Dragon Ball Z: Sagas GameCube

Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 70
    If you're a diehard, you'll relish playing through your favorite early battles in the epic story. Sagas is a competent first entry to the action genre, just not exemplary.
  2. The visuals are bright and colorful, the controls are simple, and overall, the game is just enough fun to spend a rainy weekend with.
  3. Nintendo Power
    60
    If it weren't for the boring level design and repetitious fighting, this game might have something. [June 2005, p.95]
  4. Game Informer
    50
    Some of the most antiquated and broken gameplay available on modern consoles. [June 2005, p.126]
  5. It follows the same storyline the past 53 DBZ games have, and the limited tactics of the fighting system reduce it to a button-mashing contest.
  6. 40
    Even the most hardcore DBZ fans will feel ripped off if they purchase Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, and non-rabid fans will be angry to the point of violence.
  7. 40
    Control, the most important factor in many games (and certainly fighting games) suffers from a lack of precision and finesse. Most of the environments feel bland, and level layout is equally uninspired.
  8. Play Magazine
    40
    I think it's time somebody rethought this license. DBZ fans deserve much better. [May 2005, p.50]
  9. A short, ugly, slightly buggy, and brain-dead beat-'em-up that all but nullifies the good work of the Budokai games.
  10. 35
    A boring, clunky game that should come with a written apology and a refund packaged in the box.
  11. It uses the Dragon Ball Z license to ill effect, failing to offer any kind of memorable gameplay experience.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jul 29, 2016
    6
    This game is okay but seriously flawed and the game lacks a lot but the game is kinda decent and maybe the best dragon ball z game since mostThis game is okay but seriously flawed and the game lacks a lot but the game is kinda decent and maybe the best dragon ball z game since most dragon ball z games are bad. Well not all this may be the 4th best dragon ball video game. Full Review »
  2. RyanM.
    Jun 24, 2005
    4
    If someone was actually a real, honest gamer they would realize that this game deserves nothing even remotely mediocre in scores. It's anIf someone was actually a real, honest gamer they would realize that this game deserves nothing even remotely mediocre in scores. It's an abyssmal experience, even for dragonball Z fans awaiting the next rushed and terrible DBZ game to take hours of their life away. Atari and anyone involved with these sad DBZ gamesare really abusing the fans, and its about time that people realize that know license deserves this butchering and atrocity. This game is really bad, and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It's actually depressing the abuse that developers are concuring by letting garbage like this hit the market and have hungry fans picking it up, and blindly forcing themselves to enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2015
    4
    oh god... what a terrible game this was,
    Sagas is a game that i got for my birthday the gameplay.... SUCKS! it not very good and you have to
    oh god... what a terrible game this was,
    Sagas is a game that i got for my birthday the gameplay.... SUCKS! it not very good and you have to Unlock The Multplayer fighting mode by completing the GAME?! no way!
    Atari i respect the games you make and do, this is just not one of them please if ever do another DBZ don't let Avalanche Software work on it ever again
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