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  • Summary: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE brings all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest rivals, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many more, with new gameplay design. Players revisit all famous battles from the series through their own custom-created Avatars, which are connected to Trunks andDRAGON BALL XENOVERSE brings all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest rivals, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many more, with new gameplay design. Players revisit all famous battles from the series through their own custom-created Avatars, which are connected to Trunks and many other characters. With the help of Trunks, travel through time and intervene with the past to restore Dragon Ball history. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE take the universe from series' creator Akira Toriyama by storm and breaks tradition with a new world setup, the mysterious Toki Toki City. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    89
    Overall, Dragon Ball Xenoverse is probably one of the best, if not the best, Dragon Ball related games out there – and there are a lot. You can replay missions to enhance your character. There are various trainers to go on missions for. It also has time travelling - and that’s always a good thing.
  2. Feb 24, 2015
    80
    It's an OK fighting game, but fans will love the amount of references and new ways to enjoy Dragon Ball that it offers. The camera and some tech issues are there, but it has some spectacular battles too.
  3. Mar 6, 2015
    75
    The battles you fight in are incredibly fast paced and frenetic, exactly what you would expect and hope for from a Dragon Ball game.
  4. 70
    The RPG elements of the game really do hold it back, as they feel under developed and tacked on, but the solid fighting mechanics and the ability to create something unique is a great draw that may keep me coming back just to be able to go Super Saiyan.
  5. Mar 4, 2015
    70
    Dragon Ball games have had a steady downward trend for several years now. But with Xenoverse the series makes a great debut on the new consoles, with fun and accessible battles. There is still plenty of room for improvements, but it is a good start nonetheless.
  6. Mar 17, 2015
    60
    Even though its gameplay design looks somehow dated, Xenoverse is a tribute that the "ultra fan" of Dragon Ball will surely appreciate.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 22, 2015
    50
    A lot of fussy distraction from the one-note combat. [Apr 2015, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 155
  1. Feb 26, 2015
    10
    Very awesome game The combat is Very fun At first it wil look dull and clunky but after some time of getting used to it you wil see that theVery awesome game The combat is Very fun At first it wil look dull and clunky but after some time of getting used to it you wil see that the game is very epic and the roster my suck but hii you can create your own freaking saiyan namekian or frieza race and buu!! cant find for xeno verse 2
    he game is set in full 3D destructible environments. Fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater. They run when on the ground, and swim while underwater. XenoVerse has dialogue while fights go on, and fighters show facial expressions when they strike an opponent or take damage. The players have some freedom to explore the planet Earth as it exists in the Dragon Ball universe along with a handful of other locations, including a mysterious new city, now revealed as Toki-Toki City, which is the point of origin for the game's new character. XenoVerse is also the third Dragon Ball game to feature character creation, the first being Dragon Ball Online and the second being Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
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  2. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    I could spend hours talking about how great this game is, but many awesome People here have already done it - so I will just sum it up reallyI could spend hours talking about how great this game is, but many awesome People here have already done it - so I will just sum it up really quick. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is to me a perfect Dragon Ball z game. I feel like i have been waiting for this my whole life - and here it is. It has so much content. This is a title you definitely should pck up - DBZ fan or not! Wow! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    Dimps has done it again and we finally have been delivered an amazing DBZ game. The one we've been waiting for. I was lucky enough to get myDimps has done it again and we finally have been delivered an amazing DBZ game. The one we've been waiting for. I was lucky enough to get my copy early and I've put a good eight or nine hours into it so far. I've loved every second of it. The gameplay is amazing and actually requires skill. It's not just a button masher or a game of chance. You're actually in control and if you're a DBZ fan, this is exactly what you've been waiting for. The story? Something new and exciting. I won't say any more than that due to not wanting to spoil anything, but it's new. Not to mention, it isn't something you're going to beat in a single sitting. As stated previous, I've put eight or nine hours into the game so far... I'm barely into the Freiza Saga. Perhaps with there being so much to do I'm a little distracted, but rushing the story honestly isn't possible. It requires actual 'training' in a sense and I love that about it.

    Everything about this game is just... wow. The custom characters, the skills/clothing, the combos, the story, the side quest... Just all of it. If you've been waiting for a good DBZ since the PS2 era... this is it. I highly recommend giving this game a chance if you're on edge due to the DBZ games we've been getting for the last couple of years. In just eight hours, this one has taken the top of my list as the best DBZ to date.

    Side note, online runs great and smoothly! I was honestly expecting a fairly bad online experience... I was proven wrong though. It runs great and playing with friends and even strangers regularly adds for tons of fun on its own. Haven't experienced so much a single 'skip'.

    Anyways, I hope this was helpful for anyone who may of been on the fence.
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  4. Mar 2, 2015
    9
    Dimps knows how to do DBZ. Point blank. For those of you who are looking for Buodokai 4...this isn't it. For those of you who remember theDimps knows how to do DBZ. Point blank. For those of you who are looking for Buodokai 4...this isn't it. For those of you who remember the PS1 days of Dragonball Legends, this is the game you have been waiting for! I have played nearly every DB game in existence including the horrible UB22, and I will tell you that Xenoverse is the 1st time since Legends I felt like I was playing the beloved anime. The traditional "Tenkichi" gameplay has been revamped, and modernized to allow for ease of movement and simplicity in control. The game is more about good teamwork (yes teamwork in a DBZ game) than it is just solely overpowering your opponents.

    This holds true especially later on when fights get increasingly more difficult and require a serious combination of reflexes and teamwork. Tokitoki City while very basic is a nice hub for all of the games activities. Making your own DBZ character is actually surprisingly more indepth than I thought. Having my bald and bearded Saiyan power up to SS and have his facial hair turn yellow was a hoot :D

    I will spare the details and tell you that if you really want a good DBZ experience then this is the game for you. To be frank this is game is not perfect as a video game, but this is a game for fans of Dragonball, simple as that.
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  5. Feb 25, 2015
    8
    An amazing game for fans of the show. Finally a DBZ game i enjoy since Budokai 3! A lot of content, fun and easy to learn fighting mechanicsAn amazing game for fans of the show. Finally a DBZ game i enjoy since Budokai 3! A lot of content, fun and easy to learn fighting mechanics and great modes to play including the story. Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Update: The game turns out to be very unbanlaced and unfair in the story mode and some PQ. If you don't choose the saiyan race, you'll be having a lot of trouble to beat the game at some parts. Especially in a battle against Beerus and whis and another one that is 95% impossible that you have to babysit Bardock in its saga. The game is clearly still on alpha.
    That's all I wanted to say. Now have fun raging through this frustrating game.
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  7. Feb 24, 2017
    0
    Pure garbage! This game has a mash button style that's a tedious system of fighting opponents. CPU is arrogant and stupid as always, matchesPure garbage! This game has a mash button style that's a tedious system of fighting opponents. CPU is arrogant and stupid as always, matches are a pain to get though. I was disappointed with this game and will be the last DBZ game I'll ever play. Expand

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