Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. 75
    For those that already jumped into the world of portable fighting with the original Destiny on DS, Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is more of the same, but it’s also a nice improvement on the formula.
  2. Rather, they have chosen to approach the series with minor tweaks and upgrades, which will be hugely appreciated by those who missed the original, but might seem irrelevant to those who already shelled out $35 to acquire the first Ninja Destiny.
  3. Nintendo Power
    It improves upon its predecessor in every respect. [Nov 2009, p.86]
  4. This tie-in is halfway between a NDS beat’em up and an average GBA title (gameplay-wise); a bit more polish could’ve opened it to a wider public, but as it is, it will attract only Naruto’s die hard fans.
  5. The shallow battle system makes the single-player mode boring, and while the story mode is interesting, it isn’t all that long and doesn’t cover much new ground.
  6. The latest installment in the powerful Naruto franchise didn't leave us enthusiastic: the few game modes available, some problems with the combat system and a very simple and linear adventure make it a fan-only oriented game.
  7. This flashy fighter is all style and no substance.
  8. If you are a Naruto fan, you should stay away from this game, because of its awful music and the repetitive gameplay. If you are not a fan of Naruto, you mustn’t even care.
  9. To sum up, we can say that despite having more than average graphics and a decent fighting system, Naruto Ninja Destiny 2 doesn't meet expectations. Its only notable improvement in comparison with the previous game is the varied character roster we can choose from.
  10. Naruto: Ninja Destiny II is just like its predecessor: A poor fighting game. Again, the combat system is to simplistic, the available game modes pretty pathetic and on top of that it's a disgrace to the franchise. So, if you ever get your hands on this game, just throw it as far away as possible. Even if you're fond of yellow spiked hair and bright colored pajamas.
  11. The visuals in Naruto: Ninja Destiny II are pretty okay and the fact that you can unlock Hokages is pretty cool, but this doesn’t save the game. The Battle controls are very bad, which is a sin for a fighting game, the game is not original and in the end not fun to play.
  12. The unlockables are neat, but they aren’t neat enough to really redeem it. At all.

Awards & Rankings

#62 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Apr 19, 2015
    If you've hated Naruto: Ninja Destiny, then this will get you into a rage. Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is a prime example of what aIf you've hated Naruto: Ninja Destiny, then this will get you into a rage. Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 is a prime example of what a terrible sequel is. First, the graphics are exactly the same. If you put the two games side by side, I honestly wouldn't tell the difference in em'. The fighting mechanics are back with no improvement! YAY! However they actually had the time to make more (i mean like 4-5 new..) characters to fit the Shippuden Arc. I was well surprised that the developers did this than to copy and paste all the assets from the last game and stretch out their necks and legs to make them appear larger. They added survival mode and quest mode.....(honestly don't make more modes if the foundation of the game which is fighting is jack **** And.... yeah this one by the looks of it took more brainpower than the last one which I applaud but still IMPROVE ON THE FIGHTING!!! Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    Nope, there is NOTHING intriguing to do in this swag-filled DS game.