Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection

Rating Summary

Based on 72 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

Based on 72 critic reviews
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Jun 12, 2021

The Ninja Gaiden game was always a joy to play and this time around is no different. Even though there haven't been many changes to the overall experience, having all three games and DLC rolled into one is a sheer joy. Players who missed this series should definitely pick this up as it's one of the best games in the hack and slash genre. The omission of the online co-op will displease hardcore fans however I think this can be easily overlooked as being able to have all three games on a portable console is the winning factor here.

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JVL
JamHet

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8 / 20
Jun 12, 2021

If the goal of Team Ninja is to introduce the Ninja Gaiden franchise to those who could not play it in the 2000s, it is missed. This Master Collection is a lazy port that is content with the bare minimum.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

The Ninja Gaiden Master Collection is a great value for only $39.99. Three frenetic adventures that represent some of the best action games from console generations of the past are bundled, ensuring a lot of content for almost half the price of some AAA games. While the games stand on their own as fun and entertaining, the collection is rather barebones, and the exclusion of co-op or other multiplayer modes is felt throughout. Still, fans of the series, or those looking to become fans, can hardly go wrong with the purchase of this collection.

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Jun 13, 2021

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection is simply three individual games on the console of your choice. If you're expecting extras here, you're not going to get them. Still, it shouldn't deter a gamer looking for an amazing action experience. The first game is PACKED with enough action to provide for one hell of an amazing gaming experience. While the second game falls short of the first, it is still a phenomenal title that deserves to be experienced. There is no Ninja Gaiden 3… even if something called that downloads with the other two games. If you dare, try at your own risk.

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GBAtemp

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2021

Overall, if you liked the Ninja Gaiden reboots, you should pick up this collection. While the PC port is not worth bothering with, the games themselves certainly are on other platforms and get a big recommendation from me.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Each of 3 games in Ninja Gaiden Master Collection are one of the best hack and slash games and even in 2021 there are not much hack and slash and hardcore games better than these 3. Of course Graphics are old and there are still camera issues in these games, but Ninja Gaiden never has been about Graphics, because intense hardcore gameplay doesn't give you many chances to focus on other things! Joining legendary Ryu Hayabusa in its difficult journey, is still really fun and experiencing 3 beautiful Ninja Gaiden games in one collection absolutely worth your time.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2021

As it stands now, even with the Day1 patch released, the Master Collection is lacking on every front. The games are still enjoyable, but there is nothing masterful in this collection, the publisher being content releasing a mere port instead of a remaster or alas, a remake.

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BaziCenter
Amin Bala Zadeh

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 12, 2021

Years after the release of the first Ninja Gaiden game, it's core gameplay mechanisms and level design still seem fresh and satisfying. The Master Collection puts together Sigma, Sigma 2 and Razor's Edge games in a thrilling Hack and Slash package that the fans of the genre just can't miss. Ryu Hayabusa is back; fast as a lightning bolt and sharp as a dagger.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2021

Ninja Gaiden is awesome and this Master Collection includes a trilogy of intense action games that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. However, the fact that the featured games are basically ports with no extra content is kind of disappointing.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection offers a selection of games that still feel spectacular to play today thanks to their brutal hack-and-slash action. With the satisfyingly fast-paced combat, the frantic boss encounters, and some slick level design, there’s plenty on offer in Ryu Hayabusa’s ultra-violent adventures to keep wannabe ninjas hooked in until the very end – even if the camera angles are a bit sketchy here and there. And hey, even Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge might not be as bad as you remember. It’s not great, sure, but it’s still fun to play and compliments the sheer brilliance of the first two titles.

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