Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    50
    While its predecessor broke new ground in the stealth-action arena, "Tenchu 2" hasn't improved much over the original, and has even taken a step back in some areas.
  2. Excellent presentation and a well-implemented concept make the frequent frustration bearable, but a healthy dose of persistence is required to get the most out of this unique title.
  3. Game Fan
    72
    "Tenchu 2" remains something of a letdown, since it's missing too many of the elements that made the original so great, and doesn't fix any of the problems that plagued its predecessor.
  4. If the Statue of Liberty could be driven like a car, it would be much easier to handle and control than the characters in "Tenchu 2."
  5. A few of the niggling control and camera problems from the original game are still present, but if you were able to overlook them before, then you will absolutely love this sequel.
  6. "Tenchu 2" is, when you get right down to it, a great game trying to escape from a mediocre shell.
  7. Warning: Tenchu 2 requires a lot of patience and exploration, so if you’re looking for a mindless contest, maybe you should turn on a Presidential debate instead.
  8. Spank!
    65
    A great disappointment for PlayStation fans everywhere.

Awards & Rankings

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#20 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
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#33 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    10
    The best one in series. It has great story and characters. Many new stealth kills were added and now we have one story for all threeThe best one in series. It has great story and characters. Many new stealth kills were added and now we have one story for all three characters, they have different missions and meet each other, so only by finishing all 3 campaigns we will know the story in 100%. Controls were improved, the same with AI which is not that bad this time. Also mission editor is back and it's even better than in first Tenchu. Flat shading is gone, now game has smooth shading so it looks much better, but it doesn't look that good in day missions. Overall great game with huge replay value. Full Review »
  2. Jul 15, 2017
    10
    Damm, man! I like too much this game. One of the best playstation games ever... What can I say? This is a Metal Gear Solid with FU***NGDamm, man! I like too much this game. One of the best playstation games ever... What can I say? This is a Metal Gear Solid with FU***NG NINJAS! AWESOME! Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    6
    Aside from the exceptional Metal Gear Solid Tenchu 2 was probably the best stealth based game available on the PSone. At times it could beAside from the exceptional Metal Gear Solid Tenchu 2 was probably the best stealth based game available on the PSone. At times it could be frustrating, particularly when fiddly controls or camera problems resulted in failure, but when it all came together it was extremely satisfying. Playing in 2013 the these problems are harder to overlook of course so you’d likely be better finding a more modern title, such as Mark of the Ninja, if you’re looking for something in this style. Full Review »