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Many anime franchises have taken the leap to create video games based on their content, like Dragon Ball and Naruto, for example. Most of the time, the video game adaptations perform well due to the combat styles featured in the anime.

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However, not every video game has everything fans want to see. The first Naruto video game released in North America was Naruto: Clash of the Ninja, which launched on the GameCube in 2006. Since then, there have been many more Naruto video games, some performing better than others, according to Metacritic.

10 Naruto Shippuden: Clash Of Ninja Revolution III Was Last NA Clash Of Ninja Game – 74

2009's Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 video game.

Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution III is the first game to feature the Shippuden storyline and was released on the Nintendo Wii in 2009. It featured 40 playable characters and was the last Clash of Ninja game the United States received.

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Though it didn’t end up being better than it’s predecessors, it still combined solid gameplay with enough content to be considered a decent Naruto game.

9 Naruto: Clash Of Ninja Revolution Was First Naruto Game Released On Wii – 74

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution was the first Naruto video game released on the Nintendo Wii in 2007. Its graphics were somewhat visually appealing, considering the year it was released. Fans of the franchise get to see familiar faces in this game that features simple controls and levels.

The gameplay is similar to the previous GameCube games, and it doesn’t focus on the Shippuden storyline, unlike the third installment of the Clash of Ninja Revolution series. The game itself is pretty average, and it’s not a must-play out of the numerous Naruto video games.

8 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 Is Best Ultimate Ninja Game – 75

Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 Naruto vs Haku

While the Nintendo consoles received the Clash of Ninja games, Sony consoles came out with the Ultimate Ninja games. The third installment of the Ultimate Ninja series is the last Ultimate Ninja game to focus on the storyline of the original Naruto anime, while the fourth installment follows the Shippuden plot.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 was released in 2008 in North America and was frankly ahead of its time in terms of graphics. The game has an open-world experience in the Hidden Leaf Village and four playable story arcs.

7 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Made History With 3D Graphics – 75

2008's Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm video game.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm marked the Ultimate Ninja Storm era for the Playstation 3. The game is praised for its ground-breaking 3D visuals and the number of side-quests to complete. Compared to other Naruto games, the storyline is a bit lacking, but it is still an acceptable installment.

The move to the 3D fighting style revolutionized the Ultimate Ninja series and was the first to truly capture the feel of the Naruto series’ combat.

6 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Lets Players Buy Items Like VHS Tapes – 75

Naruto and Sasuke ultimate ninja

Naruto Ultimate Ninja launched the popularity of the Ultimate Ninja games for the Playstation 2. At the time, it was a faithful Naruto video game, considering it was released in 2006 in the United States, but three years before in Japan. Each character in the game has their own playable storyline, which is somewhat interesting and makes this entry unique.

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Players can also do missions with different difficulty levels, which earns them the ability to buy certain items. In the shop, players can purchase items like videos of jutsu and audio recordings of voice lines.

5 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Lets Players Control A Tekken Character – 76

2010's Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 video game.

The second installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series was released on both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. The game starts at the beginning of the Shippuden storyline, and players can even purchase Lars from Tekken 6 to control in battles.

The great thing about the game is that players don’t need to be big fans of the Naruto series to enjoy playing. While general knowledge of the series helps, it is perfectly enjoyable as a fighting game on its own.

4 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3  77)

The third installment of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is an epic sequel to the previous Ultimate Ninja Storm games and is widely praised by fans.

There is also a Full Burst edition of the game, which gives players the option to battle with 81 playable characters, the most a Naruto game has seen yet. The story mode begins before Naruto is even born, and players must fight as the Third Hokage and the Fourth Hokage to protect the village from the Nine-Tailed Fox.

3 Naruto: Rise of a Ninja Was First Game Developed By Non-Japanese Company – 78

Naruto: Rise of a Ninja makes Naruto video game history by being an Xbox exclusive and the first game developed by a non-Japanese company: Ubisoft. The game follows the first 80 episodes of the Naruto anime but

Although it doesn’t feature an extensive lineup of playable characters, players can complete various quests and compete in races in Naruto: Rise of a Ninja for a bit of exciting gameplay. 

2 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Had Disappointing Story Mode – 80

Boruto using Rasengan

Did players really think that Ultimate Ninja Storm would be finished with three entries? Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 released on multiple platforms and features an expansion pack titled Road to Boruto. This includes several characters from the Boruto: Next Generations anime.

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This add-on brings the total of playable characters to an astronomical 101 fighters. However, the ranking for Metacritic is somewhat surprising, considering how awful the story mode was to some players. The disappointment stems from the fact that the cut-scenes in the game were merely still shots from the anime.

1 Naruto: The Broken Bond Is Improved Sequel Of Rise Of A Ninja – 80

2008's Naruto: The Broken Bond video game.

The best Naruto video game, according to Metacritic, is the Xbox 360 exclusive and sequel to Rise of a Ninja: Naruto: The Broken Bond. This entry follows the storyline of episodes 81 through 135 of the anime, and players can control not only Naruto, but also Kiba, Neji, and others.

Adding to the greatness of the game is that it improved upon its predecessor by telling the story through cutscenes rather than scenes from the anime.

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