• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2006
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 7 out of 17

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  1. AndyM.
    Jul 26, 2006
    1
    As assinine as everything else that has come out of this woeful franchise.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 28, 2006
    3
    I think this was a big step backwards from tenkaichi. It is not nearly as fun. The move are really wierd. The graphics are worse, and the over all gameplay sux.
  3. MatheusJ.
    Sep 8, 2006
    0
    Man its bad. It is just like sagas I like Budokai 3 and Tenkaichi because it has a lot of characters and new sagas I didn't like it because it only goes to cell saga and it dosent have new characters because it only has one character that the budokais dont have cyborg frieza man it is bad i would like if it had all the characters from all the budokais and tenkaichi and even more new Man its bad. It is just like sagas I like Budokai 3 and Tenkaichi because it has a lot of characters and new sagas I didn't like it because it only goes to cell saga and it dosent have new characters because it only has one character that the budokais dont have cyborg frieza man it is bad i would like if it had all the characters from all the budokais and tenkaichi and even more new characters but wait the supreme game with all supreme characters is coming beware for the perferct ever DBZ game ever made wait for DRAGONBALL Z TENKAICHI 2 THE SUPREME GAME IS COMING Collapse
  4. DaveB.
    Oct 14, 2006
    0
    This game is so stupid, seriously. The fighting styles are wierd and the powers are wack. Also, the graphics suck and the worst thing about it is that there are only 18 characters, what's up with that.
  5. MikeL.
    Jul 20, 2006
    9
    I got this game yesterday, and it is completely awesome. The fighting is as fun and fast paced as you would want in a Dragonball Z game, and there is enough depth to keep "hardcore" fighting gamers interested for a long while, learning their characters and tweaking strategies. The only thing that might kill the balance of the game is that you can pump up your fighters, but that's one I got this game yesterday, and it is completely awesome. The fighting is as fun and fast paced as you would want in a Dragonball Z game, and there is enough depth to keep "hardcore" fighting gamers interested for a long while, learning their characters and tweaking strategies. The only thing that might kill the balance of the game is that you can pump up your fighters, but that's one of the main fun things to do in the game, and you can always play the vanilla version of any character to keep the playing field even. Expand
  6. AshokS.
    Jul 28, 2006
    7
    cool game.. fun 2 play.. 1 of d best these days when all d new games r dull!.. make more better games 4 gods sake.
  7. IsaacM.
    Nov 19, 2007
    4
    Old school fighting that really isn't that good does nothing to replicate the dragon ball world DBZ Budokai 3 was the pinnacle and the most faithful of fighting engines to the anime, this is a major step backwards the creators should hang their heads in shame
  8. Nov 4, 2010
    8
    This game get a lot of hate for no reason whatsoever. Yes you can't zoom around the landscape or spam teleports and massive fireballs. There are plenty of other fighter games that allow you to do that.

    This is more of a technical fighting game for the universe. Noritaka Funamizu from Street Fighter 2 provided input, and you can really tell. It feels more like an SF2 EX fighting game, than
    This game get a lot of hate for no reason whatsoever. Yes you can't zoom around the landscape or spam teleports and massive fireballs. There are plenty of other fighter games that allow you to do that.

    This is more of a technical fighting game for the universe. Noritaka Funamizu from Street Fighter 2 provided input, and you can really tell. It feels more like an SF2 EX fighting game, than a Budokai one.

    That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but certainly not for everyone.
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  9. Mar 8, 2013
    7
    By the creator of Street Fighter 2, Super Dragon Ball Z is a really great fighting game that any fight fan can enjoy, and also adds in a very addicting level up mode for fans, where you raise one of the z warriors power level the more and more you fight, unlocking new moves, and adding an rpg element that i personally believe Dragon Ball Z games benefit from greatly. Even with the awesomeBy the creator of Street Fighter 2, Super Dragon Ball Z is a really great fighting game that any fight fan can enjoy, and also adds in a very addicting level up mode for fans, where you raise one of the z warriors power level the more and more you fight, unlocking new moves, and adding an rpg element that i personally believe Dragon Ball Z games benefit from greatly. Even with the awesome powerlevels and well designed fighting engine, this game doesnt have alot of variety. other than a tournament mode, and a mode more specifically for your leved up characters, where you fight with each match opponents getting stronger, and your helth doesnt replenish, other than through the bonus roulette at the end of matches (essentialy a survival mode) this game doesnt have a whole lot to offer in terms of gameplay variety. On top of that, this game only has 18 characters, which is substantially low, considering they all control very similar, and with the exception of Cyborg frieza (which wasnt in any other dbz title at the time) this game really just doesnt have hours of fun and lots of unlockables to keep you playing. Regardless of the fairly low replayability, this is a pretty decent Dragon Ball Z fighting game that, while hated by alot of people, I find does what it does just fine, give the arcade super dragon ball z experience at home. no more, no less. Expand
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 90
    The gameplay is where Super DBZ truly shines. From the first time you load up and play Super DBZ, you'll notice the game religiously pays homage to the Akira Toriyama Dragon Ball universe.
  2. 74
    Designed to appeal to traditional fighting fans before anime nuts, its strengths lay more to the thinking player's side of things rather than the casual. Had it boasted a larger move set and perhaps a few more playable characters, then its value as a long-term tournament title might have been higher.
  3. Overall Super Dragon Ball Z would be [better] described as "slightly different" than "new and improved."