A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
While Ryu's goal is to save the world, he's also seeking revenge for his clan in Japan.
Violence & Scariness
Action is quite brutal. Ryu uses swords, staffs, throwing stars, exploding knives, and scythes to slash through enemies. Expect to see opponents have their heads, arms, or legs chopped off. You may even see chunks of flesh flying after certain attacks. Blood is splattered throughout the floors and walls of the locales. This game is definitely not for the squeamish.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some of the female characters dress provocatively, showing lots of cleavage.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this intense combat game is extremely violent. The main character uses weapons like swords, staffs, throwing stars, and exploding knives to kill opponents. The attacks are pretty gory, as enemies are often beheaded or maimed. Expect to see chunks of flesh flying and lots of blood.
Is It Any Good?
The combat in Ninja Gaiden II is intense, and incredibly violent. It's common to see opponents' heads, arms, and legs chopped off. Blood soaks the landscapes after heavy battles. With certain weapons, chunks of flesh fly as you pummel enemies. Enemies are also relentless. During a couple scenarios, enemies with their legs cut off would crawl toward Ryu, grab him, and deal heavy damage with a suicide blast. The action is dizzying, especially for the camera, which struggles to keep up. After a quick flurry of attacks, the camera settles into an awkward view, leaving you prone to blindside attacks. Fortunately, this setback is easily forgiven when you consider the game's robust combat system and variety of difficult foes.
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