Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 46
  2. Negative: 25 out of 46
Buy On
  1. 80
    It's not the longest game, but it is a wild and entertaining ride while it lasts.
  2. 80
    A fantastic spin-off entry to the main series, packed with great combat and stunning visuals.
  3. Mar 24, 2014
    76
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z isn’t the best NG game on the market, but I honestly enjoyed it a lot even with its flaws.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 85
  2. Negative: 43 out of 85
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    A gaiden to the Ninja Gaiden series, which takes some getting used to, but this is an action game that has the play feel of the old Devil MayA gaiden to the Ninja Gaiden series, which takes some getting used to, but this is an action game that has the play feel of the old Devil May Cry games with a new face. It also has loads of zombie comedy which are quite hilarious if you go into the game acknowledging that the game is meant to be different from your average Ninja Gaiden. This is the type of action game that classic gamers should drool over. Whether or not a fan of the series it is definitely worth checking out.
    To fully enjoy the game you need to get through the game once and power yourself up to use the vast combos available for a second play through.
    My only real vice with the game is the Trophies are far from creative or interesting.
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  2. Mar 18, 2014
    7
    I have reached in a later part of the game and the problems are starting to appear, but anyway I do think this game still is pretty great. ItI have reached in a later part of the game and the problems are starting to appear, but anyway I do think this game still is pretty great. It could be better yes, but it is still a fun experience. Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    0
    Not funny, not interesting or challenging. Graphics is bad, this game just unnecessary spin-off of great ninja hack-n-slash games. Back stepNot funny, not interesting or challenging. Graphics is bad, this game just unnecessary spin-off of great ninja hack-n-slash games. Back step for NG. Really bad game for 60 dollars. Full Review »