Gamedaily writes: "Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 is moderately likable, a game that never gets off the ground as far as complexity goes, but still serves a purpose, especially to fans of the hit anime show. However, it's not as filling as you might expect, and leaves you hungry for more.
The main problem here is that the gameplay, for the most part, is the same. You're still dishing out counter-attacks, main combo strikes and other moves on a 2.5-D level, smacking around a human or computer opponent while powering up specific attacks. That's not to say it doesn't work, but for a third go-around in a series, you would think that CyberConnect 2 would have something more mind-blowing. It does have one interesting twist, though, and that's with Summoning. With this neat little addition, you're able to grow in size or call upon a giant creature to do some damage for you."