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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. 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 PSP. It's one of only two games that can say that so far.

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#53 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
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#2 Most Shared PSP Game of 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
  1. 70
    A very simplistic fighter with a "so bad it's good" storyline wrapped in an extremely portable package. It's not great by any means, but hardcore DBZ fans will find a whole lot to like here.
  2. Shin Budokai works itself on the road to redemption, thanks to gameplay that refuses to complicate itself and a presentation that's pure DBZ all the way.
  3. 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.