as much cause how easy it is but there alot of team missions in it and that real fun. Full Review »
  3. RockmanX
    Oct 1, 2009
    10
    To begin this review, I did not play Ninja Gaiden II for the 360. So I am starting fresh in playing this. I did play all the other Ninja To begin this review, I did not play Ninja Gaiden II for the 360. So I am starting fresh in playing this. I did play all the other Ninja Gaidens starting from the original on NES, SNES, Ninja Gaiden and Black for Xbox. This version is definitely the best one I have played. For one the graphics are superior to Sigma, the sound is 5.1 DTS which is great for Surround Sounds, and this game play I like better than Batman Arkham Asylum. The collisions and combo system is great on there, but Ninja Gaiden requires a higher level of skill to achieve, and overall is better to me. AA is unique so that is why it's getting more attention right now. The difficulty so far on Warrior isn't hard at all if you played the other Ninja Gaidens. I mastered almost all the combos on the other games, been through some extremely tough missions on Black, and so a lot of those combos are in this game. It's a matter of using your invincible frame rates to get past the aggressive enemies. Now Master Ninja mode is another story, one direct hit and you are dead which adds realism to the battles. I look forward to Uncharted 2 this month, but in my personal opinion, this is my Game of the Year because of the intense action but Uncharted 2 can change me. Full Review »