Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Ultimate Ninja 3 is undoubtedly the best in the series. There are many ways to play this title, and it is the most complete of all the other Ultimate Ninja games.
  2. The fighting system may still need a few more lessons in the dojo, but when it comes to flashy visuals, an expansive single-player element, and a robust cast of combatants, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is no doubt the ultimate choice in giving fans of the series what they want.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    All in all, UN3 seems fairly ultimate by most ninja standards, at least until number four comes out. [May 2008, p.80]
  4. 80
    Regardless of its flaws, the depth of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 gives fans good reason to dust off their PS2s and jump around.
  5. Interestingly enough, the game adds new and downright entertaining game modes making this one of the most complete Naruto games on the PS2.
  6. If you're looking for a new Naruto game to sharpen your kunai on then Ultimate Ninja 3 is definitely worth a spin. The gameplay may be the same as ever but slight improvements in just about every department help flesh out the experience.
  7. 80
    With a massive 55 mission storyline, tons of combatants and plenty of unlockables UN3 is another great addition to the franchise. Fans of the show will likely find plenty to love here.
  8. Naruto-philes will love the new features and authenticity, but it probably doesn’t pose enough of a challenge to keep fighting game fans enthralled for long.
  9. The way the story of the Ninja Naruto develops seems to be very appealing and sophisticated. Suitable for both, Naruto-veterans and –newbies!
  10. 76
    I think the Ultimate Contest is a step forward for the value of this PS2 franchise, but the blandness of the town, simplicity of missions and annoying camera hold it back from being anything special.
  11. 75
    For fans, Ultimate Ninja 3 has a lot to offer.
  12. Though this wimpy fighter still doesn't pack enough punch, it has all the heart and charm of your favorite spiky-haired ninja hero.
  13. There is a new 55 mission storyline that is exclusive to the game and gives Naruto fans a whole new reason to make this a must have title.
  14. If you want my advice, think of Ultimate Contest as a bandage and tear it off as quickly as possible. Underneath it is a martial-arts fighter of epic proportions sure to satisfy fans and newcomers alike.
  15. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is a really fun fighting game when it actually allows you to fight.
  16. 75
    Despite the sad excuse for a sandbox mode, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is the best Naruto game on PlayStation 2; this installment refines the series further with flashier visuals and mini-games.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    Awesome.
    Seriously;The Fights and the Story mode are perfect.
    Have so many characters including **** etc. And have that bonus Story mode,i
    Awesome.
    Seriously;The Fights and the Story mode are perfect.
    Have so many characters including **** etc.
    And have that bonus Story mode,i think this one got an OVA,or was the contrariwise,or Both...
    This is probably the best Naruto Game ever.
    AND THE GRAPHICS,THE SHOP,THE OPEN WORLD ARE SO FREAKIN' COOL.
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  2. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    Um dos melhores jogos de naruto e de animes ja criados, 2 modo historia, um segue a historia do manga ate a luta contra sasuke, ja o segundoUm dos melhores jogos de naruto e de animes ja criados, 2 modo historia, um segue a historia do manga ate a luta contra sasuke, ja o segundo podemos andar por konoha, conversar , fazer missoes e conta uma ova baseado nele. Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2016
    8
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is a fighting video game, based on the popular manga and anime series Naruto developed by CyberConnect2 and publishedNaruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is a fighting video game, based on the popular manga and anime series Naruto developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai.

    + Fun Gameplay
    + Hero Story
    + Character Roster
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