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  • Summary: Everything before it was just training. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi combines fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom. Experience the intensity of DBZ fighting in an all-new way by combining melee combat, energy attacks and 3D flight with fully interactive recreation of the Dragon Ball universe. With its intense battles, high-speed flight and deep storyline, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi offers players a "superhero" experience of epic proportions - it's the DBZ game fans have been waiting for. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Not only surpasses the Budokai series up to now, but shows us some new and great additions.
  2. I really liked how the developers of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi went “outside the box” when creating this game and didn’t stick to the formula that the other Budokai set up.
  3. Features a staggering amount of features despite the shortcomings of the gameplay.
  4. The programmers used music from the anime and TV series but it’s a shame that some tunes didn’t make it in. The addition of English and Japanese voiceovers makes the experience great for the fans.
  5. It has little in common with previous Budokai games, but there's still enough here to keep DBZ fans entertained.
  6. Tenkaichi is a genuine attempt at capturing the Dragon Ball essence, but in the end the complex, clunky gameplay and lack of previously offered features prevents the unlocking of any true potential.
  7. So the single player game is boring and the multiplayer is mundane and bland. What is left to enjoy about Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi then? Not much at all I'm afraid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    DBZ BT2 conducted in 2006 with a good story mode which follows almost cartoon fashion with several that are part of the game that makes fun of the person who plays, Spike has not really his game rate. Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2011
    In my first day (years ago), DBZ got what it needed ,improved in the way we always wanted to, destructibility , the clothing messed up , etc. Replaying then, i don't see the logic of the sense, the wacky fighting, weird structure , unnecessary new entry whatever. Spending 50 bucks wasn't reasonable. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2013
    Bad game..very bad game. I mean..if you want a good DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi game then play the 2nd one. The characters are just...wow. I mean...seriously...they look like Minecraft blobs on crack. The gameplay and story alike are just wow. It's good...but not that perfect. The camera sucks, the controls are easy to maneuver and the best this game can do is give you a good Character Introduction mode. All in all...this game sucks. Expand

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