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Mark of the Ninja
9.2 out of 10

Mark of the Ninja

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: Klei Entertainment, maker of the Shank games on XBLA, brings its recognizable art style and fantastic controls to the stealth genre in the new 2D platformer Mark of the Ninja for Xbox Live Arcade.
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Taboo Tattoo

GameCritics.com
18 February 2013
  • Conclusion: So a bomb will go off if I bump it or step on it, but not if I drop it to the floor?
  • Pros: Ghosting through a level without killing a soul or ever being spotted.
  • Cons: Getting blown into a bomb by another bomb and dying.
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Overall 9
9.0

Mark of the Ninja review (X360)

HonestGamers
29 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It's been quite a while since I've found myself as taken with a game as I have been with Mark of the Ninja This is good news for the ninja, an occupation probably sick to the back teeth of how misinterpreted they continue to be in the word of video games.
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Overall 9
8.5

Mark Of The Ninja Review

PlayDevil
13 November 2012
  • Summary: " Mark of the Ninja " is a big step up from Klei, and at moments, is one of the best stealth games ever made. You feel so powerful and yet so fragile at the same time- a giddy high that 3D stealth games have so often failed to replicate at all. Yet the B-movie ninja vs.
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Overall 10
10

Mark of the Ninja Review: The Reinvention of Stealth

1UP
7 November 2012
  • Summary: Klei's 2D platformer throws out all the rules of stealth to create a true masterpiece.
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Overall 8
8.3

Mark of The Ninja

Reviewed.com
16 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Not since the Thief series has a stealth game been so immediately and consistently gratifying. For some reason, the rest of this genre seems to be stuck in a rut of overcomplexity. To illustrate, let’s consider a similar scenario—say, taking out a guard—in both Metal Gear Solid and Mark of the Ninja...
  • Pros: Simple, empowering controls, Creative level design
  • Cons: Weak puzzle elements, Storyline stops short of its potential
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Overall 10
10

Mark of the Ninja

True achievements
16 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Obviously if you dislike what you see in the trial or hate stealth games passionately this one might not be for you, but every one else should gives the awesome little game of ninja-y death a chance. price This review has been made at the 1200MSP price point.
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Overall 9
8.5

Mark of the Ninja

Auracore MediaWorks
15 October 2012
  • Summary: Sneak like a ninja, kill like a ninja and enjoy the silent screams of your enemies.
  • Pros: Simple fun gameplay, Easy controls, satisfyingly brutal kill animations.
  • Cons: Mechanics don't always work, some glitches, certain goals/sections excessively annoying.
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Graphic side-scrolling action game with assassination kills.

Common Sense Media
12 October 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Mark of the Ninja is a side-scrolling action game intended for a more mature audience than its initial appearance might suggest. Though it features simple, single-plane movement and has a cartoon aesthetic, action is often intensely violent.
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
8 October 2012
  • Summary: While hiding in the shadows may be a good tactic if you want to perform a stealth kill, it turns out that it's not the ideal way to get people's attention.  Despite being published by Microsoft, Mark of the Ninja has slipped by completely unnoticed.
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