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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 6, 2012
    85
    This is the way we like our HD remakes - a fun, nostalgic dive into the past. We're willing to overlook the lack of online options, although we don't understand why the second game wasn't included in the collection.
  2. Dec 20, 2012
    75
    Like all of the HD remakes that have come out in the past few years, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is meant to capitalize on the nostalgia from older players who want their favorites on a current system, with the appropriate care taken during the transition. In a way, it works.
  3. Jan 4, 2013
    70
    The first half of Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is near pointless, but fans of the franchise will be delighted with Budokai 3. It's still the most balanced and detailed Dragon Ball fighting game available, and is a testament to how good licensed games can be when given the opportunity to evolve. It's just a shame that we never got a fourth instalment.
  4. Nov 6, 2012
    65
    A correct adaptation to HD hardware, but the lack of additions and not including the second episode of the series make us recommend it exclusively to those nostalgic gamers who miss playing those PS2 titles.
  5. Nov 12, 2012
    62
    I think passionate series fans, whether Budokai veterans or not, will appreciate the Collection, but they may also question why a more thorough and complete version wasn't released.
  6. Nov 23, 2012
    60
    This collection is only worthwhile because of Budokai 3. It would be preferable if it were released individually on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
  7. Nov 15, 2012
    50
    The Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is pretty dumb. Budokai 3 is still a great game, but the lack of any kind of online mode and the crazy absence of Budokai 2, transform a good chance into a sad nonsense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    10
    Surprise That There No DBZ Budokai 2 HD Ver, But Still A Good HD Remake 10/10

    The Original Game And Budokai 3 Are Best Games Out There
    Surprise That There No DBZ Budokai 2 HD Ver, But Still A Good HD Remake 10/10

    The Original Game And Budokai 3 Are Best Games Out There Seance There Original Release
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  2. Jan 15, 2013
    9
    Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 is one of the best games of DBZ games, and now i can play it in High-Definition , and the pack not only includesDragon Ball Z Budokai 3 is one of the best games of DBZ games, and now i can play it in High-Definition , and the pack not only includes Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, also includes DBZ Budokai 1!! Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2012
    8
    Wow talk about nostalgia! If you never played dragonball z budokai 1 or 3 then you might want to skip budokai 1 & go straight for budokai 3! IWow talk about nostalgia! If you never played dragonball z budokai 1 or 3 then you might want to skip budokai 1 & go straight for budokai 3! I played the first budokai when it first released & I gotta say....it still sucks lol because its just as stiff as I remember so I didn't play it much & went for budokai 3 which I never played! If your like me & have dragonball z burstlimit(yea I still have & play burstlimit) but never played budokai 3 then I suggest you pick up this collection ONLY for this game! What it does besides burstlimit(strange since it burstlimit came out years later after budokai 3) is give you more characters which is why I enjoy it so much..dragon universe is a nice touch on story mode as each characters have specific story points to play out also it has a tournament mode with three difficulties but the best thing about budokai 3 is that each character has lots of moves to assign! Controls are smooth though not as smooth as burstlimit & the HD look went over pretty good! The bad part about budokai 3 is that even though its an HD remake burstlimit still beats it...& there's no online option...YET! I'm sure they will release an update that supports online play but some people like yourboss gave it a zero because its not online yet & plays exactly the same with no new features?! Maybe rate it a 6 or a 7 for no online... play but hes just trolling a great classic as for the no new features...who cares...silent hill only had new voices & HD graphics...metal gear HD only had HD graphics & both games cant be played online but peacewalker can but who cares so as a fan of dragball z games excluding dragonball z raging blast 2(1st raging blast was good) & that abortion/ rock paper scissors/leave all skills in your basement dragonball ultimate tenkaichi garbage this game is a safe pick up for anyone who missed budokai 3 & to a lesser extent budokai 1....oh & its good they excluded budokai 2...it sucked but besides that do you really need budokai 2 when budokai 3 surpasses it in all categories? That's right....we don't need it...8/10 Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    Bueno, destacar que el Budokai uno es el peor Dragon Ball que he jugado, no merece mucho la pena, es muy antiguo, no tiene apenas luchadores yBueno, destacar que el Budokai uno es el peor Dragon Ball que he jugado, no merece mucho la pena, es muy antiguo, no tiene apenas luchadores y los poderes son muy limitados... El Budokai 3 es identico que el de ps2, pero las musicas las cambiaron, grave error...en eso la han jodido hasta el fondo, pero bueno, por lo demas, esta exactamente lo mismo que el de ps2, engancha mucho, recomendado solo para fans de los Budokai. El Budokai 2 es mejor que los Burst Limit y los Ragin Blast, de hecho este Dragon Ball Budokai 3 es el mejor que puedes jugar en PS3 Mientras esperamos la llegada te Tenkaichi collection HD o algun juego nuevo de Dragón Ball...que merezca la pena jugar... Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2012
    8
    This collection is alright, it's for the fans who want to take a trip down memory lane. The only thing I don't like about the collection isThis collection is alright, it's for the fans who want to take a trip down memory lane. The only thing I don't like about the collection is the fact that it doesn't have online for Budokai 3. As for the omission of Budokai 2, as much as I loved it back then, I didn't mind it not being in the collection. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2014
    7
    Solid game, I have no complains. The controls are somewhat hard to manage but I understand that it can be difficult to make the original gameSolid game, I have no complains. The controls are somewhat hard to manage but I understand that it can be difficult to make the original game to Ps3. Overall it's a good game. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2012
    0
    If you haven't played the first then you will feel this a nice game. For fans this is a terrible ordeal; no Budokai 2, no original soundtrack,If you haven't played the first then you will feel this a nice game. For fans this is a terrible ordeal; no Budokai 2, no original soundtrack, no online.

    All you will find is an old game with HD graphics.

    Overall VERY FEW changes.

    A 40$ price slapped on for the same game on a new platform.

    Kids, save your money.
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