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  • Summary: Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 faithfully recreates the anime series and fully immerses players in the mythical ninja world with new expansive environments, missions, battle systems and gameplay modes. Taking players through the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc, daring ninja warriors must strategically recruit the right support characters to ensure victory against any and all opponents. With the winning combination, players can easily unleash bigger and more explosive Team Special Techniques to obliterate enemies who stand in the way. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 22, 2010
    90
    This is without a doubt one of the best licensed games ever. It is impressively faithful to the show, and you'll be amazed by the beautiful graphics and the awesome battles.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    85
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja: Storm 2 is proof as to how far we have come when it comes to creating worlds of gaming. Even if you're not verse in the ways of the ninja, but still enjoy Japanese animation, this game will amaze you.
  3. Oct 25, 2010
    84
    Ultimate Nina Storm 2 is definitely an improvement for the series, faithfully utilizing its source material to create a fun, striking game. The online multiplayer is still a work in progress for the series, and while not all revisions are for the better, there's plenty of content stashed into the package to make it a worthwhile pick up.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    For fans of the anime, this is a must have game, and to be fair, the new RPG approach might appeal more as a fitting change making the game stand out against its predecessors.
  5. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    But those looking for a mix of good multi-tiered fighting that's finally available online with some elements of an action-adventure (although nowhere near as engaging as the fighting aspect) that also provides long, fan-appealing anime cut-scenes that weave together another Naruto tale should be satisfied with the second installment of this particular Naruto-based franchise.
  6. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    A flair for the dramatic elevates Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 above its shallow combat.
  7. Of the three Naruto games on Xbox 360, this definitely gets the bronze. [Issue#98, p.89]

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    Very very fun with a lot of senseless violence, I love it!
    It is also quite cheap now that the new naruto game has been released, just ebay it
    and get the classics one.
    So so addicting.
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  2. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    I find IT Very COOL, THE ADVENTURE MODE IS A CANDY FOR THE FANS, BUT FOR THE NEW PLAYERS DOES A GOOD JOB INTRODUCING THE STORY, THE FIGHTS ARE INCREDIBLE FLUID AND FUN, THIS IS AN MUST HAVE FOR ANY FIGHTING GAME FAN , WHETER YOU LIKE NARUTO OR NOT, SO, GO AND BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR FAVORITE JUTSU! Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

    Naruto Shippuden: ultimate ninja storm 2 is the best fighting game I have played it is my
    favourite Naruto game it has a range of characters like Naruto who is the main character in the anime program he has a nine tailed fox put in him by his dad the fourth hokage Minato who has the power of time his weapons have the power to teleport the wielder when held. The characters in the game are Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno, Might Guy, Tenten , Rock Lee, Neji Hyūga, Asuma Sarutobi, Ino Yamanaka, Shikamaru Nara, ChŠExpand
  4. Oct 24, 2010
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Right, I think itâ Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2010
    6
    This game was an utter disappointment. The story mode is simply tedious. I have never seen a game classified as "free roam" feel so linear. Other than the fighting, the missions are just a tedious, boring collabotation of searching for various items from people to signs on trees. It follows the naruto story which is nice, but if you have never seen the show, much of what is occuring in the game will make no sense. I am a naruto fan and I knew what was happening, but if I didn't, I'm sure I would have been lost at times. The fighting system is fun for 20 minutes until you realize that that's all you can do. Incredibly shallow system with no real depth anywhere. The various maps you can fight on are all the same with different looking backgrounds. I like maps with a little bit of variety but they are all just circles or squares of ground with varying backgrounds. I'd like to see something to make it interesting. Maybe a few trees in forest maps, or some kind of building in the village ones. Just to allow that extra dimension of utilizing the environment when fighting. I was expecting a lot out of this game. Also voice acting is terribad, so just leave it on japanese and use subtitles. Expect loading screens after you walk the 15 feet across a bridge, patch of grass, etc. way too much loading in the game. Visuals are nice, and the fighting is fast paced and accessible to any 5 year old with 2 hands. Over 40 characters. These are really the only positives out of this game. Expand