There’s no better fun than being a Dragon Ball addict; aside from the collection of mesmerizing series , Dbz figurines, and clothing from the franchise, you also get to play addictive games from time to time.
Now see the dragon ball z games that ever came to being:
1. Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
Developed by Spike in late October 2011, Namco Bandai Games published this game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to the delight of fun addicts who had the luxury of choosing the game’s title by themselves. Regardless of its English title, the game isn’t one of the Budokai Tenkaichi combatting game series.
The 3D game, which had superb graphics, allowed players to control the diverse characters of the Dragon Ball Z. It was met with differing reviews ranging from praises to displeasure. IGN (Imagine Games Network), an American video game website, bestowed the game with a 7.5 over 10 pass, thanks to its excellent graphics and combat. However, the website thought the storytelling and battles weren’t that much of a big deal.
GameSpot didn’t have much to spare as it rated the game 4.0 over 10. Although applauding its graphics, the critic remained unimpressed by the game’s combat system accusing it of lacking ingenuity. Contrarily, Destructoid, appraised Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi with a 7.5 while also solely endorsing it to addicts of the franchise.
2. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Goku and other Z-fighters are the main characters of the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Kararot belongs to the action role-playing genre in video games, thus signifying a new development in the Dragon Ball Z video games. In this game, players change character upon making significant progress.
The game is even more fascinating as it was designed to make players a part of the Dragon Ball world. Therefore they have the opportunity to engage in recreational activities like training for combat, eating, playing, and going on adventurous activities like fishing. And of course, they can combat with opponents in the game.
The developer designed Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot to tally with the Dragon Ball Z storyline. However, with the inclusions of new scenarios. The game features Saiyan Saga as the first arc. The second Saga is Namek, followed by Android Saga, while the last arc is Buu Saga.
The characters playable on the game include; Gotenks, Vegeta, Future Trunks, Gohan, Vegito, Piccolo and Goku.
It gets even more enjoyable with the freedom that players can pick two supporting characters possessing unique moves that are helpful during combats. The additional characters are Kid Trunks, Krillin, Chiatzou, Goten, Yamcha, Android 18 and Tien Shinhan.
The game was launched in 2020 on January 17. Game consoles include PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One.
It was a commercial success as it sold more than a million copies in the first week it hit the market.
3. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
Avalanche Software created this 3D Dragon Ball Z video game, Sagas. It belongs to the beat ’em up and action-adventure video game genres.
The game involves a lot of combat in accordance with its genres. The player has better abilities to fight upon upgrading the game. The game consists of Ki, Melee, and Combo as its fighting style. Ki style uses a rechargeable gauge to gain more energy to make a blast. Melee combat style involves quick attacks that leave the rival terrified. Combo style entails uninterrupted series of punches directed at the opponent.
The first level of the game features the “Special Move,” considered the highest potent Ki blast. All characters in the game possess a special Ki blast even though they’re similar in characteristics.
Unfortunately, the game suffers a deficiency in moves, characters and sagas. Therefore, it wasn’t a commercial success.
Console includes: Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2. The game was launched in 2005 on March 22nd.
4. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit did burst limit in Japan for three months, winning against its partners such as the Mario Kart Wii and Ninja Gaiden II. The fighting video game was published by Atari in North America and Australia, while Namco Bandai published it in Japan and Europe for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
Japan gamers welcomed Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit on June 5, 2008, while Europeans on June 6, 2008. Northern Americans received the delectable game on June 10, 2008, while Australians on July 3, 2008.
Attesting to its excellence, for the Spike Video Game Award, it was nominated for the best of its category.
This 3D game is all fun as it allows players to partner with a character in the game. Nonetheless, supporting characters only offer diverse bonuses during combat.
To make it more intriguing, gamers can also utilize the Z Chronicles mode, enabling them to experience important events such as the Saiyan saga and the Cell Games arc. This mode also features two restricted stories. One where Bardock crushes Frieza while discovering itself on Earth and one of Broly’s trips to Earth looking for Goku.
Most critics marked the game above 70 percent.
5. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Bandai Namco Games published the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360. It was released in 2014 in January across all the pioneering countries, say Japan, Europe and North America.
You can find 70 exciting characters in the game. It also features Genki Gauge, which helps a squad to share a unique energy meter. This device accumulates when combatting adversaries and even enables a character to launch a supreme attack. A member of the squad can opt to utilize or provide energy from the gauge to launch an attack.
The mode of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z includes Team Battles, Single Missions, and Multi Missions. Interestingly, the single mission mode allows you to combat either as a Z fighter or a villain. Gamers can enjoy up to 60 missions in this mode.
It wasn’t all praises for the game as it received both compliments and backlashes from critics. It scored 32/40 in the Japanese magazine, Famitsu. However, IGN gave it a little pass average condemning its restricted combat and unequal teams.
6. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans
Monolith Soft created the video game, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. It allows one player at a time. However, the game features six characters from the series starred in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai to the Saiyan story arc.
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans did pretty well in the market as it ultimately became a top three most soldout game after a month of its official release in Japan. Fans complimented its visuals, the battle system, and its ability to maintain originality with the series.
The direction of the player is in three modes: the battle mode, the Dragon World map, and the area maps. Once the game commences, the map of the world helps players gain entrance into the different areas of the contest.
Players can access locations like forests, towns, caves, and fields present on the area maps. While you’re in the fields, available tools are shown on the touch screen. The tools are provided and discovered in different places, or acquired in the treasure chests. The areas have barriers that must be removed with the help of Ki blasts, though various barriers need different degrees of Ki blast.
The game was launched in Japan on the 29th of April in 2009. While in Europe and North America on the 6th and 10th of November 2009, respectively. The console of the game is Nintendo DS.
These games are nothing but pure joy for the Dragon Ball Z lovers.