Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
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  1. 83
    This one uses every button on the controller, a good deal of motion on the Wii version, and it moves at an insane speed. Still, for gamers that can get into it, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is one of the most entertaining and fierce anime fighters around. This is every DBZ fan’s wet dream.
  2. The game was built for DBZ enthusiasts, but anyone who loves a great fighter will get into this high-flying, non-stop experience.
  3. It, in fact, accomplishes roughly 95% of what it set out to do, and with style besides. If you've ever liked Dragon Ball Z, even just as a kid growing up, then this game should automatically be added to your collection.
  4. Games Master UK
    78
    A veritable Dragon Ball Z encyclopedia that fans will find abolutely irresistible. [Christmas 2006, p.66]
  5. 80
    Even if you can't find people to play in the two-player modes, the story mode has enough action-packed content to soak up the entire DBZ legacy, and to keep you busy for a long, long time.
  6. The best Dragon Ball Z game ever. It does almost everything right and is a nearly flawless culmination of everything that was great about every US Dragon Ball Z game since Final Bout, be it characters, gameplay or graphics.
  7. If you don't mind your fighting games on the simpler side you will find a lot to enjoy.
  8. A solid and slick fighting game that beat 'em up fans and Dragon Ball z anime fanatics will love. There are a lot of small improvements (like the ability to jump into Super Saiyan mode more easily) to look forward and a ton of gameplay and extras to keep players occupied for a very long time.
  9. AceGamez
    90
    An epic anime beat-em-up unlike anything else currently on the market. Although the controls are slightly tricky at first, this is a game with so much depth and character that I can't help but recommend it to everyone.
  10. Play Magazine
    80
    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the type of game that will only give you back what you're willing to put into it. [Nov. 2006, p.85]
  11. It may not satisfy the hardcore fighting fan or impress those who aren’t fans of DBZ, but anyone who enjoys the Dragon Ball series will find it thoroughly enjoyable.
  12. Atari finally comes good with the celebrated DBZ franchise with this high-flying, free-form fighting game. This is as close as you'll get to the frantic anime-style battles.
  13. 80
    The best and most substantial Dragon Ball Z experience that you're likely to get outside of watching the show.
  14. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is a fighter that will draw fighting fans to its crisp, fast, fighting action and will entertain fans of the Dragon Ball franchise.
  15. The fighting engine is unconventional, but the difficulty is better balanced this time, and eases you in slower.
  16. As a fighting game, it’s very flashy and somehow shallow, but fans of the cartoon will appreciate this as well as the careful use of the license.
  17. What’s really impressive is how big of a game this is. This is bigger than any fighter in recent memory. This love note to fans will appeal to the biggest fighting game purist.
  18. An awesome variety of modes, a huge roster, customization, and the entire Dragon Ball story tied up nicely in one package add up to a title that every DBZ fan ought to have.

Awards & Rankings

#47 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#69 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    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 ofDBZ 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 Ratté Full Review »
  2. Dec 3, 2016
    8
    A great DBZ game, far surpasses the all of the Budokai games in my opinion. It is well known in the DBZ community if you want to play as alotA great DBZ game, far surpasses the all of the Budokai games in my opinion. It is well known in the DBZ community if you want to play as alot of characters get Tenkaichi 3 but if you want a long and expansive story get Tenkaichi 2. The story mode is one of this games finest features, having not only all of DBZ but also all of DBGT, the movies and even alternate universe stories that have different outcomes. The only gripe I have with it are that some of the missions are kinda cheap but if you master the game mechanics you should be fine. Full Review »
  3. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    My personal favourite dbz game. It has the best story mode. Many characters too choose from and awesome graphics and gameplay. It just feelsMy personal favourite dbz game. It has the best story mode. Many characters too choose from and awesome graphics and gameplay. It just feels so good when you punch an opponent right in the face. Only bad thing the music is horrible. Full Review »