User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2003Game Boy AdvanceKonami of America, Inc.3.93
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.76
Nightshade2003PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.3.68
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.91
Ninja Five-O2003Game Boy AdvanceKonami of America, Inc.3.19
I-Ninja2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.3.28
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 22003GameCubeTomy3.40
Yuki's Vacation2002WindowsTotally Screwed Software2.70
The Revenge of Shinobi2002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA Corporation2.20
Shinobi2002PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.82
LightWeight Ninja2001WindowsBlack Tooth Inc.3.50
Return of The Ninja2001Game Boy ColorNatsume, Inc.3.50
Dragon Ninja Saga2001WindowsPlanet Zio Entertainment3.50
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins2000PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.75
Ganryu1999ArcadeSNK of America3.30
Tenchu: Shinobi Hyakusen1999PlayStationSony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.3.67
Ganso Jajamaru-kun1999WonderSwanJaleco Ltd.3.00
Twin Dragon1998DOSLevel Infinity3.27
Ninja: Shadow of Darkness1998PlayStationEidos, Inc.2.92
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru1997SEGA SaturnTime Warner Interactive Ltd....
Ninja Master's1996Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.53
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy1995SNESTecmo, Inc.4.14
Shinobi Legions1995SEGA SaturnVic Tokai, Inc.3.71
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Selected Covers

Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Five-O
Ninja Master's Neo Geo CD Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Master's
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Shinobi
Shadow Warrior DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Shadow Warrior
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (US version)
Screenshot from Ninja Five-O
Title screen
Screenshot from Ninja Master's
Title Screen
Screenshot from Shinobi
Taste my twin Uzis!
Screenshot from Shadow Warrior
Title screen.
Screenshot from Yuki's Vacation