Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai PSP

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
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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.
  2. [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 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.
  3. JoseR.
    Apr 22, 2006
    10
    Thsi game is incredible. The story mode could have been longer but i wasnt expecting much for the first DBZ PSp game!
  4. Maximus
    Mar 13, 2006
    9
    This a gorgrous game it has all the style of the DBZ games and it is so easy to play and enjoy perfect for a portable device the only thing I have against is the story based on the janemba movie because we don't have characters such as goku seiyan IV.

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#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.