Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    90
    This is without a doubt one of the best licensed games ever. It is impressively faithful to the show, and you'll be amazed by the beautiful graphics and the awesome battles.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    Despite a few small niggles, NS:UNS2 impresses from first to last.
  3. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    This new game is a lot better than the part that came out last year. There are now more possibilities to walk around in the Hidden Leaf Village and also in other parts of the Naruto world. This game is by far the best part ever in the franchise, so this is great material for the fans.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    It is superior in every way compared with the first title is truly delightful for the fans.
  5. Jan 1, 2011
    87
    Namco Bandai has managed to do one of the rarest feats in the video game landscape. They have created a really good game based on an anime series.
  6. Aug 2, 2011
    85
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is the best Naruto game. With a well adopted storyline, challenging fights and a lot of playable characters the game has everything a Naruto fan wants to see.
  7. Jan 2, 2011
    85
    The best Anime based Fighting game yet.
  8. Dec 22, 2010
    85
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2 is proof as to how far we have come when it comes to creating worlds of gaming. Even if you're not verse in the ways of the ninja, but still enjoy Japanese animation, this game will amaze you.
  9. Dec 22, 2010
    85
    All things considered, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 remains a rock-solid, highly accessible game that's as much fun to watch as to play. Though held back by some ill-conceived design gaffes, it's still chock-full of meaningful content sure to delight any fan of Naruto or anime games in general.
  10. Oct 21, 2010
    85
    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a great follow-up. It's overall the same game, but with new and more characters than the first game, a new online mode, and even more fun and spectacular than the previous game. CyberConnect2 did a great job recreating the Shippuden anime series on this videogame.
  11. Oct 21, 2010
    85
    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a great upgrade of the previous game. It feels like you're playing an episode of the anime.
  12. Dec 22, 2010
    83
    It surprised me by its visual quality, and how much fun I had with the combat.
  13. Oct 21, 2010
    83
    A real must buy for every fan of the saga, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 flattens some flaws and delivers a great single player campaign and a funny multiplayer. Add impressive graphics and the deal is one you shouldn't miss if you love Naruto.
  14. Jan 5, 2011
    80
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is the ultimate Naruto-game you can get at the moment. The line between anime and game disappears on a regular basis thanks to the atmosphere it delivers both during and outside of the storyline. The problem with lag and cumbersome setup of the online multiplayer are the only real faults in an almost flawless Naruto-experience.
  15. 80
    Despite an excessive amount of loading screens which will have you questioning the 3GB mandatory install, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 oozes with a vast amount of Chakra.
  16. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a sequel with few new features and a notorious technical stagnation. But the new features are remarkable, specially the multiplayer online combats, which boosts replayability.
  17. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a great upgrade of the previous game. New characters, new game mechanics, more variety, a brand new story mode and the online multiplayer are great addictions to a nice experience.
  18. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    One of the more gorgeous games I've seen in a long time. They've really captured the feeling of the cartoons, and playing the Adventure Mode -- at least in the less tedious portions -- feels like you're playing inside an episode of the anime.
  19. Oct 26, 2010
    78
    I liked the twists to battles we usually find in the Naruto games; with the items and spells and other exploration/RPG elements – not to mention the focus on character development and plot – I was able to enjoy myself for quite some time.
  20. Oct 27, 2010
    72
    It goes without saying, but Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is still just a Naruto game. Full of loose, yet accessible mechanics, the game is a love letter to Naruto fans that seems to forget that it needs to complete its sentences to get its point across.
  21. Jan 15, 2011
    70
    A nice fighting game with great graphics, but the adventure mode is just horrible.
  22. 70
    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is undoubtedly the dream game for any Naruto fan, and manages to capture the colossal battles from the cartoon better than any game before it. For non-fans however, there's a lot of backstory to go through before getting to the meat of the game. The fighting system seems overly simplistic at first, but then requires you to master it fully in order to progress, which might prove frustrating for some players.
  23. Dec 22, 2010
    70
    If you're not already a fan, it might be time to convert.
  24. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    A flair for the dramatic elevates Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 above its shallow combat.
  25. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a cool game but the weak campaign mode tends to ruin a lot. It could be better if they improved more of the mistakes that were made in the first Ultimate Ninja Storm. The only mode is the best improvement that you will find.
  26. Oct 25, 2010
    70
    The combat can be slightly uninvolving at times, and the exploration side of proceedings serves little more than to connect one battle to the next, but the experience as a whole is surprisingly enjoyable.
  27. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    There will be few fans of Naruto that will find much to gripe about in this game. Its story is huge and detailed, the epic battles with the incredible quick time events will dazzle gamers regardless of their opinion of Naruto and anime in general, and the online fights have hidden depth, but those irritating load screens and the mundane aspects of Story Mode put a large pinch on the glories found within each battle.
  28. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  29. Jan 2, 2011
    65
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 has plenty of fluster and a heap of bluster for fans but little to keep the interest of non-fans and seasoned gamers.
  30. Oct 24, 2010
    62
    While Ninja Storm 2 may look and sound exactly like Naruto, the boy ninja's boundless energy is sadly lacking.
  31. Oct 25, 2010
    60
    The cel-shading is pretty and the fights sometimes spectacular, but it gets old quick.
  32. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    CyberConnect2 had it all. The storyline is good, the character gallery is impressive and all the powers and animations are just reused from the anime. But when they removed the free city exploration and have too many boring corridors. Without depth Shippuden 2 is just a game for the younger Naturo fans.
  33. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    With fantastic production values, and epic combat, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Storm 2 is a fan dream. Nonetheless, the first part of the game remains tedious, because of some less than inspired game mechanics, that finally disappear later on in favor of the core ones. The game then becomes clearly epic and inspired, the story is magnified, and if you're looking for killer Rasengan or epix Chidori moves, it's the game you want.
  34. Dec 22, 2010
    58
    The story is full of incredible stupid clichés, the dialogue dubbing is just horrifying, and there's not much that made me feel quite so embarrassed as my boss and a coworker walking in on my playing Naruto, in the middle of one of the titular character's strange and tangential rants.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 31, 2010
    10
    This game was surprisingly the best Naruto game I've actually played. The graphics were lively, the storyline had a good touch, and also, many new available concepts to the characters were created, which had changed a lot for the better. In addition, the 3D movement around the map was the best part, and assistance from 2 characters were even better in my personal opinion. Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    10
    I am a huge fan of the manga and anime, and though the sequel does not have the same awesome free roam feature as the first, it still has the same great story and epic fighting as the first, if not an improvement of the storytelling and fighting Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    Yes, finally the best franchise of anime is here. The best of this game is the online mode.. the action, the graphics, the lights, the music..all is perfect even if you complete the story mode you need to do alot of request after. Naruto have a bright future on games. Full Review »