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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27

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  1. Jul 25, 2014
    7
    Of course being on the vita, the game has performance issues. MAJOR. Slowdown is frequent and occasionally, the resolution will drop quite a bit for no reason and framerate issues are quite common too. Other than that, the game is the ninja gaiden sigma 2 that we all know and love. There are several additions too, them being the gore being back (YEAH!!!!), a time attack mode and co-op missions with an AI. No more online co-op this time round (boo!). If you don't mind performance issues like me, then by all means buy this game. If not, then I recommend passing this one up. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    NGS+2 is an awesome game and if you have a Vita, you should own it. I don't know about all these bad reviews, but this is definitely one of the better Vita games I've bought. I mean come on, Ninja Gaiden on the go? I don't even see any lag issues, I'm on chapter 5 already and I think there was one part where it slowed down, for about 5 seconds?
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    6
    Lag issues, camera issues, control issues are very much apparent in this version. I gave it a 6 anyway. Why? Everything that I expected from the awesome NGS 2 came out in this version. It is as fun as it would always be as a Ninja Gaiden title but when the lag comes in, it becomes quite a drag, Nevertheless, it is still an awesome port with some additional features, A good game to pass the time.
  4. Mar 23, 2013
    5
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus was awesome on the vita. Despite the clunky controls (featured also in the Playstation 3 Version), this port was as excellent as the PS3 Version. It was a great Handheld experience, showing what the Vita is capable of.

    Now we got Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. A game featured in the current Generation. And to describe it in a few words, this port goes from decent to
    horrible. It feels more like playing a beta. When it comes to performance, this port sucks. The original game plays smooth with 60 Frames. This port features only 30 Frames. That's not a big issue, judging by it's predecessor also running only at 30 Frames. But the game lacks in overall performance. Gameplay feels slow. Sometimes, when it get's messy, the game is below this 30 Frames. In a few Levels, it's almost not playable. And the worst is, The Anti Aliasing says goodbye when you came back from the menues or when to many enemies inhabits the screen. So in this short moments, the game is full of Jaggies. It looks like a PSP Game.

    Cutscenes are pre rendered compared to the original Sigma 2. The ingame graphics are still nice. It shows what is possible on the vita. But the nice graphics paid a high price. It's a shame, Tecmo. But even with these nice graphics, the game may play smoother if the developers put more effort into this port.

    But still, Ninja Gaiden 2 is one hell of an Action Game. It's still so much fun. A little bonus, Tecmo included the gore and the uncensored Cutscenes from the Xbox 360 version. The amount of blood is still the same as in the Playstation 3 version (this choice was probably made because of the overall bad performance).
    For a Ninja Gaiden fan, this port is still Ok. But you may grab this for a few bucks. Maybe Tecmo will release a patch. But this may never happen. 5/10 for the bad performance. The Game is still worth a 9/10.
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  5. Mar 22, 2013
    8
    This games is still awesome, just ignored about all reviews, just play it & have fun
    i just disappointed about cut-scene alternate costume is not there, i hope Tecmo Team Ninja can bring the patch already....soon
  6. 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
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    9
    whats wrong with all the reviewers, its a great game, i like 3ds and the vita and im lookng only bad reviews for the 2 consoles, there is a lot of great but underrated games
  8. Mar 6, 2013
    7
    Ninja gaiden Sigma+ 2 is not as awesome as it was previously as Sigma+ was. NGS+2 is the sequel to its successor Ninja Gaiden. Story follows up right after the first one but its not as interesting as it was. Basically Ninja Gaiden story is just an excuse for the gameplay. So dont expect to c such a brilliant story. Beside what it offers its the Gameplay. The game is as action as previous one, a little bit easier but still u can go to higher difficulties. It doest have Online unfortunately which is a big disappointment due to the fact that things such as TAG MISSIONS sounds to be more fun when they are online otherwise playing it in a single player mod is nothing new to the gamer. There are few other modes that you can enjoy beside the single player.
    single player runs through more than 15 hours and its hugely varied and fun and action packed, you get chance to play as other 3 characters but still Ryu is the best Ayane is still fun but the others are not that much attractive. One thing that hurts the gameplay is the inconsistency of the FRAME RATE. when the scene is populated the FPS drops below 30 perhaps around 24 FPS which makes the game kind of unplayable but what u can do is to increase the camera speed in options and wait to c will team ninja release a patch for it or no. the graphics are way better, environmental textures are better, character models are much better and AA helps to sharpen the graphics in vita screen. everything is good till the number of enemies are more than 4-5 in one scene and then the performance drops. sounds like sometimes the AA gets removed to keep the FPS between 24 to 28 even I hope to c a patch cuz its a good game IF u like the NG buy it if you are the FAN buy it if not wait to c will there be a patch or not
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  9. 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
  10. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    Yeah, I know, there is no co-op and Japanese Voices. But it's still Ninja Gaiden 2, you can't change this. It's fast, it's godamn hard and the story is cool. They even added gore that wasn't around in PS3 version. One of the best action games ever made that you can now take anywhere you want. If you haven't played it before it's a great opportunity. Enjoy
  11. Feb 28, 2013
    8
    solid port of an already excellent game, very good graphics and framerate, a few slight graphical hiccups along the way but nothing that takes you out of the overall experience. tight and responsive controls keep up with the action on screen, the only negative is the horrible camera, but thats nothing new to the series. well worth the money.
  12. Feb 28, 2013
    9
    A port of a port but still an awesome game if you are into high speed beat em ups with a sword. One thing to be aware of if you run into framerate slowdowns some have complained about turn 1st and 3rd person camera speeds to fastest in options. Bigup phoenixman19 on gamefaqs for the tip!
  13. Feb 28, 2013
    8
    Good visuals, smooth gameplay, no loading time, overall a very good port and if you haven't played the game before this is definitely a game to pick up, it has a great combat system and decent story, and is one of the best "hack and slash's" around.
  14. Mar 2, 2013
    0
    Yeah, I know, there is no co-op and Japanese Voices. But it's still Ninja Gaiden 2, you can't change this. It's fast, it's godamn hard and the story is cool. They even added gore that wasn't around in PS3 version. One of the best action games ever made that you can now take anywhere you want. If you haven't played it before it's a great opportunity. Enjoy
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.