Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

a.k.a. Tenchu: Shinobi Gaisen

published by Sony in 1998-09-17, developed by Acquire, running on PlayStation
type: beat 'em up, action/reflex
genre: Stealth game
series: Tenchu
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
4.4/5

Official descriptions (2)

Dwell in the shadowy world of feudal Japan--seeking justice as a ninja warrior armed with mystical weapons and your own inherent cunning. In your struggle to overcome the darkest forces of the land, you are compelled to shed blood with discretion and move without detection. For only the unseen survive. Tenchu is a 3rd person ninja fighting game in which the player takes on the role of a ninja in missions requiring stealth, strategy and weapons skills.
Employing unparalleled enemy artificial intelligence technology, feudal Japanese environments and a unique scoring system that regards a player's stealth and cunning, Tenchu sets a new benchmark in the action/adventure genre. Unparalleled enemy A.I. requires you to use stealth, strategy and espionage to defeat adversaries, rather than random violence. Take on fearsome samurai, black ninjas, shoguns, and demons.
As a male or female ninja, grapple up walls, climb trees and run along rooftops, plus utilize motion-captured movements, like crawling, spinning and crouching. Perform long-distance attacks with a unique targeting system, featuring bombs, ninja knives and fire spells.
Explore towns, temples, forests, caves, and dungeons featuring fully polygonal enemies and objects, plus evocative music, hi-res CG cinematics, a user controllable camera and two never-before seen missions.
# 2017-02-05 12:15:55 - official description
Explore ancient towns, temples, caves, and dungeons in the dark world of feudal Japan. In Tenchu, you are a stealthy ninja warrior armed with mystical weapons like ninja knives and fire spells, struggling to overcome the darkest forces of the land. Grapple up walls, run along rooftops, and climb trees as you fight fearsome enemies.
You will take on samurai, shoguns, black ninjas, and demons, who in this game are very cunning, requiring stealth, strategy and espionage to defeat rather than shoot'em up violence.
# 2007-04-08 23:04:00 - official description

Comment

The US version was released by Activision. The first Tenchu title has very annoying camera angles. This was vastly improved in the PS2 version, so I suggest you go play that one.
(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-04 09:15:27

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display: textured polygons

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External reviews (8) - average: 83.6% - median: 87%

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Consoles + (1-155)fr751998-0487/10087%
Consoles + (1-155)fr811998-1091/10091%
IGN1998*9/1090%
Joypad 73-222fr741998-047/1070%
Joypad 73-222fr801998-117/1070%
Joypad 73-222fr851999-048/1080%
Metacritic1998*87/10087%
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Player Onefr911998-1194/10094%

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