Percentile Rank

10 Second Ninja X is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Hau5test
Buy
Buy
Jul 17, 2016
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Next Gen Base
Yes
Yes
Jun 28, 2016

This game is so much more than just a rage simulator; it’s an extremely fast paced, action packed, hardcore indie sidescroller that has ninjas, robots and a dastardly Doctor Robotnik-esque villain called Captain Greatbeard. Told through the use of dark humor and some beautiful crafted cut scenes, the story unfolds and Greatbeard has kidnapped you and trapped your beloved forest friends (and as I am writing this, it’s just hit me…) inside his robot drones. How “whack-job” mental is that? It’s your job to prove to Greatbeard that your particular set of ninja skills make you deadlier than Liam Neeson and faster than a combination of The Flash and Usain Bolt by traversing through each of the levels killing his robot minions within 10 seconds.

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The Vertical Slice
B
B
Aug 17, 2016

There’s a lot to like with 10 Second Ninja X, that’s for sure. The experience doesn’t last a very long time (whether by skill or by design), but if you want to 100% the game, it’ll last you enough to realize it was well worth your money.

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Scored Reviews

Gaming Masters
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2016

Quick, Fun and Interesting Levels.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2016

The game is challenging and that’s how it should be, because without the extreme challenge the game would be about as exciting as Vaseline on toast. I can definitely recommend this game for lovers of platform games such as Super Meat Boy and Rogue Legacy and is certainly a welcome addition to the genre.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a masterclass in simple design over showboating.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 3, 2016

This is a fast paced action game not to be missed as it was fantastic and is definitely refreshing to play. The game is well suited to be a go between to other games you’re playing as it’s so different. It’s great to see consoles being able to get in on what was a PC exclusive originally and with extra content makes that even better.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 22, 2016

If you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding experience with an ample serving of humour, then 10 Second Ninja X comes highly recommended

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2016

A furiously engaging speedrunning platformer, 10 Second Ninja X is as much about shaving seconds off your time in each level as it is concerned about shaving slivers off of your sanity, but never before has laying waste to your mental state while running a gauntlet of almost obscenely well-designed platforming levels been so much fun.

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Wccftech
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is an addictive high speed platform game sporting some puzzle game elements which enrich the experience considerably. With its fast paced experience, smooth controls, good amount of content and replay value, 10 Second Ninja X is a game that no fan of platform games should pass on. The easy to learn, harder to master type of experience also makes it perfect for those who never considered playing a similar game. Highly recommended to all those looking for a fun and not excessively involving experience.

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PS3Blog.net
82%
82%
Sep 27, 2016

The game is fast and furious and full of traps, so a lot of practice and trial and error is required. It looks great and features very fun music. The game is brutal, but in a good way, and it will keep you busy for hours as you try to complete every level and aim at getting all trophies. I had a blast playing this one for my 10 Second Ninja X review, and I’ll keep on practicing to get even better!

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 4, 2016

I greatly enjoyed my time with the game. As I wrote this 10 Second Ninja X review, I kept replaying each level over and over again until I managed to get a three-star rating on each level. Due to its arcade nature and how levels are 10 seconds long, this game will keep you coming back for more, as you play each level “just one more time” as you search for the perfect route.

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Telegraph
Aug 2, 2016

Hardcore PC platformer 10 Second Ninja was a delicious, if slight, slice of twitch gaming.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 5, 2016

If you’re a fan of the kind of ultra-difficult, ultra precise platformers that gained popularity a few years ago, then 10 Second Ninja X is right up your alley. It doesn’t reach the same heights of controller breaking frustration, which is probably a good thing, but with minimalist controls, short and to the point levels, and a whimsically silly story, there’s quite a lot to like here.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is as unforgiving and unforgiving gets. Its unique 10 second time limit on each level will keep you on your toes and requires your full, undivided attention at all times. And although 10 Second Ninja X may have some issues with its difficulty ramp, overall it’s a beautiful little game that takes the best aspects of other speed-based platformers and, despite the name, can easily take up hours of your time. The game itself isn’t long, but going back to levels and beating your high score adds hours upon hours of replayability.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is glorious, fast-paced fun. It’s frenetic action might make it ill-suited to long sessions, but for pick up and play goodness it’s hard to beat. It also really comes into its own when playing with a mate, letting each other take turns in an effort to take down a particularly brutal level. Of which there are a 100 by the way, so there’s plenty here to sink your teeth into despite theoretically being beatable in under 17 minutes

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TrueAchievements
Jul 22, 2016

Ultimately, this is one of those rare games that really is exactly what it looks like. It's an indie platformer with plenty of heart and a challenge worth staying for.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a game with so many pros and so little cons, I don't see any reason to not pick it up and give it a try. It may not look like much at first glance, but dig a little deeper and you'll realize that this game is quite the gem.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 30, 2016

10 Second Ninja was already a very fun and enjoyable game in its initial release on PC, but now coming out as the more content heavy 10 Second Ninja X, console owners get to join in on the action with the best version of the game so far

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2016

Four Circle Interactive’s 10 Second Ninja X offers plenty of intensely difficult challenges for players willing to bash their head against it.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a wonderful test of strategy, emotions and patience. The game will last as long as your anger skills, so prepare yourself if you ninja your way into this.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is best described as a fantastic podcast game. That is to say, it’s the perfect game to play while you might be doing other things, like watching a show or listening to music.

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GameCynic
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2016

For fans of hardcore games such as Super Meat Boy or I Wanna Be The Guy, 10 Second Ninja X is a fantastic game. The short bursts of gameplay make 10SNX great for people with limited time, but the difficulty won't be for everyone; grab the demo first if you're new to hardcore platformers.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2016

10 Second Ninja X tells you just about everything you need to know about the game in its title. The story is about as quick and nonsensical as one would expect, but the game itself is a flurry of reflex-testing goodness that is addictive as its is frustrating.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is one of gaming’s simple joys for those who relish repeated challenges in order to shave fractions of a second off of leaderboard high scores. The downside is that it fails to cater to the players who don’t immediately appreciate that level of challenge, shutting the door to them pretty quickly. Break past that barrier though? While it may not seem possible to do a run half a second faster for a three star score, persistence pays off as the slightest of shortcuts comes to heel, turning feelings of rage at the surmounting impossibility into a celebration that calls for a six pack and a cigar, before moving on to the next impassible trial.

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COGconnected
72 / 100
72 / 100
Jul 31, 2016

10 Second Ninja is extremely easy to pick up with even easier to understand controls.

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High-Def Digest
Jul 21, 2016

While '10 Second Ninja X' suffers from a lack of difficulty scaling, it's still an enjoyable skill based title that is as much a puzzle game as a platformer. I felt satisfied every time I laid out the correct path to take in a stage, and it was even more thrilling when I was able to successfully execute my plans. The biggest problem is that the main game ends just as it begins to hit its stride, and it feels like the core idea could've been fleshed out more than it has.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2016

10 Second Ninja X never truly reaches its pinnacle in the game-play department by a charming cast of characters and a surprising story push the game across the finish line.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 5, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is a short platformer that is fast paced from the moment it begins, and it never really stops. With the interesting game mechanic of clearing a stage in ten seconds, the difficulty is increased by achieving the required stars to open up more stages. While it is a clean platformer in terms of fine-tuning the mechanics, it is a frustrating one that seeks to appeal to the platforming purists hungry for a hardcore time sink. The hours will fly by as the ninja dashes across countless stages; however, because of the difficulty, it's a tough sell for casual gamers or those not well versed with chaotic platformers.

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Video Chums
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2016

10 Second Ninja X is an enjoyable yet short-lived challenging platformer.

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2016

10 Second Ninja is certainly well designed from a gameplay standpoint, but misses out on being great through the shear difficulty of it. But if you enjoy a real tough challenge, and if your reflexes are sharper than mine, then it might be worth a shot.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded
Matt S. and Nick H.

Top Critic

Jul 25, 2016

Success breeds satisfaction, failure can lead to the urge to rage quit. 10 Second Ninja X is fun, but I definitely had to limit it to smaller sized doses.

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PC Aficionado
5.3 / 10.0
5.3 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2017

10 Second Ninja X is an improved version over the original game in every way. You won’t really miss much skipping the first game, $10.99 for a game of this quality and amount of content is easily a fair price to pay. It definitely will only appeal to a certain audience so I would advise people try out the demo before you make the plunge in purchasing the full game.

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GamingTrend
45 / 100
45 / 100
Jul 19, 2016

The infuriating do-over nature of 10 Second Ninja X greatly sours the experience and takes away from what otherwise could’ve been a decent game.

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