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Budokai is based on the TV action animated series Dragonball Z. The story begins after Goku defeats Piccolo at the World Martial 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 the player from the Saiyan to the Cell Games Saga.

There are also several options in the game: there is a world tournament mode where the player may buy new moves and a practice mode where to sharpen skills before entering story mode. The player may also summon Shenron after collecting all 7 Dragonballs.


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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

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Dec, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Worth Playing Dec 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak Dec 17, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Dec 28, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2003 7.25 out of 10 72
Meristation Dec 11, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jan 06, 2003 69 out of 100 69
IGN Dec 01, 2002 6.2 out of 10 62
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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