Update, : Ninja Creator added at rank #13.
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Cyber Shadow (2021)

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The game is being mostly developed by Aarne Hunziker, who is the sole member of Mechanical Head Studios. It was first shown at PAX East 2019, having been in development from years before and silently announced before that event. It contains stated inspirations from other platform video games such as Ninja Gaiden.


  • ninja
  • retro
  • platform
  • pixel
  • side-scrolling
  • action

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The Messenger (2018)

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ps1 Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor.


  • ninja
  • platform
  • retro
  • metroidvania
  • inventory
  • classic
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • adventure

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (2016)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.


  • stealth
  • tactical
  • ninja
  • real-time
  • strategy

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Mark of the Ninja (2012)

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PC Windows Xbox 360 Mac OS Linux steamos

In Mark of the Ninja, you'll know what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options.


  • stealth
  • ninja

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Chess Knights: Shinobi (2020)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 5 Mac OS

Chess Knights: Shinobi is an original turn-based puzzle game inspired by Chess. Become a Ninja in feudal Japan and prove your skills in the art of infiltration, sabotage and assassination.

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  • chess
  • ninja
  • turn-based
  • abstract
  • assassin
  • tabletop
  • cinematic
  • board-game
  • stylized
  • stealth
  • medieval
  • historical
  • colourful
  • tactical

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Shadow Bug (2017)

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You are the overpowered ninja hero Shadow Bug! Save your home forest from the evil factory by slicing monsters to pieces. Adventure through beautiful and twisted landscapes full of action and adventure as the ultimate ninja.• A completely new take on platformer games.• 36 hand crafted levels filled with action, exploration and puzzles.• Unique core mechanic: move by attacking enemies.• Breathtaking soundscape with an epic soundtrack and immersive sound effects.• Leaderboards for speedrunning levels.• Mesmerizing art with picturesque parallax backgrounds and mystical silhouettes.• 6 memorable boss fights.

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  • ninja
  • platform
  • crafty
  • lightning-fast
  • silhouette
  • plat-former
  • action
  • 2d
  • boss-fight

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N (2015)

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N++ is a fast-paced, action-packed platformer set in the distant future. You play as a ninja, darting through obstacles, narrowly evading a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots and collecting gold in a minimalist, sci-fi world. N++ is all about smooth physics, deftly controlling the speed and inertia of the character, and the awesome feeling of fluidly moving through each level.


  • platform
  • ninja
  • minimalist
  • precision
  • physics
  • cooperative

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Save the Ninja Clan (2017)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Save the Ninja Clan is a platformer for casual players as well as speed runners. You must collect scrolls in order to find your friends and save them. Eventually he will get tired of you breaking the current level and send you off to the next one.

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  • ninja
  • violent
  • gore
  • stanley
  • parable
  • platform
  • narration

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Tap Ninja - Idle Game (2022)

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Destroy enemies, earn gold, upgrade your village, become a Ninja Master!

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  • idler
  • collectathon
  • clicker
  • ninja
  • rogue-like
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • action-adventure
  • medieval
  • 2d
  • pve
  • hack-and-slash
  • casual

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)

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Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden – a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who...


  • stealth
  • ninja
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • action
  • combat
  • hack-and-slash
  • military
  • swordplay
  • battle
  • combo
  • political
  • dice
  • fast-paced

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