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  • Summary: As the violent rebellion and civil strife of 16th-century Japan appears to be drawing to a close, the mysterious Tenrai has begun a quest to conquer the country by amassing an army of ninjas and lords of darkness. Your master, Lord Gohda, has called upon you, a cunning stealth assassin, to stop Tenrai and his disciples before all is lost. The latest addition to the Tenchu saga features online stealth ninja action on Xbox Live, new weapons and tools, multiple game endings, detailed levels, and new combo attacks. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 55
  2. Negative: 3 out of 55
  1. This game, featuring tons of really cool moves, items to use while sneaking about, enemies with their own unique AI and beautiful eye candy, will be a must have for those wanting to be stealth assassins. The game also has some addictive gameplay with a story to entrap the players.
  2. The game is smooth, somewhat linear, but does have challenge with multiple enemies, a good AI and interesting ways to kill your foes.
  3. 80
    If you have the patience to work through the same level a few dozen times, you’ll love it.
  4. The music is great, and as in past Tenchu games, manages to mix traditional Japanese instruments with some more modern electronic sounds.
  5. It’s been surpassed in both it’s genre, and it’s subject matter, so once again it seems that Tenchu will stay in the dark world of the cult classic, and have to wait for it’s next instalment to possibly burst it’s way into the minds of more gamers.
  6. Unfortunately its graphics, sound effects, AI, and various other things are way below par.
  7. 40
    Tenchu just hasn't changed a whole lot since its inception six years ago, and that was hardly acceptable when "Wrath of Heaven" originally came out, last year. It's even less so now.

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