Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami is a superb stealth game with a gorgeous visual design and a protagonist that feels as lithe and graceful as you'd expect a ninja to be.
  2. Oct 4, 2016
    Lince Works managed to create an impressive stealth game with Aragami, offering a quality level that can make it compete with better known releases and established franchises. With an engaging story, charming setting and some unique stealth gameplay mechanics, as well as varied scenarios and huge replay value, Aragami is a game that fans of stealth games definitely don't want to miss, especially at such a low price.
  3. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami is a good stealth game with very beautiful graphics. Although it has very simple artificial intelligence, stealth fans will enjoy the game.
  4. Oct 27, 2016
    For those wanting a game where stealth is the focal point, and not a subclass you choose, Aragami is most definitely for you.
  5. Oct 19, 2016
    Aragami is a stealth game that understands its limits and that establishes its gameplay on the contrast between light and darkness. The commercial debut of Lince Works is a title that whoever loves Dishonored, Mark of the Ninja and Tenchu must try.
  6. Oct 4, 2016
    With its elegant design, solid gameplay and a narrative that keeps you engaged, Aragami is a wonderful return – and tribute – to the old formula of classic stealth.
  7. Oct 14, 2016
    Aragami is a pleasant surprise. It shows some technical deficits and it is not bug-free. But the stealth action is cleverly designed and if you can’t wait for Styx: Shards of Darkness you’ll find an interesting alternative that will keep your hunger satisfied.
  8. Oct 12, 2016
    Aragami is a well designed, fun and challenging stealth game that, minus a few bugs here and there, is a solid entry into the stealth genre.
  9. Jun 5, 2018
    All in all, Aragami was an enjoyable twist to your classic stealth game. The gameplay was original, and the graphics and music were solid. I definitely had some minor issues with the game mechanics but nothing that would sway me from buying it. If I had to make a change in the game, I would suggest a more engaging story and a little more diversification when it comes to the enemies.
  10. 75
    Though technically flawed and lacking in additional modes, Aragami still gives a great account of itself as a stealth adventure that infuses inspiration into its creative DNA from genre efforts old and new alike. This is one stealth adventure that deserves more than to be consigned to the shadows.
  11. 75
    It’s a solid, stealth action game which should provide for an entertaining weekend full of quiet kills and stalking in the shadows.
  12. Dec 1, 2016
    Aragami is a satisfactory stealth game. It's not exceptional, but it has its high points. The shadow-dancing teleport mechanic is the centerpiece of the game, and it is at its best when you have large, open areas to sneak through. It's at its worst when cheap deaths or unenjoyable boss fights dominate the experience. It's a fun budget stealth game that will probably tickle the fancy of anyone who's looking for one. It might not break new ground, but sometimes, it's just fun to be a ninja, and Aragami deliveries that in spades.
  13. Oct 30, 2016
    Prospective ninjas who choose to stick it out will easily spend a dozen hours chipping away at ‘perfect’ runs or indulging completionist tendencies, but for most others, Aragami won’t be seen as more than a reasonably competent also-ran.
  14. Oct 17, 2016
    Despite a few minor complaints, at its core Aragami is a pretty decent game. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but its heart is definitely in the right place. While it will most likely please stealth fans and Tenchu fans in particular, I don’t think it completely fills the hole a decade has left.
  15. Oct 12, 2016
    A mysterious story makes for an engaging adventure, though slow AI and annoying framedrops keep Aragami from reaching the lofty heights it aims for.
  16. Oct 5, 2016
    Aragami is a good stealth game, with a nice use of the shadow zones. The narration is good, the visuals too, but the game suffers some technical issues.
  17. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami isn't a brand new concept, but it's really well executed and the coop mode is a great addition. A good choice for stealth fans.
  18. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami is long and quite fun, but suffers few bugs and glitches here and there. Even though the gameplay is fairly repetitive in the long run, the game is challenging and the story can keep you going forward nonetheless.
  19. Oct 4, 2016
    Although the occasional technical issue and odd mechanic put a damper on things, Aragami has its heart in the right place. It's strict adherence to stealth with no ifs, ands, or buts will turn some people off, but it'll speak to a lot of old-school fans who are sick of experiences that allow you to blast your way out of everything.
  20. Oct 4, 2016
    The patient, cunning mindset Aragami puts you in with its strictly stealth gameplay is something we long for with more titles. With simple yet smart level design and mechanics, it proves to be a focused title with heart and soul that has learned much from its old masters. But the game does lack polish in its performance and appearance, and the AI can be irritating at times. Fortunately, the release's story, visuals, and sound design ultimately help lift it out of the darkness.
  21. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami is an interesting stealth game that takes the best features from the great games of the genre, without adding new stuff, thus creating a beautiful and enjoyable videogame.
  22. Nov 16, 2016
    Quotation forthcoming.
  23. Nov 11, 2016
    It’s not Tenchu, but it’s the next best thing.
  24. Oct 5, 2016
    Its biggest deterrent is the performance on PS4, which just isn’t good.
  25. 60
    For its flaws Aragami is my kind of stealth game, and I had a good time with it. After spending a bit more time studying Japanese literature, and perhaps a couple of field trips to Japanese castles, graveyards and shrines to really understand how Japanese storytelling should look and feel, I really think an Aragami 2 could be something special.
  26. Oct 19, 2016
    A polished and at times enjoyable stealth adventure, let down by uninspired level design and basic AI.
  27. Oct 4, 2016
    Aragami is an ambitious stealth game that occasionally brushes shoulders with greatness. A poor frame rate and sub-par enemy AI really hampers the experience, but stalking from the shadows remains fun throughout.
  28. Oct 4, 2016
    You can see the passion and care put into Aragami from a mile away. Everything about the game shows a love for the stealth genre and the games that made the genre so great. Unfortunately, it isn’t until you get up close and start to play the game that you also see all the cracks.
  29. Oct 18, 2016
    Aragami is a pretty game with a few missteps that could have really made the game great. The shadow manipulation is really fun, and the puzzles to try and figure out how to get through each stage without being seen is very challenging. But the game really misses steps when they could have included combat, instead of just stealth kills.
  30. Oct 17, 2016
    A good game, like any good work of art, should make you wonder; it should give you a reason to care about what happens, just as it should give you reasons to enjoy what it asks you do. Aragami feels only half-invested in doing both of those things, so it does neither. By failing to follow through on its own best ideas, it leaves us with nothing but a shadow of the game that could have been.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 58
  2. Negative: 11 out of 58
  1. Oct 11, 2016
    The perfect classic japanese stylized ninja game, soundtrack is great. I wouldv'e given 7/10 except the story conclusion, reveal, and meaningThe perfect classic japanese stylized ninja game, soundtrack is great. I wouldv'e given 7/10 except the story conclusion, reveal, and meaning behind the ending makes the whole game so much more, 9/10 is well deserved. Once it's done you just want to know more. 100% worth it, plus it's pretty cheap Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2016
    Very nicely done stealth game.

    If you are into real stealth games I can highly recommend this! This is not AAA so don't expect the
    Very nicely done stealth game.

    If you are into real stealth games I can highly recommend this! This is not AAA so don't expect the production value of one but the gameplay is done very well and a lot of fun. I hope to see the team succeeding with this and to be able to make a sequel! Enjoy the game and support the indies!
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  3. Jan 22, 2017
    Had I played this on PC instead, I would have given this an 8. But this port is terrible, with significant frame skipping and low FPS. TheHad I played this on PC instead, I would have given this an 8. But this port is terrible, with significant frame skipping and low FPS. The final cutscene didn't even sync up audio correctly. The lag was that bad. By the end of the game when the complexity ramps up, these became such significant hurdles that what fun I was having turned into frustration. Full Review »