Metascore
65

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
6.2

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
    10
    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
    10
    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 »