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  • Summary: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages. In addition, an improved control system for the Wii will allow players to easily mimic signature moves and execute devastating energy attacks as they are performed in the Dragon Ball Z animated series. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The PS2 may have thrown out its last classic titles with Okami and God of War II, but for those waiting to make the next gen leap then you could do a lot worse for yourself in the mean time than picking this up.
  2. For 50 bucks, Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is a surprisingly good game. The colorful landscapes, differently played characters, and multiple settings and choices make the title enjoyable.
  3. 80
    When looking at the core gameplay, and ignoring the titles before it, BT3 is a fast, fun, and amazingly deep experience for fans of the award-winning anime.
  4. When it comes down to it, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 continues the series’ tradition of creating true-to-the-anime experiences.
  5. 70
    If you've played any of the previous Tenkaichi titles, you know exactly what to expect here -- a relatively shallow button-masher that does a darn fine job of letting you relive the Dragon Ball experience. Those looking for anything else will be disappointed, but if you just want another excuse to beat up Frieza, this game will suit you perfectly.
  6. 70
    If you own a Wii, I recommend you hold out and wait for that version, which features an interesting alternate control scheme and full online play.
  7. I can respect Funimation’s attempt to change many staid fighting game conventions throughout their Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series, but in the process, the controls have become almost impossible to learn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 86
  2. Negative: 2 out of 86
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    The best dragon ball z game ever made period. i wish they doing this as a hd collection for the 360. hopefully in the future.The best dragon ball z game ever made period. i wish they doing this as a hd collection for the 360. hopefully in the future. .............................................. Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2011
    10
    awesome is just the right word to describe this amazing game.not a fan of DBZ and it's the first game of the series i have played but afterawesome is just the right word to describe this amazing game.not a fan of DBZ and it's the first game of the series i have played but after 5hours of game play,i just couldn't stop playing.a very addictive game i must say. Being a big fan of naruto,i must confess that naruto's battle system pales in comparism to tenkaichi 3. With such a fast pace combat,a deep deep battle system,fantastic game modes and of course lot and lots of playable characters,this game definitely deserves a 10/10.only wished the 2player mode was in btw 2-d and 3-d like tekken 5 rather than the split screen Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    The best Dragon Ball game ever, even in 2019.................................
  4. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    When I say the BEST, I really say that this game is the BEST Dragon Ball game in history, and one of the best shonen-anime game too. HundredsWhen I say the BEST, I really say that this game is the BEST Dragon Ball game in history, and one of the best shonen-anime game too. Hundreds of different characters and more than 40 transformations, hours and hours playing the history mode or playing with your friend at your home. In ps3, we really miss games like this. This game is much better than the two Raging Blast games or Ultimate Tenkaichi ones in PS3.
    I was only 12 years old when I was playing this game, and then my parents bought me my PS3 ... and then I stop playing this AWESOME game. Perhaps the best dragon ball game made in history....
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  5. Mar 25, 2022
    9
    Minha nota pra esse jogo fantástico só não é 10 porque ele é muito desbalanceado na questão da qualidade dos seus personagens. O jogo tem maisMinha nota pra esse jogo fantástico só não é 10 porque ele é muito desbalanceado na questão da qualidade dos seus personagens. O jogo tem mais de 160 personagens e desses no máximo uns 50 são bons e o restante é péssimo, isso pra um jogo de luta é bem decepcionante e conta muito. Outro ponto negativo na minha opinião é que o modo história do jogo não encanta. Ele é curto, e não detalha toda a história da franquia cortando muitas lutas importantes como Gotenks contra Buu ou Gohan contra Buu por exemplo. Sem falar que a maioria dos personagens já vem desbloqueados, tirando a graça de jogar o modo história pra justamente desbloqueá-los. Tirando isso, o jogo acerta em tudo, e não preciso me alongar pra descrever, pois quem jogou sabe. Ele trabalha com uma fidelidade gigantesca à obra original e passa uma sensação digna de como é o universo de Dragon Ball. Tem modos de jogo muito interessantes e que divertem. E a liberdade nas lutas em voar, carregar o ki e soltar poderes trazem uma satisfação pros fãs que nenhum jogo de luta 2D conseguiu dar além de FighterZ. É o melhor jogo de luta 3D da história sem sobra de dúvidas, e o mais importante jogo de Dragon Ball já feito. As criticas sobra a "jogabilidade difícil" pra mim não passam de uma grande bobagem. Preguiça de ir ao tutorial do jogo e aprender sobre como a mecânica funciona. Finalizando, esse jogo marcou minha vida com o PlayStation 2 e eu o amo muito. Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2018
    9
    best trilogy game one of the best systems in the trilogy
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  7. Oct 26, 2019
    1
    Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Es un juego muy desbalanceado , puediendo un personaje ser miles de veces mas fuertes que otros , ademasDragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Es un juego muy desbalanceado , puediendo un personaje ser miles de veces mas fuertes que otros , ademas de que aprenderse los controles suele ser una gran tortura Expand

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