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The land of Lord Gohda is in unrest; rumors of corruption and betrayal are whispered among his subjects. Gohda orders his two top ninja, Rikimaru and Ayame, to investigate the rumors. At the same time, Gohda's retainer Sekiya arranges a meeting with a fortune-teller, but the fortune-teller turns out to be an agent of evil, kidnapping Gohda's only daughter, Kiku. Ayame runs off in a blind rage to rescue Kiku, while Rikimaru continues to investigate the strange rumors spreading across the land.

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins is a third-person stealth action game and part of the long-running Tenchu franchise. The main story is broken into 10 missions, with the player taking control of either Rikimaru or Ayame as the story dictates. The game has a much stronger focus on stealth than previous titles. Enemies can be engaged in open combat only if the player is armed with a sword; if not, they must use ninjutsu to escape and retreat to the last checkpoint. Each mission has a number of objectives, which must be completed to clear the stage and move on. In addition to the story mode, there are also 50 "assignments", which are shorter missions that often focus on a specific technique.


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Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Screenshot
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "天誅4" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tenchu 4" -- Japanese title

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Worth Playing Wii Feb 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Retro Gamer Wii May 21, 2009 70 out of 100 70 Wii Mar 17, 2009 69 out of 100 69 Wii Mar 12, 2009 13 out of 20 65
Games TM Wii Feb 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60 Wii Mar 19, 2009 6 out of 10 60 PSP Apr 10, 2009 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Wii Feb 19, 2009 5 out of 10 50


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