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  • Summary: Evolving the head-to-head fighting action of the Ultimate Ninja series, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM allows players to battle in full 3D across massive environments. Players unleash powerful jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers and even run up walls and over water as theyEvolving the head-to-head fighting action of the Ultimate Ninja series, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM allows players to battle in full 3D across massive environments. Players unleash powerful jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers and even run up walls and over water as they pursue their opponent for ninja supremacy. Players customize their character's fighting style and recruit up to two support characters to put their own stamp on the action. Each character in the game is capable of unleashing powerful Awakening abilities under certain gameplay conditions, offering new traits and talents to the game's ninja roster of 25 popular characters from the animated series. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM supports head-to-head multiplayer fighting for up to two players. Allowing players to further immerse themselves in the world of NARUTO, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM introduces all-new free-roaming exploration across the Hidden Leaf Village and the Forest of Death. Players can search every inch of these iconic environments to take on more than 100 unique missions, collect valuable scrolls and interact with additional characters from the NARUTO animated series. Injecting additional variety to the game's head-to head combat, these missions include races, special deliveries and large-scale battles against massive opponents. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is the definitive Naruto game. The art-style is amazing, the combat is impressive and everything is put together in a nicely done fashion.
  2. Quite possibly one of the best Naruto games to come along on a next-generation console, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is a solid fighting game for the PS3 that is true to the series. It’s a blast running through the Hidden Leaf Village and it’s quite satisfying to be wrapped up in major battles that fans and non-fans will enjoy.
  3. The game is definitely a solid exponent of the Naruto-series on the PS3, although some fans will be disappointed because of the disdainful synchro. On the whole, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm combines adventure-elements with thrilling combat-action.
  4. It's the best-looking Naruto game to date - it comes with something for everyone. [Mar 2009, p.65]
  5. For fans of the series, this is another great Naruto game.
  6. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm really, really, really needs to support online fights. Publisher Namco Bandai’s last big fighting game, Soulcalibur IV, did it. There’s no reason for this not to as well.
  7. Too little bang for your buck. [Feb 2009, p.103]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Oct 26, 2010
    10
    great combat and many jutsus and characters make this an awesome game graphics are good with different weapons and scrools overall its angreat combat and many jutsus and characters make this an awesome game graphics are good with different weapons and scrools overall its an awesome game Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Is it to late that is still cool. Naruto is way much better than bleach no matter what! Hopefully Naruto anime keeps going on hope that they dont stop to soon. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2014
    10
    I love this game. It's epic & I personally think it's better than Storm 2 and Generations. I don't know about Storm 3 (or even Revolution)I love this game. It's epic & I personally think it's better than Storm 2 and Generations. I don't know about Storm 3 (or even Revolution)
    The game is great & features amazing graphics at an amazing frame rate & it sticks with it's original story perfectly along with exciting combat.
    Here are a few things that only Storm 1 has out of the series:
    Super punches - it's hilarious when punching the enemy so hard that the game does a close-up on them as their cheek jiggles and groan and just go flying!
    Clashes - it's what partly makes this game unique from the others and it makes sense because people could use modified controllers for multiplayer in the other Storm games which is cheating. But it builds more excitement & fun in this game!
    Running on walls - send your enemies flying to the walls and you could go join and fight in the walls, it's awesome with the games camera angles, making it look like the Naruto show itself!

    Overall I love this game because of it's combat, cinematic scenes and it's boss fights, it really makes this game awesome despite lack of character selection.
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  4. SolidSnake
    Nov 5, 2008
    9
    I can't believe gametrailers gave it 75, the series "struggling for some new ideas"? Gears of War 2 its the same gameplay of GOW 1 andI can't believe gametrailers gave it 75, the series "struggling for some new ideas"? Gears of War 2 its the same gameplay of GOW 1 and Halo 3 the same as Halo 1 and 2, don't go telling me about struggling for some new ideas. Anyway, it's not a perfect game for one thing or another, but provides tons of fun with it's gameplay and visuals. Worth playing! Expand
  5. Dec 18, 2013
    8
    Actually a fun game, one of the few games I felt like wanting to unlock everything. It does get repetitive and the balance in difficulty is aActually a fun game, one of the few games I felt like wanting to unlock everything. It does get repetitive and the balance in difficulty is a bit off though. But as a Naruto fan this is a better game then I could have hoped for. Expand
  6. May 21, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. CyberConnect2 makes the most impressive use of Cel Shading technique to this day to deliver a fantastic experience for Naruto fans. With its excellent animation and fluidity, Ninja Storm captures the spirit of Naruto even better than the animated series, perfect for an easy going game designed by fans for fans. With some type of online combat mode it would be the perfect experience for the entusiasts of Kishimoto's manga. Expand
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    5
    This is Naruto is more sophisticated than the PS2. But there's the graphics defects, such as kunai into the characters' hair is annoys me. ButThis is Naruto is more sophisticated than the PS2. But there's the graphics defects, such as kunai into the characters' hair is annoys me. But the game is very playable. Expand

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