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  • Summary: Relive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from theRelive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.

    Experience the Story
    Experience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time!

    Iconic DRAGON BALL Z
    Play through iconic DRAGON BALL Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Increase your power level and rise to the challenge!

    Don't Just Fight As Goku
    Live as Goku. Fish, fly, eat, train, and battle your way through the DRAGON BALL Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of DRAGON BALL characters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 19, 2020
    90
    There are dozens of Dragon Ball Z games and Kakarot represents only the latest attempt to fully retell the manga’s story in videogame form. However, the quality of the experience makes a strong argument for this entry being the last one since the cartoon graphics perfectly recreate Toriyama’s visuals and the story hits every beat far better than the anime managed to. By presenting a great story with such perfect fealty, it’s safe to say that (for now, at least) Kakarot is the definitive Dragon Ball Z videogame.
  2. Mar 6, 2020
    85
    I am currently sitting at about 40 hours into the game and have beaten the main story, I would highly recommend Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to any fan out there. If you are looking for a serious fighting game, this is not for you. I would point this player to something more like Dragon Ball Z Fighters. If you are looking for a game that brings out your inner dragon ball anime-loving child then this is perfect for you. My only suggestion would be to not over-analyze what is missing but enjoy the new content and soak up the overall experience.
  3. Jan 24, 2020
    80
    Wow, an Anime adaption so close to the original! Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot creates an unique feeling of nostalgia. Playing the full Z-Story with Goku, Gohan and all of their friends feels so light-hearted as it did watching the series as a child. Thanks, Cyber Connect 2.
  4. Jan 21, 2020
    75
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the best Dragon Ball games out there, but leaving behind the Dragon Ball name, it's one of the most generic and uninspired titles out there and could have benefited greatly with a little more time in the oven.
  5. Jan 23, 2020
    70
    Kakarot is mediocre as a game, but excellent as a Dragon Ball experience. The combat is just okay, the world is mostly empty, and the game has too much fluff, but as a longtime fan I enjoyed myself a lot.
  6. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Poor RPG mechanics aside, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a great way to relive the DBZ's story, flaws and all.
  7. Jan 23, 2020
    60
    What I enjoyed was minimal compared to the game’s content, so it does not come with a high recommendation. But if you’re a hardcore DBZ fan like I am, you’ll still manage to find some entertainment in the game. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is not the best love letter written to fans, but it’s still a love letter nonetheless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 48
  2. Negative: 13 out of 48
  1. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    Just perfect. Love it. & cant stop playing! Got the ultimate edition and wouldve paid more for it too. Lol.
  2. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    It is the Game of dbz, is awesome! I don't understand the people that says "This is not RPG" thats because this game is Action RPG no RPG. ButIt is the Game of dbz, is awesome! I don't understand the people that says "This is not RPG" thats because this game is Action RPG no RPG. But for me is the best game of Dragon Ball. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    Best dbz game for me since the gba rpg. Random encounters and the open World in General could use some more love next time tho.
  4. Jun 11, 2020
    7
    I've got a bit of a bias writing this review because DBZ was a HUGE part of my life growing up. I've been waiting for a game like this forI've got a bit of a bias writing this review because DBZ was a HUGE part of my life growing up. I've been waiting for a game like this for years and now we got it! All in all, if you are a DBZ fan (and I don't know why you would be playing this game if you aren't a DBZ fan) you are going to love it. ESPECIALLY if you download the Bruce Faulconer music mod which replaces the games original soundtrack with the classic funimation soundtrack. This being said, I had a few problems with it. My main problem is that the healing item system borderline breaks the game with how OP it is. You can literally bring any amout of healing items in to a fight that you can afford and getting money is not hard. Towards the end of the game, things start to balance out a little bit but at no point in time did I ever feel that there was any real challenge to any fight other than the challenge you want to make for yourself. This game really is only as hard as you want it to be. I know a lot of people decide to just not bring in items or limit the amount of items they use but I would have preferred a system where you would only bring in say 4 healing items per fight or if you use an item, there is a cooldown before you can use another one. Just that small tweak would have balanced things in game so much more and ultimately provided a much more enjoyable and exciting experience. Second issue is with the camera. If you and the person you are fighting are at different elevations, good luck trying to figure just what the hell is going on. Sometimes the camera gets stuck behind a tree or a rock, sometimes it detaches from you all together. Besides for those 2 issues, I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this game to any DBZ fan. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2020
    6
    I am a huge fan of the Dragon ball series,watched every episode of every series,even the GT (which is non canon anymore),and the Super.I triedI am a huge fan of the Dragon ball series,watched every episode of every series,even the GT (which is non canon anymore),and the Super.I tried to like this game,but I simply can't,because it's an adaptation,but not an entertaining one.Cyberconnect 2 simply can't make an entertaining game.They use the gameplay mechanics of a PS1 generation game and make a nice graphics to it.They made the same with the Naruto series. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2020
    4
    It's extremely repetitive, not consistent, and very bad side missions, I'm playing it only because I bought and it would go to waste, theIt's extremely repetitive, not consistent, and very bad side missions, I'm playing it only because I bought and it would go to waste, the combos are only pressing O over and over, really really I expect very much out of this game, I don't know who had the idea that you can't even move because Red Ribbon Army Robots are all around the f.....ng world, it's pretty annoying, it has good things though. Overall It's a meh... game. Coming from a huge fan of Dragon Ball for a lifetime Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2020
    0
    I uninstalled this crap after less than 10 minutes! A Fcking fighting game with no multiplayer or split screen ? No versus mode? Basically youI uninstalled this crap after less than 10 minutes! A Fcking fighting game with no multiplayer or split screen ? No versus mode? Basically you have to go through the story or else? Nothing?
    I have watched Dragon Ball a zillion times already, I don't need to go through it all again!
    FCK OFF!
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