NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution
THE REVOLUTIONARY STORM SERIES RETURNS! Live a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, over 100 playable characters & Support Ninjas, and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,866 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2014

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"Approachable and flashy, suitable for new fighting game players. Massive roster and stable online, not just for Naruto fans (for whom it's a must)."

About This Game

THE REVOLUTIONARY STORM SERIES RETURNS!
The latest instalment of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM series will offer players a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, over 100 playable characters & Support Ninjas, and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.

  • Ninja Battle Action - Amazing fights and original animation heighten the incredible action and interactive experience of the STORM series like never before.
  • Improved Gameplay - New Gameplay mechanics with the powerful Combo Ultimate Jutsu and combined attacks.
  • Never-before-seen Roster –100 Playable & Support Ninjas, including new characters and variations appearing for the first time!
  • Exclusive Character - A brand new character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto exclusively for the game.
  • Ninja World Tournament - A fresh and thrilling single player mode where 4 different Ninjas brawl and the one gathering the most Battle orbs wins!
  • The Akatsuki origins revealed! - For the first time ever, the untold story behind the infamous gang will be told through an animation woven into gameplay!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher with latest Service Pack
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Dual Core or AMD
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB video cards Pixel Shader 4.0 (Geforce 8xxx-ATI HD2xxx)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher with latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel i3-530, 2.93Ghz / AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB video card, Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX10 GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 103 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Revolution is a game made for entertaining, not impressing. It is a fanservice, a way to spend time in an enjoyable way, not something that will cause catharsis. Is it good? Depends on how you look at it. As a fighting game, it's superior in every way for their predecessors. Still, there had to be a downside when compared to the old games: it has no storyline. Thing is, the game doesn't need one. I played it 100% to be sure of that. It has a lot of characters and even more sidequests.
There's a whole island to free roam, new areas get accesible as you progress in the tournaments, areas where you can find characters, do what they request to unlock them. On the island you can also exchange medals to get accesories and you can try your luck at the lottery. The tournament mode is a lot of fun, it's well designed and the challange clearly goes higher as you go near the end of the path, the spot where your chosen ninja is acclaimed as being the greatest of them all. Best part is, it doesn't get repetitive. There are obstacles, enemy power ups, all kinds of things to keep you pumped.
There's also a short story involving an abandoned concept, the mecha-naruto, a story which has some humour, some moral talking(you have to look deep) and an emotional end. It can also be considered as a NaruHina fanservice.
One feature that should be noted is the Team Ultimate Jutsu, which actually makes the "who's on your team) matter, as the strong combo involves the compatible characters do awesome stuff together.
30 FPS lock kills the mood for the regular PCGamer, but you won't notice it, as it keeps steady and the actions are fast, flashy and quite spectacular. You can enjoy the combat by choosing what type of extra power your chosen characters will have, the league mode, another tournament mode and the survival mode, where some great challanges awaits.
For the online part I'll say: same old, same old. I have to keep my finger crossed to get a lag free match. Good thing is, achievment hunters don't need to bother with it.
As for the DLC, all are skin packs, the story is safe and tucked away for the next game.
This is the first game I pre-ordered and I don't have any reason to regret it.
The predecessor had a moving story. This one got everything else better, that's why I enjoyed it a lot more.
It has a lot of content and most of it is great, this game delivered on it's promises. While many say it could be better in some aspects, as someone who played all the game has to offer, I don't give a f**k. A storyline would have made it shine brighter than Naruto in Beast Mode, but I guess they're keeping the best for last(next game just has to be that awesome)
This game is a 9.4.
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178 of 278 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
617.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
The hours I have clocked in explain everything.
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42 of 58 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Some New Characters who are pretty awesome, new attacks for old characters, and the new ultimate/awakening/drive system.

Overall a Good Game, altough i kinda miss a real Campaign.

But if you liked Storm 3, you should also enjoy this.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
232.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
A short review of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution.

Pro's

-New attacks to old characters (only for awakening type)
-Ninja world tournament, great addition (you can freely choose which character you want to play)
-New characters
-Short stories (creation of the akatsuki, the two uchiha, the far reaches of hope)
-Online, more stable (not so many transmission errors)
-New battle mode, league
-Character customization
-Combo Ultimates (with certain supports team ultimate changes to new ultimate)

Cons

-New combat system/mechanics (awakening, team ultimate, drive) limits gameplay. Drive type is almost useless in 1 vs 1 without supports. I think it was a bad choice to change mechanics.
-Drive type is broken (too good)
-Ninja world tournament challenges (too many and repetive)
-No story mode
-Online, bad optimization (still lags), steam CPU bug
-Overall game optimization (30 FPS, etc...)

My score: 6/10

If you are planning to buy this game, buy a controller it is definitely worth it.
Overall I think Storm 3 was better game. I will still recommend this game because it is a still great addition after Storm 3.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
90.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
This is the second Naruto game to come to Steam and just like the previous one, I enjoyed it a lot.
The story this time around isn’t following the events of the anime or manga but instead includes an original story about Mecha Naruto and Akatsuki’s backstory. It’s fairly enjoyable but I only played through it once to be honest.
Just like the previous one, the graphics look fantastic and faithfully translates Naruto’s world into a game. The options are little limited though. You can chose resolution, V-Sync, Super sampling and window/fullscreen. I think at this point I should note, the game is locked at 30fps, which isn’t a big deal, the animations are extremely fluid regardless.
In terms of gameplay I find this one to be the best, they’ve included a few new mechanics like counter and guard break pill, and you can chose from 3 different battle types: Ultimate Jutsu Type, Drive Type and Awakening Type. It’s an attempt to balance the game but Drive type seems to be the best from all 3.
There are new 4 player(You and 3 AI) battles that you can enjoy in the Ninja World Tournament, which get boring fast, due to the easy AI. It’s a shame that this can’t actually be played with 4 players.
Other than that there is huge amount of content from a huge rooster of characters., customization items for your characters, cards, titles.

If you are a Naruto fan, this is a must buy, plenty of fan service and fun to be found.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Dont listen to all the deidaras out their this game may have no epic story like the last
but just like the last its a blast to play from the customization to the fast paced gameplay

and if you love all the secrets about the Naruto universe and wish to learn things this game helps connect things a little bit for you so have fun out there

but seriously don't listen to all the people complaining about the no story and how they got swindled out of their money they released many hints that it wasnt gonna continue the story at all thanks for taking the time to read this and Most importantly Have Fun!!
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I crushed a guy, with a big rock, and crushed that rock with a bigger rock.

11/10 Would use Madara again. Deidara go die in a hole you C4 Bugbear, you dont even know how to Jutsu.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Amazing, fun and takes a lot of time to get used to! I recomend trying to get a wired xbox 360 controller to make it easier for those who're used to controllers. Story is not great but it is the last game I believe since so more story bu it does last a few hours, doing the tournaments is always fun. My final rating 10/10 100% recomend it to Naruto fans or just fighting game fans :P, that's my review hope it helps ^^
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I LOVE THIS GAME!!! IT IS COUNTLESS HOURS OF FUN!! There are so many characters to use as stated by the store page there over 100 playable character and even with the amount of hours i have put in I have not used every special that each character possesses. What people should know before buying this game because i know a lot of peopee will compare this game to its predecessor Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is that this game for the msot part has no story or campaign really it is literally just nonstop fighting which is still really fun but for a storyline i suggest you purchase the previous naruto game. All in all this game is really fun and worth money my only critique is the fact that long range characters are all OP.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
293.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is not as revolutionary as the title might suggest, but I think it's the step in the right direction.

The disappointing thing is lack of canon story mode in the game. Instead, we have Ninja World Tournament, Mecha-Naruto Story and the Ninja Escapades. The Ninja World Tournament is just mode, in which you thrive for championship in a tournament consistin of 4-characters brawl. Initial ranks of the tournament are easy, but difficulty rises gradually. Also, you can roam the island (the bigger progress you made in the tournament, the more areas you can visit), doing challenges, missions and events. Even thought it has absolutely nothing to do with canon storyline, the mode is quite fun to play, some friendship events are hilarius.

Mecha-Naruto story is mode, in which you learn the story of the most controversial element of this game: Mecha-Naruto character. Designed by Masashi Kishimoto himself, Mecha-Naruto is machine based on game's tiltular character. His story is rather short, but it explores topics and problems Naruto fans are pretty familiar with. The story has a potential, but the execution is lacking: it could be a much more emotional story.

Ninja Escapades consists of 3 mini-stories: The Creation of Akatsuki, The Two Uchiha and The Far Reaches of Hope, each has cutscenes made by original show's animators, Studio Pierrot. It's a pitty thought, that only two of these actually consist of gameplay. The stories are supposed to be surpervised by Masashi Kishimoto, but I don't believe that: at least two of these stories consists of logical errors. It was the most obvious in the Creation of Akatsuki: we haven't learned of how the leader managed to win against legendary Hanzo the Salamander; we didn't learn of who were the previous partners of Kakuzu, since he is state to be killing them; Sasori's former Akatsuki partner never saw his true form in the manga; Deidara and Orochimaru didn't belong to the group at the same time, much less Hidan and Orochimaru. I could go on.

The story isn't strong element of this title.

The game is 3D figthing-like game, based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga series. I said "3D fighting-like game" because it uses very simple game controls - you won't be fighting your controller constantly. Instead, you'll be making a very simple button combinations (like block + attack, block + shuriken, chakra + jump etc.) and the basic combos are combosed on just attack button and directional pad.

That is not to say that the game is boring and has no substance to it. The gameplay is very dynamic, there are also counterattack, guardbreak mechanics, alongside with throws, "tilt attacks", support characters, cancels and 3 team types. A few of those mechanics are new: counterattack is reflex-based mechanics that causes long guardbreak to your opponent, if he manages to fall for your couterattack attempt, while guardbreak pills are special attack that, if it hits, renders your opponent helpless for a certain period of time, but can be used only twice during the battle and can be easily interrupted.

The game has been rebalanced in comparison to the previous title. That is not to say, that game is perfectly balanced: some developer's decision (I don't mean mistakes) made me scratch my head. It is hower, step in the right direciton: weaker characters were tweaked, slower were speed up, awakening mechanics were rebalanced (no more priority via dashing), some top-tiers characters were nerfed, ultimate jutsus are not doing that much damage when canceled or used on guardbreak opponents, etc. One of the crucial things is separating awakening, ultimate jutsu and support drive into 3 team types, meaning that you can have only one of those things. Some players are saiyng it's dumbing down the game, but I think it's an attempt for rebalancing the gameplay, and it's a factor of choose how you want to play your character.

Graphically, the game is OK. It's faithful to anime art style, and it's good. Music, on the other hand while decent is not very memorable. I can't recall any track from Mecha-Naruto stroy at all.

I didn't have serious problems with online mode, but evidently many people experienced disconnections, crashes, transmition errors and so on. For the time being, it's the serious problems and the developers needs to do something about that, otherwise online mode will be dead. Speaking in online, ranked matches are very punishing if it comest to earning and losing battle points: it's hard to earn them (you have to fight someone of your rank in order to fight be worth your time), but it's very easy to lose them (losing against someone of your rank is as punishing, but lose against someone like 1-3 ranks lower than you and I guarantee you'll be frustrated). Results are, even with 65% winning ratio, you aren't achieving anything.

Despite all of this, the gameplay feels nice and fun, especially when playing against living opponent. But I think that this game is mainly made for Naruto fans, and I highly recommend it to those people. Fans will be pleased to have about 100 characters to choose. On the other hand, fans of hardcore fighting games like Street Fighter or Tekken are going to be dissapointed.

PROS:
+Rebalanced, fun gameplay
+Narutoverse (for fans)
+Great for multiplayer
+Over 100 characters to pick
+New mechanics
+Little harder than other Storm games

CONS:
+Online problems
+Game balance is still flawed
+Ocassional bugs
+Optimalization could be better
+Too simplistic to be likeable for hardcore fighting games fans
+Dissapointing story modes

OVERALL: 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Not having played a fighting game for over 10 years it took some getting used to.
That said, once i figured out Y + A was tho close in quickly, I pwned.

The game has some freaking amazing uchiha and akatsuki lore.
I bought it during the xmas sale and its well worth the money!

I will definitly be playing this game A LOT.

Hot damn that lore was cool.
I also stream it so if you want to see it, check my profile for a link ^^
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
4/5 Stars Lets just get to the verdict.
Pros
- Great Gameplay
- Decent Amount of Content
- Great for local Multiplayer
- Graphics Look Good
- Lots of Customization
- Easy to Learn

Cons
- Not Much Replay Value
- Bad Online Multiplayer (Servers Lag Like Hell)
- Controls and Move Animations get Repetitive
- Tournemant gets Repetitive
- Pricey
- Story Mode has no Story

Should You Get IT?
Yes, if you have friends to play locally with. It is definitly a good game, especially with friends. Story mode isn't a seller though. Still good for single-player though.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
105.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
It's a fun game, however the online has a bit of problems. Connection from NA to EU is usually trash so play with your region to avoid most problems. It is quite unfortunate, but hopefully cc2 will release a patch.

As for single player, it gets a lot of smack talk about it however I found it to be a cute and fun side thing to do.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
From ShonenGameZ.com:

Naruto is one of the most beloved Anime/Manga franchises ever. Some people put it right up there with the likes of One Piece and Dragon Ball Z, and it belongs to the notorious “Big 3″ group, the three highest selling titles in Japan.

While this may be true for the Manga and Anime sales, what about the video games? Anime game titles had their day during the PS2 era, where just about anything got a video game. During the PS3 age we started to see established franchises growing, and branches from the main trees of gaming falling off.

This meant no more Clash of Ninja, Rise of a Ninja, Ninja Chronicles, everything Naruto in gaming would be run by the Ultimate Ninja series, and that left the fate of Naruto on systems in the hands of Bandai Namco and Cyberconnect2. Together, the team has developed some of the prettiest fighters ever, with the Storm games, but when smooth graphics and flashy cutscenes aren’t enough, the team likes to come back and do a game that focuses more on the battle between players.

That, would be Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. The Storm series has multiple entries. You have Storm 1, 2, and 3 which are all direct sequels of each other, and follow the main Naruto storyline. Then you have the pair of Generations and Revolution, which focus on side stories, while still introducing characters that are new from the manga/anime. These two titles however focus on one major thing, changes to the battle system.

Naruto Storm Generations gave us the Sub Bar system, tilt cancels, combo cancels, and more. This time around we have more wide spread changes to the game engine with the splitting of three major aspects of your character.

The Drive, Ultimate, and Awakening types being introduced into the game, limit, and open up your options in weird ways. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, however Drive type does seem a little unnecessary.

Overall the main battle focus will most likely always remain the same. One button attacking with a few combos and flashy Jutsu, however this time around the changes that were implemented feel almost forced. There really was no reason to split up the different types, and if it was to make the game work better for more hardcore players, it falls flat on its face, due to how unbalanced the system can be.

The battling is still fun, and you can have some crazy matches against friends and rivals online, or in local multiplayer. You’ll find that a lot of your time is going to be spent in these modes, because what comes next is going to make you want to do so.

The story mode. The Storm games are actually being noticed more and more for their excellent story telling, and the cutscenes that bring the anime to life. This, should be the case here, however it doesn’t work all that well.

You have two modes, Ninja Escapades, and Ninja World Tournament. Ninja Escapades will be easy to understand for players of Generations. There are anime cutscenes, you do a few fights, and you get another anime cutscene. These cutscenes are actually done very nicely by the animation studio, however they’re pretty compressed, and it causes the edges in a lot of shots to look pretty bad.

The actual story that the escapades tell are pretty interesting and they drag you in a bit, however it does feel like as they started to develop these modes, there was a level of laziness. You notice that the first mode is the longest, then the second story is really mostly cutscene, and the final “story” is only cutscene… No battling.. why? Whats the point of that?

The other mode… Ninja World Tournament, it really is.. something else.

There really is an effort here to give it some kind of story feel, but there are far too many moments in this mode that make you feel like they were copied and pasted. By block B, you’re going to want to hack the game, mod Shizune, Mabui, and Shikaku into playable characters, and do your ultimate jutsu on them over and over.

It honestly makes no sense that this mode feels more like an after thought, if even that, because it was one of the things that they advertised the most. The Mecha Naruto side story that comes after you beat the first block of NWT is pretty tasking also.

About halfway through, you know whats going to happen. Its like the developers took all of the Cliches from one of the Naruto movies, and pasted Mecha Naruto in. It isn’t terrible, but when I played I couldn’t stop wishing it was over.

Overall, if you’re looking for an updated version of Full Burst, with a different feeling to the battles, new flashy attacks, and a few cool moments, then pick up this title. Its sure to keep you online atleast for a few months until the next game gets announced.

Naruto Shuppuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution gets a 7/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Exellent game for Anime fans and mostly for Naruto Fans
Most might know the story from the Anime Series but some might know the Story so it might spoil your Story from the Anime Series
but the game is very fun! Exellent game
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
116.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Great Game very fun to play Wide veriety of characters Great online Feature
My Personal opinon is 8/10 Its a Great game but lacks Story Line.
But if you like more gameplay than story this is the game for you.
It has almost endless missions,Jobs and Tournaments all with a Reward if cleared
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Great game :D, if you're a Naruto fan get it now. Only problem I have is the counterattack...
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
95.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I have not been able to stop playing since i got it. The graphics are well done. The roster is nice and so is the soundtrack.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
♥♥♥♥in' Weeaboos.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Same as all the others. 10/10
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