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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z cover
Spark Unlimited
Team Ninja
Koei Tecmo
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2014
Metacritic 49
OpenCritic 42
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Hack and slash
Art styles Cel-shaded, Comic book, Realistic
Themes Zombies
Series Ninja Gaiden
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Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden 1990
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 1991
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z 2014
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (series)

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a singleplayer third-person action, brawler and hack and slash game in the Ninja Gaiden series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launching NRZGameLauncher.exe directly from <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32.[1]
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Rename or delete the start-up video files[2]

Go to <path-to-game>\NRZGame\Movies, then rename or delete SparkLogo.bik, SparkLogo_JPP.bik, and StartupNVidia.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\NRZGame\NRZGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\NRZGame\NRZGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics options.
Graphics options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu and cutscenes are 16:9
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 62 FPS by default; see High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

High frame rate

Frame rate is capped to 62 FPS by default.
High frame rate[citation needed]
Changes to NRZEngine.ini will only be effective if NRZEngine.ini is set to read-only.
Increasing the frame rate can cause game-breaking bugs. If you are unable to progress, try re-enabling smoothing or setting the max smoothing value back to 62.
  1. Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\NRZGame\NRZGame\Config\NRZEngine.ini
  2. Change MaxSmoothedFrameRate to a higher cap; alternately, remove the frame rate cap entirely by setting bSmoothFrameRate to false.
  3. Set NRZEngine.ini to read-only by right-clicking on NRZEngine.ini, selecting Properties, checking the read-only box and clicking Apply/OK.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock 4 controllers can be used by enabling "PlayStation Configuration Support" then you need to changed the gamepad mode for keyboard wasd to gmaepad.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound FX, Dialogue, Music, Movie
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output.[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

VR support

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9800


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/252230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (252230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2021-07-15
    The game was able to play without prompting a Steam log-in by launching from this executable instead of the NRZGame.exe executable.
  2. Skip Company Logos - Steam Community Guides - last accessed on 2021-07-15
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023