Mark of the Ninja by Klei is a stealth action platformer with an emphasis on line of sight, sound and lighting. In it a nameless ninja gets mystical tattoo to grant him special powers to destroy his clan's enemy.

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Mark of the Ninja time freeze bug

I've encountered a bug in Mark of the Ninja, where when you press CTRL it's supposed to stop time, and give you objects to hit or points to grapple while in mid-air. In my case, however, it just ...
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Do I really score more for murdering everyone and hiding their bodies?

In most stealth games, the game rates you as having done the best job if you get in and out without anyone being suspicious, and without killing anyone. Mark of the Ninja is no different - there's a ...
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Is it possible to kill Elite Guards silently?

I've just encountered my first Elite guard. My companion says something along the lines of "That guy looks tough, you may not be able to take him down even if you catch him by surprise. You'll have ...
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Which equipment should I unlock first?

I've reached a level now where I am constantly unlocking new equipment, and while I sometimes get a demo of it in a particular level, more often it is just a growing list of items with unexplained ...
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Is a full pacifist run possible?

I've beaten the game today with no enemies killed and not detected bonuses on each level except the last two. It looks like no matter what I do, I indirectly kill a few stalkers in two sections: In ...
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Can I complete the game both ways?

One of the many hailed accomplishments of the game was that you could go through however you liked, as a murderous savage ninja, or a sneaky rat never getting caught. I've completed it with almost no ...
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Does alerting a dog cause you to lose the no alerts 3,000 points bonus?

At the start of the Voice of the Hisomu section, the game introduces dogs with a section that's smaller than the dog's sniffing radius; the dog patrols the section so I'm really at a loss for how to ...
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How do I pickpocket an enemy?

In one later level of Mark of the Ninja, I have the option of pickpocketing a key off of an enemy. How exactly do I do this? I am able to get right up to the enemy, but my only option seems to be to ...
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Advantages of scaring a guard

During loading screen there was a tip that said something about scared guards being an advantage, but I wasn't paying attention and I didn't really get to read it all. Now I've been noticing that a ...
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Can growling dogs smell me even without a purple scent ring?

In Mark of the Ninja, dogs have a rather large 360 degree detection radius, which shows up in purple as they are sniffing along the ground, seeking me even in the darkness. However, at times I've ...
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What's the best way to kill stalkers?

With their 360 degree "special sense" (not sure how it should be called), these little bastards are pretty hard to kill. Is it possible to kill them with ninja gear (i.e. without any trap or external ...
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What are the requirements for killing enemies with traps?

In level 11 of Mark of the Ninja one of the challenges is to kill 5 enemies with traps. I killed more than 5 using environmental traps, but I saw no progress indicator nor did I get the challenge ...