• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2004
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 89 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 89
  2. Negative: 1 out of 89
  1. Most of the visual beauty takes a back seat to a bad camera and fairly repetitive gameplay. To be blunt, the camera system in Ninja Gaiden sucks.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 105
  2. Negative: 12 out of 105
  1. SYC
    Apr 3, 2007
    6
    Very slick and polished DMC rip off but the often poor camera and ridiculously frustrating difficulty level filled with spikes where there Very slick and polished DMC rip off but the often poor camera and ridiculously frustrating difficulty level filled with spikes where there just shouldn't be any leave me recommending you pick up DMC3 on PS2 instead, as it's a far superior title. Full Review »
  2. NickH.
    May 22, 2006
    9
    Yes, okay the camera isn't brilliant. But anyone with a brain can easily enough manouver Ryu. Literally takes minutes (an hour maybe) to Yes, okay the camera isn't brilliant. But anyone with a brain can easily enough manouver Ryu. Literally takes minutes (an hour maybe) to adjust to the camera. Still, this is no reason to shun the beauty of the graphics. Hard gameplay for the hardcore gamer which is good to see nowdays. It feels like a real accomplishment when completed! The variety of weapons also add for fun killing spree's. (especially the True dragon sword)This is what games should be like! Full Review »
  3. SteveP.
    Apr 5, 2006
    9
    I am usually very confident in the games I buy, but this one not so much. I heard really mixed reviews about this games, good things like