Step into a living comic book in this new take on the Ninja Gaiden series. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber arm, Yaiba slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Will you slice enemies to pieces, crush them with Yaiba's cyborg arm or just rip off a zombie’s arms to use as nunchucks?
User reviews: Mostly Positive (45 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 21, 2014

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Step into a living comic book in this new take on the Ninja Gaiden series. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber arm, Yaiba slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Will you slice enemies to pieces, crush them with Yaiba's cyborg arm or just rip off a zombie’s arms to use as nunchucks?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (32-bit)
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 or better
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: Quad core 2.7 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 5.1 audio device
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
This is a really fun hack and slash game. You can play as a rogue cyber-ninja, and slaughter zombies as brutal as possible. The game and the characters have a good sense of humor, unlike any other Ninja Gaiden games in the series. Get Bloodlusty, hack and slash thousands of zombies, brutally execute them, and also, beware of the Clown, Drunk Punk, and Soviet Zombies! Whoever thinks the game is bad, and also, Metascore, for giving this game a 49, SHAME ON YOU ALL! Also, the only Ninja Gaiden game so far on PC. Its great! If you have a lust for blood, likes hack and slash, and likes zombie killing and ninjas, this game is just the right one for you. Also a great timekiller.
Posted: August 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
This is a game that fits it's purpose and then some. The somewhat quirky plot just adds to the appeal of the insane- over the top hack and slash gameplay. One aspect of this game that might turn off die hard Ninja Gaiden fans is that you dont play as Ryu Hayabusa- you play as Yaiba Kamikaze a rouge ninja from Ryu's clan who refused to return an ancient blade to Ryu. In turn, Yaiba die's and is now a cyborg in the zombie apocolyptic future and begins a new journey to get revenge on Ryu Hayabusa. This game is insane amount's of fun, but there are some part's that will test your patience, like running into an overpowered enemy, or one that has too much health, or you can't find a hidden health upgrade- So I believe that this game still has the good old hair tearing difficulty in some sections. The comic book-like art style work's perfectly and only work's to compliment the gameplay seen here (It almost excuses this games horrible camera). You also can get really interesting power-ups that makes an exciting expirence just THAT much more interesting! The gameplay is the absolute best part too- There is no feeling like the feeling you get from mowing down hordes of enemies in your psychotic rampage. A psychotic rampage unlike any other- that THIS game provides! I thoroughly enjoy this game and strongly reccomend buying it if you have not already. Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z get's a 9/10!
Posted: July 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Good game with a good sense of humor about it self. Camera angle can be a little annoying since you have no control over it at all and that can be problematic if you say... have to block anything. Other than that I really enjoyed it. Great art style and unadulterated gore held together by some adult themed humor. I'd give it a 5 out of 5 if it weren't for the fact that the final boss refuses to show up. I've watched videos on youtube of the final boss battle and well... on my copy he's no where to be found. I just stand around and watch some dino-bot looking pterodactyls fly around what looks like a nebula. So 4 out of 5. Perfect score if someone could help me figure that ♥♥♥♥ out. i do recomend playing it, just hopefully you'll have better luck than i did. O.O;
Posted: September 28
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Since it's been awhile that I've done a written review, I plan to pull out my biggest gavel on this one. First off, after trying it out for about two hours and clearing two stages (for a future LP), it puts me in the mind of the Koei Warriors series since it literally plays in that style. Another thing that I have to say is, why so much hate toward this game to begin with? You don't like it because it doesn't meet YOUR expectations? Let others enjoy it for what its worth but don't let a "professional" review tell you otherwise. Seeing that Inafune's company played a part in this made me just play this game even more. (Course that's a personal reason for me but moving on...) The fact that it feels like an uber-gory graphic novel piqued my interest when I started up the game and I couldn't put it down since. My advice is that you'd have to think out the box on this game, this game is crazy good and if you enjoy a mind-numbing hack and slash with very little story and lots of action, then go for it and buy it for yourself and I highly recommend getting it for a friend if you so choose. I feel a game like this gets a lot of unneeded flak just because it doesn't meet a certain level of expectation so on that note, it counts as an underrated game. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is approved in my book and should be worth trying in yours.
Posted: July 28
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
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A Ninja Gaiden game on Steam? Aww yeah!

I was surprised to open Steam and find a Ninja Gaiden game, I mean, I've been a fan of the series for years now and, with this title, the series continues to impress me. Yaiba takes the Ninja Gaiden series to a different realm, in a way, well, in terms of graphics at least. The game looks like it was pulled out of some comic book. This was a great style for such a game, even more for a Ninja Gaiden game. It was kinda like when I first played Borderlands, and that's a good thing. However, disregarding the graphical change, Yaiba does not stand out as a true Ninja Gaiden game.

Although it may not be a "true" entry in the series, it certainly performs much like its predecessors and is a great deal of fun to play. The reason I'd say Yaiba is not a true entry is the pace. It's simply not as fast as I'd expect from a Ninja Gaiden game. It played more like Dynasty Warriors, which isn't entirely bad, but if I wanted to play Dynasty Warriors, I'd play, well, Dynasty Warriors. It may be a strange take on the series, but the game certainly nails that fun factor for me.

The game's difficulty is a bit weird as well. I played on normal, but it was really, really hard at parts. Maybe due to my lack of playing hack and slash titles recently, I dunno. I can't begin to imagine the frustration that would come with choosing the hardest difficulty, but I'd like to try someday. If it's anything like Metal Gear Revengeance, than it'll be a frustrating time indeed.

The game's story is laughable, but not really 'bad'. Just your generic storyline, nothing to be impressed with. I was disappointed to find out that I was grounded the entire game, as in, I could not jump. Instead, I would dash. Dashing is cool and all, but I miss my jumping ability. Instead, quicktime events are factored into the game to replace the jumping mechanic. Want to jump across a gap? Press whatever button is displayed in front of you.

The game ran smoothly on my PC, probably due to the fact that it made use of UE3, which is probably why this port exists, but no complaints from me. The game is also full of humor, a great addition to such a game, but most of this is adult humor, which was alright with me, but some may find it rather offending.

I've also heard of others having issues with the game camera, and I can't deny that it can be a bit weird at times, but it wasn't as bad as others made it out to be. It worked well for me, at least.

Overall, Yaiba is a fantastic entry in the Ninja Gaiden series, even if it may not be a "true" entry, it still manages to impress. I urge you to give it a shot.
Posted: May 12
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523 of 845 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
This game ♥♥♥♥ing sucks, but you know what sucks more? The fact this will probably sell like ♥♥♥♥ and we'll never get a good Ninja Gaiden game on Steam.

EDIT: I love you guys, too. Let's just say this, if you're looking for a bad God of War game, you've found it. Right down to the traversal QTEs. This game is shallow as ♥♥♥♥ in terms of combat. You've got nothing close to "depth" beyond using different elements to hard different types of zombies. You've seen everything the game has to offer within two hours max. The bosses are worse than DmC's. The counter is OP and makes the game way easier. The only two things the game has going for it are the art style and humor. The majority of the humor was already shown in the trailers. So yeah, if you wanna waste $60 or get your friend a joke gift, then this is the game you want.
Posted: March 21
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