Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. 73
    Simply put Dragon Ball Raging Blast is a game for fans of the long running anime series. Its does its job not perfectly, but well. The game does make you feel like super saiyan at times, and then turns around and makes you feel like a green blooded Namek instead.
  2. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast offers a ton of content for you to wade through, there's no doubt about it. But it lacks the nostalgia and authenticity to really make you enjoy the experience.
  3. Raging Blast is too simple to entertain beat'em up lovers, and even if the cell shading is excellent, the game is repetitious and dull.
  4. The background to the fights is told in little stories and you are fighting in real three dimensional environments, but the level of difficulty is not quite low, so that beginners will have some problems to dive into the Dragon Ball universe.
  5. Everyone with a soft spot for Dragon Ball Z will embrace the video game. It's not the most complete Dragon Ball game ever, but it does feature all the big characters and storylines you'll remember of the Z universe. The camera is very sloppy and will cause quite a bit of frustration, the music is pretty annoying and last but not least: the game hardly does anything new (again!). Although Dragon Ball: Raging Blast isn't great, it still is entertaining enough to ensure many hours of fun.
  6. 68
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is a good fighting game. You will probably enjoy this game if you're a fan of the franchise. But otherwise, there are a lot of better fighting games available.
  7. A predictable but satisfying game, but it doesn't bring anything new. It is not a vain attempt because it won't disappoint those looking for a high definition Budokai Tenkaichi, but it's a lost opportunity to evolve the formula making the most of this generation power.
  8. Some fans might be able to look past the issues in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, but they'll have to work hard at it. For those in desperate need of a DBZ game, a good alternative to Raging Blast would be last year's Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit. It has a better fighting system and, by now, a much lower price tag.
  9. 62
    Sure, there's lots of content, but the stories are poorly told (which alienates people who don't already know them) and the gameplay mechanics have numerous, numerous problems.
  10. Besides having a somewhat basic fighting mechanic, Raging Blast real culprit is a bad camera, and it is something that can not be overlooked. Despite this issue, I would still recommend Raging Blast to fans, and if you are curious to find out what Dragon Ball is all about, this would be a good place to start, just don’t expect miracles.
  11. 62
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is visually very nice and it also has a nice soundtrack. It’s got a lot of modes and a lot of characters. The biggest problem is the learning curb, because it’s too heavy, especially for new players. The balance of this game isn’t what it’s supposed to be. A fun game, but it could have been better.
  12. Less fun is how it plays. [Jan 2010, p.119]
  13. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is just for fans of the series.
  14. While Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is somewhat lacking when it comes to interesting gameplay its wealth of content and fidelity to the manga nevertheless makes it an appealing prospect for fans of Dragon Ball.
  15. The huge assortment of characters, stories, costumes, and other aspects of Dragon Ball lore cannot hide how shallow and uninspired the fighting mechanics are.
  16. All in all, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is like a steak that sizzles and looks great but tastes as if they cooked all the flavor out in the pan.
  17. There is nothing particularly hateful or lovable about Raging Blast, and that is its main problem. The new Dragon Ball is clearly made for fans, but it doesn’t work as a deep and engaging fighting game.
  18. So, baring the possible glory or failure of Raging Blast's online mode, this is a rather predictable entry in the tale of Goku and Gohan. [Holiday 2009, p.77]
  19. 55
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, as a recreation of the show works and has plenty to do, though there is no excuse for it being worse than its predecessors.
  20. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast has a lot of things going for it including an interesting story mode, great graphics, and a huge character roster. However, the foundation of the game - the battle system - isn't very fun, and that sinks the whole experience.
  21. While Raging Blast has a likable presentation and lots of options, the stale fighting and infuriating camera are hard to ignore.
  22. After a solid few years the Dragon Ball games are regressing, particularly in this flawed fighter.
  23. Those willing to experiment and take notes will still be rewarded with powerful techniques, but outsiders will not see a reason to join in. If they’re unfamiliar with Dragon Ball, the complicated controls will only serve to validate their decision to stay away from this game. For that reason, this game is for die hard Dragon Ball fans only. And maybe not even them.
  24. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is a mix of shallow fighting-mechanics, clumsy control and a horrible camera, and caters only to the most hardcore Dragon Ball fans, but even those may come away disappointed.
  25. 40
    There just is no point in Raging Blast existing. [Issue#186, p.81]
  26. The online mode is there as it is with nearly every fighting game to come out in the last five years and it serves its purpose just dandy. Unfortunately, the broken gameplay immediately removes any gold starz DBZ would have eared for online functionality.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    8
    This game gets a lot of details right. The sounds,graphics, ultimate customization, all good, i just hate the camera angles, it gets so annoying! you will see your enemy, your enemy flies down, you fly down, WHERE IS YOUR ENEMY HIDING!!! next thing you know, you've already lost a bar.... next thing you know, your controller is in your TV...... i give it a 8.1(rounded to 8) Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    5
    Que dejen de vendernos tanta mierda, joder, con los buenos juegos que eran los Tenkaichi o los Budokai, y nos venden esta basura, da vergüenza que este sea un juego de Dragón Ball, no merece llevar ese nombre, lo ensucia, gráficamente es penoso, la jugabilidad es simplemente repugnante, no te engancha en absoluto, hay partes del juego que durante la partida la cámara te saca de los nervios, escenarios sin vida, personajes muertos facial mente, en definitiva, un juego penoso. Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    2
    I found this game one day at 5