Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 PlayStation 2

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77

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pulverize opponents with the Saiyan Overdrive Fighting System, including: Teleportation Counter – Recreate the lightening speed of DBZ; Teleportation Tornado Combo – Pinball opponents in the air; Dragon Rush Attack – Experience explosive, cinematic new attack moves;Pulverize opponents with the Saiyan Overdrive Fighting System, including: Teleportation Counter – Recreate the lightening speed of DBZ; Teleportation Tornado Combo – Pinball opponents in the air; Dragon Rush Attack – Experience explosive, cinematic new attack moves; Bukujutsu Flight Mode – Go airborne at any time in the game. Unlock up to 40 bonus characters from Dragon Ball Z, DBZ movies, and Dragon Ball GT. Customize your DBZ warriors and build the ultimate fighter. Post and retrieve character profiles from the Internet. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. It's a licensed game that perfectly captured the property while still being fun and accessible.
  2. It's pretty darned fun once you get used to the quirks.
  3. Simply put, if you are a Dragon Ball Z fan, or know someone who is, get this game. It’s the title they’ve been waiting for, for 10 plus years now.
  4. 80
    Even gamers who don't know Gohan from any other spiky-haired anime kid will smell what Budokai 3 is cooking.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    The kind of game Dragon Ball fans can enjoy without feeling guilty. [Jan 2005, p.110]
  6. After all is said and done this is the best Budokai to date however there are still two or three major flaws preventing Budokai 3 from being a truly great game.
  7. The graphics are terrible. They tried way too hard to make the people look as they do in the animated series, but the result is that it all looks pretty flat. Even the first Budokai had more depth. People tell me that I judge the game too much by the graphics. I agree; but this isn’t right. Seriously.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    This game was the best game for fighting ever! I love it and i've played it so much that the disk is too scratched up now lol so now I gottaThis game was the best game for fighting ever! I love it and i've played it so much that the disk is too scratched up now lol so now I gotta buy another one! =D Expand
  2. NightmareVegetaKingVegeta
    Aug 3, 2005
    10
    This is the best Part of Budokai, This is Budokai3. This is the best of the best, Becasue there are many characters, many moves, New fighting This is the best Part of Budokai, This is Budokai3. This is the best of the best, Becasue there are many characters, many moves, New fighting system. And More AND MORE. If you really would like to play an excellent game then you should play this great game.........I give 10 becasue it's really 10 because this is the Best One For Ever..... See Yeah......Bye Expand
  3. JasonK.
    Nov 8, 2004
    10
    Are you able to turn ssj4 goku and ssj4vegeta on dragonballz budokai3, O yeah what is that defense thang?do you have to press the same buttonAre you able to turn ssj4 goku and ssj4vegeta on dragonballz budokai3, O yeah what is that defense thang?do you have to press the same button as the oppent or what im kinda confussed about that but jux hitt me up and tell me about it iight /PEACE (PeaNutt). Expand
  4. 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 youThe 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! Expand
  5. VickN.
    Jul 17, 2006
    9
    better then the begining but at da same time its too complicated (have to push 2 manybuttons just for a finish move) but worth it.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    8
    Few, at least they got rid of that board mess, anyway, this is creative and fully entertaining. The flying section ( similar to the GBAFew, at least they got rid of that board mess, anyway, this is creative and fully entertaining. The flying section ( similar to the GBA adaptations) really didn't expected . The story is more accessible ( they narrated better this time) and the new enemies was exciting. Expand
  7. BillB.
    Jan 7, 2005
    1
    Looks okay, but it's not a deep game at all.

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Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#4 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004