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  • Summary: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 promises to unleash a tornado of ninja action and adventure that the franchise is known for, with over eighty playable characters, advanced online modes and enhanced fighting mechanics that allow anyone to become a ninja master.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    90
    A real gem for fans of the Konoha ninja, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is rich, well-crafted, fun to play and as worthy of the series as ever.
  2. Mar 14, 2013
    87
    After the weak ‘Generations’ Naruto returns to top form. It has its share of flaws, but nonetheless this is the best Naruto adventure yet.
  3. Mar 12, 2013
    85
    CyberConnect2 has listened to fans' feedback for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and it was the right decision. The mistakes of Generations are behind now and we're offered a really good Story mode, even if you'll be only watching your screen most of the time. With a huge choice of characters and a still very efficient gameplay, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is obviously the very best episode.
  4. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Its impressive Adventure mode stays true to the anime and creates an experience typically not found in a fighting game. Its enhanced combat system, coupled with its large roster of characters, makes for fun offline and online matches that will keep you exploring the ins and outs of each character.
  5. Mar 6, 2013
    73
    Naruto is a beloved ninja, in Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 he has a great story to tell. Fans have found the best game in the Shippuden series, but really this chapter has some unforgivable mistakes. New ideas and classic setbacks, all together in a beautiful cel shading.
  6. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    There is no doubt that this is the best game of Naruto that you can buy, even though there are some flaws to be considered.
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    This game is only for those who care to see Naruto's story continue to play out, and though it has its moments, it doesn't deliver quite the level of excitement you'd hope for from a game bearing the Naruto Shippuden name.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 51
  2. Negative: 10 out of 51
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    10
    I really don't care much about the other characters. Truely the only one that I care much about is Rock Lee, so please if you can update moreI really don't care much about the other characters. Truely the only one that I care much about is Rock Lee, so please if you can update more skill for Lee it is not that hard I will gurantee that if you take your time making the game you will make more money then you will ever image make it happen trust me. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    A bit of a disclaimer, buy a pack of tissue because this game will touch your heart. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is the best 3DA bit of a disclaimer, buy a pack of tissue because this game will touch your heart. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is the best 3D fighting game to date. Everything from Storm 2 just was upgraded hell of a lot! The story mode in this game is **** amazing! However it does skip quite a lot of canonical information from the original show so don't make this game your only source for Naruto Shippden. With that aside, the story aspects along the narration and the fighting makes this mode perfect, not close to perfect, perfect! Also the soundtrack for this game are just... wow. If you can buy the soundtrack alone you will be in a treat. The versus mode itself got a serious upgrade! Its so fun and competitive that is could be an e-sport game. Kinda extreme but you will see for yourself. And the online mode is fixed and enjoyable from the last game. Beside the crappy servers Namco Bandai provides, it's a fun made for you or your friends to play head to head with each other or with other players around the world. Overall, your missing out if you don't own this! Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    10
    Quite simply the greatest naruto experience to date. From the refined gameplay to the beautiful graphics this game never fails to capture yourQuite simply the greatest naruto experience to date. From the refined gameplay to the beautiful graphics this game never fails to capture your attention. If you are a fan of anime or even fighting games this is a must buy Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    I love Naruto, its my absolute Favorite Manga/Anime.

    I've been playing the Ninja Storm series since Storm 2 and have loved every minute of
    I love Naruto, its my absolute Favorite Manga/Anime.

    I've been playing the Ninja Storm series since Storm 2 and have loved every minute of it. It takes the Anime and Manga and turns it into something you can control and fight for yourself as your favorite Naruto Characters. However, this game seems to have taken the cake for the best Ninja Storm game out there. The story is amazing compared to Ninja Storm 2's. Better in depth and very movie like.

    The new dodge system from Gen has also been kept, making dodging more strategic in keeping yourself alive. Ninjutsu casting time has been lowered to prevent as much spam online from the other games, and the new ults are amazing.

    With an Anime game, comes flaws. This is the first Ninja Storm game to not be as close to the Manga and Anime as the others. The ending, actually, is the only part that stands off from the rest. In my own opinion, this was the worst part of the game was the crappy ending that was not like the manga's ending. They should have left the ending off as a "To Be Continued" ending instead of what was given seeing how the war did not end after that battle.

    The only other real problem with this game is that, on current gen consoles, console lag can cause you to mess up or even end up dead. Susano' and water tends to lag the 360 and PS3 so bad you're not sure whats happening. This is said to be fixed with the upcoming Full Burst update, however.

    So if you're looking for an awesome, epic game to play Online or Off, for Story or Free battle. Then this game is for you. You do need to ignore the ending, as it is nothing like how it should be. But the characters we all know and love are waiting to be pitted against others from this epic series. This game is the only reason I own an XboX, as I am a PC gamer.

    However, this Winter it will be making its way to PC and Steam for the first time!
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  5. May 12, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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............................ Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2020
    6
    Very little improvement from previous titles which ultimately leads to a game that feels like a big chunk of dlc as opposed to a full on sequel.
  7. Mar 17, 2013
    0
    This game sucks! Is a bad copy past from naruto generations, with 10 new characters and a history mode that destroys the original Naruto`sThis game sucks! Is a bad copy past from naruto generations, with 10 new characters and a history mode that destroys the original Naruto`s story. The edo kages are all designed but are not playable. The swordsmen with exception of Zabuza are not playable to. If you didn`t play storm 1, buy storm 1, but not this game. If you had already played every ps3 naruto`s games stay with generation, but please, don`t spend your money with this. Expand

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