User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
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  1. StephenK.
    Jul 9, 2006
    9
    Okay, this game is not made for every fighting game fan (if you dislike 2d fighters, or super smash brothers type gameplay). Naruto is, however, the best anime licensed game I have ever played (and I have played many, many licensed games being a dbz fan). Surprisingly, there is a good amount of depth in this game if you TAKE the TIME to learn the counter system and when to use the Okay, this game is not made for every fighting game fan (if you dislike 2d fighters, or super smash brothers type gameplay). Naruto is, however, the best anime licensed game I have ever played (and I have played many, many licensed games being a dbz fan). Surprisingly, there is a good amount of depth in this game if you TAKE the TIME to learn the counter system and when to use the assorted combos. If you are not a fighting game fan, let this stay on the shelf. If, however, you do enjoy a good fighter, or happen to be a Naruto fan, at least rent this game. Expand
  2. KurtisH.
    Nov 29, 2006
    8
    This game mixes in humor and an intresting battle system similar to Super Smash Bros. Although, the game lacks depth in a few key areas, the overall experience is worth the $40 for everyday fighting fans, and it is a must buy for any Naruto fan.
  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. While it may not be for everyone, it's still a fun and lasting experience.
  4. Aug 27, 2016
    8
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is a fighting video game, based on the popular manga and anime series Naruto developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai.

    + Ultimate Jutsu
    + Fun Gameplay
    - Few Characters

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#73 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
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. Play Magazine
    90
    The game is juts totally multidimensional; easily the freshest fighting game to come along since "Powerstone". [july 2006, p.71]
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Really, if Naruto's your thing, then this game is right up your alley--but even the most hardcore fighting-game fanatics will get a kick out of it as well. [July 2006, p.75]
  3. Game Informer
    65
    Even so, for gamers who don't know jutsu from chakra, don't expeect the game to give you any real incentive to play independent of its source material. [July 2006, p.106]