Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. A fresh and inspired fighting game.
  2. The game is juts totally multidimensional; easily the freshest fighting game to come along since "Powerstone". [july 2006, p.71]
  3. Quite simply, if you are a Naruto fan, you're going to get a lot of entertainment value out of Ultimate Ninja.
  4. One of those rare, fabled games that appeal far beyond the fanbase of its license. The controls are easy to learn, but thanks to the fast-paced action, the gameplay is difficult to master.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Mar 7, 2015
    6
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is a 2D fighting game that can get tense at times but mostly repetitive. The story is quite cool. You can breezeNaruto: Ultimate Ninja is a 2D fighting game that can get tense at times but mostly repetitive. The story is quite cool. You can breeze through it in 2 hours if your pretty good at the game. The versus mode is great util you burned out all of the enjoyment from the game. So all that is left is the "extras mode which is where you view collectibles. Overall, a unique experiment for a 2D Naruto game with only a reasonable amount of content you can achieve within a weekend. Full Review »
  2. Mar 7, 2011
    4
    I am a huge Naruto fan, and a huge fan of fighting games, but this didn't hold my attention, the crappy story mode, the limited amount ofI am a huge Naruto fan, and a huge fan of fighting games, but this didn't hold my attention, the crappy story mode, the limited amount of characters, and boring versus and mission modes, hold this game back from being fun. Full Review »
  3. RandyM.
    Mar 20, 2007
    8
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is definetely a huge surprise. This game goes beyond the fanbase to appeal to fans of the fighting genre in general. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is definetely a huge surprise. This game goes beyond the fanbase to appeal to fans of the fighting genre in general. While it may not be for everyone, it's still a fun and lasting experience. Full Review »