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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Historical references of the ninja vary in myth, thus its accuracy cannot be attained; one myth for example describes this art originating from Chinese warriors who fled their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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Shotgun Ninja2008WindowsCactus Software3.20
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
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
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.11
Naruto: Ninja Destiny2008Nintendo DSD3Publisher of America, Inc.3.14
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 - The Phantom Fortress2008PSPNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS5.00
Naruto: The Broken Bond2008Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.4.50
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins2008PSP, WiiUbisoft, Inc....
Ninjatown2008Nintendo DSSouthPeak Interactive Corporation4.10
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja2007Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.13
Zombie Smashers X3: Ninjastarmageddon!2007WindowsSka Studios, LLC4.17
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Collector's Edition)2007PlayStation 3Tecmo, Inc.3.00
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja2007Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.19
Ninja Gaiden Sigma2007PlayStation 3, PS VitaTecmo, Inc.3.59
TMNT2007GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.82
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja 22007PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.15
TMNT2007Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft, Inc.3.94
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles2006PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.46
Tenchu: Dark Secret2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.00
Naruto: Ninja Council2006Game Boy AdvanceTomy2.94
Shonen Jump: Naruto - Ultimate Ninja2006PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.00
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Selected Covers

Tenchu: Dark Secret Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Tenchu: Dark Secret
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Tenchu: Shadow Assassins
Naruto: The Broken Bond Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Naruto: The Broken Bond

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Tenchu: Dark Secret