Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Budokai has style, but the substance is almost non-existent. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  2. 40
    A mostly brainless fighter that manages to capture the magic and appeal of the source material.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 20, 2011
    This first game i ever played of DBZ was Budokai 2 but Budokai 1 is one game that i have to remember to be.... ONE OF THE BEST DBZ GAME EVER!!!! Go get it right now if your a DBZ fan. Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2014
    The budokai and the tenkaichi series made my childhood alongside with the anime they are based one. One of the greatest fighting games, if you really are a dbz fan. Go get it! Full Review »
  3. ForrestB.
    Nov 19, 2005
    the only down-side is it takes for ever to get a dragonball but when you get it its worth it