Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: The time has come to go beyond the Dragon Ball Z sagas and experience the full force of the most powerful fighters in the universe. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will challenge players like no other DBZ game before. Begin with an all-new single player "Dragon World" that opens the story to newThe time has come to go beyond the Dragon Ball Z sagas and experience the full force of the most powerful fighters in the universe. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will challenge players like no other DBZ game before. Begin with an all-new single player "Dragon World" that opens the story to new match-ups, surprising character appearances, and missions that will amaze. You can also battle your friends in multiplayer "VS." and "Tournament" modes. If your will and skill prevail, you will come face-to-face with Buu, the most lethal of all DBZ villains. Do you have what it takes not only to survive, but to dominate? [Atari] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Worlds above what the first game was, with the greatly improved graphics (beautiful Cel-Shaded graphics)and game modes.
  2. 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 791; 13 Feb 2004]
  3. The biggest bummer about the game, though, is the absence of last year's entirely enjoyable story mode. The new Dragon World mode is simply not fun enough to warrant the lack of a fleshed out story mode.
  4. The sequel raises the bar in the amount of things included, but the awkward use of Dragon Worlds and the Story Mode, not to mention the choppy and average fighting engine, makes this game a fan-only affair.
  5. 61
    A step backwards from the previous title. There were fewer voice-overs, a worse story (if that was ever possible), and a more limited fighting system.
  6. 60
    One for the fans. While the fighting is passable, it's too shallow and strategically repetitive to hold any serious fighting freak's attention for more than a few minutes. Even if you're a fan, approach with caution.
  7. Takes the shallow one-on-one fighting action of its predecessor and repackages it with essentially no noteworthy enhancements to the fighting engine or visuals... Disappointing. [Dec 2003, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. NightmareVegetaKingVegeta
    Aug 3, 2005
    10
    This game is so good, but the first one was more interesting, the best thing that added in this part B2 is the new characters. So That would This game is so good, but the first one was more interesting, the best thing that added in this part B2 is the new characters. So That would be great to have this one also in your collection of DBZ Games Fun.......I give 10 Because I love DBZ. Expand
  2. JamesR.
    Dec 18, 2003
    10
    This game is GREAT! Way better than the last one, and you can do more stuff. The story may be off but so what the game kicks ass!
  3. MohammadA.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    Yes it's the best game for ever which i saw in my life.
  4. AtteK.
    Jan 2, 2004
    10
    An awesome nation building game set in the 19th - early 20th century and by a company with an outstanding support and patching record.
  5. ArianH.
    Mar 27, 2004
    9
    I like this game alot its fun has better graphics. the story mode should be better but if they played the sayian saga though cell in budokai I like this game alot its fun has better graphics. the story mode should be better but if they played the sayian saga though cell in budokai 2 like budokai it would be dull. its still a good game i give it a 9. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2015
    7
    In my opinion this game is better then the first one. I know dargonworld is kinda stupid. But it had the boo saga which Budokai 1 didn't had.In my opinion this game is better then the first one. I know dargonworld is kinda stupid. But it had the boo saga which Budokai 1 didn't had. It also has more Characters and better Gameplay. But the Graphics even for 2004 it looks weird and strange also how i already mentiont the story mode sucks Expand
  7. BillM.
    Dec 2, 2003
    0
    Stay away at all costs.

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