Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. The play modes are all-new, and the team concept is certainly an interesting addition to the gameplay. Not to mention the absolutely unique dichotomy between the Hero mode and the promotion test mode.
  2. PSM Magazine
    The three-on-three team battles add a cool level of strategy, and customizing your characters into blazing fast powerhouses is a blast. [Oct 2007, p.72]
  3. You don’t have to be a Naruto fan to like this game but if you are there are enough goodies here that will certainly not fail to please.
  4. 77
    There are a lot of good things in Ultimate Ninja Heroes, but its weaknesses, including the aforementioned poor load times and limited character control, really drag it down. However, if you're a fan of the Naruto universe, or you just want a stylish, simple fighting game to try out, give this one a spin.
  5. For a PSP fighter, it's good. If you've played Ultimate Ninja 2, you'll know what you're getting into. Expect that, but slightly watered down in terms of what's available.
  6. Easily one of the best fighting games on PSP, and one of this fall’s strongest portable titles.
  7. The wireless multiplayer is a nice inclusion (especially since only one player needs to have the game), but anyone who wants a fighter with any depth should look further than this portable fan service.
  8. The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja games haven't been terribly ambitious up to now, and with little in the way of actual, original content, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes feels even less so.
  9. Overall, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes takes an okay series of PS2 games and manages to downgrade them severely, not once, but twice — once from PS2 to PSP and again, in mostly inexcusable fashion, from Japan to the U.S.
  10. 50
    Given the lack of single-player modes and the simple fighting engine, it's hard to recommend Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes to anyone who isn't currently wearing a Naruto headband.
  11. While Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes may not be as flashy as the PS2 games, it is a decent first step on the PSP. Fans of the PS2 titles will have no problems jumping into this portable entry in the series, though it isn't particularly flashy or as interactive as those titles.

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#10 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. portaplata
    Aug 28, 2007
    The graphics arent all that bad but the gameplay leaves alot to be desired.
  2. May 12, 2015
    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 19, 2015
    It's basically Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on handheld. Not worth the money if you've already own Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on PS2 or generallyIt's basically Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on handheld. Not worth the money if you've already own Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2 on PS2 or generally don't like 2D fighting games. Full Review »