Ninja Blade Xbox 360

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 57
  2. Negative: 11 out of 57
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  1. SimonD
    Jun 15, 2009
    9
    I cant understand why some say this is inferior to Ninja Gaiden 2 - I preferred this to NG2 in every way - NG2 for a start was way too challenging, too frustrating. This is very cinematic and whilst it may not push boundaries, is very competent and kept me interested right till the end. One of my favorite games to come along in a while.
  2. Matt
    May 3, 2009
    8
    It's actually not that bad. Pretty good graphics. Interesting story and characters. And I actually like the QTEs - they remind me of Dragon's Lair. They make you feel like you are more in the game. I think everyone should give this one a try.
  3. FyzardBrown
    Apr 9, 2009
    8
    Contrary to what others have been saying this game is quite fun. You can't put it in the same cateogory as Ninja Gaident because it's a different type of game. Think of it as God of War with a Ninja set in a Resident Evil world. Most people don't like the fighting because they don't realize that there are more moves ala God of War/Conan when you upgrade your weapons. Contrary to what others have been saying this game is quite fun. You can't put it in the same cateogory as Ninja Gaident because it's a different type of game. Think of it as God of War with a Ninja set in a Resident Evil world. Most people don't like the fighting because they don't realize that there are more moves ala God of War/Conan when you upgrade your weapons. Quick Time Events are tedious but are basically the same as in any othe game with QTE. I think that most people should try the Demo on the marketplace first before going with any of these reviews and decide for themselves if they like the game. Expand
  4. JW
    Apr 15, 2009
    8
    Solid fun through and through. The game is more like God of War than Ninja Gaiden. The camera view, weapons, and magic all relate to GOW moreso than Tecmo's spectacular ninja series. As such, aside from Conan, there is nothing else out there on the 360 like this. Straight forward action game that keeps a high pace. Although a bit short, the pace reminds me a NES/SNES game where you Solid fun through and through. The game is more like God of War than Ninja Gaiden. The camera view, weapons, and magic all relate to GOW moreso than Tecmo's spectacular ninja series. As such, aside from Conan, there is nothing else out there on the 360 like this. Straight forward action game that keeps a high pace. Although a bit short, the pace reminds me a NES/SNES game where you had to keep moving and fighting to progress. QTE.....if you like them, it will add to your experience. Expand
  5. D.B.H
    May 25, 2009
    9
    From Software brings us another awesome ninja game. Like a futuristic version of Tenchu, the controls are smooth and the cinematics breathtaking. Not a homerun on originality, but definitely worth a playthrough.
  6. ColbyA.
    Dec 25, 2009
    8
    Having played and completed, in their entirety, the first two missions of the game, played with the different features (such as character customization and the weapon upgrade system), I have to say this is a solid game. The people who are giving 4's and 3's to this game are Ninja Gaiden fanboys, apparently - a game I've never played. The graphics are very good (or at least Having played and completed, in their entirety, the first two missions of the game, played with the different features (such as character customization and the weapon upgrade system), I have to say this is a solid game. The people who are giving 4's and 3's to this game are Ninja Gaiden fanboys, apparently - a game I've never played. The graphics are very good (or at least "industry standard" at this point in time), the QTE's are nice and keep the gameplay varied (I'd argue that anyone who complains about them just have reeeeally bad reflexes - and this is coming from a gamer who plays almost strictly tactical RPGs), and the weapon upgrade system, combo system, and finishers are all really fun to watch. My two biggest complains: Crappy job of porting to PC (all the QTE warnings had Xbox buttons with words like "Spacebar" above them - really distracting) and that you don't understand the storyline (regardless of how weak it is or isn't) until you've completed the first mission and watched a couple of cutscenes. Still, deserves WAY better than a 68. Expand
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 65
  2. Negative: 6 out of 65
  1. In closing, Ninja Blade offers a welcome slice of action gaming that is not only simple, but effective at the same time.
  2. If you don’t care about the plot and just want to run around hacking at things, this is the game for you.
  3. We originally had this down as "Ninja Gaiden Lite". We were wrong. Tedious. [May 2009, p.81]