Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. The visuals are bright and colorful, the controls are simple, and overall, the game is just enough fun to spend a rainy weekend with.
  2. 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.
  3. If it weren't for the boring level design and repetitious fighting, this game might have something. [June 2005, p.95]
  4. 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
    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.
  7. I think it's time somebody rethought this license. DBZ fans deserve much better. [May 2005, p.50]
  8. 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.
  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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. RyanM.
    Jun 24, 2005
    If 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 »
  2. RichardM.
    Jul 23, 2005
    This game is totally good.
  3. Tom
    Jul 9, 2005
    This game is so bad its kinda fun at first but to easy around the middle this game is to short the worst game i have evered played and the special moves are so bad, i prefer not to get this game. Full Review »