Ryu Hayabusa is back for another round of mayhem in Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, but how long will it take to finish his adventures? How long does it take to beat Ninja Gaiden Master Collection? Pertinent questions if you’re a gamer with limited time. It’s worth the time though, at least according to our Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection review.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is a three-game package, so the question “how long to beat Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection” is not an easy one to answer. It all depends on what you want out of the package. Will you play all three games? Or will you skip the crummy third entry? These decisions could change how long it takes to beat Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection.
How long is Ninja Gaiden Sigma?
The first game in the collection is Ninja Gaiden Sigma, a re-worked version of the original Ninja Gaiden and it will take you anywhere between 12 and 20 hours, depending on which difficulty you play and what your goals are. If you just want to get through the game on normal difficulty and not worry about the trophies, you’re looking at around 15 hours of playtime. This can be extended if you hunt down the trophies and take on the extra game mode.
How long is Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2?
Ryu’s second adventure is a little harder to peg down. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 takes around 12 hours to beat its story mode on normal settings, but to get 100% completion and grab all of those trophies can take dozens of hours. It’s a hardcore endeavour and not one that I’d take on without six months of holiday booked to back it up!
How long is Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge?
The bad egg of the bunch is also the quickest to show its end credits. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge takes around 7 to 8 hours to finish, but if you knock the difficulty down to Hero and rush your way through the cheesy story, you can be done in around 5 hours. Just before writing this, I’ve beaten Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and my completion time was just over 6 hours, and I’m an exceptionally average player…
However, if you want the trophies, you’re looking at another couple dozen hours to get to 100% completion, depending on your skill level.
How long is the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection?
Taking the values up above we can calculate that Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will take you anywhere between 25 hours and 35 hours to beat the main story modes. To beat them fully and collect every trophy, you could be looking at well over 100 hours of hacking and slashing.
It’s no easy feat beating Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection and I salute any and all of you who attempt to go for the platinum trophies. You’re the real ninja warriors.