Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 GameCube

  • Publisher: D3
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2006
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 82
    The addition of four player battles alone makes Clash of Ninja 2 a worthy purchase, as the already frantic fighter is now doubled in intensity.
  2. 80
    Shikamaru's godly strengths aren't enough to throw off the game's equilibrium. Coupled with the lush visuals, the deep fighting engine, and the inspiring character designs, Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is definitely worthy of landing in your game collection.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    The only problem I can find with Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is its timing - coming at the end of the Gamecube's lifespan.
  4. Nintendo Power
    75
    Either way, Clash of Ninja 2 is a solid fighter that should appeal to Naruto and fighting-game fans alike. [Dec. 2006, p.105]
  5. A definite must for fans of the series. However, if you're looking for a serious 3D fighting game, this game won't be for you. While the game is beautiful and features abundant fanservice (the clean type), the unbalanced game mechanics make for little more than a party game to be enjoyed with friends. [JPN Import]
  6. Despite the fact that it's a little too easy to have an opponent attack your backside, controls are typically quick responding and attacks are relatively devastating.
  7. You're getting the same far-reaching anime fighter that impressed us six months ago, now loaded with sprinkles of new content and a pretty hot multiplayer mode. If only the presentation was up to par with the fighting (enough with the talking heads), we'd be looking at a complete package.
  8. Although it probably won't bring in many new fans, Naruto loyal will find a lot to like in the game.
  9. You get to play a cartoon here, and it's a complete fighter. It's good for fans of the anime, as well as fighter fans.
  10. 80
    Naruto 2 is a far more complete package than the original...If you watch the Naruto anime, this game is a must-buy.
  11. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    31 - silver [28 Nov 2003]
  12. If you enjoy Naruto or fighters in general, you can't go wrong with one of the final GameCube releases before Revolution day is upon us.
  13. One thing Naurto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 2 does right is it makes good use of the Gamecube's four controller ports. Of course playing against a friend is fun, but playing against two other friends is even more fun.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 28, 2016
    9
    Clash of the Ninja is a fun game and very entertaining. One of the best Naruto and Gamecube games ever made and this game deserves moreClash of the Ninja is a fun game and very entertaining. One of the best Naruto and Gamecube games ever made and this game deserves more attention since its great. Full Review »
  2. Mar 7, 2015
    9
    This is such a good Naruto game for the Nintendo GameCube. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is a fighting styled game that features a whole lot ofThis is such a good Naruto game for the Nintendo GameCube. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is a fighting styled game that features a whole lot of characters from my favorite TV show, NARUTO!!!!! If you haven't played the first game in the series well your in luck. This game captures the show's arc from the very beginning straight to the Chunin Exams Arc (which was quite ahead of the original show at launched). The fights inside the story as well as the mechanics overall is very good! There might be some frustrating moments here and there but it's worth it for what you are doing. Also, If you don't mind just floating pictures bouncing around, depicting the story for you, you will be just fine. Now on to the multi-player experience.... its really good! There are a lot of characters to choose from and a load of good stages to fight on. The battles become very hectic and fun for maximum replayability. Overall, it's a great game to pick up and have fun for hours! Full Review »
  3. Jun 26, 2013
    8
    This game is fan service done right, full of characters and stages from the show. The fighting mechanics are a little simplistic for my taste,This game is fan service done right, full of characters and stages from the show. The fighting mechanics are a little simplistic for my taste, however the game itself is a blast to play. If you like Naruto, then this game is worth your time. Full Review »