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  • Summary: In Dragon Ball: Evolution for the PSP system, ultimate powers collide as players match up against their favorite characters from the film release and battle for control of the seven sacred Dragon Balls that have the power to grant any wish. Dragon Ball: Evolution employs an easy-to-learn yet difficult to master fighting system which provides everyone the power to pull off stylish and dynamic attacks. Ki (energy) management is essential to gain the upper hand and unleash a devastating attack on their unsuspecting opponents. Participating in intense battles, gamers are invited to follow the path of Goku to his predestined fight against the evil Lord Piccolo in Story mode. Players can also battle against a number of opponents in Arcade mode, accept challenges in Mission mode or hone their technique in Training mode. Dragon Ball: Evolution also lets players challenge friends to online feats of strength in Network Battle mode for infinite replay value. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 14 out of 16
  1. It's not a great game when compared to other fighting titles on the portable console, but it's decent and can provide a bit of fun.
  2. Bad graphic, bad gameplay, bad music; this game is the ordinary low-quality tie-in. Evolution is a totally poor bet 'em up. Just don't buy it.
  3. That feeling of cheap, lazy design resonates throughout Dragonball: Evolution, a game that ultimately seems more concerned with how often it displays the faces of the film's cast rather than creating legitimate use for them.
  4. 20
    In all, Dragon Ball: Evolution offers zero redemption for its hefty $40 price tag. Stick with the anime and forget this thing even exists.
  5. 20
    Dragonball Evolution is a disaster burned onto a UMD.
  6. One of the worst movie tie-ins ever, which considering the competition is quite the achievement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. ChrisS
    Dec 8, 2009
    8
    Not a terrible game by all means but it's no Dissidia its a decent fighter with decent graphics that conveys a different story than that saiyan saga we've all seen a million times. Just try to tell me I'm wrong. But the Oozaru transformation isn't very coll at all in fact its a complete Blanka rip off (even the moves) Expand
  2. StewartM
    Apr 20, 2009
    1
    As a DB fan I was disgusted with the efforts made in this game. I have seen the film, which left me colder than the arctic, but I thought maybe the game will be good. How wrong i was, lacks any substance at all and focuses more on the fact that they are telling a story that never existed in the original Manga or Anime. And I like the touch at the beginning saying "Based on the original Manga" rly? where? Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2014
    0
    THIS IS THE WORST DRAGON BALL GAME OF ALL TIME.THE MOVIE RUINED MY CHILDHOOD AND NOW THE GAME IS THE WORST FIGHTING GAME EVER.THE CONTROLS ARE STUPIDS AND SLOW,THE GRÁPHICS ARE POOR AND NO LIFE,AND THE WORST.THIS GAME HAVE A BIT OF CHARACTERS THAN OTHER DRAGON BALL GAMES. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2013
    0
    RUINED MY CHILDHOOD!!!! A DRAGON BALL EVOLUTION THE GAME?! They had the BALLS...to do A dragon ball...evolution game?!!! NO!!! NO!!! i hate you bandai! i
    though you were a good company
    DRAGON BALL EVOLUTION SUCK!!!!
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