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Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a 1vs1 fighting game based on the anime/manga Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama. It includes the apocalyptic battles and the essence of the Dragon Ball series following the main story of the popular manga. As in the previous games of the series, you'll have to select your character (over 162 characters with their own movements and combos) and fight against a friend or the computer in many different game modes with many different stages and weather/time conditions.

Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the third game of the Budokai Tenkaichi series and features some new things like new characters, Battle Replay to capture your fights and save them to a SD card, night and day stages for more accurate battles following the history made by Akira Toriyama and a Disc Fusion to unlock new modes with the need of previously released games Budokai Tenkaichi and Budokai Tenkaichi 2. There are also new combos and movements as well as the possibility to take control of the Giant Apes for the Saiyans.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon Ball Z Sparking! Meteor" -- Japanese title

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Reviving the series PlayStation 2 NeoJ (428)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo Wii 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Nov 27, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Wonderwallweb.com Wii Feb 21, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Fragland.net Wii Mar 14, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 17, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jan 08, 2008 C- 42


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As of 2010, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 holds the Guinness World Record for largest character roster in a fighting game, having 161 playable fighters.
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