Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 GameCube

User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. AB
    Jan 21, 2005
    0
    Come on, David C. As good as Metroid Prime 2? Absurd. This game isn't even as good as the horrific show. It's almost as good as a migrane, but since it isn't an excuse to stay home from work it's not. This is one of the most atrocious and barbaric games ever. The controls are ridiculous and repetitive. The graphics are horrendous. The sound consists of nothing more Come on, David C. As good as Metroid Prime 2? Absurd. This game isn't even as good as the horrific show. It's almost as good as a migrane, but since it isn't an excuse to stay home from work it's not. This is one of the most atrocious and barbaric games ever. The controls are ridiculous and repetitive. The graphics are horrendous. The sound consists of nothing more than the screams of the stupid characters (I know it has to feel bad to be in a game this appaling, but do they really have to scream that loud?). And the story is terrible. This game has no redeeming qualities at all. Just like the show, it's painful to watch. But it's deadly to play. Expand
  2. 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 with endless fun, but it was anything but that! It's boring and the controls are really confusing. Stay away from this one, everybody...
  3. F-enzo
    Feb 21, 2005
    2
    Dreadful game with completely unresponsive controls. A crime.

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
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
  1. Cheat Code Central
    90
    A totally accessible fighter. Almost anyone can get the hang of it in a few minutes, but that doesn't mean it's easy.
  2. 75
    With the addition of jumping or ducking abilities, an improved movement system, or the ability to fly independently outside of the launch attack, DBZ could definitely have potential to break through its already enormous demographic and become something even bigger.
  3. The main thing that it has going for it is that it recreates its franchise so faithfully that you feel as if you're completely in control of its world.