Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Even if you don’t care about crafting your own stages, the virtually limitless stream of everyone else’s content will keep replay value high long after you’ve beaten all of the on?disc levels.
  2. The gameplay is simple and easy to master, but it is also challenging enough to keep gamers pounding themselves in disgust because of whatever mistake they make in the game's 200+ levels.
  3. Without a doubt one of the most addictive platform/puzzle games on the PSP, N+ is one of those games that will complete consume you in the best way possible.
  4. It may not be the best looking game on the PSP, but N+ proves that it can more than hang with the big boys.
  5. Idiotic menu issues aside, N+ still provides a great value and tons of fun for anyone who picks it up. With over 40 different levels and a near-endless supply of downloadable user-generated content, it's hard to not see the value in such a simple and fun game.
  6. The game will make you sweat, curse, and yell. If you're actually fairly skilled, you may curse a little less. Whatever the case may be, I bet you'll keep playing this game for a long time and even come back to it after forgetting about it.
  7. That’s it: no guns, no dodge, no shields no nothing. Just you, your ninja, over 200 amazingly designed levels and some fiendish puzzles all wrapped up in one stylish and fun little platformer.
  8. Although it lacks the convenient dual-screen set-up of the DS version, N+ is almost A+ caliber stuff, especially considering the $20 bargain basement price.
  9. The addictive gameplay and stylish design of N+ fit almost perfectly into the tight confines of today's handhelds.
  10. 80
    It may not be an easy game, but N+ is certainly addictive, and its design makes it a fantastic portable game.
  11. Even if you’ve played N+ over Xbox Live, or the free PC version, $20 is a small price to pay to brandish this bundle of gaming bliss in the palm of your hands anywhere you damn well please.
  12. N+ is great fun, especially in portable form, and is something any gamer on the go will enjoy.
  13. 80
    Figuring out how to solve each puzzle, creating your own and sharing them with others makes this an essential addition to your PSP library.
  14. N+ demonstrates that simple but solid gameplay can make for a fun and challenging game.
  15. N+ is almost completely free of distracting bells and whistles, and I’m going to give it the best compliment I can for this type of game: it would have made an excellent ’80s arcade game.
  16. 78
    Even though I didn't like it as much as other gamers out there, the abundance of content and highly diverse level design make N+ an appetizing offer for anyone looking for gold. After all, this is a good game for on-the-go play sessions.
  17. 75
    As an enjoyable, pick-up-and-play package with a sublimely simple design, N+ succeeds, and it's hard not to recommend for the price. Just be wary of the inevitable eyestrain, and if you're only going to play it at home, make sure you've exhausted the XBLA and PC versions first. It's still the most badass ninja simulator around...just less so.
  18. 70
    While N+ is a polished game, I am fine leaving N as a nice Internet distraction, even if the controls aren't quite as tight as when you play these handheld versions.
  19. Despite some of these nitpicks, N+ for the PSP is still as great a game as it ever was on XBLA or the Internet. While the formula is getting a bit passé, the physics and levels are still as sharp and tightly constructed as ever, even if the sound is repetitive and the multiplayer modes are inaccessible to most.
  20. A classic platform game, with a great number of levels and a (complex) editor that allows player to create more stages.
  21. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Despite its addictive simplicity, N+ does eventually reach a breaking point. [Oct 2008, p.82]

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. gayyourgay
    Jan 22, 2009
    NO ONE!! mentions the music... Of all the "professional" reviews I've read, not one mentioned the music. Its as if none of themNO ONE!! mentions the music... Of all the "professional" reviews I've read, not one mentioned the music. Its as if none of them acctually played the dam game!!! This game is adicting and has great replay value...The music has the coolest music (aside from acctual music games) of any game i've played since HALO 1.......GJ Atari Full Review »
  2. JanRon
    Oct 15, 2008
    This game has been out in the internet for quite some time now, but the PSP version brings over 150 new levels and a couple old levels for usThis game has been out in the internet for quite some time now, but the PSP version brings over 150 new levels and a couple old levels for us to enjoy. Even though the graphics are not top-notch and the music is mostly chiptunes, this game is one of the best for the PSP. It brings a lot of gameplay, and it's replay value is really high. Clearly proves that well-designed levels and good gameplay can be combined to make a masterpiece. Full Review »