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  • Summary: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE brings all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest rivals, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many more, with new gameplay design. Players revisit all famous battles from the series through their own custom-created Avatars, which are connected to Trunks andDRAGON BALL XENOVERSE brings all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest rivals, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many more, with new gameplay design. Players revisit all famous battles from the series through their own custom-created Avatars, which are connected to Trunks and many other characters. With the help of Trunks, travel through time and intervene with the past to restore Dragon Ball history. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE take the universe from series' creator Akira Toriyama by storm and breaks tradition with a new world setup, the mysterious Toki Toki City. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    89
    Overall, Dragon Ball Xenoverse is probably one of the best, if not the best, Dragon Ball related games out there – and there are a lot. You can replay missions to enhance your character. There are various trainers to go on missions for. It also has time travelling - and that’s always a good thing.
  2. Feb 24, 2015
    80
    It's an OK fighting game, but fans will love the amount of references and new ways to enjoy Dragon Ball that it offers. The camera and some tech issues are there, but it has some spectacular battles too.
  3. Mar 6, 2015
    75
    The battles you fight in are incredibly fast paced and frenetic, exactly what you would expect and hope for from a Dragon Ball game.
  4. 70
    The RPG elements of the game really do hold it back, as they feel under developed and tacked on, but the solid fighting mechanics and the ability to create something unique is a great draw that may keep me coming back just to be able to go Super Saiyan.
  5. Mar 4, 2015
    70
    Dragon Ball games have had a steady downward trend for several years now. But with Xenoverse the series makes a great debut on the new consoles, with fun and accessible battles. There is still plenty of room for improvements, but it is a good start nonetheless.
  6. Mar 17, 2015
    60
    Even though its gameplay design looks somehow dated, Xenoverse is a tribute that the "ultra fan" of Dragon Ball will surely appreciate.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 22, 2015
    50
    A lot of fussy distraction from the one-note combat. [Apr 2015, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 154
  1. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    This is one of the best DBZ games in a long time. If you love the DragonBall Z games then you'll love this one! So go and pick it up today andThis is one of the best DBZ games in a long time. If you love the DragonBall Z games then you'll love this one! So go and pick it up today and have fun with it@ Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    Story is interesting, combat is simple but fun, collecting gear and moves is addictive. Character creation was done well. This is the dbz gameStory is interesting, combat is simple but fun, collecting gear and moves is addictive. Character creation was done well. This is the dbz game I've dreamed of ever since ps1. I don't think I'l be able to put this game down for a long time. Definitely recommend playing it with two of your friends. This review applies to DBZ fans. If you aren't a fan of DBZ, you probably won't really "get" this game. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    Dimps has done it again and we finally have been delivered an amazing DBZ game. The one we've been waiting for. I was lucky enough to get myDimps has done it again and we finally have been delivered an amazing DBZ game. The one we've been waiting for. I was lucky enough to get my copy early and I've put a good eight or nine hours into it so far. I've loved every second of it. The gameplay is amazing and actually requires skill. It's not just a button masher or a game of chance. You're actually in control and if you're a DBZ fan, this is exactly what you've been waiting for. The story? Something new and exciting. I won't say any more than that due to not wanting to spoil anything, but it's new. Not to mention, it isn't something you're going to beat in a single sitting. As stated previous, I've put eight or nine hours into the game so far... I'm barely into the Freiza Saga. Perhaps with there being so much to do I'm a little distracted, but rushing the story honestly isn't possible. It requires actual 'training' in a sense and I love that about it.

    Everything about this game is just... wow. The custom characters, the skills/clothing, the combos, the story, the side quest... Just all of it. If you've been waiting for a good DBZ since the PS2 era... this is it. I highly recommend giving this game a chance if you're on edge due to the DBZ games we've been getting for the last couple of years. In just eight hours, this one has taken the top of my list as the best DBZ to date.

    Side note, online runs great and smoothly! I was honestly expecting a fairly bad online experience... I was proven wrong though. It runs great and playing with friends and even strangers regularly adds for tons of fun on its own. Haven't experienced so much a single 'skip'.

    Anyways, I hope this was helpful for anyone who may of been on the fence.
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  4. Mar 15, 2015
    9
    So far this game has done nothing but impress me. The graphics are awesome, the story is getting better with each mission and the combatSo far this game has done nothing but impress me. The graphics are awesome, the story is getting better with each mission and the combat despite the difficulty is amazing and easy to the hang of. I've been a huge DBZ fan for a long time and this is the absolute best game sine the tenkaici games. If you like DBZ get this game. IF you don;t get it anyway u wont be disappointed. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2015
    8
    An amazing game for fans of the show. Finally a DBZ game i enjoy since Budokai 3! A lot of content, fun and easy to learn fighting mechanicsAn amazing game for fans of the show. Finally a DBZ game i enjoy since Budokai 3! A lot of content, fun and easy to learn fighting mechanics and great modes to play including the story. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2015
    7
    This game is an enjoyable and enthralling edition to the Dragonball series, as well as the most aesthetically pleasing of the lot.
    The
    This game is an enjoyable and enthralling edition to the Dragonball series, as well as the most aesthetically pleasing of the lot.
    The fighting is easy to master, however, a percentage of the ultimate attacks simply do not have an effect on a target as effectively as they should.
    'Super Nova' and 'Giant Storm"are some of the mot effective ultimate attacks in the entire game and contrast with skills such as "Innocent Breathe', 'Vacation Delete' and 'Weekend' , which do no effectively work as they should.
    The storyline has good replay value and there are many skills to be learned, Be warned however if it is total completion of all achievements you seek then think again.
    Trying to gather all ultimate and super attacks as skills in the parallel quests is near impossible, as some quests simply wont drop the skill, no matter how many replays you commit to.
    Parallel Quest 33 is a prime example of a quest that will not drop a skill, such as 'Hellzone Grenade', having myself played this quest more than 100 times to no avail.
    Hopefully the game developers will notice this bug in due time and rectify the problem so hardcore gamers can go on to get all achievements for DBZ on the Xbox 1.
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  7. Feb 24, 2017
    0
    Pure garbage! This game has a mash button style that's a tedious system of fighting opponents. CPU is arrogant and stupid as always, matchesPure garbage! This game has a mash button style that's a tedious system of fighting opponents. CPU is arrogant and stupid as always, matches are a pain to get though. I was disappointed with this game and will be the last DBZ game I'll ever play. Expand

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