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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 67
  2. Negative: 10 out of 67
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  1. Mar 5, 2013
    8
    Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is an amazing title if you're a Naruto fan. The roster is large and while the new character count is low, all the characters feel much cleaner and tighter. While in previous games a spamming tactic would almost always end in victory, Storm 3 is much more strategy and skill based online. Aside from online is a very cinematic story mode that has aNaruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is an amazing title if you're a Naruto fan. The roster is large and while the new character count is low, all the characters feel much cleaner and tighter. While in previous games a spamming tactic would almost always end in victory, Storm 3 is much more strategy and skill based online. Aside from online is a very cinematic story mode that has a decent length without doing any side missions. The story can be very slow and down right boring at times. This does balance with the fast paced and incredible boss fights however making the story very worth playing through as well as unlocking all the characters in the roster. Other modes include an online mode with tournaments, ranked matches, free matches, endless matches, and more. Offline one can also create tournaments locally as well as learn timing and combos in the expansive training mode. In the end this game is a simple fun game that you will love unless you take it too seriously. Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2013
    10
    If you like Naruto just hop on this and avoid what critics say. Most likely 90% of the people reviewing this game have not watched the show so avoid what they all say.
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    9
    Very quickly. The game has remained faithful to the gameplay promised and so far much appreciated, the battle system is certainly the highlight of NUNS. The boss battles are spectacular as expected giving the player an unforgettable actions typical of the series. As far as spectacle can not be criticized at all, in fact it is one of the best games of the genre for both versatility and fun.Very quickly. The game has remained faithful to the gameplay promised and so far much appreciated, the battle system is certainly the highlight of NUNS. The boss battles are spectacular as expected giving the player an unforgettable actions typical of the series. As far as spectacle can not be criticized at all, in fact it is one of the best games of the genre for both versatility and fun. The story continues from the events following the saga of Pain lasting until the fourth ninja war. The exploration is certainly not the strong point of the game but excellent side dish to make during the story. I also believe enough property to a phase musou to vary the gameplay. There are no substantial changes from Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 but the game proves to be valid, however, consists of a high technical level, improved animations and more. The roster of characters is in my opinion the only real flaw of the game, I would have expected something significantly different, such as the presence of the 4 kage and the 7 swordsmen, I hope it will soon add as DLC. As I said before, the strong point of UNS3 is the battle system accompanied by a compelling story that captures the players carrying them in the world of ninja. This is a title not only appreciated by fans of Naruto but also from other players, I highly recommend it Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'm giving this game an 8.0 rating because it is too good but there are some glitches and the game often suffers from frame drops

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  5. Apr 1, 2013
    8
    It's fun and fast-paced. It makes you feel like a ninja even if you're rocking a gut and smoking some weed. Though the fights are almost always extremely sentimental and emotional, it's fun nonetheless
  6. May 1, 2013
    8
    A surprisingly fun fighting game and a mostly faithful adaption (some contrived battles where before there might have been just a brief argument in the manga/anime for example) Other then that there's far more story here then any of the previous games.

    A huge roster most of whom have multiple outifts/special move sets. If you're a naruto fan this is a must buy, if you're a fighter
    A surprisingly fun fighting game and a mostly faithful adaption (some contrived battles where before there might have been just a brief argument in the manga/anime for example) Other then that there's far more story here then any of the previous games.

    A huge roster most of whom have multiple outifts/special move sets.

    If you're a naruto fan this is a must buy, if you're a fighter fan you might find some fun here it might surprise you but you're probably better off elsewhere where fighting mechanics take precedent over a faithful/fun adaption of an anime.
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  7. Apr 29, 2013
    8
    These games always surprise me.

    I hate the anime on the focus of the story being garbage and an awful main character, but this is an incredibly fun fighting game with a huge roster of characters. Even if you don't like Naruto, but like fighting games, you owe it to yourself to at least test this game.
  8. Nov 8, 2013
    8
    This game is a must buy if you're a Naruto fan. Just the option of playing as your favorite Naruto character is awesome. The story is pretty accurate but it looks like it needed more work. Online is also unplayable because people constantly spam. I suggest for the next Naruto game they add more complex movesets and jitsus that can be do with different analog combinations (just an idea). 8/10
  9. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    If this game can even make a noob like me a Naruto fan, you know that this game is a strong one. Even though I am not used to the 3d style fighting mechanics (I prefer the old school 2.5d ones) this game makes 3d a damn good alternative. The story (just like all anime based fighting games.) does a abridged version of the Naruto franchise. The walking levels are a bit boring but when itIf this game can even make a noob like me a Naruto fan, you know that this game is a strong one. Even though I am not used to the 3d style fighting mechanics (I prefer the old school 2.5d ones) this game makes 3d a damn good alternative. The story (just like all anime based fighting games.) does a abridged version of the Naruto franchise. The walking levels are a bit boring but when it comes to the fighting sequences this game shows it's true quality. The game features over 100 Naruto characters and that is a damn good number. In conclusion this game was developed by people who love and care about the Naruto franchise. Expand
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Games Master UK
    May 9, 2013
    63
    If you're familiar with Naruto, it's faithful stuff. If not, it's hard, fast, and bloody weird. [June 2013, p.83]
  2. May 9, 2013
    70
    All in all, Naruto is worth a pick up for Naruto fans or those who enjoy a simple combat game.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Apr 23, 2013
    80
    Surprisingly deep. [Issue#97, p.64]