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It's February 5th and that means that not only is the incredible X-COM 2 upon us, but we've finally reached the European release date of [Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4](tag:3755113). We've been waiting for this day for a long time. While there will be an element of disappointment with this release, you can all rest assured that a great fighting game is upon us.

But the question is whether you need to grab a copy of [Naruto: Shippuden](tag:3637021) now, or potentially wait for a bit of a price drop. With that in mind, let's take a look at what critics around the world have said about CyberConnect2's and Bandai Namco's work with the final Naruto: Shippuden game.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Review Roundup

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

For your information, here are the release dates for Naruto Shippuden on PS4 and XBOX One: Japan February 4, Europe February 5, Latin and North America February 9. The game will be released worldwide for PC on February 5th. Let's dive into these reviews.

  • PushSquare - 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. 8/10
  • Attack of the Fanboy - 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. [...] 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. 4/5
  • Destructoid - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is fairly simple as a fighting game, and has evolved little mechanically over past iterations. Thankfully for me, it really didn't need to do either of those things. It's an extravagant, over-the-top spectacle where you get to watch teenage ninjas blow up chunks of the planet using magic attacks, and that's pretty cool. 8/10
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • IGN Spain - Naruto: Suns 4 is the perfect evolution of a franchise that's been around for many years. With a huge roster, an excellent history mode and its spectacular play-style, this one is a game that every otaku must play. 92/100
  • Eurogamer Italy - CyberConnect2 has done an amazing job with both the Story Mode and the combat system, creating a fun and entertaining experience. Most of the story isn't in the game, though, and that's really bad. We'd love to play all of Naruto's tale in this gorgeous way. 9/10
  • Meristation - The last Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm is a game for fans that accomplish what it tries, creating a beautiful interpretation of the ending of Shippuden, with a complete cast and some spectacular moments. 8,5/10
  • Everyeye - A great game for all Naruto fans out there, it may be not too bold when it comes to innovation, but it's still content packed and graphically very ambitious. 8/10
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • JeuxActo - It's probably stupid to think that Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last Naruto game CyberConnect2 is in charge of. But the Japanese studio developed it like it was its grand finale: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is deeper, richer and more beautiful than ever. 9/10
  • God Is A Geek - 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. 9/10
  • LaPS4 - Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the best homage so far to Masashi Kishimoto's manga, even better than the anime itself. One of the best 3D games ever seen, a must for Naruto's adventures fans. 9/10

Yep, this is the game that we've all been waiting for. Thanks Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2, you've done this manga a great service. Now, let's go play some [Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4](tag:3755113).


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