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  • Summary: True ninjas conceal their identity. In Tenchu Z, you can customize your ninja's appearance by choosing to change facial features, hairstyle, tattoos, head accessories, tunics, pants, arm accesories, footwear, weapon sheathes and more. As you complete more missions, more articles of clothingTrue ninjas conceal their identity. In Tenchu Z, you can customize your ninja's appearance by choosing to change facial features, hairstyle, tattoos, head accessories, tunics, pants, arm accesories, footwear, weapon sheathes and more. As you complete more missions, more articles of clothing may become available for purchase. Oh boy! The key element of disguise, however, is a special ninja power-up called "Impersonation," which allows you to steal the identity of your victim temporarily in order to better evade detection and blend into the environment. Are you the master of disguise? [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 51
  2. Negative: 11 out of 51
  1. Tenchu fans will definitely not be disappointed. Tenchu Senran is easily the best Tenchu game to date. [JPN Import]
  2. Surprisingly, Tenchu Z comes off “chunky” in general; the antithesis of what a ninja game should feel like- sleek and efficient.
  3. Too expensive, but find a cheap copy and it has a bit of fun to offer stealth fans.
  4. Tenchu Z is a pretty lousy entry to the series, and is one Xbox 360 title that doesn’t flex any next-gen muscle.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    Unless you're plagued with a kimono fetish, you're just better off creeping around elsewhere. [Aug 2007, p.82]
  6. Tenchu Z just feels dated. The original Tenchu came out almost 10 years ago, and although there are some minor changes here and there, the core gameplay is exactly the same.
  7. The pithy cut-scenes are about as easy to follow as a quantum physics lecture and are as elaborately detailed as a newspaper comic strip.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Nov 20, 2019
    10
    LOVED THIS GAME! I played and beat all 50 missions about 5 times over. It may be a little repetitive, but think about it! If you were aLOVED THIS GAME! I played and beat all 50 missions about 5 times over. It may be a little repetitive, but think about it! If you were a skilled ninja assassin would you switch things up in the middle of a mission? Hell no! Your go in there do your thing bust some ass and garentee you make it home Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    Great mechanics and pretty fluid, an awesome game in every single aspect... It's definitely underrated by the unfair and lazy critics, btw.
  3. YourMommaMomma
    Aug 9, 2009
    9
    Best Tenchu Game to date. Don't hate on me too much. I've played them all, and none of them are as fast as Z, nor do any of them Best Tenchu Game to date. Don't hate on me too much. I've played them all, and none of them are as fast as Z, nor do any of them require as much skill. Skill not required to beat it, but to beat it and make it look easy as well as stylish. The fact is, there is problems with it. AI is crap, graphics are poor even for being an xbox 1 port, and the customization, while interesting, doesn't add anything to the game. I suggest a better co-op, able to have two players on one system, more extensive ninja techniques, a little revamp on the graphics, and physics engine (But keep the fast pace!) and an AI overhaul should make a winner out of the next Tenchu game. Just keep it away from the Wii, please, stay with 360 or PS3. Expand
  4. RedXIII
    Jun 13, 2007
    8
    I have to say a lot of the reviewers are wrong about this game, sure its not the prettiest and some of the controls are hard, but once you I have to say a lot of the reviewers are wrong about this game, sure its not the prettiest and some of the controls are hard, but once you get into it it is a really fun game. Its kinda like hitman, splintercell with ninjas. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2021
    8
    This was my first and so far, to this date, only game of the Tenchu franchise I played but not the last I will be playing. I put about 50This was my first and so far, to this date, only game of the Tenchu franchise I played but not the last I will be playing. I put about 50 hours into this game, completing all missions on all difficulties. This game is great and easy to pick up too, playing it every now and then. Some breaks might be needed to its repetitive nature but the gameplay itself makes it fun all the time. Upgrading your character with abilities or changing his stats at all times, customising for upcoming missions made this game very enjoyable as I was able to just pick the style that suited me. First you are very slow, but after a while, you gain insane speed and abilities, that you really feel like a ninja. Jumping from roof to roof and mowing down enemies one by one and rushing through the level can be insanely satisfying. Definetly recommending this game. The fighting though is a bit clunky, so I would only recommend playing it entirely stealthy and trying not to mind the awkward boss fights too much. Expand
  6. AbelDrew
    May 22, 2008
    8
    I've given this game an eight though I would have said more like 7.5.

    the main reason this game is getting mediocre reviews is the
    I've given this game an eight though I would have said more like 7.5.

    the main reason this game is getting mediocre reviews is the lack of a story.
    This is unfair, some of the greatest games in history had no real story. Space invaders, Pong, Mario (yes mario... princess kidnapped, you save princess... most of game has nothing to do with princess) you see?

    this game is about mastery of a admitedly repetitive concept but there's often a lot of fun to be found in that. Very few of my xbox games get beaten to the point of gaining all 1000 gamerscore points but this one did. (btw after 1000 stealth kill feet and lurk abilities are awesome)
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  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Oh zut alors, encore une exclu 360, encore une archi-sous-merde infernale ! ah tout s'explique, From Software l'éditeur-étron est l'auteur deOh zut alors, encore une exclu 360, encore une archi-sous-merde infernale ! ah tout s'explique, From Software l'éditeur-étron est l'auteur de cette "production"... Ne pas s'attendre à un Splinter ni même à la médiocrité d'un MGS, ici tout est fait en dépit du bon sens : l'interface, la maniabilité défectueuse (devoir maintenir le bouton appuyé pour rester accroupi par exemple...), l'IA totalement **** de la tête, les nombreux problèmes de caméra et, cerise sur le sushi, les graphismes qui ont deux générations de retard voire trois. Expand

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