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  • Summary: Ninja Gaiden Sigma is an upgraded, more complete version of "Ninja Gaiden Black." As a new element in this version, Rachel, the heroine, is playable. The main character Ryu Hayabusa also features new actions, new weapons, and new combinations. Of course, the level of visual detail is enhanced from previous iterations. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    85
    A great game which we have seen several times before, but is still a great action game, as fun as the first game. If you already had the game in another platform you won't find anything really new or different here, but if not this is a very recommended acquisition.
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    The novelty of this title is that we can finally tear through Hayabusa's adventure in all of its glory on the go. That, alone, is impressive and should be a factor in your purchase decision. Ask yourself, "Is this worth it to me for the same game, simply in portable form?" If so, I cannot recommend Plus enough.
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    The PS Vita controls, while feeling shoehorned in the proceedings, are not deal-breakers overall. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is still a fantastic game, and whether you're a newcomer or a long-time fan of the series, this is an essential purchase for PS Vita owners.
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    75
    Say what you will about the camera or the silly story, but the combat in Sigma Plus is unmatched. There's a fantastic action game under all of the name changes and feature additions that have been tacked on over the years. Aside from the non-optional rear-tap Ninpo addition, the new Vita features aren't even worth messing with.
  5. For the skim readers out there; there are two ninja launch titles for Vita. This one cuts the other one a new butt crack. [April 2012, p80]
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    70
    One of the oldest games to be revamped for the PS Vita's launch, but still an impressive, if frustratingly difficult, third person actioner.
  7. Feb 23, 2012
    44
    You've probably played this game before. If you haven't, you probably don't want to, and this isn't the best version to start on. It doesn't add enough for old fans or do enough to reel in new players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    It's very challenging, but very fun. It'll keep gamers occupied for a long time. The graphics are great, the mechanics are great, and Ryu is very responsive. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    Never played any ninja gaiden games before this but I'm definitely interested in the series now. I thought this was a lot of fun and lasted a pretty good while too. To be honest the same night I beat it I was already thinking about starting a new game. Just trying to debate whether to play hard mode or not, I feel like I had enough difficulty on normal. I think part of what makes this game so enjoyable is that the enemies don't just blindly run for you and let you attack them. They actually fight back and defend themselves forcing you to have to outsmart them as well. It makes the combat more involved instead of just button mashing. Not only that but it feels like there's a good balance between exploration and combat so the game never really gets stale all the way to the end. The soundtrack is really good, the music caught my attention many times throughout the game. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    a highly underrated game, suitable for hardcore action gamers.

    How ps vita many games have this degree of responsiveness, and AI. The
    learning curve is gradual then steep then the mastery becomes enjoyable. Graphics are smooth and fast and the sword slashing becomes a course of mini beatemups. levels are well designed and the userr can explore and interact well.

    For me it beats all the swathe of repetitive and commercial childish cartoon like games for handhelds. This game is one of the few games that can appeal to adults.

    If you have played this on the xbox, i can understand how this vita game adds little. But if you haven't played a ninja gaiden title, you will find this hard to put down.
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  4. Feb 25, 2012
    9
    I´m sad that there are no reviews for this game, because it really kicks ass, the game is an exact port of the ps3 game, you get what you see, literally is ninja gaiden sigma with little things they put for the vita game, the game never slows is as fast paced and good looking as you remember and the controls are perfect, the ps vita is a machine designed to be a hardcore experience, when i lost i never felt that the system didn't respond, this one is of my 3 top games for vita, the other 2 being uncharted and marvel vs capcom, if you are looking for an action or ninja gaiden game you should definitely pick this one up. Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2013
    9
    Brilliant Game for the Vita I am one of the few that missed this the first time round I was never an xbox fan; PS1, PS2, PC and PS3 although i have seen the light and got a 360 eventually roll on next gen Its a tough game but you can get by with less skill and persistence. The game tests you and lets you develop your skills regularly adding upgrades/weapons/moves. Each fight can be fatal in a dark souls kinda way maybe not quite that tough but us old skool gamers like a challenge!

    Action, fighting, combos, good boss fights, whacky story very minor camera issues and unnecessary touchscreen stuff but this does not detract form an A* game which you can really tell was made to the highest standard when it was developed. Worth a play for anyone currently one of the best Vita titles.
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  6. Nov 18, 2012
    9
    Same great game I remember for the Xbox. Great graphics and smooth gameplay. Difficulty meant for an old school gamer that is used to really being skilled at a game in order to pass it. Camera works way better than it did back on Xbox. Have had a blast revisiting and enjoying the great work done on this remake of a classic game. If you are up for a challenge this is definitely the game for you. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2012
    7
    This game provides a nice ninja experience that is focused on action. There are really two aspects of this game, the travel and the combat. As you travel through a level, you will need to use the walls to perform multiple jumps in order to traverse the heights. The combat is very action based and usually involves fights against multiple enemies. Personally, I would give this game a much lower score but instead, I try to rate it for what it is. It is an action game that involves a lot of repetition and button mashing to get through the levels. By way of comparison, Shinobido 2 is a much more interesting and engaging experience, despite it's frustrating combat controls. Expand

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