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  • Summary: Features over 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Feel the chaotic power of bone-crushing blows as you execute and chain together multiple-hit combinations. Helm character specific move-sets and unleash epic Super Moves to deal devastating damage.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Oct 20, 2015
    83
    Extreme Butoden is plain and simple the best Dragon Ball Z beat'em up available, but it suffers from its portable nature and a somewhat disappointing roster of fighters.
  2. Oct 19, 2015
    70
    A good beat'em up, with all the characters you need, even if they seem all the same one at times. Extreme Butoden got some really good and exhilarating moments, but the lack of the online game is a real shame.
  3. Nov 25, 2015
    70
    A pretty decent game, with fast paced combat and a good amount of gameplay modes, but the lack of online play and a lacklustre roster keep Extreme Butoden away from the best Dragon Ball titles.
  4. Oct 14, 2015
    60
    Kakarot forgets how to fight in a game that fails to offer a good gameplay balance and experience. Our wishes haven't been granted this time.
  5. Oct 22, 2015
    60
    It very much feels like a game of the past as far as the overall package is concerned, with a lack of online multiplayer and a focus on its single player elements. Unfortunately, while combat is solid and its audio and visual elements impress, there is simply not enough of a game here to enjoy them for too long.
  6. Oct 25, 2015
    55
    Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden isn't the game it could have been. It holds a few positives for Dragon Ball die-hards like myself, and fighting game fans will enjoy the depth and promised upcoming online mode, but there is little here to make it a solid recommendation to anyone else.
  7. Nov 9, 2015
    30
    As a fighting game fan, I’m disappointed by the simplicity and small-mindedness that seems to have gone into Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden. As a fan of the animé series for so many years, and having played many, many versions of this story over my years as a professional reviewer, this attempt at a cash-in just hurts my feelings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 23, 2016
    9
    El juego es bueno, tiene una muy buena historia, graficos decentes, una jugabilidad aceptable y Sonidos buenos, no hay muchos desafios en elEl juego es bueno, tiene una muy buena historia, graficos decentes, una jugabilidad aceptable y Sonidos buenos, no hay muchos desafios en el modo historia, pero en el modo aventura hay practicamente mejores desafios
    En conclusión: Recomiendo el juego a los Casuales y Frecuentes, y muy recomendable para los que le gustan los juegos de pelea con este estilo
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  2. Nov 2, 2015
    9
    "Extreme Butoden" has nothing new to add in the genre but it is a welcome return to form, for the Dragon Ball franchise and an extremely fun"Extreme Butoden" has nothing new to add in the genre but it is a welcome return to form, for the Dragon Ball franchise and an extremely fun ride for the fans of the manga. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2015
    7
    This game is easily, 100%, no doubt, completely..okay. That's it. Just, okay.

    The game play is fast and smooth, and the visuals are simply
    This game is easily, 100%, no doubt, completely..okay. That's it. Just, okay.

    The game play is fast and smooth, and the visuals are simply gorgeous. The 3D affect doesn't add too much, but the presentation is still marvelous. The inclusion of Z Assist characters is a pretty cool addition as well, and it does add interesting game play mechanics. It's a fighting game that's simple to pick up for any player that is not used to fighting games, but is still challenging enough to make mastering it difficult.

    That being said, there are a lot of flaws that kind of ruin it. The online support isn't even there. It's a shame that Nintendo titles like this often neglect online play. Especially in today's age where you can play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam (a "Cable Guy" reference, for those that didn't get that one). It also is too easy. It doesn't really add anything seriously new to the Dragon Ball Z fighting game franchise, either, other than the Z Assists. The most glaring, and often mentioned, flaw with the game is the shallow roster. It's understandable that the 3DS couldn't handle every last DBZ character, and I think including everyone is overkill anyways, but there are a lot of missing fan favorites they easily could have put in but didn't.

    If Metacritic allowed it I would give this game a 6.5, but since that isn't an option, and you always round up in math, it gets a 7. It's not a spectacular game. You won't miss much if you skip this entry. It is still fun enough, though, and can provide some quick entertainment for anyone looking for it.
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  4. Jan 16, 2016
    5
    this game is a ok fighting game you would usually want to play with friends rather than alone the story mode is meh and the z assist cosept isthis game is a ok fighting game you would usually want to play with friends rather than alone the story mode is meh and the z assist cosept is pretty pointless it took out characters you wold like to play as like ssj2 gojeta all gt characters ssj4 included ssjgss vegeta and even golden frizea and the character selection is poor so I give it a 5.0/10 Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2016
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden. I'm gonna have to be brutally honest, this game sucked. It did keep the fighting style of the Dragon Ball games, along with an old arcade game sort of view, and the alternate storylines (ESPECIALLY the one where Krillin's the main character) did give me quite a laugh. But...I can't say this enough, the game was flawed. You had to get your butt kicked almost fully to even use your most powerful attack, and even then, every character had the SAME AMOUNT OF HEALTH. Other games actually had characters with different health amounts (like the Budokai Tenkaichi series), so, why couldn't this one? Plus, what's the point of a DBZ game if you have barely any characters. And the storylines...oh, the storylines...not even fully fleshed out. I would've LOVED to fight Great Ape Vegeta in this style, but nope, just a dumb cutscene. Back to the same amount of health topic, after finally unlocking Super Saiyan God Goku, I was so excited. Only to find out he has the same strength as Kid Buu. Kid. Freaking. Buu. Every good character was thrown in as an assist, which...sucked. I've noticed a common thing with recent Dragon Ball games, that being that Frieza's forms...aren't playable. It's only Final Form, this game did have the forms, but again...as assists. Well, that's enough of my rambling, but I'll say this. If you enjoy Street Fighter-style battling and like the Dragon Ball series, pick this game up somewhere. I'm just glad I rented it, and it's not stuck in my case forever. My final score is 5/10, not bad, not good, but, it was alright in terms of the fighting genre. Expand