Ninja Gaiden Sigma PlayStation 3

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
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  1. By no means the best the genre has to offer any more.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 49
  2. Negative: 9 out of 49
  1. Jul 1, 2015
    8
    One of the first true PS3 games, with great graphics for the time, flawless framerate and no bug, the gameplay itself is pretty hardcore andOne of the first true PS3 games, with great graphics for the time, flawless framerate and no bug, the gameplay itself is pretty hardcore and you aren't allowed to be hit many times before dying, making this game not recommended for players that never played a beat'em all before.
    The story is not too bad for the genre, it has its cliches but also some surprises and a purpose to keep you in the game for the approximately 12 hours needed to finish it. There is quite a lot of weapon but most are expendables and I would have preferred more ninpos over weapons. An other good point for the game is its bosses, there is a lot and most of them offer nice fights, but most of all what I liked about the game is that Ryu truly fights like a ninja, his movements are smooth, class and lethal, it only lacks some infiltration.

    On the bad side the camera isn't perfect and the platform phases are horribles (I think I died more times because of them than fights). Add to a difficulty that can prove to be too challenging even for the best players Ninja Gaiden Sigma is not a game for everybody, but it sure is a good one, with qualities that some players will be craving for.
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  2. Apr 8, 2014
    4
    Sigma is one of those games that you get the sense it was something special when it came out, but re-releasing it years later after the genreSigma is one of those games that you get the sense it was something special when it came out, but re-releasing it years later after the genre has taken so mean leaps forward is just poor taste.

    In its graphics Sigma looks like exactly what it is, polished up decade old polygons that don't even try to test the PS3's potential, not even for 2007. Some games can hide it, but sigma fails.

    Sigma is lacking certain gameplay mechanics that are the standard for modern games of its genre. From the combat, to the camera, to map menu, to the check point system, it is ancient.

    Compare this to the awesome Gaiden 2 or the average Gaiden 3 and your looking at a game that should of been left in the past.
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  3. Aug 16, 2017
    9
    Incredibly addictive, as well as difficult. Ninja Gaiden Sigma has one of the best combat systems I have ever tried in a video game. TheIncredibly addictive, as well as difficult. Ninja Gaiden Sigma has one of the best combat systems I have ever tried in a video game. The movements of Ryu Hayabusa are really fluent, resembling those of a real ninja.

    This first Ninja Gaiden game was already a great game. Arguably, it may lack some extra game modes or online options, but I frankly do not mind that too much.
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