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  • Summary: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 promises to feature the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series, allowing fans to engage with a vast array of their favorite personalities from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe, be they friend or foe. In story mode, players areNARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 promises to feature the most extensive character roster of any game so far in the series, allowing fans to engage with a vast array of their favorite personalities from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN universe, be they friend or foe. In story mode, players are thrown into a series of adventures set in the village of Konoha, while the game's fights are punctuated with large scale boss battles, including a confrontation with the gargantuan Nine-Tails. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    86
    Ultimate Ninja Storm's reputation as Naruto's most consistently enjoyable game series is safe.
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    80
    Many are the new features of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 but not one of them can really move the gameplay forward. At the same time the game is an absolute buy for every Naruto fan out there.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Apr 23, 2013
    80
    Surprisingly deep. [Issue#97, p.64]
  4. Apr 2, 2013
    74
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is another entry in this long running franchise, and it feels like it's been running for a bit too long now. It's not a bad game by any means, it's just starting to really show its age, and the minor tweaks aren't quite keeping up in keeping the game fresh. But for the series newbies there's no better place to start.
  5. 70
    If you're already a Naruto believer, this game's excellent visuals and its faithfulness to the source material will outweigh its flaws. [April 2013, p.76]
  6. 60
    Stick with it and you may find yourself disappointed by the uneven challenge factor and scanty online features, but these are obscured by all the brightly-coloured nonsense and if you get far enough in to notice then you're probably enough of a fan not to care.
  7. Mar 5, 2013
    53
    Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 starts strong and has a few inspired moments, but it can’t keep up its momentum and plods through most of its material, too often asking you to watch rather than play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 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 soIf 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. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2021
    9
    Uma boa franquia pra quem prefere jogar ao invés de assistir. Divertido e relativamente fácil na maioria dos momentos, ou pelo menos depois deUma boa franquia pra quem prefere jogar ao invés de assistir. Divertido e relativamente fácil na maioria dos momentos, ou pelo menos depois de jogar por um tempo. O conteúdo pós game também é divertido. Expand
  3. 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 almostIt'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 Expand
  4. 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 briefA 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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  5. Apr 14, 2020
    8
    Played on XBOX 360.
    Gameplay: GREAT.
    Story: GOOD.
    Graphic: GOOD.
    Music/Sound: GREAT.
    Dialogue: GOOD.
  6. Apr 12, 2016
    7
    Very disappointing after the great previous game. It takes to long to get to a boss battle and they aren't half as good as the ones in StormVery disappointing after the great previous game. It takes to long to get to a boss battle and they aren't half as good as the ones in Storm 2. The worst part is the poor renditions of the source material in between battles. It's like having a spectator film a movie with a phone. Better watch or read it again to get the stale taste out. However I did like the brief Naruto vs Sasuke battle and Kakashi Vs Zabuza for nostalgia. And the challenge mission are actually quite fun. Expand
  7. Mar 15, 2013
    0
    I reviewed this game as a 0 because of the disrespect of Cyber Conect with Naruto fans. They promissed us a game with to many characters, aI reviewed this game as a 0 because of the disrespect of Cyber Conect with Naruto fans. They promissed us a game with to many characters, a huge history mode and I tell you what they did. They destroyed the game on the end of history mode, giving us an end to Naruto story. They promissed a history mode that our choice would change the game, but what really changes is only the ninja weapon you will use. They could finish the story as the did, but as a alternative ending. Besides that, none of the new character are playable. The hidden mist sword ninjas, silver and gold brother, and even the edo kages (that are completely done on the story mode) are playable. I bought this game, and I was disappointed. It's only ninja storm generations with the jinchurikis, Madara and Nagato. And the worst is that they put some 1rst phase characters as young naruto, young sasuke, only to fill up the character list, but they not put them all. OMG I'm really disapointed Cyber Connect, I expected more of you. Expand

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