Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
Buy On
  1. 67
    As an adventure game, UNS' pacing feels slow and forced, with the best parts (the bosses) at the end of a chapter. As a fighting game, UNS defies conventions by using an atypical third-person approach, but its execution feels a bit loose and sloppy. The beautiful visuals may attract a new audience outside of the Naruto brand -- but not many devout followers.
  2. AceGamez
    70
    As a fighting game, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is a complete success. The extremely accessible fighting engine benefits from a great deal of hidden depth and a pleasing penchant for the extravagant, while the excellent camera, colourful cast and brilliantly over the top move list combine to create an experience that feels like a playable Manga cartoon. As an RPG-lite adventure however, it tends to come up a little short.
  3. 60
    They might want to cut down on the load times, too. Or at least come up with a few more pretty pictures to admire while we wait.
  4. I can really only recommend Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm to the die-hard. And even then, I'd recommend older titles in the series, if you can find them.
  5. You'll be hard pressed to find a better looking Naruto game, however, with amazing cel-shaded characters (25 in all), vistas and gigantic bosses that make trudging through the adventure worthwhile. A lot could be improved in a future iteration, but the game should please most fans.
  6. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is a classic case of style over substance. The game boasts incredible graphics and there is an attention to detail that would make any Naruto fan throw their shuriken’s up in joy. However, the thin combat system truly limits what this pretty package can do.
  7. Naruto is a great action game that lives up to its series with ease. What stands out is the overal quality of the graphics, sound and the unique battle system. Unfortunatly there will be no 'friends battle frenzies' because of a total absence of any type of online play. Nevertheless Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm adds a new breeze of fresh air in the fighting genre and even the players that are new to the Naruto world will enjoy this game.
  8. 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.
  9. 59
    There’s no denying Ultimate Ninja Storm has its moments and can even be dazzling on occasions, but such instances are purely visual and lack depth. Enthusiasts may be content at first, but even they will get tired of Naruto’s only trick.
  10. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    Fighting section is good...RPG section is problematic. [Summer 2009, p.74]
  11. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    Too little bang for your buck. [Feb 2009, p.103]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 14, 2017
    8
    Quite old now, but still a good fighting game despite its limitations (few characters because of when it was launched and so on). Taking intoQuite old now, but still a good fighting game despite its limitations (few characters because of when it was launched and so on). Taking into account it was the the first PS3 Naruto video game, it is surprising how good the graphics and the system combat was. It is one of the best early PS3 fighting games. We owe a lot to this Naruto, as it laid the foundations for the subsequent games. Full Review »
  2. Sep 8, 2016
    9
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is the first installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, is a fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 andNaruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is the first installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, is a fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai Games.

    + Beautiful Cel-Shaded
    + Easy Fighting System
    + Mini Games
    + Ultimate Justsu
    - No Multiplayer
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  3. Aug 22, 2016
    10
    Melhor jogo do naruto storm, inovador, como jogo de luta 3d de naruto, graficos lindo no ps3 e para sua epoca, o jogo era revolucionário,Melhor jogo do naruto storm, inovador, como jogo de luta 3d de naruto, graficos lindo no ps3 e para sua epoca, o jogo era revolucionário, roupas, cabelos tudo se movia Full Review »