Naruto has been a big hit all over the world and in the United States. Almost everyone has heard of it at some point in their lives because of the manga, the anime, the video games, and the merch. For people who love the series, there are a lot of video games made. There are a lot that haven’t come to the US from Japan.
Because some great games did come out in North America and did well on different consoles, In this article, we’ll tell you which video games about Naruto and his friends are the best.
Benjamin Baker made the changes. March 18th, 2020: Given how popular the original article was, it only made sense to add more popular Naruto games to the list, as well. They’re not new games by any means, but they’re more classics from different years and different consoles that people still enjoy playing today.
1. Naruto: Powerful Shippuden
There are two types of Naruto fans: those who like the darker and more mature themes in the story of a boy who is possessed by a demon, and those who like things to be light-hearted and cheesy, like when a demon comes to life.
The game Naruto: Powerful Shippuden is very much in this group. In this game, there are lots of jokes and chibi-style animation, but even if the jokes don’t work as well as they should, they still make you laugh.
2. Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Vs. Sasuke
A side-scrolling game made for the Nintendo DS, Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Vs. Sasuke has Naruto and Sasuke go on a dark and grim journey. Fans loved the touchscreen controls and thought the fights were fun and interesting.
As a result of the more mature storyline, the single-player was good. But fans seemed to enjoy the multiplayer and Boss Rush Mode the most! Some Naruto games have better stories and gameplay than this one. This game was addictive in a way that few other games were.
3. Naruto: Rise Of A Ninja
It has been a long time since most fighting games kept things inside the battle arena. Only recently have they started to let players move around in a more open world. When you play Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, you can explore the world at your own pace. This is one of the few games that did this well.
As a fan of the show, this was a great way to reminisce, but some people were a little put off by some of the platforming parts of the game. A lot of people liked it, but not everyone did.
4. Naruto Shippuden: Clash Of Ninja Revolution 3
Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 was released on the Nintendo Wii. It had a story mode that was seen as a big improvement over other Naruto games. But even so, many people still remember the game fondly not because of its singleplayer, but because of how fun it was to play with friends.
When there was a new tag-mechanic, players could switch out their fighters for someone else and follow up attacks in new ways. As a result, many gamers talked about how good the game ran on their Wii.
5. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
72 characters to unlock and master made Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations a fighting game that many people were excited to play when it came out in 2009. The fighting mechanics were easy to learn and took a lot of time to master. The battles were faster than in previous games.
The single-player story wasn’t very interesting, but for people who just like to fight, that didn’t matter. The Awakening transformations were also fun to use in battle.
6. Naruto: Clash of Ninja
It was one of the first games made for Naruto fans in 2003 in Japan and in 2006 in North America. A lot of people like this game even though it’s been around for a long time. It was made very well and is still a good fighting game.
People don’t like the game because it was very simple, like the developers were trying to figure out whether or not a Naruto fighting game would be a hit. At first, only 10 people played, and the fighting was simple. But even though it was a well-made game that hasn’t changed much over time, it’s still a good one.
7. Naruto Clash of Ninja 2
After the first game was a big hit, the developers quickly made a sequel and added things that fans wanted. Sure, there was still the same storyline, but they added 22 characters and four-player multiplayer, which made it more than double the number of fights.
For fans who finished the main storyline, they also added in a lot of unlockable content. This gave the game more replayability as well as an ending for people who had already finished it. The game didn’t have a lot of bugs, even though it was made in a hurry. Fans were amazed at how much of their feedback was used in the game.
8. Naruto: The Broken Bond (2008) – 80
First, Ubisoft made a game called Naruto: The Broken Bond. Second, they made a game called Naruto: The Broken Bond. A year after the license for the game ran out, it was still better than its predecessor Rise of a Ninja at the time. There is a new game called Sasuke Retrieval Arc, and it picks up where the first game left off. There is even music from the original show.
The game had 30 playable characters, not including DLC. Cell-shaded characters in the game also got a new watercolored look. This helps them stand out even more. The most important thing that happened in the sequel was that cutscenes now use 3D, and there are more NPCs and a lot more exploration. For some reason, Ubisoft’s license was not renewed after this, so fans didn’t get to see what they would do with the characters from the Shippuden version.
9. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (2016) – 80
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the most recent game in the series, and it came out last year. Fourth Ninja War storyline and more characters than ever before are in it. The game had boss fights, hack and slash parts, and quick-time events. It has never been more exciting to watch three-on-three fights.
The game also comes with an extra called Road to Boruto, which changes the events of the Boruto movie. In the Boruto arc, there were some great moments. It has a lot of features and characters, and it comes with the main game, the expansion, and all of the previous games in one package.