Metascore
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. 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 27, 2012
    84
    A superb game no matter how you -- or Ryu Hayabusa -- slices it.
  3. Feb 27, 2012
    82
    There is some exclusive content and the PS Vita is certainly capable of bringing console-quality gameplay and presentation to the palm of your hands and the touch controls are interesting additions. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is a day-one purchase for newcomers to the series who enjoy insane ninja combat, but everyone else can probably wait for a price drop or just hang tight for a proper sequel.
  4. Games Master UK
    Apr 4, 2012
    81
    Ryu's return is hampered by techy quibbles but it's the same keen-edged affair. [May 2012, p.100]
  5. Apr 4, 2012
    80
    Despite it's outdated look and the fact that its purely a PlayStation 3 port Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is a challenging, exciting game.
  6. 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.
  7. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Truly great games, it seems, never grow old. [Apr 2012, p.58]
  8. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    The upgrade to HD in Sigma on PS3 was a visual tour de force and it's even more so on Vita's beautiful OLED screen.
  9. Mar 2, 2012
    80
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is the portable version of the HD remake of the upgraded port of an old 2004 game. It sounds crazy, isn't it? After so many years Ninja Gaiden is still great, anyway. If you've never played the previous versions, you should buy this one with no regrets.
  10. 80
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus cannot get rid of some problems that plagued the game throughout its various versions but is still a blast in portable form.
  11. 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.
  12. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    At its core, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is an excellent action game for the new Vita. The main game is still fun, and the combat, while difficult to master, is very satisfying once you've tamed it.
  13. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    A great game, despite the camera doing its best to spoil the party. However, this version is hard to recommend to those who have already ploughed through Sigma; there's nowhere near enough new content to warrant that.
  14. Feb 25, 2012
    80
    It'd be easy to dismiss Sigma Plus as another attempt to cash-in on an aging game, but those who've never experienced it--or even seasoned fiend-slayers looking for a portable fight--should definitely consider picking up the sword.
  15. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus stumbles with its incorporation of the Vita's features, but harnessing the skills of Ryu Hayabusa is as electrifying as ever.
  16. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    Yes, it´s the fourth iteration already of Ninja Gaiden and yes, it´s still a near perfect game that look and controls great in this Vita version. The novelties like the Hero mode add nothing to the winning formula, but it´s still a fantastic Beat'em up.
  17. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    It's an action packed sword slashing romp that runs almost flawlessly on Sony's machine. You could even make a case for it being one of Vita's top three launch games.
  18. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    Despite being on its fourth release, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus still feels like a brand new game, one that is both fun to play and difficult to master. The Hero Mode may alarm purists, but there's no denying that it creates a wider audience.
  19. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    If you weren't crazy about Ninja Gaiden the last three times, this is the same game, so keep walking. Likewise if you already played either Black or Sigma, you're probably ok to hold off, too. But for those of you that only played the 2004 original, or missed the game entirely, you've now got a beefed up, extra content edition that you can play anywhere. That's worth flipping out and killing dudes over.
  20. Feb 24, 2012
    79
    The art design is timeless, the conventional controls are spot on and the action is as challenging as ever. But the implementation of vita-exclusive control features rather stalls the fight dynamics.
  21. Mar 20, 2012
    78
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is undoubtedly a great action game but those who played other iterations of the series will find nothing new here.
  22. 75
    A competent and clean port, and it's definitely something that long-time veterans would want to have on their PS Vitas.
  23. Feb 29, 2012
    75
    There are no compromises with Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, if you own a Playstation Vita and you have never had the chance to play the original game, then the purchase is a must, otherwise you can easily avoid it.
  24. 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.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 64
  2. Negative: 10 out of 64
  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 »