Rated 7 out of 10 by BigNarutoFan27 Awesome but very short
The story line is great but the big problem is it is way too short. If you got this game for Christmas or something it would be so easy to beat it in a half a day to a day. And if you really want to you can completely conquer it in about a week depending on how addicted you are to it. If you are a big gamer you should probably get it used but if not just get it new. The multiplayer mode is great and all but it lacks some of the coolest new shippuden characters like sasuke and sai. But it also lacks some of the great forms of characters(4-tailed naruto and the sasori that is out of the puppet) and it lacks the old characters like Raiga, Iruka(who was even in naruto clash of ninja one), and mizuki. Well this is the best ultimate ninja game but they could've done a lot better with the characters forms and with the hero mode especially. If I were you make sure to get it used if you're a major gamer. If you're not such a big gamer then get it new so it will last longer.Overall 7 out of 10.
Rated 7 out of 10 by MrSir You gotta have a certain taste...
Look if your a anime/manga tyoe gamer then you must have atleast heard of this show Naruto/Naruto: Spippuden and most of the games they make are pretty awsome. Hence my warning most this game pretty awsome for playing with a fellow anime lover but after you beat the game (solo that is co-op is not offered) it becomes boring alone i mean killing the same old guy over and over and over and over again, it gets old. The gameplay is extremely short starting off with a story that was made by the company (never was on the show) is a complete waste of time and when you get to the actual story it stops before you get to actually face sasori and deidara with the main character which was suppose to be finished in the second shippuden game but never was (either that or the second one is naruto ultimate ninja storm 2 for ps3 and xbox360) released so this game is basically a friend vs friend type game dont get it if you want a long adventure story line. ( that was a long sentence huh )
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shamaru Not the best in the series, but still good
This is a game that any Naruto fan should play at least once; if only to follow the storyline. The graphics and sounds throughout the game are amazing and the animation sequences are very well made. There's only two flaws, however: the first major part of the game consists of a filler that has nothing to do with the series and the actual storyline is too short. The game starts in the beginning of the Shippuden series and ends just after Gaara's abduction; not too far along at all. Besides these minor flaws, the game is quite well made. I was glad to see that all the characters, minus one or two, from the previous games were available as playable characters plus all new characters. It was a dissapointment, however, that the characters could not be customized as in previous games. The good part is that a few new challenges are incorporated into the gameplay such as the fact that pieces of memory must be found in story mode to unlock parts of the arcs. All in all this is a well rounded game and I would recommend it to any Naruto fan.
Rated 9 out of 10 by AtmosphereAaron Best so far!
This game really delivers a punch to those that love the Naruto: Shippuden series! It has a total of 52 characters which makes it more fun and enjoyable! The new Master Mode also shows the game in a new adventuress tone! One sad flaw I find to this game is that not all of the characters are in there Shippuden persona. There are only a few selected characters that are actually Shippuden characters, the rest are in there normal character form. But that is easily forgotten with some of the new characters featured, such as Diedara, Sasori, Chiyo, and many more! Besides that, the game is worth playing! With free battle and all those characters one could play for hours at a time! It also features the normal storyline from the Naruto television series, starting from the Sasuke retrieval Ark to the Shippuden Ark! It truly is one of the best Naruto Ultimate ninja games so far! The next will be anxiously awaited!
Rated 5 out of 10 by SweenDog27 HUGE letdown
Alright, so I'm a huge Naruto fan, when I saw this game was coming out I thought "finally, Shippuden is coming, I'll get to use the new and improved characters and play the story", so I finally get the game and I put it in. Don't get me wrong if you liked the previous Ultimate Ninja games, then you'll like this. But I was upset when I saw that the story only went up to rescuing Gaara, and it does not even complete the story!!! After I had watched Shippuden on the Naruto website, I was hoping to be able to play as characters such as Sai and Yamoto. But no, you get to play as all the old characters, and only a few have had a Shippuden makeover (and no Sauske isn't one of them). The next disappointment came when I started to use ultimate jutsu's, they are the same as from the the earlier games, you don't get to use any of Naruto's new jutsu or even Kakashi who reveals some of his new jutsu during the story line!!! So in closing I would say to skip this game and wait for a better Shippuden game to come out, continue to play Ultimate Ninja 3 because Ultimate Ninja 4 isn't worth it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Hyper Fox Ultimate Ninja
This game is not what I expected. It was decent and all. The character balance is is good though there are only a few amount of shippuden characters, but a lot of old characters. The story mode was kind of a let down, but I enjoyed some of it. The gameplay is great. The character special are cool especially Kakashi's. Like I said about the story mode it ends before Sakura Fights Sasori. My favorite character is Itachi and Lee. I think this game could of did better. the graphics were good. The unlockables could of did better, but nothing much is new except the story mode its different than the others. The game is fighting/rpg. Although Ultimate Ninja 5 is coming soon, and I saw alot of gameplays and videos and its ten times better than this one(because it has Sasuke, Sai, and 4tails Naruto.) Back to the game. If you are hard core Naruto fan, get this game. If you are not just rent this game.
Rated 5 out of 10 by ANBUBLACKOPS a little disapointing
Thinking that it's shippuden, you would expect anything but the same as the previous games,but it is basically a repeat of the others. There is some new stuff going on,but not enough to make it a fourth game of the series. Not much of a challenge to get through the game,just time,unless you want to collect everything and absolutely complete the hero mode. All new roster(52 characters i think), but then again, NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE IT A FOURTH IN THE SERIES. Graphics and sound are great. There are now less Ultimate Justu and you cant chose which one you want to use.In the previous game,there was like ten ultimate jutsu per characters, but now there is three per character. There is a new original story line that will take you a while and the shippuden story line that goes through the first 16 episodes but ends it before the arc is over.If i was you, i would wait for the next one to come out.
Rated 10 out of 10 by donkeykong2013 Exelent game
This is the best naruto game by far. This game blows all of the Ultimate ninja games out of the water. There is even a orginal story line called the black shadow that will blow your mind. You can explore the world of naruto like you never have before. Naruto fans this is a must buy, and even if you havnt seen naruto this is still a great game. The game play is magnificent. Take fighting to a whole new level in the Master Mode where you can fight out of the old 2d way. You can never get tired of exploring, even when you think you have explored every part of naruto world there is still a huge area you never even thought of. The all New ultimate jutsu is amazing. The Graphics are just like the show, It is BEAUTIFUL. when i first played this I about cried to the beautifulness of it. There are 52 total uniqe characters to choose from with there own fighting styles. You will love this game
Rated 0 out of 10 by GTA FOREVER this game needs grown-up sasuke
I've seen this game first hand and it is awesome. If you didn't like the other naruto games you will love this one. It brings the characters from the shippuden series to America, finally. It's about time and when is the show gonna come to America? I get tired of watching it on the computer. I have to read all those subtitles. But yeah this game is gonna rock if they don't have sasuke all grown-up that's gonna be horrible for fans because if we get naruto grown-up we should at least get his rival grown-up as well. Oh by the way even though naruto is cool it still would get demolished by dragonball z characters. I don't think naruto even with nine-tails is gonna beat a dude like goku especially if he goes ssj4. But naruto is still cool. Go get this game it will be a great collection for your ps2. But next time they need to make the shippuden for the ps3, but this is cool for now.
Rated 9 out of 10 by FuryLord Great game
This is a great game with plenty of different modes and characters to play around with. Firstly is the story: The story first takes place before the first episode of shippuden and then goes to right before the fight with sasoriand i didnt like the short length of it at all. but the good thing was there r tons of side quests and extra things to do and some are very challenging such as the frog quest. This is one of those games that after u finish the story and unlock quite a few characters and beat the story that u want to invite a frend over to play against wich is unfortunately only two player, so if u wanted to invite more then one frend over u would have to choose a different game. This is a great game to play in multiplayer especially if u have played the previous game and have much more experience then the other person. These are the reasons that this game is so good.