Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. I can respect Funimation’s attempt to change many staid fighting game conventions throughout their Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series, but in the process, the controls have become almost impossible to learn.

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 187 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    The best dragon ball z game ever made period. i wish they doing this as a hd collection for the 360. hopefully in the future.The best dragon ball z game ever made period. i wish they doing this as a hd collection for the 360. hopefully in the future. .............................................. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    The best Dragon Ball Z game ever made. DBZ Xenoverse 2 plays like $#!7 compared to this. The gameplay was so fast and fluid, with so manyThe best Dragon Ball Z game ever made. DBZ Xenoverse 2 plays like $#!7 compared to this. The gameplay was so fast and fluid, with so many different combos and every character having a unique style as well. Full Review »
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    5
    I'm usually a bit more eloquent with my writing, but simply put, this game was awful. I rented it for a day, and never bought it or played itI'm usually a bit more eloquent with my writing, but simply put, this game was awful. I rented it for a day, and never bought it or played it after that. It delivered none of the fun and the excitement that transpired playing Budokai 3 with friends and family. The controls scheme was horrible, full of meaningless and repetitive button mashing. The voice acting was really terrible, especially noticeable with super and ultimate attacks. Supers and ultimates were done poorly and gave you none of the satisfaction that the ones with Budokai 3 gave you. The disc fusion was a gimmick and the potara earings for customizing your character was no where near as good as the capsule system. The capsule system wasn't perfect either, but it was much better than the potara earing system. The soundtrack of Budokai 3 was superb. The soundtrack for Tenkaichi 3 was gutter trash. I really don't understand why some people even liked this game. They have to get their head screwed back on straight. Full Review »