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  • Summary: Three extremely high speed and intense ninja action games are now available in one package. Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this single collection. The nostalgic yet timeless high-speed action of the series unfolds on the latest hardware, so look forward to heated battles withThree extremely high speed and intense ninja action games are now available in one package. Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this single collection. The nostalgic yet timeless high-speed action of the series unfolds on the latest hardware, so look forward to heated battles with fearsome opponents. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, the 4 female characters Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi are also playable. Pair up favorite characters, and switch between characters during battles. The heroines included in this title are the same as the original versions. In addition, the characters that are playable and scenes (modes) vary for each title.

    Most of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes for each title are included in this thrilling collection. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, each of the other characters also have many different costumes to choose from, allowing for action packed battles in outfits of your choice.

    Included Titles:

    * NINJA GAIDEN Sigma (NINJA GAIDEN )
    * NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2 (NINJA GAIDEN 2)
    * NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
    Classic Costumes Included
    DLC costumes included
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. CD-Action
    Sep 1, 2021
    80
    The Ninja Gaiden trilogy differs from all the other slashers and even today stands out from most of the representatives of the genre. Instead of pleasing the mainstream tastes, the Japanese have created games that require you to master available techniques and are brutally difficult even if you do. Most players will find them much to hard to complete, but that’s why we love these team Ninja’s masterpieces, right? [09/2021, p.36]
  2. Jun 9, 2021
    80
    Still sporting tough as nails gameplay and brimming with the fast-paced ninja action the series is known for, picking up the Ninja Gaiden Ultimate Collection is a safe recommendation based on the strength of the first two titles alone. Ninja Gaiden 3 may still be the low point in this trilogy, but that shouldn’t deter those new to the series to give Sigma and Sigma 2 a fair shake. Both of those games still withstand the test of time, and in the case of the Switch version is something fun to play portably as well. In the grand scheme of remakes and ports, you could do a lot worse than these three games. If Team Ninja finally decides to work on a fourth entry in the series, I’m hoping those who end up devouring this collection will be well rewarded.
  3. Jun 28, 2021
    77
    This Collection is a decent tip of the hat to games of old, though it’s a shame that NG3 is still as bad as it is. The Master Collection is also priced fairly at $40, but it’s too bad that these games did not get more love on this release — the Master Collection is about as barebones as you can get for a compilation release. Still, if this is maybe an indication that the door to a whole new NG adventure is forthcoming, one that embraces the design of the first two, then that’s great news. Anyway — speculation aside — if you’re looking to relive these games or want to get into the franchise for the first time, this is very good way to do it.
  4. Jun 9, 2021
    70
    Ninja Gaiden is an amazing, trailblazing series that set new action game standards, but this collection offers nothing new for longtime fans. In fact, this bare-bones port lacks the original games' multiplayer modes.
  5. Jun 10, 2021
    70
    The Ninja Gaiden Master Collection is a solid collection of three games that are enjoyable, but are also showing their age. If you're coming here for a challenge, then you'll likely be very happy with what you find, but times have changed a lot since these games released. As long as you're fine with that, then you should pick up the mantle of the Hayabusa Clan and start chopping off arms.
  6. Jun 10, 2021
    70
    If you have never touched the Ninja Gaiden saga, but you like the experiences raised, or if you are a big fan of the license of Koei Tecmo, this Master Collection is for you! Despite the years, the trilogy remains an excellent vintage made up of two wonderful experiences and a spectacular third title. However, keep in mind that this new compilation brings nothing new other than the addition of the sacrosanct 4K / 60fps on PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X and S. Three excellent games therefore, which are unfortunately grouped together in a compilation which is satisfied with the minimum union. Now that you are warned, it is up to you to decide whether or not to take out the katana or not to pour out gallons and gallons of hemoglobin.
  7. Jun 27, 2021
    65
    Unfortunately, this contemporary Ninja Gaiden trilogy has been surpassed by other games of the genre. Awful camera, lack of target lock-on and, at times, unfair difficulty makes this whole experience a chore. If you do not have strong nostalgia for them or are not a die-hard fan of action games, you will not miss a lot by skipping it. You would be better off playing Nioh 1 & 2, which distilled some good elements of NG resulting in a couple of vastly superior games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Jun 28, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good game, same games than PS3, it s classic collection, small prize no remake. Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2021
    9
    I think this is an excellent collection of the best representatives of the Ninja Gaiden series, which challenges even those players who areI think this is an excellent collection of the best representatives of the Ninja Gaiden series, which challenges even those players who are firsthand familiar with the genre of hack and slash, but also friendly enough to new players due to the new game mode, like the hero mode. ...
    There are of course some annoying things that I encountered with these ports. For example, you cannot play games using only a keyboard and mouse, you must definitely connect a gamepad; you cannot change the graphics settings and somehow set your own screen resolution. 720p, 1080p, 4K only.
    In general, I liked the collection: a good story, addictive gameplay, vivid characters. But the developers still have something to work on.
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  3. Jul 25, 2021
    8
    El port ha mejorado bastante con las últimas actulizaciones ahora ya permite configurar resolución desde dentro del juego y configurar algunaEl port ha mejorado bastante con las últimas actulizaciones ahora ya permite configurar resolución desde dentro del juego y configurar alguna opciones graficas.Como punto negativo vale la pena aclarar que las versiones de ninja gaiden 1 y 2 son las versiones Sigma de PS3 que vienen censuradas pero eso no es problema de la versión de PC ya que todas las versiones de este nuevo recopilatorio vienen asi Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2021
    6
    No graphical options whatsoever, and no 1440p mode in-game settings. The modern NJ games are fine, still brutally tough, but 2 & 3 fall intoNo graphical options whatsoever, and no 1440p mode in-game settings. The modern NJ games are fine, still brutally tough, but 2 & 3 fall into mediocre territory. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2022
    6
    The games themselves are fun but It is a joke how you can not play it with mouse and keyboard. Although I am disappointed that they did notThe games themselves are fun but It is a joke how you can not play it with mouse and keyboard. Although I am disappointed that they did not choose ninja gaiden black to include in this collection. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2021
    0
    Lack of mouse and keyboard support, barebone port. This is an insult to PC gamers.
  7. Jun 13, 2021
    0
    Yeah man, let's make a game on PC with no 1440p support and force using a controller. Yeah let's do that on PC..... ON PC???!! How is thisYeah man, let's make a game on PC with no 1440p support and force using a controller. Yeah let's do that on PC..... ON PC???!! How is this even considered to be a remaster? They just took what they have on consoles and sold it on PC with no effort whatsoever. Disgraceful... Expand

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