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  • Summary: In Mark of the Ninja Remastered, learn what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation, with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    Still one of the best stealth games of recent years and an accomplished 2D platformer in its own right, with a near perfect balance of depth, accessibility, and bloodshed.
  2. Oct 15, 2018
    90
    Mark of the Ninja Remastered is an utterly stellar stealth game and, six years on, it’s lost none of the magic that made the original such a critical darling. A strong art direction, engaging story, well-paced open gameplay, and a slew of extra content all combine to make for a near-flawless experience that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. We’d give this game a high recommendation to all Switch owners; it’s the best stealth game money can buy in the Switch library, and one of the best ones in any console library.
  3. 90
    Aside from some small control issues mostly stemming from the fact that multiple functions are tied to the same button, Mark of the Ninja Remastered is excellent. It’s a smartly-made stealth game that oozes style while being packed with gameplay variety and depth. Playing this 2012 release today made me wary that it might show its age, but the amazing thing is that in 2018, this game feels extremely fresh. This ninja has been hiding in the shadows, waiting to strike on Switch, and the results are fantastic.
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    With plenty of challenge and freedom to play the way you want, Mark of the Ninja’s staying power as one of the best stealth games available is a testament to its incredible design. Packed with all the previously released content, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered on Switch is perfect for first-timers, plus anyone looking for another playthrough.
  5. Oct 22, 2018
    90
    Beautifully animated and a dream to play, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered rightfully stands next to the greats of the stealth genre. Intelligent design choices build the foundation to what is one of this generations best releases, let alone remasters.
  6. Oct 23, 2018
    80
    Mark of the Ninja Remastered is a great stealth game that fits nicely as a portable time-killer. The gameplay takes every stealth trick from Metal Gear Solid’s book and translates them into two-dimensions wonderfully well. With that said, if stealth isn’t your bag then this game probably won’t be either as the over-reliance on its wonderfully implemented sneak system may feel a bit too repetitive for some. However, mastering a level with an objective in mind did make me feel like the badass ninja that I’ve always wanted to be.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Feb 28, 2021
    10
    This is an amazing, fluid and well built 2D platform sneaky game.
    Sneaky cause you better off to be sneaky to make your life easier in this
    This is an amazing, fluid and well built 2D platform sneaky game.
    Sneaky cause you better off to be sneaky to make your life easier in this game.
    Controls are ultra responsive and it's a delight to play this game.
    I'm a bit clumsy and have a tendency to forget buttons control when I am being chased by a horde of soldiers... but that's on me. And that was my only issue with Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, which was not the game's fault :D
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  2. Jun 30, 2020
    10
    Amazing, deep, complete, fun adventure. For us who love stealth games this is a must play. It is challenging and never gets boring.
  3. Feb 22, 2021
    10
    Bellissimo gioco stealth in 2D. Su switch poi è il gioco perfetto per le pause a lavoro. Lo consiglio vivamente agli amanti del genere e non.
  4. Aug 30, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love so much about this game. The art style is excellent. The gameplay is lovely.

    The story is kinda lame melodrama, I think the choice at the end is lame and not at all what I was thinking. When I go to kill the imaginary lady, I'm not saying "kill self", I'm saying screw everyone telling me what to do, time for that crazy lady to "die" so I can go do my thing and decide who needs a hefty helping of ninja. Blindly doing what some lame hallucination says is stupid, bad writing, melodrama, lame. Especially with how she's like "After we kill Azai we'll cleanse the clan", WTF?!, how about NO, how about that dude stops blindly doing whatever other people tell him?

    The game is too short, I assume because so much time/money went to the story/animations, all to create a lame finish to an excellent game.

    The other main problem with the game is the skill/item progression. Most of the techniques you open up feel like stuff he should already be able to do. Limiting the amount of items you can carry is boring, it limits creativity for interacting with the world. Same with a lot of the level design. I really appreciate a tightly designed room space, but the way they limit you down to those choices takes me out of the immersion created by the art/sound design. It's like, so a ninja can't handle climbing over a ledge?

    The smoke bomb upgrade is awful, incapacitating the guards sets off an alarm, that's not an upgrade and made me want to strangle the nice people at Klei for a second. The entire upgrade system could be removed and the game would become much better by just having those stealth kills and items as part of the normal game.

    I'd also like to see these stealth mechanics used with AI level generation. If you get the parameters right on where a hiding spot has to be in relation to the range of laser sensor and many thousands of other factors it would become the best stealth game ever made. Instead of making new content I wish you would actually remake this into what it could be.
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  5. Feb 28, 2021
    8
    An excellent 2D stealth platform game that continually adds new mechanics as it progresses and doesn't overstay its welcome. I only wish thereAn excellent 2D stealth platform game that continually adds new mechanics as it progresses and doesn't overstay its welcome. I only wish there were more incentives to get creative with all of the tools available, get more creative, and take greater risks, because though there is a variety of ways to approach any given situation, the game makes it way too easy to handle every single task with the exact same strategy, with the only incentive to ever switch things up being if you're trying to earn a seal, but even earning the seals usually don't force you to switch up your playstyle for more than a single situation. But this game is still fun even when you're approaching every situation with the same strategy. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    8
    If you like ninjas, stealth games, comic art visuals in a side scrolling platform than this game is for you. Easy simple controls to pick upIf you like ninjas, stealth games, comic art visuals in a side scrolling platform than this game is for you. Easy simple controls to pick up and go with, I would recommend buying if you see this game on sale. Great addition to the game library. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2020
    2
    Did not enjoy Mark of the Ninja at all. To much sneaking around and hiding. Price on Nintendo Switch was to steep as well. Fans of the sneakDid not enjoy Mark of the Ninja at all. To much sneaking around and hiding. Price on Nintendo Switch was to steep as well. Fans of the sneak genre will enjoy this but action fans rather skip this game. Expand

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