Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 GameCube

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. A few modest improvements have been made in porting Budokai 2 to the GameCube, but the game just feels late, and a little irrelevant.
  2. 60
    This GameCube port has a few new features that the PS2 version didn't, like a few new stages and skill capsules, but you can't escape the fact that the game is already a year old.
  3. 50
    Since the controls almost never change from character to character, there's very little difference between all the fighters-you've seen one, you've seen 'em all, in other words.
  4. Nintendo Power
    58
    Not quite a button masher, but close, DBZ: B2 is an easy-to-get-into one-on-one fighter that looks and plays much like its predecessor. [Feb 2005, p.113]
  5. DragonBall Z: Budokai 2 isn't really a fighting game, well it is, it's just not a good one.
  6. It's frustrating, to say the least, when fights are often won by whichever player was able to mash the attack buttons the fastest during a power struggle, or when a powerful attack misses because the opponent randomly guessed the proper escape button.

Awards & Rankings

58
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#29 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
12
#12 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. EmilyS.
    Aug 23, 2005
    1
    Really disappointing. I used to be obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and I was so exited when I rented this game. I expected a great fighting game Really disappointing. I used to be obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and I was so exited when I rented this game. I expected a great fighting game with endless fun, but it was anything but that! It's boring and the controls are really confusing. Stay away from this one, everybody... Full Review »
  2. WesleyC.
    May 28, 2005
    9
    It'ss kind of boring but the only part that is boring is doing dragon world over and over for breakthroughs.
  3. F-enzo
    Feb 21, 2005
    2
    Dreadful game with completely unresponsive controls. A crime.