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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PlayStation 2)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Join us on a wild ride through the best action cartoon series on TV, Dragonball Z. The story begins after Goku defeats Piccolo at the World Marital Arts Tournament and he comes to visit Master Roshi, when all of a sudden, his brother Raditz appears and kidnaps his son, Gohan, after he saves him he is sent to Other World to train with King Kai for for two more powerful Saiyan arriving one year later. This wild ride story takes you from the Saiyan to the Cell Games Saga.

There are also several options in the game: there is a world tournament mode where you could buy new moves and a practice mode where you can sharpen your skills before entering story mode. You could also summon Shenron when you collect all 7 Dragonballs. So, buckle up, hold on to your seat and enjoy the ride of Dragonball Z!


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Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon Ball Z" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Fights, Fights, and more fights!!! Cody Robinson (4) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Awesome! Rey Mysterio (24) unrated

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Dec, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Worth Playing Dec 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Nov 29, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2003 7.25 out of 10 72
GameZone Dec 28, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Meristation Dec 11, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71 Jan 14, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameSpy Jan 06, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50


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