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  • Summary: In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 gamers can play through monumental events in the NARUTO storyline all while earning points toward upgrading their character's strength, defense, agility, chakra and special abilities. Players can walk the path of NARUTO in the new all-new mode, Ultimate Road, that will allow them to play through all of the pivotal events in the storyline, as well as unlock an original story, as more and more pieces of the NARUTO saga unfold. More than 60 exciting missions and seven challenging mini games push potential ninja to their limit. Players can assume the role of Naruto, Sasake, Kakashi, Rock Lee, Gara, Kiba and other favorites while taking on daunting tasks like battling the sand ninja and working their way through the Chunin exam, the test to move up in the ninja ranks. Ninja in training can perfect their skills in Practice mode then put their training to the test against a friend in the VS mode. With a vast amount of unlockable features such as playable characters, movies, music, collectible cards and more NARUTO fans will be busy. [Namco Bandai Games] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ultimate Ninja 2 still values style over substance, but a bigger cast of fighters and a better-realized story mode will certainly make it a hit with Naruto fans.
  5. It's difficult not to find this fighter charming - even if the hero is a squaky-voiced brat. [Nov 2007, p.92]
  6. Decent as far as fighting games go, but one of the better Naruto-based titles. Certainly better than the last outing.
  7. 45
    The chakra move sequences are by far the best part of the game. It's a fun novelty for a while, but the single player is not satisfying enough and the multiplayer simply not fun enough for me to be able to recommend this title. Fans of the show will absolutely lap it up, but anyone else will quite frankly be a little bit baffled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JarredC.
    Aug 4, 2007
    10
    It is sooooo cool, the chakra attacks really give the game a good flavor.
  2. Ceruse
    Jun 18, 2007
    10
    (More of a review than a comment XD) For those of you who don
  3. LukeM.
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    Best Game Ever!!!!
  4. TroyT.
    Jun 21, 2007
    10
    Awesome...just a fantastic game! its as simple as that. Believe me, you want to go and pick this one up! Enjoy!
  5. StephenC.
    Jul 29, 2007
    9
    The game has an excellent story though some of the battles tended to be too dificult.
  6. KevinR.
    Jun 16, 2007
    8
    A worthy sequel that adds a ton of characters, and other features to an already solid fighter. Unfortunately, the speed of the game seems to go a little too fast. Expand
  7. 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 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. Expand