Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

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Tenkaichi 2 is a fighting game with more than 120 playable characters, the biggest amount ever featured in a Dragon Ball game. The main Dragon Adventure mode follows an epic story mode that covers the first Dragon Ball Z saga (Saiyan Saga) right up to the last Dragon Ball GT saga (Dragon Saga), including all of the major battles, making it one of the most comprehensive Dragon Ball Z games.

The same battle format from the predecessor is taken, but extended with improved mechanics, including the return of the "Planet Freedom" feature (last seen in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3). There are more combat combos and in-battle transformations, all topped of with a featured encyclopedia, which covers all the most important aspects of the Dragon Ball universe.

All the characters from the previous version are present, with some new ones (there are more in the Wii version), and up to ten characters can participate in a single battle, with a tag system. The locations include those of the previous game, with some additional ones.


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Alternate Titles

  • "ドラゴンボールZ スパーキング! ネオ " -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO" -- Japanese title

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Digital Entertainment News (den) Wii Feb 02, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 21, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2006 B+ 83
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2006 16 out of 20 80
nRevolution Wii Mar, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Wii 2006 3.5 out of 5 70
Games Radar Wii Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Wii Mar 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
DreamStation.cc Wii Apr 17, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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