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: Mixed (94 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 21, 2014

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About This Game

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
8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This game is great, but it has some flaws. It's still a lot of fun, and the combat is perfect. I also love Yaiba.

Like many Ninja Gaiden games, these kills wont easily be handed to you. You wont beat this game by senslessly mashing your lights and Heavies. You have to have solid execution and knowledge of your combos. When you're surrounded by your enemies, it feels so sweet landing your flail and executing a group of zombies to regenerate your health. You'll be given plenty of unique ways to overcome these obsticals too.

The story is funny and I love the characters. Everyone has a great personality and Yaiba is just a crazy ♥♥♥ ninja ready to destroy everything in his path to get to Ryu Hayabusa. You're just caught in the middle of a great biological mess while berserking toward revenge. I was never bored for a second.

The arcade mode will give you plenty of reason to come back to this game when you're finished with story mode. You'll be given the chance to fight for leaderboards, killing all the monsters you love, using the techniques you've learned from the story. What's not to love?

I'd like to point out that this game suffers from bad camera angles that can hide things from you from time to time, instant death points when you mess up a jump, which can be really frusterating at times, sometimes unforgiving checkpoints that can be annoying, but it's still a great game. These issues are only minor at times and are caused, usually, by poor execution from the player.

I give Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z a 6/10. Great game play, replay value, and a fun story, but has a few issues that can make the game experience frusterating from time to time. I would not pay $60 for this title and I feel it suffered mainly because of it's original price.

P.S. For the love of god, release all of the Ninja Gaiden games on PC!
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
65.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
After I spent a few hours in this game I feel like I must protect this game, so I wrote this review:

Its a FiretrUCKING awesome game!!! I can understand the negative ratings by the "Ninja Gaiden" fans or those guys who wanted something else. Im a huge fan of the series, BUT I never had an xbox. Sooo im the fan of the original NES Ninja Gaidens. I didnt really liked the look of Hayabusas gimpsuit on xbox (on videos), not because its bad, just I like more Yaibas outfit and character (I used too much for the original "blue ninja") but here when i saw the blue ninja outfit :D I even (donno why feeling the same excitement like when i played on my NES... oh the memories :D ) And the jokes... I love this kinda jokes and fighting. I love the story and I love the gore and everything. I even like the camera angles.

There are too much pros in this game for me so I just write a few:

- Ninja Gaiden (NES) feeling
- Humor
- Gore
- Executions
- Comic like
- Ninjas
- Cyborg
- Cyborg Ninja
- and lots of more like well optimized, Ministry for trailer music, voices, atmosphere, etc.

I got only 3 problem with this game:

1, the end fight dont have checkpoints and you cant skip the "cinematic" parts, so if you make a mistake you need to start over the An act of Gonzo. (but with practice its not that hard, just long if you die)
2, same problem with the "2D" Ninja Gaiden Z adventure. If you run out of continues after the first stage kinda frustrating. I think it maybe would be better if you have an option to continue from the start of the stage, but then it could be too easy.
3, no cards and stuff for this game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Today's Review: YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z

First of all, i didn't get why all the bad reviews, this game it's among the best, most fun and well made hack n' slash games i've ever played, everything about this game it's pretty well made, awesome borderlands style graphics (from the makers of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round), it's incredible fun, music it's pretty good and story is decent and pretty funny (for mature audiences)

I really don't have a lot more to say than that, for me was a solid buy.

Metascore: 73/100 If you enjoyed titles like DMC Devil May Cry you should give this title a chance, or if you just love Ninja Gaiden.
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552 of 913 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
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.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
i don't get why the bad reviews !
the game is really lots of fun and even funny too.

the game is an action/beat them up (Devil may Cry..etc) but with a sense of humor, the jokes might not be for everyone but they made laugh. the gameplay is really fun though the upgrades could be better, it isn't as deep as Ninja Gaiden or Devil may Cry in terms of combat but it is a lot of fun. the game ran perfectly fine at max settings at 60+ fps from start to finish.

P.S. the main menu's music is a killer, i can't stop listening to it
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