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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
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  1. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Apr 2, 2012
    73
    After Ninja Gaiden came Black, which had better camera controls. After Black came Sigma, in which you had the blonde queen Rachel as company. And now there is Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, with just as much blood and giant breasts as its PS3 counterpart, but with touch controls. [April 2012, p.92]
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    73
    Ninja Gaiden's charm is undeniable, so this latest port of the game for PlayStation Vita can easily win your hardcore heart. The problem is the developers did nothing at all to solve the frustrating camera issues. Well, they also cut the original frame rate in half.
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    73
    A competent and in many ways, impressive, action extravaganza. The gameplay and combat hold up well over time, but the technical aspects don't, and those same problems still exist, which is disappointing.
  4. Play UK
    Apr 17, 2012
    72
    Fun and a solid challenge, but lacking in some respects, showing its age, sometimes unfair and with pointless Vita-specific controls. [Issue#217, p.81]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 11, 2012
    70
    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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Apr 9, 2012
    70
    A perfect PS3 port that could have been better if only it had been a little less perfect. Strange but true. [May 2012, p.113]
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 29, 2012
    70
    20 new trials - feats of skill that perfectly complement the flawlessly translated controlset. [Apr 2012, p.113]
  8. Mar 5, 2012
    70
    When you get down to it, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is the same game that was released a few years back, and if you need that on the go, this is the best way to fill the need. Or, if you need something pretty that can beat you up (like a hot MMA fighter), this will do the trick.
  9. Feb 23, 2012
    70
    One of the most compelling purchases on the fledgling system - IF you haven't had to contend with the wandering hands of Spectral Doku before. But even if you have gone the full distance with Ryu Hayabusa, this is one shinobi saga that's worth reliving.
  10. 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.
  11. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    Other than a couple Vita-specific features, an easier difficulty level, and a collection of trial missions, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus doesn't offer anything new. If you loved the original game enough to play through its numerous updates, then you may enjoy taking this new version on the go. However, action fans accustomed to the polished games of this generation may become frustrated with the eight year-old mechanics.
  12. Mar 8, 2012
    67
    It's a really solid port, but lacks any bells and whistles to attract folks who might not be die-hard fans of the series. It's definitely worth checking out, but keep in mind that you're getting the same content here that was contained in Sigma on PS3 nearly five years ago.
  13. Mar 5, 2012
    65
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is a good port of a once great game. Returning fans will doubtlessly fall back in love with the combat, but will be dismayed with how poorly the rest of the package has aged.
  14. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    Compromised on a technical level, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is not as polished of a port as it deserved to be (and probably could have been if the publisher was not so adamant about shipping the game in time for the Vita's launch). Some solace is taken in the fact that, at the very least, we finally have a workable version of a 3D Ninja Gaiden game running in the palm of our hands, but it still leaves you feeling let down by the whole sloppy affair.
  15. Mar 30, 2012
    60
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is what happens when a classic is ported too often.
  16. Mar 20, 2012
    60
    This game is a remake from a remake and therefore too expensive. The previous game on the PS3 is cheaper and has the same content. But if you don't have a PS3 then you can always look into this version.
  17. 60
    Ninja Gainden, one of the best games of the last generation, has aged. The save spots don't fit a portable game, the touch screen add ons just detract from the combat, the camera isn't satisfying and the level design doesn't feel up to date anymore. But the combat is just as good as ever and every now and then it feels just like the good old golden ninja heydays of the last generation. To bad it's just to far between those moments.
  18. Mar 2, 2012
    60
    This is simply a republished version of the Ninja Gaiden Sigma released on the PS3, only dampened in terms of gore, slightly easier, and not really perfect frame-rate or visuals-wise.
  19. Feb 16, 2012
    60
    Feels like a game from a different era, and despite half-steps to make it more approachable, is painfully frustrating in ways that probably can't be changed without altering the core of the game. If you can get past that, NGSP is a deep, lengthy adventure, with combat that's still one of the best in 3D action gaming history.
  20. Mar 5, 2012
    55
    There are so many aspects of this game to which I can say "if only"… if only the camera worked right, if only the controls were tighter, if only there were more to do than find keys and kill the same dudes over and over again. But the game is what it is, and the bad seems to outweigh the good at every turn.
  21. Mar 12, 2012
    50
    Graphically there's nothing to complain about and in the end this is still good old bloody Ninja Gaiden Sigma. It's just that the touch controls aren't that impressive and the camera tries desperately to become your mortal enemy. Thus the low score.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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 isIt'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. Full Review »
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    7
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  3. Jul 15, 2016
    6
    Why is this game so bloody difficult?! The game is annoyingly difficult, the game play becomes tedious fast and storyline is mediocre. RegretWhy is this game so bloody difficult?! The game is annoyingly difficult, the game play becomes tedious fast and storyline is mediocre. Regret buying this game instead of GTA:VCS on PSN. Screw you IGN for deceiving me. Avoid this game like the Egyptians avoided the Hebrews after the 10 plagues hit them. Full Review »