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  • Summary: NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 3 makes leaps in the franchise with a host of “firsts” for the series. Players can now live through and be a part of all the major events that defined Story Arc 1 in Heroes History mode. Also, ninja-in-training can customize their characters with the Ultimate Jutsu which gives them that extra bit of edge during battle and allows them to earn points towards upgrading their strength, defense, chakra, agility and other special abilities. Turn playable characters into more powerful ninja of unprecedented size or summon giant creatures as allies with the new Summoning mode. In addition, NARUTO fans throughout North America can experience the game in both English and original Japanese voice over. In keeping with the tradition of the series, an exclusive and original story has players exploring the massive 3D rendered Hidden Leaf Village, participating in battle royale matches and completing more than 55 missions. The experience doesn’t stop there as tons of unlockable content are available to offer loads of replay value including movies, music and cards. [Namco Bandai Games] Collapse
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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. All in all, UN3 seems fairly ultimate by most ninja standards, at least until number four comes out. [May 2008, p.80]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is a really fun fighting game when it actually allows you to fight.
  6. Like most tie-ins to anime franchises, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 should only be considered by fans of the series - and those who have delved deep into Naruto lore will marvel at the fan service and attention to detail lavished upon this most recent release from Namco Bandai.
  7. A great addition to the Naruto series if not so much the world of games. [Nov 2008, p.84]

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  1. Jun 17, 2013
    One of my favorite Naruto games, passed longs hours to complete it 100% i would have a platinum if it where a ps3 game :3 But anyway this game is great and i like this 2D fighting games like MK. The improvement from Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 to Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 was great, the awakening mode was the best i loved it so much. It is also one of my favorite ps2 game. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2011
    This game was terrible. Clearly not intended for those with HDTVs either. I'm glad I only bought it pre-owned at Gamestop because even at $30 I felt it was too much. Maybe it's not too late to trade it in. Expand