Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. The only thing a causal fan will appreciate is they toned down the excruciatingly annoying soundbites. That, we do applaud.
  2. 71
    Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 simply repeats a lot of the mistakes of its predecessor and proves that it wasn’t just the escort missions holding Uzumaki Chronicles back: it was an overall flawed design.
  3. 50
    We recommend that only the most dedicated, noble, selfless, and utterly brave Naruto fans try this game out.
  4. It does lack that touch of genius that Nintendo brought to its Pokemon series, but for what the final product represents and whom it will appeal to, the match is ideal.
  5. The weakest title yet from the Naruto series. It feels unsurprisingly familiar, and lacks any real punch. [Apr 2008, p.82]
  6. One of Naruto's more disappointing adventures.
  7. A huge-sized actioner best enjoyed in co-op for double the carnage. [May 2008, p.77]
  8. Now, with sharpened graphics, more features, and an original story, Uzumaki Chronicles is fine for fans of the series. But the battles are a little stiff, and the relationships between locations, characters, and events would be confounding to Naruto newbies. [Sept 2007, p.74]
  9. Doesn't hold a candle to the fun-filled action of the Naruto anime or manga. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  10. Not a real strong contender in the Naruto franchise, but it will probably be a hit with kids who watch the TV show. For all others, it's probably best to rent before you buy.
  11. The Naruto license does little to compensate for this forgettable brawler's undemanding combat and tedious story.
  12. This franchise is quickly heading for the bottom. This is one of the few second installment to expand on the original in more than just character selection. Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is for serious fans only.
  13. But fan feelings about the story aside, the narrative isn't the only part of this game that doesn't do the source material justice. The gameplay is pretty bad too.
  14. Sadly, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a button-masher devoid of all the things we love about the show or fighting games in general.
  15. 50
    This might make a good present for your nephew's upcoming birthday, but for those looking for a good Naruto game worth sinking your teeth into, you're better off plunking down for one of the Ultimate Ninja games.
  16. 50
    Despite a well-developed combat system, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a generic beat ‘em up title with minimal redeeming features. Unless you liked the first game, there are better Naruto titles available that offer a more pleasing experience.
  17. It's still wonky like a broken seesaw. [May 2008, p.79]
  18. This game is pretty much a train wreck from start to finish.
  19. 30
    A tedious, repetitive brawler with atrocious production.
  20. Despite its overpowering shortcomings, the game is still a Naruto game through and through. Strictly for the Naruto-minded.
  21. At the end of the day Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles 2 just isn't all that much fun and doesn't go out of its way to build upon the last iteration in this continuing series.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BrandonF.
    Nov 11, 2007
    8
    Story Flow is a little to sketchy. Other than that GREAT GAME TO BUY.
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    7
    This game is definitely flawed but Naruto fans will enjoy anyway, especially the ones looking for a good co-op experience. It's got it's ownThis game is definitely flawed but Naruto fans will enjoy anyway, especially the ones looking for a good co-op experience. It's got it's own original story, several different modes and a good selection of fan favorite characters, but the game play is extremely flawed making this game an experience only enjoyable to the most hardcore of fans. So if your a fan who's willing to overlook the many flaws this game has get it, if not don't get it, it's as simple as that. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2015
    7
    Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a fairly great sequel to the game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles. The story for this game in general is just a bitNaruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 is a fairly great sequel to the game, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles. The story for this game in general is just a bit boring and at some parts it's becomes predictable. The enemies and boss battles are quite easy if your level up your character often or have a strong second player. So yeah that's the story mode. Now:

    The mission mode is probably my favorite mode of the game. There are a lot of missions to play through and judging by the rank a mission was assigned to (ie. A rank, S rank) they are pretty difficult. Unless you buddy up with a friend in Co-Op, then they might seem to be bit easier but still difficult.

    The Battle Mode feels slapped on. For starters, you get to play all the protagonists and antagonist of the game (with the exception of all boss characters.) From there you select your team leaders and his/her members to battle it out against your friends (btw 2 players are required for this mode). The stages are bland as balls and the fights can become repetitive, quickly.

    Survival Mode is a damn difficult mode where you battle against a crew of canonical characters (ie. Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto vs You) You need the skill to pay those tax bills, trust me.
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