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Theme: Ninjas

Group Description

Games involving ninjas in a major role or with plots involving ninjas.

A ninja (忍者, literally one who bears) is a general term for an agent, used by feudal warlords during the Japanese Sengoku period, who practices in unorthodox covert activities (assassination, espionage, sabotage, etc.) considered to be dishonorable to the ruling samurai class, or a person who practices the art of ninjutsu (忍術), which includes disciplines such as weapon mastery, evasion, disguise, etc. In Japan, the term shinobi, written with the same Chinese characters and having the same meaning, is more commonly used (sometimes also used to refer to a male ninja). A kunoichi is identified to be a female ninja, often using techniques of a geisha.

Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their homeland for being persecuted for their philosophical beliefs. These warriors settled in Japan, specifically the mountains of Iga and taught their combat skills to the locals.

In popular culture, as well as its adaption in most video games, the public awareness of the ninja were greatly influenced by the 1980-90s Hollywood movie industry.

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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
Wanton Destruction2005DOS3D Realms Entertainment3.88
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.24
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins2000PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.75
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.91
The Ninja Game2011BrowserAddicting Games3.00
Ninja Commando1992Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.33
Super House of Dead Ninjas2012Browser, WindowsAdult Swim...
BMX Ninja1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.0.20
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.52
Ninja2009BrowserArmor Games Inc....
Ninja Golf1990Atari 7800Atari Corporation3.58
Kasumi Ninja1994JaguarAtari Corporation2.35
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.13
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
NinJump2010Android, iPad, iPhoneBackflip Studios, Inc....
NinJump Deluxe2010Android, iPad, iPhone, MacintoshBackflip Studios, Inc....
Ninja Kid1986NESBandai America, Inc.1.84
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles2006PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.46
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja2006PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.00
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja 22007PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.15
Shonen Jump: Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Storm 22010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Plain Sight2010WindowsBeatnik Games Ltd3.36
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Selected Covers

Ninja Commando Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Commando
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Ninja Commando
Title screen
Screenshot from The Ninja Warriors