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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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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - Gohan vs. Vegeta Boss Fight (Saiyan Saga)
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 51
  2. Negative: 13 out of 51
  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. Jul 8, 2020
    7
    This game made good use of the original animation.
    I'm satisfied as a fan, but not enough as a game.
  5. Oct 26, 2022
    6
    A perfect example of how to destroy an AMAZING game with the least effort.
    For the combat that could have so many absolutely cinematic
    A perfect example of how to destroy an AMAZING game with the least effort.
    For the combat that could have so many absolutely cinematic combos, you're allowed to do next to NONE. All thanks to 24/7 HYPER ARMOR on enemies and NONE on the player; nothing flinches, nothing connects, constant interruptions, and so all melee combat of it is reduced to braindead ranged attack spam or another kind of cheezing.
    If you don't care about playing in style: 9/10
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  6. Oct 16, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So.. the game looks very good, its easy to pick up, and the scenes that they did from the original anime are pretty nice to rewatch. Now.. on to the negatives, for a game called Kakarot, you sure need to use Gohan for basically most of the game, I would have like to see re-imaginings from everything that happened to Goku, even though I know that the other characters have very interesting fights so it cant just be all "Kakarot". But the game feels pretty cheap, combat is fine, nothing special, the fetch quests get a bit annoying after the first few. The orb collecting mechanism feels dumb for me, I would have rather had an ability unlock by level than by level and paying with orbs, or just having AP would have been better, than just substitute the orbs for something else. As for the in game movies and conversations, after the cell saga I found myself basically skipping almost all of them, I just got bored and saturated, I saw the classic ones but to me they felt cheaply made. I mean if you compare the Naruto Ultimate Ninja games the epic moments in the series are recreated beautifully or even better than the anime in the game. Here they're just.. ok, some look better than others, some epic moments aren't even there. Really for a story that's been told a million times already in a lot of different games, it HAD to be better than what we got. I also played the God DLC which if I had known, would have played first so I could level up my main characters and just breeze through the whole game even quicker. Overall, it deserves the score it got. its mediocre at best. 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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