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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
    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 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: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    With two artifacts that belong in the video game hall of fame, and one curiosity that highlights Itagaki’s genius by showing what happened when he wasn’t involved in Ninja Gaiden, this collection stands the test of time. So many modern action video games are either self-serious or desperately eager to make sure you laugh when they tell you to. It’s weird, given how bloodthirsty the Ninja Gaiden series is, but the laconic, droll approach that they take to everything they do almost comes across as subtle and classy these days, and I’ve loved revisiting that.
  2. Jun 10, 2021
    80
    Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is a solid pack with two good games and one OK game with little in the way of polish or improvements. It's not hard to negatively compare it to something like Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in terms of content and quality, but that doesn't change the value of the games within. If you like challenge and struggle or enjoy feeling like the coolest ninja on the block, Ninja Gaiden is a franchise well worth checking out. Just be careful not to throw your Switch across the room when you die for the gazillionth time.
  3. Jun 14, 2021
    80
    Despite those technical shortcomings and the lacklustre experience that is Ninja Gaiden 3, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is an impressive collection that shows why this series is so lauded. From the ambitions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma to the way Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 refined those ideas to near-perfection, these are some of the best action games you’ll play—and they hold up surprisingly well today. I guess I like Ninja Gaiden now.
  4. Jun 10, 2021
    70
    Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection offers three high-adrenaline action games that are still splendid today. This is the only, partial redemption for a collection incapable of convincing, lazy in implementation and technically inconsistent, especially on Switch.
  5. Jun 22, 2021
    70
    The Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection offers three intense, challenging, and mostly thrilling Ryu Hayabusa games for the price of one. Three may be one too many, but this is still a good deal for those seeking visceral, violent, video-game action.
  6. Jul 6, 2021
    65
    Ninja Gaiden Master Collection consists of three great action titles in a collection made with the bare minimum of effort. For a historical series like Ninja Gaiden, it is a shame that we haven’t received a product that is worthy of the legacy that these titles have built.
  7. Jun 9, 2021
    50
    Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection gets off to a promising start on Switch with a decent port of Ninja Gaiden Sigma that performs well in both docked and handheld modes. However, as soon as you boot up parts two and three it's all downhill, with dynamic resolution resulting in a pixelated mess in places as the frame rate consistently struggles to keep up with the action. All we needed here was a solid, no-frills port and this collection would have been an instant recommendation. As things stand, it's a disappointing experience that needs patching ASAP and should be the last version you opt for if you've got the choice to play elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 21, 2021
    10
    İf You never playing Ninja Gaiden Frenchise this collection Good for you.

    The main element that makes ninja gaiden sigma special is that it
    İf You never playing Ninja Gaiden Frenchise this collection Good for you.


    The main element that makes ninja gaiden sigma special is that it can be so hard that it makes you cry without being cheap - except for the save system. Waves of enemies do not pile on you, except for three or five optional challenges; instead, at the slightest mistake, it releases groups of three that choke you with great pleasure. You either learn to train your animal instincts, or you can throw the joypad and be thankful that the standard difficulty level in games has been decreasing since the days of nes.
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  2. Jun 25, 2021
    10
    Se los recomiendo ampliamente, sobre todo para los que aman jugar en modo portátil :D
  3. Jun 18, 2021
    10
    I would and always will say if your reason for disliking these games is difficulty then you are a massive wuss, if all you want is a shallowI would and always will say if your reason for disliking these games is difficulty then you are a massive wuss, if all you want is a shallow ass multiplayer rea shooter then no one asked you if you like it easy, shut up! Real gamers and real Gaymers (like me) alike if you love games or you are really truly into gaming with nary a care in the world for difficulty don’t you dare miss these games, they (even in their less qualified & less worthy Sigma forms) are never not going to be three of the greatest gaming experiences you will ever have. If you walk away crying about the difficulty then you can’t possibly be a real Gamer (or Gaymer like me… again) real games are for the hardcore, Zelda games know this, Souls Born’s know this, Old School Shooters and Old School-like Shooters know this real games know that a game without challenge is dog crap and these are two of the best and one of the okay-est because of that, Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 are a couple of my all time faves because they aren’t for wusses they don’t skimp on the gore (even the sigma versions even if they did get toned down) and they don’t slow down, they ramp up and they build up and then (once you get the hang of it) give you a good release of tension and you feel so much relief your hurrah’s reach top end. You kicked ass and you can go find another game to take a break from it all… (I guess you appreciate that New Pokemon Snap now, don’t you). I grew up real went to bed real and ate real when these were a thing and now, everyone and everything else is drab and artificial by comparison. If you have cojones I am not talk about balls, but spine. I am talking intestinal fortitude not weak sauce whipped ass crap that you need only flick to cause a weak man to fall down. Real gamers the ones who put up with it all, we’re women and we kick a lot of ass just to remind you again who the boss is. Pain in the ass wimps rating this low are all of the reasons it takes a whole village to have actual brain power, fortunately and let’s tell it straight I don’t have to lift a finger to tell you I’m a woman and I still beat the first two with trouble but not as much trouble as the weak turds playing COD, NO, I play real games, classics from the 90s are great even some late 80s games are great but something newer age gamers will never understand is the sheer thrill we get from this and that’s why it is and shall forever be A TEN OUT OF TEN!!! Expand
  4. Jun 18, 2021
    9
    If you are rating this game low because of difficulty, you aren’t a hack and slash gamer. It’s semi difficult games I beat as a child over 15If you are rating this game low because of difficulty, you aren’t a hack and slash gamer. It’s semi difficult games I beat as a child over 15 years ago, meaning if you find it difficult, you are worse than a child. The gameplay is great, the story is amazing. Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    Having been a fan of the Ninja Gaiden series in its vintage incarnations I’d always heard good things about the modern series but hadn’t everHaving been a fan of the Ninja Gaiden series in its vintage incarnations I’d always heard good things about the modern series but hadn’t ever had the pleasure. With them now available on the Switch I’m happy to say that, for the most part, they live up to the hype and deliver an increasingly intense experience that performs reasonably well… though if you’re without the benefit of a Pro Controller or playing it handheld I wouldn’t consider it as ideal for enjoyment without some frustration. Starting with Sigma the core style of the series gets established and though, at times, I found the level design to be a bit wonky there’s no doubt that the action delivers. Stepping up the heat with the sequel, everything feels like it got an upgrade with more refined play, weapons that feel even more fun to use, and quite a bit more craziness that helps propel it to what I’d consider the best title in the trilogy. While the third title, Razor’s Edge, absolutely goes all in on making everything even more intense I’d say it often falls into the trap of everything getting muddled and the action difficult to follow. The main culprit is the camera, which in all 3 titles can sometimes really be your enemy, but with the on-screen chaos that Razor’s Edge thrives on the problem is more pronounced. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of crazy ninja hacking and slashing it’ll be hard not to have a smile on your face working your way through this collection… just preferably in docked mode with something a bit more robust than the stock JoyCon, which struggles with this sort of intense play.

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  6. Jul 25, 2021
    8
    Ninja Gaiden is one of the most stellar action series of all time and this collection, warts and all, showed why this franchise is stillNinja Gaiden is one of the most stellar action series of all time and this collection, warts and all, showed why this franchise is still relevant today. After the NES trilogy of yore, this series was at a hiatus until the emergence of XBOX. I only owned a Playstation at the time, so I missed it the first time around. I played it a bit throughout the years and only during the XBOX 360 years that I dwelled into this series again. It is known for its difficulty and it is a grueling game on its normal settings. So much so that they presented a 'watered down' sequel in Ninja Gaiden 3, which was the weakest of the trilogy. Anyway, what about this collection? It is great in term of collecting this masterful trilogy, not so much on its optimization on the Switch. Resolution took a hit from time and time but still maintaining its FPS. Nevertheless, the essence of the series are clearly intact and having it in one go is a great way to enjoy the series. Expand
  7. Jun 11, 2021
    0
    The worst action games I ever played. In the game I always died because the game is too fast and you always taking damage. The control isThe worst action games I ever played. In the game I always died because the game is too fast and you always taking damage. The control is horrible and the game explain next to nothing about the combat works. This is coming from a guy who love hack n slashers in general. Expand

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