Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai PSP

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. There are lots of modes and unlockables which will razzle and dazzles newbies and less sophisticated gamers but the hardcores will be advised to look elsewhere for their combat thrills.
  2. 80
    Though the single player experience could have been longer, it still provides many hours of enjoyment; especially of you're on a mission to get the best score in every fight.
  3. Games Master UK
    78
    Cartoon kick-punching to make your hair stand on end with pleasure. [July 2006, p.61]
  4. Though it's missing some of the stylish action that helped make Budokai 3 so exceptional, Shin Budokai still stands as a fun and accessible 3D fighter.
  5. The game isn’t half as technical as, say, Capcom’s Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, but where SFA3 was complex, DBZ is just more accessible.
  6. PSM Magazine
    75
    While the story mode isn't spectacular and the game can feel a bit too basic at times, the fact remains that DBZ: Shin Budokai is a solid 3D fighting game that both fans and non-fans of the series can enjoy. [Jun 2006, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#2 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 17, 2012
    0
    Bad game!!!!!!
  2. KyleT
    Feb 5, 2008
    6
    What would be a poor console fighter is bumped up to average only by virtue of it's portability. It's Dragonball Z. It's on What would be a poor console fighter is bumped up to average only by virtue of it's portability. It's Dragonball Z. It's on PSP. It's one of only two games that can say that so far. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 22, 2007
    8
    This game brings us the Budokai 3 experience on a Portable, but it is a watered down version. Dragon Road mode is Arcade mode with just some This game brings us the Budokai 3 experience on a Portable, but it is a watered down version. Dragon Road mode is Arcade mode with just some bits of Dragonball Z storline, there is no overworld, and no Wi-Fi play. But it is fast paced and sure to keep fans interested for a long while. Full Review »