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  • Summary: The Japanese blockbuster is here! An international smash hit, this vintage Dragon Ball Z® fighter features 22 famed DBZ® warriors for you to recreate epic, one-on-one Dragon Ball Z® battles. Easy to play but tough to master, this long-awaited classic offers matchups from the Buu™, Frieza® and Android Sagas. Experience the DBZ® game that has thrilled fans all over the world! Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. Outdated graphics, an unfriendly (but ultimately bearable) control scheme and a shockingly bad (i.e. incomplete) localization make Ultimate Battle 22 the lesser alternative to “Budokai."
  2. The control is stiff and imprecise; and the number of gameplay modes is pathetic. [June 2003, p.105]
  3. I have seen NES games that look better than this game.
  4. It's one of the worst-looking titles ever released on the PS1. [June 2003, p.107]
  5. The graphics are a mess, the special moves are unresponsive, the animation is less fluid than a flip book, and the combat lacks strategic incentive. [June 2003, p.114]
  6. 16
    About as simplistic a fighting game as you can get, with round after round of extremely bland, strategy-free brawling. [June 2003, p.47]
  7. A really, really terrible game, and it always has been. In fact, it's so bad that a longer review would only give the game more validation, which it simply does not deserve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    This **** game oh this game. This is the best game i have ever played in my entire life. **** the street fighters **** the mortal combats this game was sent to earth by god. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    Not a cool fighter, is very unfulfilling in every way, the awkward control are a mess. The idiot character movement feel stupid. Not even fan of the series will love this. Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    Bad game.. 3d backgrounds look awful, animated character intros are horrible, too. Game is slow, doesn't feel like Dragon Ball Z at all. Only good thing about this game is sound/music, and the opening. Expand

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