Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans DS

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  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. 85
    Attack of the Saiyans is the truest game to the DBZ Anime I have ever seen. Not only it is true, but it is really good as an RPG.
  3. Nintendo Power
    80
    What it is, though, is about as good a Dragon Ball Z game as anyone's going to make. [Dec 2009, p.87]
  4. Clearly one of the best translations to a game from Akira Toriyama's classic manga that we've seen.
  5. 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.
  6. Straying from the mold, Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans is a solid adaptation of the high flying, explosive action for the RPG genre. While it's not a perfect game by any means, it's quite possibly the best Dragon Ball Z game to date.
  7. 75
    Overall, I found Attack of the Saiyans to be a short but admirable attempt at bringing structure and story-driven action to the series in its video game adaptations.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    9
    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,
    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
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  2. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    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 greatOh 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. Full Review »
  3. Feb 18, 2013
    7
    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 theA 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 Full Review »