• 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
  1. 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.
  2. The only problem I can find with Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is its timing - coming at the end of the Gamecube's lifespan.
  3. 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.
  4. 60
    The players to whom that would really be a problem have probably already done something about it, though. To regular humans who don't know about imports and don't care that there might be a better version on another continent, Clash of Ninja 2 is the best Naruto game on the market.
  5. An improved version of last year's game with four-player fighting capability and more characters. For some, that's reason enough to celebrate.
  6. 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.
  7. Clash of Ninja 2 seems more like an upgraded game than a true sequel, and it ultimately does little to improve upon the original.
  8. 70
    It's simple to get into, so the kids can get in on the action, but even skilled players will find something to sink their teeth into here. While some will be drawn to the voice acting and the nods to the series, the fighting is fun enough to keep everyone happy.
  9. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is a fun game that fans of the series will find enjoyable. What I don't like is that there is not a lot of depth to the controls.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hardly likely to set the world alight. [Dec 2006, p.44]
  13. Either way, Clash of Ninja 2 is a solid fighter that should appeal to Naruto and fighting-game fans alike. [Dec. 2006, p.105]
  14. 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.
  15. 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]
  16. 80
    Naruto 2 is a far more complete package than the original...If you watch the Naruto anime, this game is a must-buy.
  17. Although it probably won't bring in many new fans, Naruto loyal will find a lot to like in the game.
  18. Beat down fun for the whole family. [Nov. 2006, p.86]
  19. 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.
  20. In all likelihood, we can see the charm of this game fizzling out in a couple of weeks, but it's damned good fun while it lasts. [JPN Import]
  21. 31 - silver [28 Nov 2003]
  22. While Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 is an improvement over the original in many ways, it is also, at its core, a rehash, continuing where that game let off and making sure to stop at a point that can lead into the third.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 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, however the game itself is a blast to play. If you like Naruto, then this game is worth your time. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    This game is absolutely fantastic! It can be frustrating at times but is still enjoyable. It's great to play with friends or family, not to violent, not to boring! Full Review »
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    8
    Not a fan of fighting games, but since, i am a fan of the series i dint care and pick it up. So did i complained? no not at all, it was a satisfying experience for me. Clash Of Ninja is old now, and more if it is for the GC , but if you are a fan and own a GC , don't let this superb tittle go away. If it is still in retail. Full Review »