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  • Summary: The game follows the Saiyan Saga of the original DBZ story starting from the World Tournament and Goku's triumphant defeat of Piccolo. Players take the role of Goku and travel the DBZ universe from jungle to Snow Mountain on their quest to victory. Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans features a host of original features which will be sure to thrill fans, such as brand new gameplay, unique game modes, fun side quests and content never before seen in either the anime or manga series. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
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  1. It's worth a look if you're wanting a good game; it's a must buy if you're a fan of the genre or series.
  2. Clearly one of the best translations to a game from Akira Toriyama's classic manga that we've seen.
  3. Attack of the Saiyans is not necessarily just for hardcore DBZ fans. If you're into Japanese RPGs, and if you don't mind a slow, tedious beginning (and seriously, the first ninety minutes are very weak), then Attack of the Saiyans can be an extremely charming, loud, and violent fairy tale.
  4. The last installment of Dragon Ball in the portable market is a notorious RPG game of classic style... maybe too classic for the times.
  5. 71
    Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans isn't the most impressive of RPG's, but the high pace and visual style of the battles makes up for what it lacks. This typical RPG with a Dragon Ball coating will probably appeal most to the fans of the series.
  6. If anything, this game serves as the perfect introduction to the Dragon Ball Z universe so those who always wanted to jump on the Goku bandwagon will find a lot to like about this game.
  7. Despite the complaints, Attack of the Saiyans is still a decent RPG adventure, particularly for those who are new to the genre and could use a good entry point. But for fans of both Dragon Ball Z and RPGs in general, there are many other titles on both fronts that are more worthy of their time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    In a word, Awesome. This is the second best Dragon Ball game I have ever played, the combat works perfectly, never really getting old. With the powers, combined powers and timing working really well. It lasts around 15 to 20 hours, meaning it's a tad short, but if it was any longer, it could get a little boring. It is one of the best RPGs I have played and well worth a look if you're a fan of the series, or a fan or JRPGs. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    I liked this game because Dragon Ball Z is new in this style of game and the result was good.
    The characters are very interesting: Goku,
    Yamcha, Krilin!!! also Ten, Piccolo and Gohan Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    This is how I always imagined a Dragon Ball Z RPG. Good visuals, good gameplay, good sound and music. Wonder why they took so long to release a game like this...and why they keep releasing fighting games for consoles instead of a good RPG. I hope there will be a sequel. Expand
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    Oh my God this game is amazing!!!! This is one of the best DBZ games that I've ever played and the fact that it's an RPG and still a great game shows how great it is. The fighting animations are great as well as all the team combo's that you can create with all the characters. One negative part of the game is that it only takes place to the fight with Vegeta, but there are many side missions to keep you busy. Especially the fight against Broly who is cheap as hell!!! If you want a great game for only $25 bucks or just borrow it from a friend because this is a game that any DBZ fan has to play. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2013
    A brilliant game- following the basics of RPG's faithfully following the series main story. While it doesn't add anything to the established series nor is innovative in game play mechanics- it is a game made specifically for fans of the series. So don't go expecting one of the greatest games ever made. Expand
  6. Feb 18, 2013
    A very impressive, addicting, and fun Rpg, set in the saiyan saga of Dragon Ball Z. This game was done very well, and is reminiscent of the Dragon Ball Z rpgs on the super nintendo. The battle system, and leveling up, as well as the story progressions, and giving characters like tien and yamcha more backstory within the story, and just the overall execution was done really well. awesome music and great graphics, as well ofcourse amazing gameplay, this is an awesome rpg that i definitely recomend Expand

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