Parents' Guide to

Naruto: The Broken Bond

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-fighting game with risque elements & intense themes.

Game Xbox 360 2008
Naruto: The Broken Bond Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

naruto brokenbond

If you are 11 or up you should buy the game.
age 10+

naruto broken bond

Kids love. Great game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

Broken Bond, much like previous titles in the series, are suited perfectly to the hardcore Naruto fan. The game offers a nice blend of multiple genres that keeps the experience fresh. Graphics are almost identical to the cartoon series, showcasing sharp, colorful animations. Puzzle-solving often involves utilizing a character's Jutsu to advance. For example, Naruto can use his Shadow Clone Jutsu to create clones of himself, which he can use to form a bridge.

The fighting is pretty solid as well. Players string together a series of horizontal and vertical attacks for lethal combinations. Using the Jutsu requires some strategy as well, since attempting those moves leaves you prone to opponents' attacks. There are moments where the fighting can devolve into frantic button-mashing. However, the more skilled fighters force you to tactically use moves like block or counter. While this game might not appeal to every player, it's the ideal choice for any Naruto fan.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 18, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Nild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate