Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. CONR3 really maximizes on the underlying potential the series has always had, and the online mode really pulls everything together to make it a game that, truly, can stand alongside the plethora of great fighters that have come out this year.
  2. 80
    Although some gamers might be turned off by Revolution 3's 3D arena and its lack of advanced move inputs, the amount of skill required to effectively time moves and anticipate oncoming attacks is impressive. Wii owners -- especially the Wii-owning Naruto fans -- will be happy to have this in their collection.
  3. If you love fighting games, you should consider Clash of Ninja 3, regardless whether you love or hate Naruto. Until Tatsunoko vs Capcom hits next year, it might be as the box declares, the Best Fighting Game on the Wii.
  4. It's a excellent game for those who have never played the Naruto Clash of Ninja fighting series.
  5. Like any good fighting game, Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 thrives on multiplayer action. It stumbles in a few areas, and is certainly one of the more repetitive fighters released this year. But it's also a really good game that, when played with others, can be very addictive.
  6. For those who have never played the Naruto Clash of Ninja fighting game series, start with this one. It’s got 40 characters, a slick fighting system, tons of unlockables, and online combat for the first time. Longtime fans might be wary of the game, however, as this is the fifth game in the series in four years.
  7. It is a good follow-up to the series, with a more refined combat, good visuals that excel in combat, and a very interesting story mode.
  8. Like its predecessors, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is good fun--the fighting is fast-paced and has easy-to-learn controls--especially when playing against your friends. [Holiday 2009, p.88]
  9. Thanks to its solid fighting system, large roster, and plentiful play modes, Clash of Ninja Revolution III ranks as one of the better brawlers on Wii.
  10. Naruto's back once again and this time he wants to stay with Wii users. Clash of Ninja Revolution 3's basically the same game that we received last year, adding a brand-new online feature and a lame story mode. Its a 'sold' title for the fans, but just an interesting one for those who are looking for some fun.
  11. The story of the game is pretty lame, but the developer managed to deliver a very good fighting system, so in the end it turns out to be a fun fighting game.
  12. Even if Naruto Shippuden: Clash Of Ninja Revolution 3 is really similar to the previous chapter (enough to discourage a lot of players), is still one of the best Beat'em up on the wii.
  13. 75
    Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution is proof the Wii has some nice fighting games.
  14. Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is not a perfect game. It has plenty of issues when it comes to graphics and simplistic gameplay. However, it still manages to be a great fighter on the Wii. The online capabilities are what really boost this title past the competition. If you love Naruto or are looking for a decent fighter on the Wii, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 will probably be your best bet.
  15. Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a different yet enjoyable fighting game. Your friends might hassle you, but it’s their loss.
  16. A worthwhile pick for fans and those in the mood for a wild brawl. Get some friends together and go ninja crazy.
  17. We would have liked to see more innovations in Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja 3 other than the added online capabilities. The game is still one of the better and most accessible fighting games available for the Wii. The lack of a Japanese voice option and the inconsistent difficulty remain something that holds this game back from true greatness.
  18. Even though the developer Eighting really improved the graphics and added online play to their Naruto formula, they also managed to put in a few extra problems like hiccups in the frame rate and lag online. In the end, Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 still is a fun party fighter for up to four players, but it could have been so much better with just more polish.
  19. Naruto's latest is a good fighting game that's held back by an unbalanced Story mode and laggy online play.
  20. 70
    A step forward for fighting games? Not exactly. But it's certainly a tasty bit of comfort food for the fans.
  21. 67
    Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a step up from Clash of Ninja Revolution 2, but nagging problems keep the game from reaching its full potential.
  22. The classic more of the same. You won't find any new feature, combo or new gameplay idea here. Just for the die hard fans.
  23. Diehard Naruto fans might find a little joy in taking their favorite characters into the ring (again), but the payoff for the effort of trudging through Story mode is adequate at best.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Aug 27, 2012
    Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is a fantastic game with a whole lot of characters. The versus mode is great, the extras are awesome, and the characters in the game are really balanced. I'm not a fan of the Story mode, because it only features one arc and is basically imbalanced... Overall its really worth a try and you should buy it. Full Review »
  2. Dec 16, 2013
    I love this game with a variety of Naruto characters it is fun the whole way I love it and u will to. It is epic I want 2 say the whole story but I cant trust me its epic I complete it 100 I just need 2 complete mission mode. Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    As a Naruto fan, I have had the opportunity to play a variety of games on various games consoles. Particularly on the Gameboy Advance, DS and Wii.

    Naruto Clash of Ninja started as being direct translations of the Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen games. They were generally released two years after their counterparts, in order to match the speed of the dubbed anime episodes. However when GNT4 was released, the Nintendo Gamecube was being phased out in favour of the Nintendo Wii. Due to this, GNT3 and 4 were not released to American/European markets, instead being packaged as Clash of Ninja Revolution on the Wii. Rather than being translations of the original games, these games were adapted and reworked to work on the Wii software, using GNTEX as a framework for the game mechanics.

    Starting from GNTEX2, there has been shared development of certain characters, during which characters in the American games were added to the Japanese games and vice versa. CON Revolution 3 was an expansion of GNTEX3, which contained the most number of characters to date, including Sasuke, Hidan and Kakuzu. The biggest leap in terms of story between Revolution 3 and Revolution 2 was that it was now based on the Shippuden storyline (taking place around three years after the original Naruto storyline). This meant adding new Jutsus (special attacks) and character costumes and movesets.

    CON Revolution 3 works well in several ways. Story mode covers the Kazekage Rescue arc, which deals with when the Akatsuki kidnap Gaara at the start of Shippuden. While it ends there, it also contains characters from the later arcs as characters available for purchase in the shop.

    CON Revolution 3’s gameplay is solid and enjoyable. This game is comparable to Tekken and Soul Calibur, but is generally a lot easier to learn. Having said that, there is a level of complexity to this game which has led to several game tournaments being organised. Advanced features such as combo cancels and teleporting add depth to the game, giving expert players the chance to perfect their fighting style and learn characters.

    Players are encouraged to try multiple characters, in particular with the mission modes which give the user a large amount of game money (called Ryo) and are necessary to unlock particular characters.

    Characters are unlocked in ‘sets’, so when all members of set 1 are purchased, the next set will be unlocked and so on. Some characters cost more than others. There are also stages to be purchased along with extra modes.

    Classic fighting game modes such as Score Attack, Time Attack and Survival are in full force here, with the ability to play these in the Two-Man Tag Mode. This allows the player to pick two characters to fight against another two characters. You can perform Tag Team Special attacks, some of which are unique to those characters.

    Many options are available to the player such as choosing the number of rounds, difficulty of the computer players and more. In four player battles, the player can assign people to different teams and apply handicaps for a more tailored game experience. There is also an online option for those who want remote opponents.

    Overall, Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 is the best Naruto game on the Wii, and one of the best fighting games available on the console. Unlocking characters is fun and versus mode has a lot to offer in the long-term.
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