Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    With plenty of challenge and freedom to play the way you want, Mark of the Ninja’s staying power as one of the best stealth games available is a testament to its incredible design. Packed with all the previously released content, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered on Switch is perfect for first-timers, plus anyone looking for another playthrough.
  2. Oct 22, 2018
    90
    Beautifully animated and a dream to play, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered rightfully stands next to the greats of the stealth genre. Intelligent design choices build the foundation to what is one of this generations best releases, let alone remasters.
  3. 90
    Aside from some small control issues mostly stemming from the fact that multiple functions are tied to the same button, Mark of the Ninja Remastered is excellent. It’s a smartly-made stealth game that oozes style while being packed with gameplay variety and depth. Playing this 2012 release today made me wary that it might show its age, but the amazing thing is that in 2018, this game feels extremely fresh. This ninja has been hiding in the shadows, waiting to strike on Switch, and the results are fantastic.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    90
    Mark of the Ninja Remastered is an utterly stellar stealth game and, six years on, it’s lost none of the magic that made the original such a critical darling. A strong art direction, engaging story, well-paced open gameplay, and a slew of extra content all combine to make for a near-flawless experience that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. We’d give this game a high recommendation to all Switch owners; it’s the best stealth game money can buy in the Switch library, and one of the best ones in any console library.
  5. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    Still one of the best stealth games of recent years and an accomplished 2D platformer in its own right, with a near perfect balance of depth, accessibility, and bloodshed.
  6. Oct 23, 2018
    80
    Mark of the Ninja Remastered is a great stealth game that fits nicely as a portable time-killer. The gameplay takes every stealth trick from Metal Gear Solid’s book and translates them into two-dimensions wonderfully well. With that said, if stealth isn’t your bag then this game probably won’t be either as the over-reliance on its wonderfully implemented sneak system may feel a bit too repetitive for some. However, mastering a level with an objective in mind did make me feel like the badass ninja that I’ve always wanted to be.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 25, 2018
    9
    Mark of the Ninja is probably the best a 2D stealth game can get, with level layouts that require you to think of all the options and toolsMark of the Ninja is probably the best a 2D stealth game can get, with level layouts that require you to think of all the options and tools you have at your disposal to take down a guard or overcome a hazard. All elements compliment each other very naturally creating a game with easy to pick up rules and mechanics, which you can then experiment with or take advantage of. This organic feeling combined with a well done setting of mystery and darkness makes this game really immersive and hard to put down. You have tons of moments where you just feel like a badass killing guards and sneaking past dogs and many games fail to bring that bit of satisfaction in stealth. Mark of the Ninja is simple overall but it doesn't get repetitive because of the new settings or hazards in each new area. The biggest downside though is that there aren't that many levels. You can finish the game in like 10 hours and every stage has some replay value but not an insane amount. Is that worth the 20 bucks? When you can play the game on the go using the Switch: Definitely. Full Review »