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8.2

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. Jan 19, 2013
    6
    Dragon Ball Z is undoubtedly one of the best anime series of all time, many games were spawned off this franchise but the most well know series of games were the Budokai series. As far as the collection goes, it isn't great but its far from bad. Budokai 3 still proves itself to be one of the standout games of its generation still holding its own against many great fighting games of today.Dragon Ball Z is undoubtedly one of the best anime series of all time, many games were spawned off this franchise but the most well know series of games were the Budokai series. As far as the collection goes, it isn't great but its far from bad. Budokai 3 still proves itself to be one of the standout games of its generation still holding its own against many great fighting games of today. Budokai 1 however has not aged as well, it feels sloppy and slow in comparison to the great Budokai 3. The absence of Budokai 2 is also a downfall of the collection as it is named "Budokai HD collection". The one thing that did bug me though was the music, entirely new music was used instead of sticking to the original tracks. Though these songs aren't bad the take away from the nostalgic feel of the games. Overall this collection is good but feels like a quick cash grab to a franchise that is struggling to stay alive. Budokai 3 is still great but Budokai 1 feels lacking. The absence of Budokai 2 and the original music do detract from the experience but don't entirely destroy the game. Hopefully the money they make from this release can but put towards a great fighting game for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2015
    6
    Hmm, I'm not the biggest fan of this package. The games are fun but the aspect ratio is 4:3 and I just didn't enjoy these games as much as I thought I would.
    6/10
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    55
    Anyone looking for a deep, complex brawler is best be served elsewhere, but fans looking for some Super Saiya-jin action or younger folks that just want to button-mash will find something here to like.
  2. Jan 13, 2013
    45
    Even though it was given a resolution increase, you still can't play the game widescreen, and porting the 10 year old graphics and physics engine doesn't make it better.
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    86
    If you are a fan of Budokai 3, then this might be a good way to relive those memories without getting out a PS2 and hooking it up again.