Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Mar 18, 2014

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Team Ninja
Content Rating: Mature


The ninja are the most elite of warriors, exercising unparalleled skill, precision, and lethality for centuries. Only the most deadly candidates are given the rare and coveted opportunity to join the clan.

The final test of a ninja’s training is to face a true ninja master in combat. For years, Yaiba was that final ninja. But after suffering the indignity of serving a clan led by the weak-willed and spineless, he decided he had had enough. It only seemed natural to him that he should claim the spines they had no use for. Among his confederacy of cowards, the weakest of all in Yaiba’s eyes was the “legendary” Ryu Hayabusa. Fifteen dead ninjas later and Yaiba found himself face-to-face with the straight-arrow poster boy. A vicious battle ensued and when the dust cleared, Ryu Hayabusa stood victorious — for the moment. But that’s only where the story begins…

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
Angelo M. D'ArgenioMar 18, 2014
Its vulgar attitude just doesn’t mesh with the franchise and its shallow gameplay is disappointing to anyone who devoted hours of their life to mastering a Ninja Gaiden hard run. At points, mowing down mob after mob of zombies is enjoyable, but more often than not it’s frustrating. It’s not the worst action game on the market right now, but it’s certainly not a must own title, especially if you are a Ninja Gaiden fan.
OXM StaffMar 18, 2014
Attempts to play the main character off as an unlikeable rogue immediately fall flat. Yaiba the ninja is awful to be around, while Yaiba the game is uninspired and technically shallow.
Scott ButterworthMar 18, 2014
Gaiden games have always been challenging, but they’ve also always been fair. Yaiba is not. Instead, it’s unbalanced and arbitrarily punitive, and after the first few hours, it’s not worth putting up with anymore.

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