Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 72
    Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress is a prime of example of if it isn't broken, don't fix it.
  2. 71
    The Mugenjo Mode does give you a lot of extra gameplay, but all the mechanics in place, along with the majority of the environments, music and other game elements, are identical to the original.
  3. There's not a ton of difference between this and the first Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes, but the enhancements that are here make this a notably better game than the first. We recommend it, but it's a real shame that so much of this will be a bit too familiar to most players.
  4. If you've never played the series on the PSP, by all means, pick this up, but otherwise it might be best to just give it a rental, as you likely will burn through all the game has to offer in about a weekend or so.
  5. A great diversion for everyday games – but the lengthy storyline and unlockables are ultimately only going to appeal to die-hard fans of the series.
  6. 67
    Play Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 -- The Phantom Fortress for its entertaining battles, not for the tiring story. But if you do play for the story, remember this awesome tip: Change the voice option from English to Japanese so you won't have to hear Naruto scream his ineffable catchphrase. Believe it!
  7. Overall, The Phantom Fortress is a surprisingly captivating portable game, that does well to live up to its popular name.
  8. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    As a fighting game, Phantom Fortress is decent. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  9. I'm not sure that this release really deserves the price sticker attached to it because it's mainly just an upgrade but it's still a decent experience just the same.
  10. Naruto: Ulitmate Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress does offer up plenty of fun, albeit shallow, ninja fighting, just not enough new content to warrant a purchase.

Awards & Rankings

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#15 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
17
#17 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Oct 30, 2015
    8
    This game is basically Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on a handheld system. But just a simple port wouldn't be worth the money back then so theyThis game is basically Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on a handheld system. But just a simple port wouldn't be worth the money back then so they added a unique story aside from the canonical Ultimate Ninja 2 plot. The story is okay (narratively) but the mechanics of how you progress in the story is sooooooooooooooooo sluggish! It's filler within a story. Nobody likes filler. Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2013
    10
    This must be my favourite Naruto game for the PSP. I don't know if I like it this much because I am a fan of the anime, but I can't resist. IThis must be my favourite Naruto game for the PSP. I don't know if I like it this much because I am a fan of the anime, but I can't resist. I bet half of the critics who reviewed this game simply compared it to Final Fantasy or something when they shouldn't have. Out of all the Naruto PSP games I've played, this one has all of the moves used by characters in the original Naruto and they are truly usable. One more thing: this is not an action RPG game. What if this is one of those adventure games where you actually don't fight all the time? Well it is. Its best feature is Heroes Mode which has a special system and also takes some strategy. The game is simple and good. Full Review »