• 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
Buy On
  1. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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6
#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
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#3 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 142
  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. Jun 10, 2012
    8
    Damn good **** game. Fun, badass, epic, challenging. This is one of the best games of the past generation for sure, I just recently re-playedDamn good **** game. Fun, badass, epic, challenging. This is one of the best games of the past generation for sure, I just recently re-played and I got my ass handled to me good, but God damn once I got the hang of it again.

    There's not much that can be said, the game is not for the casuals, its awesomeness can only be truly seen by hardcore gamers.

    Solid 9 out of 10.
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  3. Apr 9, 2018
    9
    Hard core fun. It combines the robust comb system of fighting game into a 3D environment vs. multiple endings. Great model design and vfx.Hard core fun. It combines the robust comb system of fighting game into a 3D environment vs. multiple endings. Great model design and vfx. Animations are super smooth. Controls tight. Puzzles can be tedious but balance out the pacing. Defeating the brutal bosses are absolutely rewarding. One of top games of past generation. Full Review »