Parents' Guide to

Ninja Gaiden Sigma

By Andrew Bub, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Ninja Gaiden returns -- better-looking, but gory.

Game PlayStation 3 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

it is good

it is not violent in my eyes little blood awesome ninja kills people awesome story line

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

It's worth the upgrade, even if you played the originals to death, because this is one well-crafted action game for players over 17. Ninja Gaiden: Sigma is basically a well-made fighting game that emphasizes combat, with a sprawling adventure attached. While at first, players will button-mash their way to victory -- and frequent death (the game requires skill) -- learning the controls makes the combat elegant and stylistic.

The game is bloody but never feels exploitative, even though this is one of the more violent video games available. The PlayStation 3 visual upgrade makes the game feel like acrobatic lethal ballet. Fans making the upgrade will be disappointed (maybe) that new content is locked, and they'll have to invest 20 or so hours to unlock the new missions. But any adult new to the series will find a lot of stylistic and skill-based ninja violence to sink their teeth into. It's a classic remade in an elegant manner.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Eidos Interactive
  • Release date: July 3, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco and Alcohol
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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