Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Greater attention to gameplay mechanics might have resulted in a broader appeal, but with an off-putting control setup, poor hit detection and repetitive objectives, gamers who've never heard of Naruto probably won't want to take the plunge.
  2. 40
    Ninja Council 3 comes across as a game that was quickly slapped together just to get something Naruto-related on the DS.
  3. AceGamez
    40
    Any sense of ambience that the presentation brings to the screen is immediately destroyed by the game's indifferent turn towards the source material it is supposed to be proudly displaying; when the most enticing facet of your game is a foil promo card then you know you have a problem.
  4. 40
    Ninja Council 3 is a frustrating and bland affair that has little to recommend it besides the extensive character roster from a recognizable license. It's not technically broken in any way, but there is no reason to purchase a game like this when there are so many other options available that are more enjoyable.
  5. 35
    Even the most die-hard Naruto fan would be ill-served by this game, especially when the DS library is filled with dozens of far superior, less-contrived options.
  6. Naruto Shippuden Ninja Council 3 European Version is a big disappointment in every way. The platforming doesn't work and the fighting system is shallow. The low production value, dull multiplayer and a short story mode result in a game that should be avoided.

Awards & Rankings

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#44 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jun 2, 2011
    5
    Well , the big brother games from Council ( that are Clash of Ninja, Revolution) are very cool. But the handheld version really doesn'tWell , the big brother games from Council ( that are Clash of Ninja, Revolution) are very cool. But the handheld version really doesn't surprise me at all, for instance, when you finish the game , there aren't more features in it. Just a plain story with unmemorable moments, tho, maybe you get a nice use for the money. But in terms of entertainment, not to much ... just grab the home consoles version. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2015
    7
    I feel like this game got toned down just a bit. Naruto Ninja Council 3 is the third installment of the Ninja Council series. And this title,I feel like this game got toned down just a bit. Naruto Ninja Council 3 is the third installment of the Ninja Council series. And this title, apparently doesn't have a campaign mode. Instead, it fills in that gap with a plethora of missions to dive into. Note that some of these missions are quite repetitive but most of them are fun. The overall gameplay is fun enough to waste hours into. Also the character selection... there is a lot to choose from. As you combine many, many characters into a team up to four, you can constantly switch in and out to combat foes or stage platforms. A great little game to waste your weekend on completing. Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    3
    The game is ok enough to play but it really doesn't offer much. The story mode is disappointingly short and not very memorable. The control isThe game is ok enough to play but it really doesn't offer much. The story mode is disappointingly short and not very memorable. The control is clunky and some of the early missions are much harder than the later ones thanks to somethings that are broken like spamming attacks all people on the entire field. the game is playable but barely Full Review »