It was July 7th, 2011. While investigating reports of unlawful weapons trafficking, peacekeeping forces encountered an unclassified carnivorous species occupying a small village in Northern Africa. These rabid creatures were easily provoked and resistant to conventional attack.
User reviews: Mixed (81 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 19, 2009
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"Like a budget Ninja Gaiden with over-the-top spectacles, Ninja Blade is fun while it last. The abundant QTEs are hard to hate with action this cool."

About This Game

It was July 7th, 2011.


While investigating reports of unlawful weapons trafficking, peacekeeping forces encountered an unclassified carnivorous species occupying a small village in Northern Africa. These rabid creatures were easily provoked and resistant to conventional attack. Eight specimens were encountered in the region now referred to as "Ground:ALPHA"... Only four were successfully contained for study. Victims of the attack were quarantined at a research facility nearby. These victims displayed signs of internal liquefaction and accelerated necrosis, similar to symptoms of other flesh-eating viruses native to that region.


But it wasn't a viral outbreak. It was a parasitic infestation. A previously unidentified species of hook worm was found beneath the skin of the Ground: ALPHA specimens. These parasites, we call them "Alpha-worms", laid dozens of eggs inside their hosts, which in turn produced numerous larvae. These larvae penetrated the bloodstream and triggered a variety of genetic failures. However, unlike most genetic failures, these symptoms were not fatal. Instead, infested victims were larger, stronger… and driven by hunger. Using the research gained from the Ground: ALPHA specimens, a team of some special individuals were assembled. Minor outbreaks occurred over the next few years, but elite squad quickly put them down. Which brings us to the current situation in Tokyo...

  • Exciting and challenging battles with 3 different weapons
  • QTE and cinematic action
  • Variety of powerful ninja abilities
  • Weapon and ninjutsu upgrade system
  • Crisscross the city of Tokyo with intense gunfights

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 3,2 GHz or similar Athlon® 64
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Video card with 256 MB VRAM, DirectX® 9.0c compatible (GeForce 8600GTS/Radeon HD2600XT or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB free disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0с compatible sound card
    • Controller Support: Keyboard, mouse, gamepad (Microsoft X-Box 360 Controller Compatible)
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I really seem to like this game. I had it sitting in my inventory until I saw some screenshots uploaded by( cheese:)
I read a lot of comments that ts too over the top. Last time I played god of war and Devil may cry these games were also not very normal. I think a sci fi slasher should be as exagerated as can be. The graphics are decent , maybe showing there age but still great. The QTE in this game are really cool. You can actually skip them but why would you do that?
I just played through the first chapter and it took me about an hour. I killed a spider that was 100 times bigger than me so thats a good start.

Check some videos and maybe you will like it, we only have a few ninja games on steam. Its pretty good

Will rate it once I am done playing
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
12/10 would definetly triple backflip while fighting a giant 12 legged spider again .
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This game isn't great. But that doesn't stop it from being hillariously crazy and in your face. The gameplay is bland and gets boring. However, this is made up for by how stupidly action-packed the cut-scenes/QTEs are. Annoyed by QTEs? That's fine, you can set the QTE difficulty separately to 'fool-proof' so you don't even have to do them. And you can customize your ninjas colours super thoroughly. Play as a plain grey boring guy for one level and then you can be a rainbow or a sweet neon pink messenger of badassery. I just finished this game today on live stream and can honestly say it's one Hell of a roller coaster ride.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
a mediocre hack and slash game with mediocre platforming here and there.
the game tries to go over the top with the scenes and bosses but kinda falls flat and sometimes makes you cringe a bit.
story is also mediocre and some of you can probably see the plot twist a mile away.
game is also buggy in some parts here and there but nothing game breaking but there is one part when you are fighting a certain boss , you can stunlock him by spamming your heavy weapons and he will never be able to move.

gameplay is pretty neat with different weapons to make combat not so stale but i wish they would try to make it so that changing weapons can make you go on and make different combos instead of giving you a weapon switch animation.
the enemies are cannon fodder with dumb AI but some of them have unneccesarry big health just so you need to hit it a few times more.
there is platforming but not very compelling, but they did put a few hidden stuff in each level so exploration is encouraged in this game. Ninja blade feels a bit like prince of persia with all the parkour/ninja like moves but not as fun as the latter.
this game is also chock full of QTEs, its literally everywhere in almost every scene and in every bossfight which kinda makes the game feel shallow. i think they were trying to get the god of war feeling but its just not there since if you fail the qte it just rewinds you a few seconds back so you can never ♥♥♥♥ it up. it will only affect your end game rating and score.some levels also have a turret section which is pretty weird for a game called ninja blade. its not that fun and is pretty much an on-rail arcade shooter just made to prolong the game.

soundtrack is forgettable but okay.

graphics are decent for its time although still not that pretty and choppy kind of like a ps2 game.

the ending is pretty bad and not really worth noting.

i wouldnt say its a crappy game, its an okay hack and slash game with a few problems here and there, just not at full price. maybe get it at 50-75% discount if you are really interested.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2011
Pre-Release Review
I thought it was fun and cool, but not many people liked it. I suppose it is because you need a 360 controller to play it and it is like Devil May Cry and other older games that are modeled on First Generation 3D combat-platform games. Could have been bettter, but for a low budget action game: I liked it. It is the cheap version of Ninja Gaiden.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2012
The enemies sunk into the floor at one time. The game runs smoothly, but hangs awfully when cancelling cutscenes or going between menus. It's a generally shoddy port. I had to mash the "A key" on both my keyboard and gamepad to break down a wall. As in, mash them both at the same time.

Yet it's hilariously over the top and some very, very, cheap fun. It's like watching an Italian B horror movie.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2012
fun action game. not super hard like ninja gaiden but solid gameplay. play with a xobx 360 controller
8.5/10
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
The controls during real fights are slightly unresponsive. Other than that, really, what can I say? It's a hefty slice of bonkers action which includes you destroying a worm which just vomited a bunch of vehicles at you by mounting a tumbling motorbike, driving all over the other vehicles, and then throwing the motorbike into its mouth and detonating its fuel tank. Asura's Wrath clearly drew some lessons from this game. I approve.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
Really, really liked this game. True, it doesn't have high levels of polish, superb-platforming-game-mechanics and the like, but it's fun, action packed and offers a lot of ways to kill the baddies.

Fans of old-school action games will appreciate the simple console like interface/options and straightforward swords and stars gameplay. Don't go in expecting an a-list game here: the gameplay in NInja Blade matches its own aesthetic of a Kick-♥♥♥ SF/Horror B-Movie. It does that really well and playing through is a lot of fun. :)
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 8, 2013
So over the top and ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.
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15 of 30 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
QTEville
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2011
Chop socky at it's finest. Ninja Gaiden who?
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2013
Ninja Blade is like a cheap Resident Evil game, it's QTE city, the zombie/mutant thingies look alot like RE. It's just that instead of Chris Redfield it's a Ninja lol. It's a decent game with a cheesy story, rare to see these ninja games on PC. It is extremely buggy though, poorly made port, the textures are also very low.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2011
Ninja Blade is a sci-fi action movie featuring ninjas. The game is wonderful to watch, and somewhat fun to play. The cutscenes are filled with plot, then when actually playing all that plot goes away and you just kill stuff because it's there to be killed.

About half the combat is quick time events, and the other half is hack 'n slash. There are only 3 weapons and a few ninja powers, all of which are upgradable. There is minor platforming involving wall-running, but it's super linear and only there to get from area filled with mutants to area filled with mutants, though there are some areas where it will let you go elsewhere and get secret items.

The game looks awesome not because of the graphics quality, but rather because awesome things keep happening, very much like a good action movie. As far as plot goes, there is a lot of it between the levels.
Also, apparently an aggressive mutant outbreak ocurred 7/7/11. I should really watch the news more.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2012
Worth experiencing for the sheer ridiculousness of everything that occurs in the game. It's like other wacky Japanese games, except on steroids.

Though on the other hand, it's a rather poor port and only offers a pretty shallow, though fun combat experience.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Don't buy this. Even on sale, just don't.

The basic gameplay is decent enough: you hack at zombies of some kind with three different sword - a basic katana, a huge, slow, powerful monstrosity that breaks shiedls and a pair of small, fast daggers that help clear swarms of small enemies. There's actually not much of this basic combat, a lot of time you're hunting huge bosses and fight them with hack-and-slash combat and QTEs. Never before have I seen so many QTEs in one place. In addition, you have some wall-running acrobacy stunts and collectibles hunting.
The problem is, neither part is actually really fun or rewarding. And there's a lot that's just wrong - half of the story animation / dialogs looks blurry or out of focus. This doesn't make sense, since it's all done in the game's engine and gameplay runs fine. For the most part. When I quit the game for the first time and played again the next day, all explosions were replaced by a black rectangle. And no amount of screwing around with graphic settings helped. Then there's the fact that you can't save in the middle of a mission. You've got to go to work or take part in some aspect of your real life? Sorry bro, the last hour of gameplay is wasted, you'll have to restart the mission.
No, thanks. There's nothing in the game that would make me want to continue.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2012
Well I wanted to play this game, it seemed interesting and I got it on the cheap. Unfortunately it is definately a console port and as it was done poorly I have not even been able to get the game to load past the initial video showing the city scape, it gets stuck on it and CTD. No fixes available on the web have rendered the game playable. A pity really as it looked quite fun.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2013
everything is great except the bad saving system, u have to finish a mission then u could save ur game, and a mission is about 1 hour, thats really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ~~ beyond that, nice story and wonderful action, i played this 2 years ago, so lucky i found it back.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I never heard of this game before getting. It is hard to describe in a simple way, except- AWESOME 10/10
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
One of thee coolest games of it's time
and so far the best in my opinion

however the PC port was just horrid i will admit that
but when you can get it to play without any bugs it's going to be an amazing game

(DOESNT play well with keyboard..... since it was ported from xbox i reccomend using the xbox controller)
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