Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

Game review by
Alex Porter, Common Sense Media
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Game Poster Image
Gory action game with ability to make breasts jiggle.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The superhero characters in this game do battle against demons, dispatching them in extremely violent fashion with swords, arrows, knives, guns, hammers, and spells. The game depicts a sinister, savage world which could be overrun with evil lords.

Positive Role Models & Representations

However noble in their mission to suppress evil, these heroes use means so violent, they shouldn't be upheld as role models for kids.

Ease of Play

The game is easy to pick up for experienced action gamers, though offers a range of difficulty settings for a deeper challenge.

Violence

Players
fight numerous enemies and bosses such as ninjas, horned demons, winged beast, "fiends" etc. by using swords, guns, throwing stars,
and scythes. Enemies are generally supernatural, non-human creatures and blows produce flashes of purple light and mist. Enemies can be dismembered during battle and some blows prompt splatters of blood. 

Sex

The three playable female characters are scantily clad with exaggerated breasts that bounce during combat. Further, by wiggling the controller, players can make their breasts jiggle. One cutscene depicts a woman, briefly naked and covered in blood who then morphs into a demon.

Language

Not an issue.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is not a child's game. While it has an over-the-top, comic book feel with villains and heroes wielding supernatural powers, the game emphasizes destruction and violence by showing dismemberment and blood. Also, several female character are dressed in revealing, provocative costumes displaying deep cleavage and jiggling breasts. Players can wiggle the controller to make these characters' breast move. In a brief scene, a women is shown naked, dripping in blood, before she transforms into a demon. The game can be played online with open chat so the potential to hear unsavory language is there.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bychristian2011 July 29, 2012

Great Hack-In-Slash Game! Better than the 1st one.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a great and exciting adventure which Ryu tries to stop the revival of the Archfiend by hacking and slashing through fiendish hordes with... Continue reading
Parent of a 11 year old Written byEzio3946 July 6, 2010

fun game though i suggest assassins creed 2

very fun and very violent u really cant see much blood because the levels are pretty dark for the most part but arms and other appendages are cut off during bat... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 17, 2011

Fine for Teens

This game was made by Tecmo expecting to get a T rating , and it failed. The game really doesn't deserve a M rating , Sigma was meant to be a Ninja Gaiden... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 March 23, 2012

Some sex,can't say the same for violence.

Got this from Amazon for pretty cheap I played this long ago and can't remember most of the details but I do remember its violent as hell and lots of sex.

What's it about?

NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA 2's story involves a superpowered ninja's mission to hunt down a giant, demonic statue. The plot, revealed in cutscenes, is inconsequential to the gameplay (and incomprehensible to all but hardcore fans of the series), concerns longstanding acrimony between clans of ninjas and demons. In most levels, players control the male ninja, Ryu, but three female characters are each playable in single, side missions as well.The core of the experience is shown from 3rd person view and shows the battling of four characters (three female, one male) against hordes of assorted demons and ninjas. All aspects - movement, speed, weapons, attacks - are over-the-top in the extreme; characters perform gravity defying leaps, bosses are enormous, spells radiate waves of destruction, etc. Online play, in which players can play as any of the game's four characters and team up, provides a variety of settings and players earn a place in rankings.

Is it any good?

A wide array of bosses and enemies, diverse gameplay modes, and incredible graphics make this an excellent action offering for mature players. The additional, playable characters, each with unique weapons and skills, plus the online cooperative play, add plenty of additional fun for PS3 owners. Occasional online lag, screen glitches, and awkward camera movements flaw the otherwise superlative experience.

Online interaction: Players can join others online and play game stages cooperatively. Voice chat is available online, so players are subject to a partner's potentially cursing and other, unsavory language.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the game makers included a feature that let you jiggle a characters breasts. Do you feel the effort put into this feature should have been applied to some other area of game? Does such a feature make you feel pandered to? Amused? Insulted? Is it obscene? Sexist?

  • Both Japanese and Classical mythology are referenced in the game. Families can talk about how the cultural influences and how/where they are used.

Game details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3
  • Price: $59.99
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Tecmo
  • Release date: September 29, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Violence

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