User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26

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  1. Mar 18, 2013
    0
    Ultimately, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is a case study that just because a game can be ported to a handheld doesn’t mean it necessarily should, especially if it suffers from downgraded visuals, spotty framerate and imprecise controls. Newbie players who never played the console versions may end up less frustrated out of ignorance, but a game that originally relied on tight controls and smooth gameplay should not have to endure such drawbacks just for the sake of going portable. It may earn points as a novelty to have the game on the go, but the cost of portability is too much of a disservice for a great action game optimized for consoles. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2013
    3
    This game needs a patch A.S.A.P. The reason why people own video game consoles is because they want an experience that is fluid and requires no adjustments of settings in order to have a solid frame rate. This is completely unacceptable. In the first Ninja Gaiden port to Vita, the game had a solid frame rate of about 30fps, but the bow was so difficult to shoot because there was no way to disable the motion controls. It was so difficult, that it was as if you were sitting on a roller coaster trying to shoot at targets that were moving. In Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 plus, they completely fixed the projectile mechanics. You can tap the screen to shoot without aiming, which works pretty well if you're moving around because of the auto aim. To get better precision with your bow, you can press a button on the lower left hand corner of the screen and that puts you in stance where you can use the right analog stick to aim and the left analog to move Ryu's movements. However, aside this crucial improvement to a key element of the game, the frame rate dips below 30fps on many occasions. 30 fps is acceptable, but any less is horrible. Team Ninja, or whomever did this port, clearly didn't care about quality assurance and did not care about their fans. The overall experience gets hampered by the horrible frame rate. Avoid unless it is free. Until then, play on 360 or ps3. I would love for Techmo to prove me wrong and release a patch to make this the best Ninja Gaiden plus between the two. Expand
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. A hugely compelling adaptation. [May 2013, p.109]
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    60
    A good game, but poorly converted. [Issue#230, p.74]
  3. Apr 17, 2013
    60
    If you’re looking for Vita Ninja Gaiden then pick up the first Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus. It’s a much more solid purchase.