Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
Buy On
  1. My advice is that if you pick up just one Naruto title this year, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 will be your best bet.
  2. Even months after its release, Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 remains one of the best Naruto fighting games. It's got lots to satisfy solitary players, and versus mode matches are both fun to play and watch.
  3. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 mixes adventure, fighting and minigames with an exclusive Naruto's story, a big group of playable characters and interesting customization posibilities about them. It's a must-have for fans and a correct closure for the Ultimate Ninja series on PlayStation 2.
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    Ultimate Ninja 2 is still undeniably fun so all that other stuff is just ancillary. [July 2007, p.82]
  5. 80
    If the first game was a mere starter pack -- and it was -- then fans of Naruto will be very pleased with the selection of fighters and features found here.
  6. 80
    Naruto fans will most definitely not be disappointed by this sequel, and even fighting game fans who can't tell a Hokage from a Dragon Ball could do worse than to check it out.
  7. AceGamez
    80
    If you haven't seen the TV series then the value of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 might become lost in translation, whereas fans of Naruto will relish running around the areas lifted straight out of the animé show and spotting many locations and characters that are instantly recognisable.
  8. Despite serving up a retread with one new mode and but adding a load of new characters, I still say itfs worth a buy from fans of the series that already have Ultimate Ninja in their libraries.
  9. PSM3 Magazine UK
    78
    You'll be hard pressed to find a beat-'em-up that feels as frenetic as this. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  10. Naruto probably isn’t going to satisfy hardcore gamers, but we gamers are getting older, accumulating not just wives but children. And for those little nerds-in-training, Naruto is a pretty and pleasant introduction to the physical violence they will spend the rest of their lives avoiding.
  11. Ultimate Ninja 2 is more of the same but with a fresh coat of paint. In my opinion it's got enough meat on its bones to recommend to fans of the original and beat 'em up fans in general. But while the action is pretty easy to get into, the game's victory conditions might prove frustrating to some.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    8
    I Don't know why this is game is so understimate.
    Like,have so many special Attacks,and good Characters with an BIG and GREAT evolution.
    I
    I Don't know why this is game is so understimate.
    Like,have so many special Attacks,and good Characters with an BIG and GREAT evolution.
    I Said,damn,You have already played Ultimate Ninja 1...?
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  2. Mar 7, 2015
    9
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is a pretty great sequel with a brand new "open world" story mode called "Ultimate Raod". Well, it's not actuallyNaruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is a pretty great sequel with a brand new "open world" story mode called "Ultimate Raod". Well, it's not actually open world like GTA but it's such a breath of fresh hot air moving to place to place rather than watching the story like a movie. However the travelling in the game is quite tedious so if you don't mind that GG. The stor... *cough* ULTIMATE ROAD mode in general is very good giving you fun stuff to do and a nice replay value. The versus mode is much or less the same so meh. The controls are the same and the music is quite surprisingly soothing, jumpy and enjoyable. Overall, this game is a great upgrade from the original game, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja and consider picking it up when you see it. Full Review »
  3. Immune
    Nov 7, 2007
    8
    For Naruto fans this will be a must buy. Ultimate Ninja 2 includes 32 playable characters and includes a story mode. In Story mode you will For Naruto fans this will be a must buy. Ultimate Ninja 2 includes 32 playable characters and includes a story mode. In Story mode you will be playing through the Tsunade Decision arc and the Sasuke Retrieval arc. For those who are not fans of the series I would give this game a rent if not stay away from it. Full Review »