• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30
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  1. JeremyH.
    Apr 10, 2005
    4
    There isn't anything good I can say about this game, and I am a huge DBZ fan. Bad controls, bad camera, graphics are a little outdated, low replay value (I mean come on you unlock everything after beating it the first time except the one armed Gohan character which, I guess, takes more then 1 time through), the fights, combo & energy attacks are unspectacular, levels too small, not There isn't anything good I can say about this game, and I am a huge DBZ fan. Bad controls, bad camera, graphics are a little outdated, low replay value (I mean come on you unlock everything after beating it the first time except the one armed Gohan character which, I guess, takes more then 1 time through), the fights, combo & energy attacks are unspectacular, levels too small, not enough freedom to roam about & the flying is too restricted when it comes to how high you can fly (I mean whats great about an air battle that takes place only about 10 feet off the ground and then is bound to only last for a few seconds), and the storyline is just the exact same from the series (which I expected & there is nothing wrong with making a game that follows the storyline exactly but it was done in such a way I never felt moved by what was going on, but that could be because I had watched the series). Anyways, to say the least I was very disappointed and let down with the game, I was expecting so much more with all the hype about it, but I say its an insult to the series itself and to the past budokai games. I think its time to find a new developer cause it seems that Atari can't get it right, the budokai games are great but they are not without their flaws as well and could be so much better. Sorry if there is anyone who disagrees with my opinion. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2014
    0
    the game stinks so much the boss battles and overpowerd enemies worst camra overall the worst dragon ball game bisides the kienct game witch was worse

Awards & Rankings

92
#92 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. 40
    Even the most hardcore DBZ fans will feel ripped off if they purchase Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, and non-rabid fans will be angry to the point of violence.
  2. PSM Magazine
    50
    A near disaster. [June 2005, p.80]
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    Uninspired art and level design. [June 2005, p.95]