Mark of the Ninja (Xbox 360)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Visual
Gameplay
90
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
...
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Mark of the Ninja is an side-scrolling stealth action game. In the tradition of stealth games, emphasis is placed on remaining unseen and unheard. The game begins with a unnamed ninja in a modern day setting waking up to his clan being attacked. After dispatching the attackers, he is instructed to eliminate the head of Hessian Services, a private military corporation responsible for the attack. He is chosen to receive a series of tattoos that will heighten his senses and make him more agile. However, the tattoos are said to drive anyone received them insane and so the clan's tradition is that any who receive the tattoos must commit suicide after the threat to the clan has been dealt with.

The game features a similar art style to Klei's prior Shank games. The environments feature sources of light that will reveal the player to any guards nearby. Additionally, many of the players actions (like running, breaking objects, etc.) will create noise the guards will hear and respond to. By approaching enemies undetected, the player character is able to execute a one-hit kill. It's also possible to complete the entire game without killing any enemies, with the exception of two named NPC "boss" characters.

Each level has a number of optional goals. Most stealth actions in the game award points, for things like backstabbing guards silently, moving past them with being detected, distracting them, etc. Additionally, there is a bonus for completing the level without being detected and a larger bonus for completing the level without killing anyone. From this, each level has three different scoring tiers. There are also three hidden scrolls in each level, that tell backstory in an audio log-esque fashion. Also, each level has three optional objectives that are unique to the level. Some include destroying a certain number of lights in a level, another may involve moving between two areas under a certain time. Two of optional objectives belong to one of four specific styles (Silence, Nightmares, Hunter or Might), and completing three of the same type will unlock a Style. The Styles offer both advantages and disadvantages that support a certain type of play. E.g. the Path of Silence allow the player to run silently and carry more distraction items, but they cannot stealth kill enemies.

With three scoring tiers, three scrolls and three optional objectives, the player can earn up to 9 Honor points in each level. Honor points are used between levels to purchase various upgrades and items.

Screenshots

Mark of the Ninja Xbox 360 Drop the generator ...
Mark of the Ninja Xbox 360 Use your Ninja techniques to accumulate points in each level to earn rewards
Mark of the Ninja Xbox 360 Combat is not always the wisest choice. Try to avoid enemies.
Mark of the Ninja Xbox 360 Avoid the light, you will be spotted by the enemy

Promo Images

Mark of the Ninja Wallpaper
Mark of the Ninja Screenshot
Mark of the Ninja Screenshot
Mark of the Ninja Screenshot

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

Xboxygen Sep 12, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
games xtreme Sep 14, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
Splitkick Sep 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Factornews Sep 17, 2012 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Dec 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Sep 12, 2012 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 10, 2012 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Sep 07, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
411mania.com Sep 24, 2012 8.3 out of 10 83

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Nels Anderson (152) added Mark of the Ninja (Xbox 360) on Oct 17, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Nels Anderson (152) and Sciere (473339)