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What is the best Naruto game? -TOP 10

 We put our jutsus to the test to choose the 10 best games starring the popular Konoha ninja after years of making us enjoy his adventures.

What is the best Naruto game? -TOP 10

Naruto was a shonen that captivated an entire generation, a real bombshell that today can boast of being one of the best known and most popular manga that exist internationally. Who else and who least has heard of this crazy ninja or, at least, is able to recognize him if he sees an image of him, and as usually happens in these cases of disproportionate success, there have been not exactly a few video games that have been launched based on the work of Masashi Kishimoto.

Unlike what usually happens with many other anime, Naruto has been quite successful in the field of interactive entertainment and thanks to certain sub-sagas it has earned a very special place among the gaming community. Therefore, today we bring you a list in which we select our 10 favorite games of this series, so prepare your seals and jutsus, then we begin!

10. Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

  • Launch: 2007
  • Platforms: Xbox 360
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

Can you imagine the current Ubisoft making a game based on a successful anime? Neither do we, but luckily years ago it was a company that liked to take risks and try out all kinds of projects, which led it to develop two Naruto games exclusively for Xbox 360. The first one, Rise of a Ninja (the work of Ubisoft Montreal, the same studio that has been in charge of Far Cry since its third installment), it was a very entertaining adventure that allowed us to explore Konoha and its surroundings with total freedom, enjoying great mobility, a good handful of tasks to entertain ourselves with and a combat system that, within its simplicity, worked really well and successfully emulated the need to do hand stamps to perform techniques. Perhaps its Versus mode was a little lame with very few characters and questionable balance (Gaara was intractable), but overall it was a product that we had a lot of fun with.

9. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3

  • Launch: 2005
  • Platforms: PS2
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3

CyberConnect2 got off to a lukewarm start with Naruto, and its first two PS2 projects fell somewhat short of expectations. Luckily, with the arrival of the third installment of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja, the studio took a gigantic leap in quality, offering us a fighting game with a much more polished combat system, a very high amount of content, a large roster of playable characters, a graphic section that left us speechless with the recreation of the special techniques and a good selection of modes that kept us entertained for weeks playing both alone and against our friends in their local Versus mode.

8. Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4

  • Launch: 2005
  • Platforms: GameCube
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4

If you experienced Naruto in its heyday and owned a GameCube or Wii, chances are that at some point you ended up trying some of the many games in the Gekitō Ninja Taisen saga ( Clash of Ninja in the West), a series of titles 3D fighting game that we enjoyed enormously thanks to its fantastic combat system, its good graphics and its hilarious multiplayer for up to four players. With an accessible control system and mechanics much deeper than it might seem, we had one of its best iterations with Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4, a title that never reached Europe, but which offered us the most extensive and complete roster of the first stage of the anime before making the leap to Shippuden.

7. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5

  • Launch: 2007
  • Platforms: PlayStation 2
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5

CyberConnect2 said goodbye to Naruto on PS2 with a very remarkable and complete game that offered us the opportunity to control a large number of characters from the first stage of Shippuden while enjoying some very dynamic combat that very successfully recreated the battles of the series. . It was the last of the saga to consider a 2D gameplay with platform elements, a formula that was perfected with this installment and that resulted in a tremendously fun work, with a lot of content and with very polished gameplay that worked like a threw. Perhaps the abrupt end of its Story Mode was a bit disappointing, but beyond that, you will not find any better game of this famous ninja for Sony's 128-bit console.

6. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

  • Launch: 2008
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

We are not exaggerating if we say that Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm was the game that put the video game adaptations of Naruto on everyone's lips.. With the jump from PS2 to PS3, CyberConnect2 took the opportunity to redesign the gameplay of the Ultimate Ninja and take it to the field of 3D fighting, creating a formula consisting of large arenas through which we could move freely while executing simple and intuitive combos, an approach that many studios would later copy in their attempts to bring great anime to the field of electronic entertainment. This, added to the fact that graphically it was a real show that recreated what was seen on television like never before, ended up putting the icing on a work that would become the cornerstone on which Naruto games would be based in the years to come . . Perhaps its single-player modes fell short for us and the absence of the characters from Shippuden and online multiplayer hurt more than necessary, but in general, it was a product that did not disappoint any fan and that we continue to remember fondly.

5. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

  • Launch: 2010
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

As expected, after the success of Ultimate Ninja Storm CyberConnect2 did not take long to release its sequel, which this time really got into Shippuden to take us to relive the history of the series until the fight against Pain. This, in addition to allowing the studio to include a lot of content and a fantastic selection of playable characters, also brought with it a great and long adventure mode to narrate the plot of the manga in great detail., to the point of seeming more like an interactive anime than a fighting game as such. Of course, the occasion was also used to polish mechanics (although some of them brought with them great imbalances) and allow us to compete online, resulting in a tremendously enjoyable game and highly recommended both to play alone and in company.

4. Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special

  • Launch: 2010
  • Platforms: Wii
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special

Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special was the last game of this sub-saga for Nintendo consoles that was released for the first time and as expected after so many installments polishing and perfecting the formula, it was the best of all, leaving us to remember the most satisfying Naruto title. in terms of pure and simple gameplay, it offers a fantastic balance of accessibility and depth. A great and very complete fighting game that never left Japan and that perhaps sinned by being excessively continuous and having somewhat boring single-player modes, something that it more than compensated for with its hilarious multiplayer, its extensive squad of more than 40 characters, and a fun combat system like few others.

3. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

  • Launch: 2013
  • Platforms: Switch, PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

CyberConnect2 leveled up again with the third numbered installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm saga, a more ambitious narrative title, with graphics that left us speechless, big bosses, a story that covered from the end of the battle against Pain until the beginning of the Fourth Ninja World War (with a made-up ending, yes), a brutally extensive roster of fighters and revised mechanics that fixed many of the imbalances of previous installments. And its Full Burst expansion finished rounding off a title that was already very complete by adding more mechanics, adjustments, and a new chapter of the story mode to allow us to relive Itachi and Sasuke against Kabuto. A must for fans.

2. Naruto: The Broken Bond

  • Launch: 2008
  • Platforms: Xbox 360
Naruto: The Broken Bond

If Ubisoft hit the nail on the head with Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, the French company finished embroidering it with its sequel, Naruto: The Broken Bond, one of the best games ever made of the popular ninja. As you can imagine, the title perfected mechanics, greatly expanded the character roster, and the adventure mode gained in scale and ambition (for example, the video sequences became 3D), offering us larger and more extensive scenarios with many activities. secondary interesting enough to grab our attention and make us want to explore everything. A somewhat forgotten gem but we strongly recommend that you try it if you have the opportunity to do so. And yes, he returned to have the soundtrack of the anime.

1. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto

  • Launch: 2016
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC, Xbox One
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto

Although the formula was already a bit worn out after several annual installments, CyberConnect2 gave it its all again with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, its latest Naruto game, and also the best one ever made based on this series. Thanks to him, we were able to enjoy the final arc of the manga in a much more epic and spectacular way than in the anime itself (and without its horrible padding), of an overwhelming squad that included fighters from all the eras of the original work, of a combat system perfected to its last consequences and of a dazzling graphic section that took advantage of the generation jump compared to the third installment to leave us speechless completely open. And with its expansion, we even had Boruto content. Without a doubt, the definitive game for any fan.