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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: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
  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. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    For me personally this is the best Dragon Ball Z game out there.I played all the newer ones like xenoverse 1 and 2 but they just don't clickFor me personally this is the best Dragon Ball Z game out there.I played all the newer ones like xenoverse 1 and 2 but they just don't click like this did.I still play this game from time to time after watching the Sunday episode of Dragon Ball Super Expand
  3. KristN.
    Dec 7, 2007
    10
    Simply put, a dream DBZ game. It looks perfect, the sounds are top, and the gameply is brilliant. Sure, it has it's flaws, but these are Simply put, a dream DBZ game. It looks perfect, the sounds are top, and the gameply is brilliant. Sure, it has it's flaws, but these are only minor, and easy to look past. This game rewards the longtime player (and is incredibly unforgiving to anyone unwilling to put the effort in to practice), but once you're able to hold your own against the sometimes infuriating AI, you'll be hooked. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    10
    O melhor jogo de luta de Dragon Ball de todos os tempos, é incrível como a jogabilidade é tão perfeita bem encaixada, a grande quantidade deO melhor jogo de luta de Dragon Ball de todos os tempos, é incrível como a jogabilidade é tão perfeita bem encaixada, a grande quantidade de lutadores. As animações, golpes, poderes, transformações, tudo, tudo é perfeito. O melhor jogo de DBZ de todos os tempos! Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    this game is great
    its very adictive because the gameplay is fast and dynamic
    i liked the characters and the attacks best dragon ball z
    this game is great
    its very adictive because the gameplay is fast and dynamic
    i liked the characters and the attacks
    best dragon ball z game of ever
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  6. Apr 14, 2015
    9
    This game is truly amazing! This game has many things to offer . It has very good graphics for a ps2 game
  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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#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#3 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007