Warframe: Ninjas in Space



Ronnie Gutierrez, Photo Editor

Released in 2013 and developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a video game like no other. It is a free-to-play, co-op, shooter. Although on the surface, it seems like a game where you play as a ninja slashing your enemies and parkouring through spaceships, it is deeply complex and story driven game.

This game truly is a swiss army knifeWarframe is an action game but delve deeper and you find multiple activities such as mining, raids, modding, events, quests, nightmare missions, and fishing. Yes, fishing is an activity in the game which surprisingly is very important part of the game to acquire high level gear.


Even though the game has a wide array of things to do, it is horribly hostile towards new players. New players will be overwhelmed with the number of things to do to get to “endgame” level. Although, the games community is very friendly and helpful. Warframe does have highlights, the on-going story being deeply emotional with rich lore, with beautiful graphics, tons of content.

Overall, this game is considered to be one of the best free-to-play games on the videogame market, even being compared to AAA, such as, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Mortal Kombat 11. It is a masterpiece with its story, complimented by its simple gameplay and its challenging and complex mechanics, that being said, Warframe truly is a game for ninjas.