Tenchu Z Xbox 360

Tenchu Z Image
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 51 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: True ninjas conceal their identity. In Tenchu Z, you can customize your ninja's appearance by choosing to change facial features, hairstyle, tattoos, head accessories, tunics, pants, arm accesories, footwear, weapon sheathes and more. As you complete more missions, more articles of clothingTrue ninjas conceal their identity. In Tenchu Z, you can customize your ninja's appearance by choosing to change facial features, hairstyle, tattoos, head accessories, tunics, pants, arm accesories, footwear, weapon sheathes and more. As you complete more missions, more articles of clothing may become available for purchase. Oh boy! The key element of disguise, however, is a special ninja power-up called "Impersonation," which allows you to steal the identity of your victim temporarily in order to better evade detection and blend into the environment. Are you the master of disguise? [Microsoft] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 51
  2. Negative: 11 out of 51
  1. Tenchu fans will definitely not be disappointed. Tenchu Senran is easily the best Tenchu game to date. [JPN Import]
  2. Surprisingly, Tenchu Z comes off “chunky” in general; the antithesis of what a ninja game should feel like- sleek and efficient.
  3. Too expensive, but find a cheap copy and it has a bit of fun to offer stealth fans.
  4. Tenchu Z is a pretty lousy entry to the series, and is one Xbox 360 title that doesn’t flex any next-gen muscle.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    Unless you're plagued with a kimono fetish, you're just better off creeping around elsewhere. [Aug 2007, p.82]
  6. Tenchu Z just feels dated. The original Tenchu came out almost 10 years ago, and although there are some minor changes here and there, the core gameplay is exactly the same.
  7. The pithy cut-scenes are about as easy to follow as a quantum physics lecture and are as elaborately detailed as a newspaper comic strip.

See all 51 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    this game is obviously all about ninjas but who cares? its still really fun and has 50 missions to complete? Who can complain to 50this game is obviously all about ninjas but who cares? its still really fun and has 50 missions to complete? Who can complain to 50 mission!!!!! you can customise your ninja in loads of different ways and choose between stealthy or just plain runnign in and swipe left and right with a katana. Really fun game overall and I would recommend to anyone. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    9
    I dont know what it is about this game, but i kept it and after 4 years im still playing it, i have bursts of fun with this game, i go awayI dont know what it is about this game, but i kept it and after 4 years im still playing it, i have bursts of fun with this game, i go away and come back and its still fun. The graphics are good but can glitch over multiplayer, but its rare, multiplayer with this game is incredibly fun with 3 friends running around a map trying to find the last person and kill them, i would definatley buy this. Expand
  3. AaronC.
    Sep 7, 2007
    9
    A fantastic game! I had loads of fun and huge replayability factor, I only wish it had more missions so I can keep on playing!
  4. JonM.
    Nov 26, 2007
    8
    Although by no means perfect, tenchu z is still nonetheless a very enjoyable game. many features have worked whereas many have flopped. Although by no means perfect, tenchu z is still nonetheless a very enjoyable game. many features have worked whereas many have flopped. although it introduced a fresh feel to the game, the new customization aspects floundered, limited access to the abilities of your ninja meant it wouldnt be long til you came stumbling across doppelgangers online, and the lack of a vs mode online eliminated any hopes of real competitive play, reducing the value of competition between clans to nothing more than comparing metagames with eachother, severe lag issues also plague the servers, creating a major problem for those time synching their kills. sloppy swordsplay still plagues the series, whereas the stealth executions are as visceral and cool as ever, the inclusion of wall and ground based kills was a nice touch, but failed to find any real ingame value aside from sheer class. desperate points for improvement on a possible sequel include: sorting out that horribly mashy swordsmanship for when the stealth goes awry, possibly with a greater emphasis on counters and grapples over strikes, and top priority must go to brushing over the dated AI, which has plagued the series with mind blowingly stupid guards since the original (the only difference is, the original can actually get away with such shameful AI, whereas the newer titles have no excuse). one last point for improvement is diversifying the possibilities in customization, possibly even allowing players to select their own stealth kills, thus eliminating the cloned feel to fellow ninjas online. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2015
    8
    Great game if you enjoy the pre Tenchu 4 style of Tenchu. It's wacky and since i'm a die hard fan of the series i'm going to be bias and sayGreat game if you enjoy the pre Tenchu 4 style of Tenchu. It's wacky and since i'm a die hard fan of the series i'm going to be bias and say that it's the greatest steath game on the 360 and the last great Tenchu to appear on consoles on a whole. It's not a perfect game by far because of horrible online lag, lackluster story and repetitive levels. Overall the game is a solid 6 but i'll be dammed if this game is getting below a 8. So i'll give the 2 points for the pure awesome this game has in it. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2011
    7
    I've always loved the Tenchu series,and though this game is a technical nightmare.I just don't care about that for once.Wanna be a Ninja andI've always loved the Tenchu series,and though this game is a technical nightmare.I just don't care about that for once.Wanna be a Ninja and do Ninja stuff?This is it. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Oh zut alors, encore une exclu 360, encore une archi-sous-merde infernale ! ah tout s'explique, From Software l'éditeur-étron est l'auteur deOh zut alors, encore une exclu 360, encore une archi-sous-merde infernale ! ah tout s'explique, From Software l'éditeur-étron est l'auteur de cette "production"... Ne pas s'attendre à un Splinter ni même à la médiocrité d'un MGS, ici tout est fait en dépit du bon sens : l'interface, la maniabilité défectueuse (devoir maintenir le bouton appuyé pour rester accroupi par exemple...), l'IA totalement **** de la tête, les nombreux problèmes de caméra et, cerise sur le sushi, les graphismes qui ont deux générations de retard voire trois. Expand

See all 25 User Reviews