• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2005
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The most notable addition over the first outing is the aforementioned Mission Mode, though since it does not become available until completing the game once, many players are likely to throw in the towl long before even seeing this new content. Some might call it a feature, but it seems more like punishment.
  2. 70
    On the technical side of things, Ninja Gaiden Black has a problem that wasn't present in the original release. The game is prone to bouts of slowdown at impromptu moments and these aren't particularly hectic instances either.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    Good gameplay, graphics, a kick-ass character, challenging. A gamer's game, and the best title for the xbox.
  2. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    This is easily my favourite game on any Xbox system. The level of difficulty is discouraging at first but the game keeps pulling you in withThis is easily my favourite game on any Xbox system. The level of difficulty is discouraging at first but the game keeps pulling you in with its amazing story and awesome game play. These addictive qualities drive you to get better and improve your skills until you eventually beat the game. Then you've got the hard and very hard difficulties left to overcome with all new and more difficult enemies to defeat. If you can stomach the gory action scenes it is definitely a must-play. Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    8
    Its surely on of the best action games out there with endless possibilities and combinations to be done. Its challenging, fast paced andIts surely on of the best action games out there with endless possibilities and combinations to be done. Its challenging, fast paced and rewarding. However even if action hack n slay games usually dont have a good story, ninja gaiden has a real bad one. Anyway a decent action game. Full Review »