Metascore
74

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. 75
    Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution is proof the Wii has some nice fighting games.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  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. Naruto's latest is a good fighting game that's held back by an unbalanced Story mode and laggy online play.
  17. A worthwhile pick for fans and those in the mood for a wild brawl. Get some friends together and go ninja crazy.
  18. 70
    A step forward for fighting games? Not exactly. But it's certainly a tasty bit of comfort food for the fans.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  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
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 27, 2012
    10
    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, andNaruto 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. EdP
    Jan 18, 2010
    8
    I was doutbful about this game, because I have played the other Clash of Ninja and didn't convince me, instead I prefer Gekitou Ninja I was doutbful about this game, because I have played the other Clash of Ninja and didn't convince me, instead I prefer Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3. But I bought it and for my surprise this game was really good. Excellent graphics, good characters, interesting story (just shippuden), nice animation, even power in characters and the most important; excellent wi-fi fights. I mean, there are a lot of opponents, few lags in the connection and easy to get. Of course is not a perfect game, but you can try it and enjoy a good time. Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2015
    9
    Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution III is the best game in this series BY FAR! The story takes place between the beginning ShippudenNaruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution III is the best game in this series BY FAR! The story takes place between the beginning Shippuden Arcs (no spoilers cuz Shippuden is still the latest part to naruto). Oh man what a thrilling way this game tells a story. From the beginning to the end you would want to dive in head first, ass out to the compelling story telling and mechanics. And the mechanics... what an upgrade! Everyone, EVERYONE gets a new moveset along with a change of controls which is reasonable. The multiplayer experience is far funner and more hectic than any of the previous titles combined. You would want to keep playing over and over for its awesome replayablity. Also, this game is the first in the series to have an online mode! So far is jack **** Connection between two players gives you at least 1-2 button delay and 4 player online battles are just terrible. But if you exclude ever visiting the online aspects of the game, this is must buy for anyone picking up a Naruto game for the Wii. Full Review »