Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. It doesn’t over promise nor does it under deliver. You won’t be disappointed even with the annoyances and objectionable ways you have to obtain certain things. It’s Dragon Ball Z the way you remember it and the way you love it.
  2. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball, there’s no way around Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, furthermore, it will be the last Dragon Ball game for the good old PlayStation 2. On the whole the game is very entertaining and you can’t make a mistake if you get it, … right now!
  3. Fighting fans with next-gen systems already have their DBZ game along with plenty of other fighters out and coming soon enough that looking back for this game should not be something that you’re considering.
  4. Although proclaiming an unlimited world and a great cast of characters, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World isn't much less the best PlayStation 2 videogame in the series. It's a good try to imitate the Burst Limit's combat style, but it hasn't after all the biggest kamehameha of the Sony's black beast.
  5. The only enjoyment you’ll find in Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World is the fact you have a wide range of characters to choose from. Otherwise, avoid DBZ: IW as it’s an uninspiring cash-in on the franchise.
  6. If we had to give Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World an award, it will probably be an award for putting almost the entire storyline of Dragon Ball Z into this game. Too bad that besides the compelling storyline the game also has its share of really bad mini-games. They are in fact so terrible that they takeaway a lot of the fun. Fans of the series will have no problem liking this game, the rest will probably find it a bit too difficult.
  7. Dragon Ball: Infinite World is a fair adaptation of Akira Toriyama's series, with tons of playable characters and different scenarios, but nothing more. The new Dragon Mission mode is not enough to justify this new entrey on the series, but still its a good game that has nothing to do with Budokai 3 or Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  8. DBZ: Infinite World fails to live up to the standard set by previous DBZ games on the PS2.
  9. A disappointment, plain and simple. The gameplay is so erratic and the AI is so obscenely challenging that you’ll likely become irritated in record time, and the old technical palette has finally outworn its welcome.
  10. If the lame "fetch" quests don't bore you, the ridiculously bad mini-games will. Buy one of the earlier releases (for half the price, if not cheaper) and leave this World behind.
  11. Infinite World could only be advised to those who have never played Dragon Ball ever before because this version is a bit of all the others and yet it is none of them. It is sad to get to a time like this and watch these series going down like this and not moving forward in any way in any of its versions. Deep down Infinite World is a game without any individual identity at all – the resources are always the same and this formula is very worn-out.
  12. I was really disappointed with Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, and I already wasn't expecting much from it. Sure, the roster is impressive, and it definitely covers some unique characters, but playing the game feels more like a chore and less like the fun fighter it should be.
  13. 40
    Even with improved graphics and a large character roster, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World ends the DBZ series on PS2 with a bust instead of a bang.
  14. 35
    The sound's repetitive, the graphics are shoddy, and the gameplay isn't fun. Do not play Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World.
  15. Stay away from Infinite World at all costs.
  16. Download the tunes and skip everything else.
  17. There’s very little reason to pick up Dragonball Z: Infinite World. Even Dragonball fans will likely find that the only allure is the fighting, but if that’s the case, they’re better off popping back in Budokai 3 or anything that doesn’t force them to do side-chores.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 1, 2013
    7
    this game is is good but it had all things that were good in the past game it's not as good as the older games but this game does have the better graphics but dragonball z budokai tenkaichi 2 is still the best this game does not come close to the story line of dragonball z budokai tenkaichi 2 Full Review »
  2. RobertB
    Jan 31, 2009
    9
    Aside from the repetitive side quests, this shines in it's overall fighting, which is what the game is truly about, it's an assimilation of all that made Budokai 3 and Shin Budokai great. I'd recommend this for any DBZ fan. Full Review »
  3. TimothyYoung
    Nov 19, 2008
    10
    This game is the s**t those critics suck and don't know what a real video game when they play one. That's why i never listen to critics cause their just game freaks with no life and all they do is play games so they have to find something to do with their lives when their not playing video games so take it from me never listen to a f*****g critic Full Review »