GOG Sale: 50% off Witcher 3! 80% off D&D classic games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, etc)


Published by
Developed by
Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Not an American user?


Gamers waited many years for another installment of the Shinobi series. Now they finally get what they have wanted.

Shinobi takes place in Tokyo, where a mysterious evil force has taken over, and it is up to you to stop it. You play Hotsuma, who is the leader of a clan called the Obura Clan. Hotsuma is the only survivor of his clan, though, and all of his dead clansmen are now fighting against him.

The game has eight levels, each of them broken into two sections, and with bosses along the way. The control scheme allows you to dash, attack, jump and throw shurikons. A lock-on feature is also provided.

The main objectives of the levels is to kill. No item fetching or switch pushing is required. Shinobi also contains combo features, where lots of enemies can be killed in one encounter.


Shinobi PlayStation 2 Opening cinematic begins under a full red moon
Shinobi PlayStation 2 If you can kill all enemies before they fall down dead, you are treated to an in-game cutscene of the carnage
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Shinobi PlayStation 2 Note the change in the emblem on the bottom left.  As you progress, you sword needs to be fed from the negative energy from dead enemies.  Don't feed it enough, and it will feed off of you!

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 May 15, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 May 20, 2003 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2002 B- 67
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jun 06, 2003 59 out of 100 59
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jan 07, 2003 C- 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 May 13, 2003 3 out of 10 30


There are currently no topics for this game.


1001 Video Games

The PS2 version of Shinobi appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by ThE oNe (178) and Sciere (330262)