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Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii)

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii)
alaScore 84

47 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii) from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games on

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jake McNeill (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins


While ninja games are a dime a dozen, the Tenchu series has long stood out from other games featuring the iconic sword-swinging, mask and pajama-wearing, star-throwing types by highlighting what they are best known for - stealth. Along with Metal Gear...

Wii controls work pretty well

Level design far too linear and restrictive ; Trial and error gameplay gets old really quickly

The sad thing is that the core mechanics of the game, while not perfect (movement is a bit clunky) work pretty well on the Wii. Sword fighting is almost what everyone hoped for when people first learned about the Wii remote, and the motions the game...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Cole Jones (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Review


Better than Ninja Reflex and Ninjabread Man combined! But is that really saying much?

Great presentation and setting, lots of replay value, historically on-point

Tons of trial and error, tricky controls, silly item setup, and awful voice acting and sword fighting

Tenchu works best when taken as a puzzle game that requires you to master your ninja sense and proceed step-by-step, error-by-error, to every stage's inevitable boss. As a "stealth action" game, however, it falls short of expectations. With too many...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Slackerchan (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins


Time of the Assassins

When people think of stealth action they immediately realize that the game’s goal, which usually contradicts the player's, is to sneak through a level without being caught up in a firefight. Games like Metal Gear and Splinter Cell are completely based...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Jones (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii)


Look what I found hiding in the shadows inside my mailbox last week.

This review is based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

Feb, 2009

Violence Award

Expert review by : Machine Man (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii) review


The world's deadliest ninja game sneaks onto Wii.

The sneakiest, most deadly Wii game yet, thanks to great use of the controllers and some finely crafted level design.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Watters (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins


Tenchu: Shadow Assassins attempts to sneak in the footsteps of its stealthy predecessors but ends up a stumbling, bungling mess.

Violent instant kills ; Stirring music ; Impressive cutscenes

Awkward movement controls ; Broken stealth gameplay ; Aggravating first-person swordfights ; Flawed enemy AI

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Casamassina (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Review


The Tenchu franchise of action-stealth games has enjoyed a long history dating back to the original PlayStation, but of the 10-plus titles released in as many years, most have proven underwhelming and ultimately forgettable. Perhaps this is because the...

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins is by no means a revolution, either for the series or the stealth genre and if you've played any of the previous titles, you will already have accurate expectations of this Wii sequel. But despite some issues with regard to...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Ramsbottom (

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins


This is the fourth in the Tenchu (translation: Heaven's Punishment) series and the first for the Wii, allowing players to use the motion controls for sword fights and Shuriken throwing stars. However, Tenchu is more about stealth than hand to hand...

Excellent graphics & cut scenes ; Great stealth moves ; Use Shadow Mode to pinpoint enemies ; Choose Story mode or quicker Assignments ; Get a Grand Master rating and unlock items

Some dodgy English voice work ; Could have used a wider variety of moves ; Can be very frustrating against tough enemies

If you have the patience for stealth games like MGS and Manhunt, then Tenchu: Shadow Assassins works fairly well on the Wii, despite some unsatisfying sword play that would have worked better had they designed it in conjunction with the upcoming Wii...

Consumer review (

Back to Feudal Japan for another go.


Tenchu has always been a great series in my eyes, providing intense stealth game play and satisfying kills throughout, with just enough story driven game play to keep you going throughout. The newest instalment Tenchu: Shadow Assassins is no...

May, 2009

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This is Tenchu? Nope. Extremely bad, not only is this undebatably the worst game in the Tenchu series but probably close to worst ninja game of all time. I'm a diehard Tenchu fan so you'd expect me to be a little biased but i warn you, play this game...

Apr, 2009