Group DescriptionGames 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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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.
- Fruit Ninja series
- Last Ninja series
- Mini Ninjas series
- Naruto licensees
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series
- Naruto: Clash of Ninja series
- Ninja Gaiden series
- Ninja Rabbits series
- The Ninja Warrior series
- Ninja Jajamaru-kun series
- Ninja-style recreation
- SEGA Ninja games
- Shinobi series
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles licensees
- Tenchu series
- Zen: Intergalactic Ninja games
Front cover for Tenchu: Fatal Shadows
Front cover for Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Front cover for Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja
Front cover for Nightshade
Front cover for Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja 2
Screenshot from Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Screenshot from Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja
Screenshot from Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja 2
Screenshot from Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
Screenshot from Return of The Ninja