Cyber Shadow

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

Cyber Shadow's excellent gameplay, level design, variety, and music make it a great modernization of the classic Ninja Gaiden formula.

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75 / 100
Feb 1, 2021

Cyber Shadow isn't the peak of the genre, but it's a shuriken's throw away.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021
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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

Equal parts fun and infuriating, Cyber Shadow isn't for the weak of heart

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7 / 10
Feb 3, 2021

Cyber Shadow's swift, skillful gameplay and memorable boss fights are dragged down somewhat by some frustrating platforming.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

Shovel Knight was an example of an indie platformer that did hold up its end of the deal on both ends and that comparison doesn’t work in Cyber Shadow’s favor. Its boss fights and soundtrack can compete with other modern indie greats, but the rest of its gameplay inherits many of the antiquated parts that have been stripped out in other thoughtful throwbacks. This dichotomy makes Cyber Shadow a lot like its protagonist as it is made up of parts both old and new. But unlike Shadow, Cyber Shadow is made up of obsolete pieces, resulting in a rusty, defective cyber ninja that’s stuck in the wrong time period.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

Cyber Shadow is a bit disjointed at times, but right when it's chugging, it begins to crescendo and pick back up again. Despite the modern design concessions (which are within reason and don't betray the core of the game) it's not going to appeal to everyone, and that's OK. Even with a few misgivings, I'm anxious to see this world explored again with the power of hindsight.

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83 / 100
Jan 25, 2021

Cyber Shadow pays homage to classic ninja games such as Shinobi or Ninja Gaiden. It has a great "improved" 8 bit style, huge difficulty levels, and a satisfying 2D platform and combat gameplay.

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8 / 10
Jan 25, 2021

For anyone looking for a challenge, Cyber Shadow is going to make their day. This would have fit in like a glove with the old NES library, next to Ninja Gaiden, Contra, and Castlevania. Those who remember those days and remember nearly getting an aneurism over how crushingly difficult those old games were, maybe sit this one out.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2021

With perfect control, epic boss fights and a banging soundtrack, Cyber Shadow is a superb action platformer that you don't want to miss.

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