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Tenchu: Wrath Of Heaven

Set one year after the events of the original Tenchu game,TENCHU Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is the third incarnation of the stealth series and features the return of Lord Gohda’s assassins Rikimaru and Ayame. There is also the appearance of the thinly veiled third character (I mean, you can see him in the background of the character select screen as soon as you fire up the game, it doesn’t get more obvious than that).
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Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
30 April 2005
  • Excerpt: The Tenchu series may not contain the best stealth ever devised, but it's certainly near the top. When the first game debuted in 1998, I was blown away by its sneaky gameplay, the freedom to roam rooftops, and bloody assassinations. (Incidentally, it was the first stealth game on consoles, though totally overshadowed by Metal Gear Solid one month later.
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Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven – Review

GameCritics.com
9 August 2004
  • Excerpt: Back in '98 there was what could only be described as a "stealth boom." Three games came out that year that, apparently by coincidence, all featured sneaking as their main gameplay and subsequently ushered in the age of stealth gaming. Metal Gear Solid , with its military espionage theme and arcade-style gameplay, is probably the most famous of the bunch. Thief: The Dark Project , with its eccentric steam-punk aesthetic and meticulous level design, is probably the least.
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Overall 8
8.4

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

The Armchair Empire
17 July 2004
  • Conclusion: You’re weapon and item selection is very comprehensive as well, providing all the useful tools a ninja could need with more becoming available as the game progresses. Players have access to smoke bombs, mines, and shuriken, among other offensive weapons, as well as a number of items to affect your character’s health from healing potions, to poison antidotes, to items that augment your strength. Players can also pick up weapons from fallen enemies to use.
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Overall 9
8.5

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Game Over Online
5 April 2004
  • Excerpt: In 1998, Activision released Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, a title which helped usher in the current covert action gaming craze and revolutionized the video game ninja in a number of ways. It introduced two heroes, the reserved Rikimaru and the effusive Ayame. Members of the honorable Azuma ninja clan, the shadowy duo performed a number of tasks, including assassinations on evil or corrupt men across the countryside.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

Thunderbolt Games
26 April 2003
  • Excerpt: At the beginning of a video game review I love to reminisce, I guess I’m showing my age, but I’ve always thought ninjas are cool. In the 80s ninjas were bought to the mass market by those God damned turtles, and also that dodgy TV series starring Lee Van Cleef, either way the western world has never looked back. Do you remember Enter the Ninja? What about American Ninja and it’s various sequels? No? Okay then, I guess its just me who watches bad Kung-Fu movies.
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Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 9
9.4
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 8
8.3
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 10
10

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
14 April 2003
  • Excerpt: I guess it is time I confessed: I am a stealth junkie. Some people dig sports games, some people love shooters, but not me. I get down by jumping out of the shadows and snapping necks. The sub genre of stealth action has really taken off in the past 5 years, with hit titles like Metal Gear Solid and Thief getting a lot of praise and attention. However, there is another franchise that has been lurking in the shadows since 1998.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

The Next Level
3 April 2003
  • Excerpt: The game tells the story of two ninjas of the Azuma clan: Rikimaru and Ayame. The Azuma are a mystical sect devoted to the virtuous Lord Gohda and visiting heavenly retribution on his enemies. Rikimaru, presumed dead at the end of the first Tenchu , has returned to help his kunoichi compatriot, Ayame, foil the plans of Tenrai, an evil warlord.
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Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven

uk.gamespot.com
4 March 2003
  • Conclusion: The thrill of the hunt in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven can be quite thrilling indeed. The characters have different stealth kill moves depending on whether they catch the opponent from behind, from the side, from the front, from above, and more, and all these motion-captured animations look really good.
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Overall 8
8.0

The best Tenchu game ever?

Web Wombat
13 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Plus it's got ninjas and a really, really funny card game gag. While it is not the next resurrection of Jubei Kepagami and Co, it is a solidly enjoyable 3rd person slasher with much going for it and just a couple of little faults that keep it from rising to the heights of perfection.
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