Andre’s 5 likes: Dragon Ball Z Games



Dragon Ball as a whole has been around for about 34 years and it’s still going strong having a few sequels under its belt. The most popular sequel out of all of them has to be Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball is one of the most popular anime series known to man, and when it comes to popular animes, comes video games. The first Dragon Ball video game came out on September 27th, 1986 in Japan called Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō(Dragon Ball: Dragon’s Great Exploration). This was the start of years of Dragon Ball(Z, GT) games whether they were good or bad. These games in particular are my favorite ones.


5. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit – 2008(Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


Personally, this was my first Dragon Ball Z game I had for the Playstation 3. The game became a top-rated title for the PlayStation 3 and was nominated for a Spike Video Game Award for the best fighting game at the time. The story of the game follows the main points in the first 3 sagas in Dragon Ball Z, The Saiyan Saga, The Frieza Saga, and The Cell Saga. The game’s gameplay is displayed in a 2-D format. Players take control and battle one of the characters from the Dragon Ball Z series such as Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Piccolo, Cell, Frieza and many more. Players are also given the ability to partner with another character within the game, which is similar to that of the Capcom and SNK fighting games. However, unlike those games, assisting characters do not fight, but instead provide various bonuses during the battle. I think it’s a short and simple game with simple mechanics and great controls, I believe people can enjoy this game if they still have a Playstation 3. 


4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 – 2004(Playstation 2)


The Budokai game that people claim to be the best game in the Budokai series. Budokai 3 is a fighting game with cel-shaded graphics to mirror the look and feel of the combat in the series. When it comes to characters that you can play, it has characters from the first Budokai game all the way to the Android Saga, characters from the second game that introduced characters from the Buu Saga, and has characters from the DBZ Movies, Dragon Ball GT, and even the original Dragon Ball. The story mode in this game is called Dragon Universe where you can play as certain characters as they go through the Dragon Ball Z story in their point of view. Personally, this game is really fun to play as, especially when it comes to the widespread of characters that you can play as in the game.


3. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – 2016(Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC)


The DBZ Game that’s never letting down on making new content. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a sequel to 2015’s Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1. The story Xenoverse 2 is the same as the story from its predecessor, however, this time it added more additional content to the story, also adding in the Revival Of Frieza Arc along with new enemies to deal with. The game also comes with parallel quests with more additional ones, and bigger selection of characters. Just like the first game, you can make your own custom character whether its a male or female, with that, you can choose which race you want you character to be in whether its a you it to be in the Saiyan, Earthling, Majin, Namekian, or Frieza race. Personally, this game has a lot to serve on the table, with the story, the multiple missions, and the big roster of characters and variations that you can play as. 


2. Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2 – 2010(Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


Personally my favorite DBZ Playstation 3 game ever. The game is a 3-D fighter that allows players to play as characters within the Dragon Ball universe, either against the game’s Al or another player in one of the various modes of play both on and offline. The game has a wide-spread of characters from Saiyan Saga to the Buu Saga, along with Characters from the movies and OVAs. Along with that, just like the previous installment, both “what-if” characters SSJ3 Vegeta and Broly are included in the cast of characters. The game also comes with a new remake of the 1993 OVA Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans and Hatchiyack as a playable character. Replacing the standard story mode from previous Dragon Ball fighting games is the Galaxy Mode. Here each character is represented by a planet in the game’s galaxy. Within these planets are several mission paths. Each mission has various advantages or handicaps that will affect the overall fight. Completing some of these missions will unlock power-ups and or other mission paths. 


Even though the game would meet with criticism over its gameplay, controls, repetitive AI, and lack of proper story mode, the game is still loved by many and it’s still a good game to play if you only have a PS3 and also a Dragon Ball Z fans. 


1. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 – 2007(Playstation 2, Nintendo Wii)


Personally, this was my first and the last DBZ I got for the Nintendo Wii. Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the third installment of the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Like its predecessor, despite being released under the Dragon Ball Z label, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 essentially touches upon all series installments of the Dragon Ball franchise, featuring numerous characters and stages set in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and numerous movies. The game also features one of Akira Toriyama’s original characters, related to Dragon Ball through crossovers, Arale Norimaki from Dr. Slump. The story mode for this game consists of important events in every Saga Arc including Dragon Ball GT and the Dragon Ball Movies. The game has a wide variety of game modes, characters, and stages; there’s a lot for a person to do in this game. I believe that this game aged r well.