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  • Summary: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.

    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 delivers a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date
    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.

    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 delivers a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.

    * Relive the Dragon Ball story by time traveling and protecting historic moments in the Dragon Ball universe
    * Brand new hub city more than 7X the size of the original game with 300 players online at the same time
    * Next-gen visuals bring the Dragon Ball anime experience to life
    * New characters and boss fights
    * More in depth character creation system and battle adjustments
    * Free updates and post launch support for more than a year
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 28, 2016
    90
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a potent Genki Dama to the series’ longstanding issues, and a bigger, better game than the original by every stretch of the imagination. A true must-have for any Dragon Ball fan.
  2. Oct 31, 2016
    80
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a love letter to the series’ biggest fans. Newcomers might not understand what’s happening, but fans will appreciate the high-octane supernatural martial arts. The attention to detail is astounding, from the lovingly made hub world to the cutscenes that recreate classic scenes from the anime. The story takes about 15-20 hours, but building up your custom character and completing quests easily quadruples that number.
  3. Nov 7, 2016
    80
    Xenoverse 2 feels more in line with what I wanted the original game to be, with its flexible combat engine, wealth of compelling content and an online component that actually worked properly from day 1. Even with the issues with the frequent crashes and the dumb AI, this is still a wet dream for DBZ fans and comes highly recommended.
  4. Dec 12, 2016
    80
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 should be an instant buy for long time fans of the series, and warrants a deep look from everyone else. I’d love to see a bit longer of a gap between this and the (hopefully) inevitable Xenoverse 3 than the year between the first and second titles to really hammer out some of the game’s issues, but until then we’ve still been left with a fighting game that does enough well, and enough different from its competitors, to stand worthy as it is.
  5. Dec 5, 2016
    70
    Dimps has created a sequel to Xenoverse that doesn’t quite feel like a massive advancement in the series, but there is no doubt that this is a larger and more improved experience. Dimps has decided to keep things similar and use the first game as the foundation to build this sequel on. What this means is that there is so much to do, even when one has finished up the 15 hour single player story quests.
  6. Jan 11, 2017
    70
    While Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be a better game than the original, it is by no means excellent. The story seems like an uninspired rehash, and the minimal roster changes makes it feel like a director's cut instead of a true sequel. On the PC in particular, the online community is practically extinct, and the game's semi-frequent crashes disappoint. If you're willing to put up with all that, you'll be treated to a game that feels like what the original should have been, and the fighting system is chaotic and fun. Provided this one does well, here's hoping that another sequel manages to get everything right.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Oct 30, 2016
    10
    Positives: better graphics, bigger city, more customizations, more playable characters.

    Negatives: the story, at the beginning it is a copy
    Positives: better graphics, bigger city, more customizations, more playable characters.

    Negatives: the story, at the beginning it is a copy of the first game, afterwards becomes totally messed...
    The music is simply awful. The game is still a beta with many bugs, moves that miss the target, characters that dissapear in the walls, casting moves that never happens... Bandai also changed the 1 year support to 6 months...
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  2. Apr 20, 2018
    9
    I'm a huge fan on the dragonball franchise and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is probably one of the best Dragon Ball games out there. It has aI'm a huge fan on the dragonball franchise and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is probably one of the best Dragon Ball games out there. It has a unique story which continues from the first Xenoverse game. The fighting mechanics are good and easy to learn. All the races are more evenly competitive. I have put in around 125 hours into the games and I still find enjoyment of opening the game and playing it.Character customization is great and online can be fun too. The negatives of the game is that its very similar to the first Xenoverse ( pro or con depending on how mch you enjoyed Xenoverse ), some parts of the story feels like it being dragged on. Other than that i can not find anything else wrong with the game and I would highly recommend any dragonball fan to play it. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2016
    9
    In spite of the glitches and Random crashes, it is still a massive upgrade from his predecessor by avoiding some of the traps and finallyIn spite of the glitches and Random crashes, it is still a massive upgrade from his predecessor by avoiding some of the traps and finally becoming a more fast-paced version of the Budokai Tenkaichi series, with much less cheesy ways to win. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2018
    7
    I think this game is really good. Raging Blast 2 is still a bit cooler in terms of fighting. But to create your own fighter is really awesome.
  5. Jan 6, 2017
    4
    Overall, it is a good game. Far from being great.

    Pros: Better graphics Lots of new skills More mentors w/o the grind for their
    Overall, it is a good game. Far from being great.

    Pros:

    Better graphics

    Lots of new skills

    More mentors w/o the grind for their skills

    Bigger city that you can fly around

    QQ Bang lets you use any clothing combo w/o worrying about stats

    Cons:

    The combat has been built around knock back spam. This is the reason for the 4/10. Both enemy and ally npc will use spam knock backs either keeping from doing anything or interrupting what you are doing.

    The ai is just as bad as in Xenoverse 1

    Most of the clothing options use the exact same model i.e. a ginyu set with leggings is the same as another sets legs.
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  6. Oct 31, 2016
    2
    same crappy gameplay as the first one.. not much else to say really

    this is the latest DBZ fighting game yet the fighting remains inferior
    same crappy gameplay as the first one.. not much else to say really

    this is the latest DBZ fighting game yet the fighting remains inferior to DBZ games from the ps2 era

    ...still waiting for that dbz game that would trully top the ps2 predecessors.. until that happens we have to stomach another xenoverse..hopefully the last.
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  7. Dec 20, 2016
    0
    Patetic animations, patetic combos, patetic IA, very easy game, you can win every match spaming light punch (i'm not kidding). It's an insultPatetic animations, patetic combos, patetic IA, very easy game, you can win every match spaming light punch (i'm not kidding). It's an insult for Dragon ball budokai tenkaichi 3 Expand

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