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  • Summary: Master the art of death on the PSP playing as Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. The accuracy of the PSP system's control buttons lets players battle enemies quickly and attack them with katanas, throwing stars, smoke bombsMaster the art of death on the PSP playing as Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. The accuracy of the PSP system's control buttons lets players battle enemies quickly and attack them with katanas, throwing stars, smoke bombs and more. Expect to find the original Tenchu villain Onikage wreak havoc through dangerous territories. Additional PSP game features include: Use 17 historically accurate ninja weapons and tools. Manipulate your environment to hide and to sneak in behind your targets. Unlock special artifacts including Rikamaru's original costume. Experience the epic adventures of Rikimaru and Ayame and put your true ninja skills to the test in a world of fierce combat and authentic tradition. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. The new Tenchu installment will surprise positively series followers, apart from genre fans. It is a slow game in which we'll have to think twice each of our steps in order to survive. It has great hours of action and fun, and also offers a story worth being followed up to the end.
  2. 80
    A die-hard Tenchu fan, Heather was more than happy to see the series return to form in its latest portable iteration. It may even move a hardened assassin to poetry.
  3. Shadow Assassins for the PSP is not only a good entry in the Tenchu series but it also does stealthy ninja action well enough on Sony’s handheld. While the hardware limitations make for some slightly awkward gameplay issues, it doesn’t take away from an overall fulfilling experience.
  4. It's limited, but what's here is well-executed and very playable, even on PSP. [May 2009, p.84]
  5. It's painstaking but satisfying. [June 2009, p.103]
  6. Tenchu's in a dire need to go back to its roots. [June 2009, p.70]
  7. 40
    Shadow Assassins could've been a great game had some things been changed or revamped. Instead, only the truly dedicated will see it through to the end, and even they may opt for the original PSOne game instead.

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  1. May 12, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand