Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    88
    Even if past DBZ games have rubbed you the wrong way, and I know a lot of them have, give this one a shot. Unless you are a hardcore fan of Japanese voice tracks, you won't be disappointed.
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    84
    Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team has the potential to be as great as a multiplayer game: There are lots of customization objects to buy and 70 characters to play, so fans won't get tired too soon.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    78
    Overall I definitely recommend giving Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team a go.
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    75
    It's a notable game that won't disappoint series fans.
  5. Jan 12, 2011
    71
    This is a game with more of the same gameplay like the previous parts. It got a few nice improvements and the Tag Team fights are great. The game is also pretty long and the graphics are very good. The only strange part is that the story in this game isn't correct when we compare it to the real story.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    70
    A good game very faithful to the anime series, but it still lacks something to make it great.
  7. Oct 24, 2010
    70
    You will undoubtedly experience a sense of déjà vu from playing previous Dragon Ball Z games, but the 2-on-2 fights and the expansive battlefields make the free-flying fights intense and enjoyable.
  8. Oct 22, 2010
    70
    Considering the platform, Tag Team has good and bad things, but overall is a good game that won't disappoint series fans.
  9. Dec 22, 2010
    67
    If all you're looking for is a huge head count and exciting two-on-two action, then Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team is the game for you.
  10. Jan 10, 2011
    66
    It's the same thing over and over: if you love the saga and the genre, probably you should still help yourself. If you're looking for the next step, keep waiting.
  11. Feb 23, 2011
    65
    If you are a big DBZ fan you've probably already picked this title up. If not, give it a try first before you take it home forever.
  12. Dec 22, 2010
    65
    Being a big DBZ fan, I really wanted to enjoy Dragon Ball Z: Tenchaichi Tag Team, and at first I did. But the game wore thin real quick once I figured out that all of the fighters control exactly the same way and you can win every single fight in the game using the exact same strategy.
  13. Dec 21, 2010
    65
    Fighting game fans may want to steer clear of Tag Team, because with the exception of the multiplayer, you won't get a real challenge out of the game.
  14. Jan 5, 2011
    60
    The fighting system in Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team may be simple but keeps things pretty engaging throughout. However, the lack of online multiplayer, the sloppy story mode and the tacked on RPG-system bring this product down.
  15. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    If you are a devoted fan of the series looking to revisit the DBZ universe, then this game is certainly worth your time and dollar. For gamers just looking for an exciting fighting game, its best to leave this one on the shelf.
  16. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    Team battles aren't enough to make this latest entry in the Budokai Tenkaichi series stand out from the crowd.
  17. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    DBZ Tenkaichi Tag Team won't surprise anyone, but it has mastered its subject nonetheless. With a lighter but comprehensive Story Mode, punchy combat, and its news 4 player combat mode, it's a game perfectly suited for the PSP. However, it's still undergoing the fact that the franchise is running a little out of breath, given that it has spawned so very many games before it.
  18. For longtime fans, though, there's just enough here to satisfy. [Dec 2010, p.75]
  19. Oct 25, 2010
    60
    Though completing the 70+ character roster gives the game some replay value, there's not much else to do once that is finished.
  20. Dec 21, 2010
    50
    Because of a substantial lack of innovation, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team proves to be just another shallow iteration of a brand that seems to have completely lost the right track. If you're looking for a decent beat 'em up to add to your PSP collection, look elsewhere.
  21. Oct 21, 2010
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  22. Dec 21, 2010
    25
    Completely skippable.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    10
    This game is incredible. The tag team is seriously enjoyable & enthralling. It has incredible gameplay, graphics & sound. A must for all gamers. Especially thrilling is the Battle 100 mode. Have fun, guys. Full Review »
  2. Mar 12, 2013
    8
    Basically it's Budokai Tenkaichi 3 with tag teams, senzu beans and a few less characters. Dragon Walker, it's story mode, is a huge improvement over the BT3 campaign, since it follows the anime's story more closely, the dialogue is way better and features some entertaining sidequests and "What if..." scenarios. Excellent game overall. The only things that bug me are that the AI on Normal is far too easy and Broly is one overpowered SOB. Oh, and you have to unlock Fusions. Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    9
    My favorite DBZ game ever. The story follows the plot better than the other games and the graphics are great for the PSP. Most characters of any DBZ game. (Not counting DBZ BoZ)
    A treat for DBZ fans.
    Full Review »