Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 could have tried to be a little more accessible for those who are not yet in love with the Naruto canon but even they will be impressed by the combat sequences and intrigued to find out more about the main cast of characters.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

A phenomenal fighting game that offers lots of different modes to keep you busy, but one with an abundance of cutscenes and narrative throughout, which might not be everyone's cup of tea.

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Game Revolution
Feb 8, 2016

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is certainly the best title to the series to date, and it is fitting for such a send off, not just as an anime genre fighter but a solid fighting game in general. While mostly tooled for Naruto fans, it does make a strong run at grabbing newcomers as well. Ultimate NInja Storm 4 gives us one hell of a show, and there is no doubt the show shall continue, albeit tailored for an unknown future.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Feb 8, 2016

There is a lot of content to jump into, and  a lot of options for how you want to experience that content. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 doesn't do too much new in terms of expanding the series, but the feel of the game proves it didn't really need to.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

To date, the Ultimate Naruto game, whose only limit is the maniacal devotion to the fans of the original work, in which the title is clearly aimed.

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The Escapist
Feb 17, 2016

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is solid, both in gameplay and narrative. It has been a long time since a fighting game has been this fun for me.

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GearNuke
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 12, 2016

Naurto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last entry in the series and it is arguably the best one yet. CyberConnect2 has nailed the aesthetics of anime/manga and perfected the combat system from earlier games to create this satisfying conclusion in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. If you are a die-hard Naruto fan, this game is a must buy. If you are new to the series, then you can still pick this game to enjoy the spectacular story and action.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2016

It could be the end of an era. And if so, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a fantastic send-off for the series. Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 have done some amazing work here, and everyone who's a fan of the show needs to play this game.

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NZGamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 29, 2016

There is no better way to wrap up the last few chapters of Naruto.

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9 / 10
Feb 9, 2016

Despite what you might think of the source material's other incarnations, the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is where the world of Naruto truly comes to life. The story mode alone justifies the game's purchase, and the versus mode is a hell of a lot of fun...provided you're not going online to play. It gets kind of dicey at that point.

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Digital Chumps
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2016

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja 4 sets new standards for the series. It excels in nearly every aspect, while merely stumbling here and there on minor issues.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 1, 2016

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is not for everyone, but to its credit it doesn't try to be. This game shines with pride knowing it gave it's all to celebrate fans of the Naruto Shippuden anime and doesn't look back. At its worst Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is just as good as any of its predecessors and at its best it only made things better. It's functional, fun, and crammed full of enough different modes to satisfy anyone interested in giving it chance. Anything beyond that is just a matter of taste, but if you're even bothering to wonder about a Naruto tie-in video game, that really shouldn't be much of an obstacle.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2016

Tying up the final chapters of the Shippuden story in a fun and flashy fashion, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 really is the ultimate Naruto game. Every character, and every battle, is present in some form. The peak of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series.

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Readers Gambit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2016

If Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was the last entry in CyberConnect2's lengthy relationship with the series it would most certainly be a high note to end on.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

Easily the best looking anime fighter on the market today, the fourth and final entry in the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series proves to be a highly entertaining one as it parallels its stupendous presentation with substantial longevity and an easily accessible brawler.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 should feel like a love letter to longtime fans, who will adore the enormous roster of 61 characters and breathtakingly beautiful visuals. On the other hand, the game shouldn't be counted out for newcomers, either; while they might not enjoy the hackneyed shonen story elements or lack of tutorials, they'll almost assuredly get a kick out of the hyperactive and highly variable fighting style. CyberConnect2 President Hiroshi Matsuyama said he wanted the game to be built with a long life in mind, and if you're into this brand of no-holds-barred insanity, that's exactly what you'll get out of it.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 29, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a fitting finale for the game series and for fans of the anime. With a great range of content, a huge roster, and spectacular visuals, this is certain to be a hit with those who have a history with the franchise. Unfortunately for outsiders though it's likely to remain a beautiful yet incomprehensible brawler.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Feb 4, 2016

The Ultimate Ninja Storm series goes out on top with the fourth and final game from CyberConnect 2. Taking what they've learned in the past from previous releases and expanded on it, gameplay has been fine tuned with some new features that fans will surely appreciate. It all compliments a presentation package that's never looked better. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 rounds out the story for fans in one of the best looking and best playing entries in the series.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 13, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 proves to be a great fighter with a good story and good characters. If you are a fan of the series, or looking to try a new fighting game, give Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 a shot!

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Feb 4, 2016

Stunning to behold and hugely enjoyable to play, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 can sometimes prove frustrating, but once you get to grips with it and master its combat, enjoying the blistering battles that ensue is a joy. Close to Six Paths Perfection, you might say.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
The Digital Fix
Darrell Shayler

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2014

Full Burst is not an easy game to get into, but it's a fun, engaging and exciting experience if you're willing to put a little effort into it. For fans of the show it's a must-have title and while it's not the perfect introduction to the anime, it's perfectly possible for newcomers to have a lot of fun here too.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Feb 5, 2016

I'm no expert on Naruto, but even I became a fan after playing through Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. There's so much effort put into the presentation alone that it's hard not to be engaged, and the gameplay (while simple) allows you to play across a massive roster of characters for some really cool looking and feeling battles.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

If, like me, you fell off the Naruto bandwagon during the early parts of Ninja War, it's a great way to put a few hours in and still know how the whole narrative ended up playing out.

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Digitally Downloaded
Feb 16, 2016

There is an almost unbridled energy to the Naruto show and manga that translates over to the video game medium very effectively. The combat is not the deepest, but there is nuance to learn and master and the story and set pieces help to deliver on that frantic energy the show is known for.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2016

Is it possible that the fourth version of a fighting game built on a simple control scheme could still be worth visiting? Yes, and the developer's devotion to the series gives current fans and those who may get bit by the Naruto bug down the line a good reason to start the game up with friends again and again.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 13, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is another enjoyable instalment of this franchise that both plays, looks and sounds great on the PlayStation 4. If you're looking for a fun fighter which doesn't take itself too seriously or has complex controls, then you really should check out Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 as it's a very solid fighter!

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Examiner
Feb 11, 2016

Fans of the Naruto franchise will find that Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is an excellent adaptation of the anime and manga as it concludes the final arc. With tons of playable characters, intense battles, online multiplayer, and a fairly lengthy Story Mode, Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 offers tons of content that will be loved by fans. Though the fighting system is basic, it makes up for it by being accessible and placing fun and entertainment above complex gameplay mechanics.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 4, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is easily one of the best entries in the series, and is arguably one of the greatest anime fighters to be released in some time. CyberConnect2's flair for creating stunning action scenarios is at its brightest in the game's superb story mode, but even when it's over, a hefty amount of content, both online and offline, and a thoroughly enjoyable, reworked combat system will see fans through well into the future. The storm may be about to pass with this final instalment, but there's no denying that it's provided one heck of a light show.

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Gamers FTW
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 really embraces the style its anime roots. The frantic combat is very enjoyable, despite an initially steep learning curve, and there's a multitude of modes and scenarios to duke it out in. Combine that that with stunning, flashy action packed scenes and you don't just get the best looking Naruto game but possibly the best looking Anime style title.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Feb 25, 2016

As for the gameplay, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 delivers and is much richer experience than I expected.

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Zoomg
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

Despite a great and exciting gameplay, Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 has a weak story. Using anime's original voice actors and great music are the strong points of the game but online problems is unacceptable for a 4th installment of a franchise.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2016

A great end to the story and a fun Naruto themed fighting game that fans won't want to miss out on. Even if Naruto isn't your thing I would still say it's worth a try.

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Cerealkillerz
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2016

Naruto Shippuden – Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 liefert den wohl bisher größten Roster der Serie mit 61 spielbaren Charakteren und verbessert sich auch deutlich in Sachen Gameplay und Präsentation. Leider hinkt der Titel in Sachen Kampagne und Online Multiplayer weit hinter den Vorgängern und bleibt dadurch eher nur was für Neueinsteiger der Serie, die gerne mal offline ein paar Runden mit ihren Freunden mit möglichst vielen Charakteren spielen wollen.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 23, 2016

The simplistic nature of the combat system means that fights, though enjoyable, can become quite repetitive

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 26, 2016

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is an average but reasonable send-off to the franchise. It's not a game for casual fans who will probably be lost in the story of random villains and long-running plots, but those who've followed Naruto from start to will be pleased to see the stylish finish to the series. The gameplay isn't enough to justify upgrading from the previous game in the series, and even longtime fans may want to wait for a price drop before jumping in.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2016

While there's plenty more that a true fan would get out of this experience, as a bystander, there's not much of a draw here for me.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 8, 2016

Between the gorgeous graphics, solid combat, and multiple game modes this impressive fighter isn't necessarily just for anime fans.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2016

If you're a Naruto fan or just interested in a colourful brawler to waste a few hours on then you've found it with Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. To that end, this game is great. If you're looking for something deeper or more complex, then this probably is not it… Still, it makes for a better fighter than J-Stars Victory VS.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2016

A reworked yet subtle combat system, visuals that'll make you think that you've fallen under a Genjutsu spell and a story that has finally reached its climax. This final chapter is purely for the fans.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 9, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a great-looking, fast-paced anime fighting game that remains true to its roots for better and for worse.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 19, 2016

Bandai Namco knows what their fans want in a Naruto game and for the most part, they have delivered. The game has solid controls and an outstanding roster of characters but suffers from too many flaws to allow the average gamer to drop $60 right now. Wait for this one to show up in a bargain bin because the few things added into the series at this point do nothing to make up for its shortcomings.

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IGN
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 refines the gameplay to the absolute best of the series and offers a large roster of playable characters. Unfortunately, it squanders all of that potential with a short and poorly presented campaign fought against buggy AI, a forgettable Adventure Mode and online matches that are plagued with connectivity problems. The Ultimate Ninja Storm series sadly does not end on a high note.

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