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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 NeoJ (428) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews Dec 26, 2007 91 out of 100 91
Thunderbolt Games Feb 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Playstation Illustrated 2007 90 out of 100 90
Gamernode Nov 28, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Retrogaming History Jun 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer Dec 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70
1UP Dec 11, 2007 B- 67 (UK) Nov 24, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Power Unlimited Oct 07, 2008 50 out of 100 50
Game Revolution 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.
NeoJ (428) added Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 30, 2009
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