• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2008
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  • Summary: Building on "Naruto: Rise of a Ninja," this sequel features Naruto, who has now evolved into a well-respected Ninja, but his new status and abilities trigger the envy of his best friend and Ninja teammate, Sasuke. The enemy of the village, Orochimaru, takes advantage of the situation andBuilding on "Naruto: Rise of a Ninja," this sequel features Naruto, who has now evolved into a well-respected Ninja, but his new status and abilities trigger the envy of his best friend and Ninja teammate, Sasuke. The enemy of the village, Orochimaru, takes advantage of the situation and convinces Sasuke to leave his friends and his village in order to join his evil clan and become more powerful. With the help of his Ninja friends, Naruto goes on a quest to retrieve Sasuke and save him. Naruto: The Broken Bond is also the only Naruto video game, other than "Rise of a Ninja" that features an online multiplayer mode which allows players to compete against others in an online tournament mode. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, 3D, Open-World, First-Person, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: 2 Online
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. As with all great sequels, Broken Bond deals with darker story elements than its predecessor and becomes a more jaw dropping spectacle as a result.
  2. Ubisoft has succeeded in creating the ultimate Naruto-game. The Broken Bond builds upon the foundation of the first game, and retains the open world and strong audiovisual presentation. Story wise the game is both more intense and lengthy then its predecessor, making The Broken Bond the best Naruto-game to date.
  3. Naruto The Broken Bond brings an important and necessary improvement as a sequel. Despite some repetitive missions and side quests this title succeeds by tying together four genres without fail.
  4. This may seem like a dumbing-down, but if memory serves the ninjas in Naruto’s world never had to use seals to perform those feats in the first place. Authenticity wins the day.
  5. Naruto 2: The Broken Bond is in every aspect an improvement of Rise of the Ninja. If you enjoyed the first game than you'll definitely like this one. Because the game is very easy to master and the various game elements offer excellent gameplay the game is ideal for gamers that are new to the series. And even if you do have an natural intolerance against cartoony game characters you will still play the game with a smile on your face.
  6. As an entire package, Naruto does a good job of presenting an awesome part of the story, but makes enough fumbles that stunts the potential to really be the best Naruto experience out there.
  7. 67
    Aficionados need not hesitate -- The Broken Bond presents the Naruto franchise in a largely engaging manner, with plenty to see and do in the campaign and via Xbox Live. It's a less definite prospect for newcomers, though, as the fan service and familiar scenarios go a long way toward masking the frustrations and limitations found within.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 26, 2019
    10
    It is the BEST Naruto game that ever created. I'm from 2019, and i'm not joking. Playing it on 2010 for the first time i was shocked - finallyIt is the BEST Naruto game that ever created. I'm from 2019, and i'm not joking. Playing it on 2010 for the first time i was shocked - finally a normal Naruto game with a)Normal fighting system, with at least TWO buttons on combos (hello Ultimate Ninja Series) b)Open world c)Original soundrtack from anime d)Normal storytelling, without exaggeration in fights cutscenes.
    For now, there is no game like that, not even close. Storm series doesn't have normal open world and one (!) button combo fighting. I wish that team, that make Broken Bond can do a Shippuuden game...
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  2. LonnieH
    Nov 24, 2008
    10
    This is one of the best games I
  3. narutoninja
    Nov 27, 2008
    10
    best idea ever. multiplayer naruto team battles. like co op in an FPS but with a game with the best graphics i've ever seen, and the best idea ever. multiplayer naruto team battles. like co op in an FPS but with a game with the best graphics i've ever seen, and the best characters of any series (game/anime) i've ever played/seen. soooo good. Expand
  4. byrd
    Nov 27, 2008
    9
    of all the things you could have for the holidays when its all cold outside and crap you should get this. graphics so good you'll stay of all the things you could have for the holidays when its all cold outside and crap you should get this. graphics so good you'll stay inside until it's sunny again. lol Expand
  5. [ANONYMOUS]
    Nov 27, 2008
    9
    If you're having trouble deciding, like I was, just sit back and click over some screenshots. Single handedly, this game is worth it for If you're having trouble deciding, like I was, just sit back and click over some screenshots. Single handedly, this game is worth it for its graphics. This cell-shading (or whatever) style of characters with its cinematic background graphics is a) innovative as hell and b) simply beautiful. Another word that comes to mind is lush. Orrrr, breathtaking. I'm serious! Peep the visuals my friends, you won't have a choice after that. Expand
  6. Dec 26, 2016
    8
    Naruto: The Broken Bond me supreendeu demais, Rise of a Ninja foi um jogo divertido, mais tinha poucos personagens, poucas variedades deNaruto: The Broken Bond me supreendeu demais, Rise of a Ninja foi um jogo divertido, mais tinha poucos personagens, poucas variedades de jutsus, em The Broken Bond ela se supera e faz um jogo muito bom, agora tem mais personagens, continua com o mesmo esquema do ultimo jogo de fazer jutsus, mais agora ficou um pouco mais facil, a cena final é bem legal, a trilha sonora é boa, o grafico é muito bom, The Broken Bond é um dos melhores jogos baseado em anime, sem duvidas, muito recomendado. Nota 8.4 Expand
  7. Apr 19, 2011
    5
    Looks pretty but ultimately the overusing of quicktime events, same environments and repetitive questing for the majority of the game makeLooks pretty but ultimately the overusing of quicktime events, same environments and repetitive questing for the majority of the game make this more of a chore than a fun experience. Combat feels shallow and clunky, but the Jutsu controls are fun. Expand

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