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Tenchu: Return from Darkness

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Overall 8
8.2

Tenchu: Return From Darkness

Into Liquid Sky
19 November 2004
  • Excerpt: There are games where you play as a ninja and then there are games where you play at being a ninja. While the recently release of Ninja Gaiden may allow players to kill a lot of people as the ninja Ryu, Tenchu: Return From Darkness is all about being a ninja. For those not familiar, Return From Darkness is an enhanced port of the original PS2 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven .
  • Pros: Great ninja-oriented stealth, Lots of missions and multiple guard layouts, Online and multiplayer modes are a nice extra, Excellent music
  • Cons: Enemy AI is dated, Camera is still fidgety, Graphics are showing their age
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
6 September 2004
  • Excerpt: So, what do Xbox owners get for their patience? First and foremost is Xbox Live support. While the PS2 version featured a two-player split-screen mode with deathmatch and co-op options, the Xbox versions takes multiplayer online with Xbox Live support. The co-op mode is excellent but only supports two players and, after awhile, the smallish levels can feel a bit constrained.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
6 September 2004
  • Excerpt: So, what do Xbox owners get for their patience? First and foremost is Xbox Live support. While the PS2 version featured a two-player split-screen mode with deathmatch and co-op options, the Xbox versions takes multiplayer online with Xbox Live support. The co-op mode is excellent but only supports two players and, after awhile, the smallish levels can feel a bit constrained.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 5
5.0

Tenchu: Return from Darkness Xbox Review

Game Info Wire
15 June 2004
  • Excerpt: If there are two things you love, stealth and ninjas, this is the game for you.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Tenchu: Return from Darkness

Gaming Target
21 April 2004
Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 9
9.0

Tenchu: Return from Darkness

The Next Level
13 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Like its PS2 brethren, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers the player the option to hide in the shadows as either the more-powerful male, Rikamaru, or the quicker female, Ayame. Both hail from the Azuma clan. Once the player chooses a character, RfD offers a lengthy single-player campaign, including a handful of levels not seen in its PS2 predecessor. Unfortunately, not all of the translation went that well.
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Overall 8
7.5

Tenchu: Return from Darkness

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 7
6.7
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
7.0
Multiplayer 8
7.5

Tenchu: Return From Darkness

GamersHell.com
18 March 2004
  • Excerpt: We all know ninjas are great in all ways imaginable. That’s been established. That’s something we’re all aware of. Ninja Gaiden, one of this year’s best games so far, showed what it’s like being a truly badass ninja-guy, but it didn’t really portray the hiding, the sneaking, and other things that made ninjas as effective as they actually were. Ninja Gaiden is an arcade game, but Tenchu: Return from Darkness isn’t.
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Overall 8
8.0

Revving up with style

Web Wombat
25 January 2005
  • Conclusion: MTX: Mototrax is a well thought out dirt bike racer with enough variety to last most gamers months. It's another impressive extreme game showing from Activision and Neversoft, and I for one can't wait for the sequel. Top stuff!
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesCathedral
20 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Tenchu Return From Darkness ist eine gut gelungene Portierung von der PlayStation 2. Grafisch hat man zwar leider nicht die technischen Möglichkeiten der Xbox genutzt und auch die Kamera ist nach wie vor grauenhaft, jedoch finden Stealth-Fans mit diesem Titel das richtige Spiel für ihre Xbox. Abwechslungsreiche Levels sowie eine spannende Atmosphäre sprechen für das Spiel.
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