Top Ten video game ninjas

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Top Ten video game ninjas

In the hallowed words of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni: “Ninjas kick butt! Cowabunga!” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Ever since we were old enough to make impromptu swords out of cardboard tubes, our intense love for Ninjitsu has known no bounds. In addition to inventing pyjamas and balaclavas, they can walk on water, kill people with flying death-stars and communicate with strange beasts. What’s not to love?

Top Ten video game ninjas

Along with Nazis, zombies and Nazi-cum-zombies, ninjas are a major staple of the video game industry. Whether you’re playing an RPG or a side-scrolling beat ‘em up, you’ll usually find at least one masked martial artist thrown into the mix. They refuse to be curtailed by gravity or genre – and gaming is all the richer for it. To celebrate the announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken, we’ve collated a list of the hardest, coolest and downright sexiest ninjas ever to grace our video game screens. So sit back and watch the shadows dance!

Top Ten video game ninjas

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11 Comments

Anonymous

1

???

Where was Raiden? is taking down countless gekkos, cutting off his own arm, killing vamp, stopping dead cell, weilding a sword in his mouth and stopping outer haven with his own body not enough for this list? :(

Anonymous

2

Ninja Gaiden SIGMA 2 not bloody

The bloody version of Ninja Gaiden 2 is the 360 version, the blood and gore was cut from SIGMA 2 and replaced by purple mist. Not only that, but the difficulty was taken down a notch. I recommend you change your article accordingly, otherwise it's a bit embarrasing in the face of people who have actually played both NG2 and NGS2.

Anonymous

3

Well, I wish Gray Fox was first and like someone said before, Raiden should be in.

Anonymous

4

What no Scorpion??? Not only a Ninja but a undead Ninja Spectre. List incomplete

Anonymous

5

WRONG

yes the PS3 v. had less blood. But its harder and with more extras than the 360 one. I recommend you play the games before facing some people who have played both NG2 and NG2S ...........

Anonymous

6

WRONG

What a silly comment, especially when you try so hard to sound clever and yet fail so hard, just like in real life. The fact that NGS2 is easier than its 360 counterpart is not just my opinion, it's also common knowledge. Here's the first two reviews I thought of that points it out:

http://www.videogamer.com/ps3/ninja_gaiden_2_sigma/review.html

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/ninjagaidensigma2/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review

But pretty much EVERY review I've read makes this remark. And the point I was trying to make before you made your very (SO very) clever remark, is that it is incorrect to call NGS2 the bloodiest game ever, because it's clearly incorrect, which you apparently agree with. The extra material does NOTHING to make it harder, actually those parts are the easiest, that comment is also present in most reviews.
Can you say FAIL? FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL.

Anonymous

7

Incorrect

NGS2 is much easier than the 360 version. For future reference: a simple google search will prevent you from embarrasing yourself by making blatantly incorrect statements. Seriously incorrect.

Anonymous

8

where the %$#^ is Raiden? And by the way Mai should not be on the list if her boobs are the reason...and Ryu Hayabusa is about as interesting as watching paint dry.

Anonymous

9

NG2 = Bloody, Hard, NGS2 = Purply, Easy

Played both, kinda sad the direction the series is in.
Sad to see Sigma 1 having more blood than Sigma 2.
The werewolves don't throws their lost limbs anymore.
But extra content is always welcome.
And Raiden is just too emo.

Anonymous

10

NGS2 is 10 times easier than NG2

I sudgest you take your own advice.
NGS2 is so much easier than NG2.
i played NG2 when it came out, and every single boss battle i died at least 3 times.
and i still have not been able to finish NG2 up to the second last boss and cant beat him its so bloody hard.

NGS2 is a different story.
i have only died twice IN THE WHOLE GAME!
the hardest boss in NGS2 is the statue of liberty but thats nothing compare to the bosses in NG2.

i have spent like 50 hours playing ninja gaiden 2 and still have not finished it.
i have spent like 15 hours playing ninja gaiden sigma 2 and have finished it, and most of the mission modes too.
O and both were done on path of the acolyte of course.

earica_mcdougle

11

ryu is the worst ninja ever

Ryu is the worst ninja ever. He is always spotted and the enemy always know where he is. He is bad ass but he isn't a great ninja to be always getting caught

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