Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3

Posted by staff | Posted in Fighting | Posted on 25-09-2010


  • Play as one of over 40 playable characters from the hit TV show. For the first time in the series, you will be able to turn some of your favorite characters into more powerful ninja warriors and summon giant creatures as allies!
  • For the first time in the series, there is an option to choose between English and Japanese VO. For the first time, you can customize your character with the Ultimate Jutsu of your choice!
  • Now, some of the Ultimate Jutsu will let your characters turn into giants of unprecedented size or summon giant monsters to control in the midst of battle.
  • Engage in all out battle royale matches, interact with a variety of characters residing in the village and accomplish over 55 missions in Ultimate Contest mode. Battle in 20 unique stages using either close combat or a variety of ranged weapons.
  • Be an active part of the major events that define and conclude the entire Story Arc 1 in Heros History mode. Relive your favorite scenes of the series as the two heroes clash in the battle of destiny.

Product Description
As the latest and most advanced of the best fighting game series based on the Naruto Universe, Ultimate Ninja 3 perfects everything we have come to expect from the series and evolves it to the next level with major innovative features. Choose from over 40 of the most loved and feared characters from the entire Story Arc 1 to battle the best in the world of Naruto over 20 unique stages. Customize your character with the Ultimate Jutsu of your choice! Unleash your fav… More >>

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3

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We’re finally treated to the third game in the Naruto Ultimate Ninja series on the PS2 in as many years and, boy, is it something. There over 40 playable characters in the game with an option to choose between English and Japanese VO. You can customize your characters with whichever ultimate jutsu you choose, you’ll be able to turn some of your favorite characters into more powerful ninja and summon giant creatures as allies to help you in battle, interact with characters residing in the leaf village and accomplish over 55 missions in Ultimate Contest mode, engage in battle royale matches in 20 unique stages using either close combat or ranged weapons. The game itself takes place up to the Sasuke Retrieval Arc. It’s definitely a bigger monster to contend with this time around.

Ultimate Contest is the biggest part of UN3 wherein a festival is thrown together by Lady Tsunade for the sake of visitors from the hidden village of Sand. The main event is a battle royal in which each ninja gets a crystal. When ninja fight, the winner gets the loser’s crystals. The two who finish with the most crystals get to battle for the right to create a new Hidden Leaf Village regulation. You run around Hidden Leaf Village completing simple quests and challenging other characters to fights, which is somewhat similar to the game Naruto Rise of a Ninja(although UN3 came out long before that game did in Japan so, technically, it thought of the idea first). There are also a handful of minigames you’ll be asked to compete in as well.

The game has top-notch production values. The graphics look simply stunning in this game(sometimes making you wonder if this isn’t a PS3 game).

There isn’t much that can be said bad about this game. Note, much that can be said. Meaning there is a few things that isn’t so good. My biggest gripe with the game is the unlockables. Most of them are nothing you hadn’t unlocked before in the previous games & that, to me, is disappointing. At least, they should give us a some new content to unlock to make it all the more pleasing to play.

Overall, Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 is a game all Naruto fans should get. It’s definitely the best of the series thus far. I’m not sure casual fans would be interested, honestly, not unless they’re into anime & manga.

Sadly, I hear this is the last game in the series for the PS2. The series is moving onto the PS3. I do hope & pray they give it alot bigger scope on the system and continue its’ success with newer and better content. PSP owners can rejoice, though, as a new game is on the way for the PSP. Look for my review when it hits the shelves.
Rating: 4 / 5

This is simply the best game of the series(in America) so far. It has exactly 42 playable characters and adjustable secret techniques. Once you have all of the characters and have beaten story mode there is still re playability. There is hero’s history mode, Narutimate challenge, and plain old one-on-one v.s. mode battles. There are more items, more stages, and more special jutsu than ever! The cut scenes in story mode are also greatly improved. Every single thing about this game is 10 times as better than ultimate ninja 2.Let me explain how to change your characters secret techniques: Depending on the character you choose you can pick your favorite secret techniques for your character to use before you start the battle. For example, when you use Sasuke Uchiha, you get a host of secret techniques to choose from for the level 1, 2, and 3 secret techniques. But with a character like ANBU Kakashi, you only get one secret technique. That ends my review, a great game about a great Anime.
Rating: 5 / 5

I played four Naruto games from the Gamecube and the Playstation II thus far, (Naruto Clash of Ninja I & II and Ultimate Ninja II & III) and the best one is this one, Naruto Ultimate Ninja III. The game is updated with more characters (including all the hokages, including Yondaime) which can be unlocked throughout playing the Storyline of the game. There are over forty characters that you can play as, and so many more things to do. The environment you play in is more interactive, but some of the playing fields from NUNII are slightly different, but otherwise still awesome. I really enjoyed this game, which is more challenging than the last one in the series. If you are new to Naruto games in particular and own a PSII, than definitely try this game.
Rating: 4 / 5

First of all let me say that this is the best Naruto game for the PS2, yet. The gameplay is similar to the previous 2 but it is finely tuned and has a few nice little additions that make it really fun (for example, if the Rasengan and the Chidori clash at the same time then you get into a power struggle where both players should press buttons to win).

The Hero’s Story Mode was pretty good, not great, but good.


1. Incredible Roster of Characters

2. Solid Gameplay

3. Nice Soundtrack (btw there is an option for the Japanese voice actors)

4. The Ultimate Contest Mode, which is a new story arc (called Konoha Genin vs Jonin) only for the game :)


1.Not THAT much of an improvement from Ultimate Ninja 2.

2.Hardcore Gamers might not be attracted by the lack of depth in the figthing system.


Anyway I had a lot of fun playing this game, really enjoyed the Ultimate Contest mode and playing the new characters.

Overall, I give this 4 stars.
Rating: 4 / 5

This was my first time at playing the Ultimate Ninja series. It played without any issues on my 60gig PS3. Being new to the series, I was at first a little confused about the menu layout (Hero’s history, Ultimate Contest, Vs Dual, etc) and how they connected to one another. After a few hours of playing, I finally got a hang of the concept and character fighting styles.

If you are a Naruto Fan, this is a must have since it allows you to play many of the characters. You also have the option of selecting different Jutsu as you gain levels.

I really enyoyed it as I wait for the release of Ultimate Ninja Storm for the PS3.
Rating: 5 / 5

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