• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2009

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Perhaps best of all, though, the developer has managed to create a graphically rich and detailed version of 13th Century Japan that’s positively dripping with atmosphere.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    A solid addition to one of the best series in gaming. My only serious qualm with this game is that certain motions with the Wiimote do not register well (thrusting specifically) during kills. Adjusting the sensitivity up and exaggerating your Wiimote motions helps, but even then a perfect kill gets ruined sometimes. Lesser qualms would be the linear level design, occasionally very long "where are you" breaks, and the bogus though completely avoidable (for the true ninja) combat system. Full Review »
  2. Curarecyd
    Feb 22, 2009
    Pros: graphics decent for the Wii for once. Stealth kills are fun. Soundtrack and storyline quite good. Ninja items useful, so are camouflage and hiding places...and ability to do kills using cover. Cons: no rooftops! no maps. face to face fighting is horrible. Summary: ubisoft is uber cool. they've done something new for the series with the new console generation. not all of it works but knowing that there's going to be a trilogy it's encouraging that ubisoft is experimenting now for a better gaming experience. Full Review »
  3. marsvolta
    Feb 18, 2009
    I would be tempted to say that the game gets a bit redundant, in how

    you're just kind of sneaking around and coming up on guys and

    everything. But that's what this game is. It's stealth, it's suspense,

    it's not getting caught and it's beautiful.

    In this game you're a true assassin. You're not sniping political

    figures from roof tops. That's getting old. You're in a time when

    getting these things done required much more human aptitude. It

    definitely helps that you can pretty much turn into smoke and hide

    behind things that wouldn't provide cover, but hey, it's a video game.

    And the effects are waaaay tight.
    Full Review »