GameZone writes: "Despite knowing how to infiltrate a location with unparalleled stealth, Solid Snake and Sam Fisher don't have to worry about getting caught. Though there's always the chance they could get shot, both are expert fighters equipped with powerful weapons. They can sneak through a battlefield or dive in like a madman – the first choice may be safer, but the latter is certainly within their reach.
The same cannot be said for Rikimaru and Ayame, two ninja warriors whose lives depend on their ability to stay within the shadows. It's far from an easy life, but it's the one they have chosen, making for an excellent game within Tenchu: Shadow Assassins".