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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.

Though historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its historical accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled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
Avatar Ninja2010Xbox 360Milkstone Studios S.L.4.25
Tenchu 4 Plus2010PSPFromSoftware, Inc....
Pool Ninja2010Android, iPhone, webOSDistinctive Developments Ltd....
Ninja Bros.2009Xbox 360Dot Zo Games...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA2.10
Mini Ninjas2009Browser, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Feral Interactive3.73
Cutout Heroes: Making of a Ninja2009iPhone...
Rain of Arrows2009BrowserSquare Enix, Inc.3.50
Hide and Seek2009BrowserSquare Enix, Inc.3.00
Ninja Shadow2009BrowserSquare Enix, Inc.3.50
Ninja2009BrowserArmor Games Inc....
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack2009Nintendo DSUbisoft Entertainment SA1.83
Ninja Train2009Xbox 360Dot Zo Games...
Ninja Blade2009Windows, Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.34
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins2008PSP, WiiUbisoft, Inc....
Naruto: Ninja Destiny2008Nintendo DSD3Publisher of America, Inc.3.14
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 - The Phantom Fortress2008PSPNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS5.00
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Naruto: The Broken Bond2008Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.4.50
Ninjatown2008Nintendo DSSouthPeak Interactive Corporation4.10
The Legend of Kage 22008Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.33
Final Ninja2008BrowserMiniclip Limited2.00
Bowja the Ninja 2: In Bigman's Compound2008Browser3.25
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword2008Nintendo DSTecmo, Inc.3.52
Ninja Reflex2008Nintendo DS, Wii, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.2.62
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Selected Covers

Avatar Ninja Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Avatar Ninja
Mini Ninjas Windows Front Cover Reverse
Front cover for Mini Ninjas

Selected Screenshots

Instructions
Screenshot from Ninja Shadow
Loading screen with the set of keyboard commands.
Screenshot from Ninja
Main Menu
Screenshot from Mini Ninjas