Tenchu: Stealth Assassins PlayStation

Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. A few more months spent tweaking the camera, improving the AI, and correcting the inventory scheme would have resulted in a much more enjoyable experience.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
#14 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 25, 2016
    10
    Tenchu: Stealth Assassins is an amazing, well rounded stealth game for both the hardcore, or the casual gamer. The atmosphere of runningTenchu: Stealth Assassins is an amazing, well rounded stealth game for both the hardcore, or the casual gamer. The atmosphere of running through the shadows and stalking your enemies is always entertaining, whether you sprint through slicing every foe, or sneak by undetected towards the boss. Each level's reply-ability is astounding. And I haven't even gotten to the cheat codes yet. The blue screen dominated my childhood, as I'd give my character the ability to shoot bullets from his chest. All in all, this game is one of the best early 3D games, helping to define the stealth genre overall. Full Review »
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    10
    Nothing short of classic, Tenchu set the tone for stealth action games with rich atmosphere, insanely awesome ninja techniques, and simple,Nothing short of classic, Tenchu set the tone for stealth action games with rich atmosphere, insanely awesome ninja techniques, and simple, yet intricate gameplay that still holds up to this day. The music is also a staple in the game, much the same way Nobuo Uematsu's music is used in Final Fantasy. If you haven't played it, you're missin out. Full Review »
  3. Aug 24, 2011
    10
    Ground breaking game in its day, great control, wonderful soundtrack and voice acting , Great level design and story just the simple conceptGround breaking game in its day, great control, wonderful soundtrack and voice acting , Great level design and story just the simple concept of enemies that didn't re spawn out of no where and stayed dead added realism that games today seem to miss.Classic Full Review »