Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Wii U

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. Jan 9, 2014
    80
    Fans of frantic action and beat 'em up style fighting will be overawed by how intense Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is the game Ninja Gaiden 3 should have been a year ago. Still not perfect, but at least now it's an enjoyable experience rather than a painful one. [Feb 2013]
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    78
    Razor's Edge is not the old Ninja Gaiden 3. With revamped gameplay mechanics, a new character and a set of new weapons, this iteration is how the original game had to be.
  4. Feb 18, 2013
    80
    Unfortunately the camera is still poor, however Team Ninja solved some of the problems of Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3/Xbox360). The touchscreen is not really integrated, but the game is challenging with fast action fights and a lot of virtual blood. If you like that, then Ninja Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is your game.
  5. Games Master UK
    Feb 9, 2013
    75
    A welcome injection of brutality, but Ryu still isn't on top of his game. [March 2013, p.86]
  6. Jan 14, 2013
    75
    Ninja Gaiden 3 is a guilty pleasure. A incredible and sensational mix of wondrous katana fighting, flying limbs and exaggerated finishing moves are waiting for you. Fans of the series will find the game a tad disappointing due to the worthless story and the - in comparison to the other games in the series - way too easy fights. If all you're looking for is a good, but not too deep fighting mechanism then Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will satisfy your needs.
  7. Jan 14, 2013
    75
    Team Ninja has tried to minimize the flaws of Ninja Gaiden 3 with a much better porting on the Wii U, though the structural limits of the original game have remained almost intact.
  8. Jan 14, 2013
    75
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is a much better effort if you look back to last year PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game. Still, Team Ninja ha a long way to go to get this saga back on track to glory.
  9. Jan 13, 2013
    78
    This is what Ninja Gaiden 3 should have been when it was first released. Tecmo and Team Ninja have listened to their fans and offered a great game, but it's still far from perfect. If you're going to play the game, make sure you play this version.
  10. This is easily the best version of Ninja Gaiden 3, but it's not quite the action masterpiece that fans have come to expect from the series.
  11. Jan 9, 2013
    77
    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is not perfect, but it's a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamer's platform.
  12. Jan 2, 2013
    75
    This version of Ninja Gaiden 3 is the best. It's complete thanks to new modes, Ayane special missions, the free DLC with Kasumi, more violence and, of course, off-TV option and touch assists.
  13. 76
    Perhaps the biggest perk to the Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3 is the addition of Dead or Alive's Ayane. In the last few NG titles, Ayane made a couple of cameo appearances, but on the Wii U, players can take control of the Dead or Alive mistress in her very own mini-campaign.
  14. Nov 27, 2012
    75
    It's not perfect, but it's bloody fun when everything is working the way it should.
  15. Nov 26, 2012
    80
    In short, if you're looking for a hardcore Ninja Gaiden experience from Ninja Gaiden 3, complete with ridiculous bloodletting and a very challenging difficulty, this Wii U version is your game. However, the inconsistent difficulty and poor camera hamper the experience, somewhat.
  16. 80
    Despite the extreme difficulty, though, I never got to the point of wanting to quit. The game is tough, but fair, and the frequent checkpoints prevent frustration. While it doesn't make much use of Wii U-specific features, Razor's Edge should satisfy if you're in the mood for a challenge.
  17. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    A standout effort as Wii U launch titles go, but it's also a welcome improvement to a game that sorely needed a kick. Team Ninja heard the complaints about Ninja Gaiden 3 and came back with an exceptional revision in Razor's Edge, one that lives up to the high standards set by other games in the series, reinvigorating its combat with fresh variety and a real challenge.
  18. Nov 13, 2012
    76
    It's far from perfect and best viewed with "launch goggles" on, but Razor's Edge's unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamer's platform.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    10
    When I first played this game on Xbox 360, I really didn't like it. It had a lot of problems and it was overall very disappointing. Well allWhen I first played this game on Xbox 360, I really didn't like it. It had a lot of problems and it was overall very disappointing. Well all those problems are now fixed, there's a few extra features, and this game is incredible. The Wii U version is the only version you should play of this game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    9
    its a shame that these new features aren't in the other consoles, then it would have a low score back then, but this game fix all the annoyingits a shame that these new features aren't in the other consoles, then it would have a low score back then, but this game fix all the annoying things about Ninja gaiden 3 & added new features that fans always loved about the series. Features like boss battles from the past, gore, co-op, other playable characters, more weapons & attack. If you haven't gotten NG3 on ps3 or 360 yet & love blood & violence, i suggest you picked it up, for those who have played it already & won't get the game, they'll miss out.

    BTW even though the gamepad doesn't add anything new, the fact that you can play IN the gamepad instead of the tv is enough
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  3. Nov 19, 2012
    9
    I love the game, fast fun, challenging, and gory as all hell. Gamers have become a bunch of self entitled cry-babies and if that makes U mad,I love the game, fast fun, challenging, and gory as all hell. Gamers have become a bunch of self entitled cry-babies and if that makes U mad, I'm definitely talking to U. opinions are like @ssholes, we all have em and thats mine...opinion that is. boycott reviews and play games and decide what U like. Full Review »