Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. 40
    Ninja Council 3 comes across as a game that was quickly slapped together just to get something Naruto-related on the DS.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jun 2, 2011
    Well , 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. Oct 30, 2012
    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 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 »
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    Naruto: Ninja Council 3 is not as good as the previous entry in the series, but that doesn't mean you should pass this game up, graphically it's not been improved upon since the last game but that's not really a bad thing, the sound is still just ok, controls are good, there isn't a real story mode which is a disappointment, it's just a bunch of mini games with the occasional boss fight in there so it doesn't get stale some of the missions are boring and some are pretty challenging, there is a good amount of characters to choose from and it's fun to see how different they are, all in all i would recommend this to Naruto fans, others might not enjoy as much. Full Review »