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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: 10 out of 161
  1. Jan 16, 2016
    10
    i love this game it makes you fell like your in the dragon ball z universe best dbz game i hope the make dragon ball xenoverse 2.it is justi love this game it makes you fell like your in the dragon ball z universe best dbz game i hope the make dragon ball xenoverse 2.it is just amazing love it Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    The game DragonballZ fans have been been waiting for. After the atrocities of Ultimate Tenkaichi, Battle of Z and DragonballZ Kinect, this isThe game DragonballZ fans have been been waiting for. After the atrocities of Ultimate Tenkaichi, Battle of Z and DragonballZ Kinect, this is a breath of fresh air. The game is extremely enjoyable and fun, I'm so glad the story isn't the same typical dragonballz story that we've played dozens of times already. It essentially is the same story, yet with a huge twist to it, making it completely different and unique.

    With the new character creator aspect of the game and rich customisation, I'd say this game is in the top 5 Dragonball games of all time. It looks great, sound great, plays great and is great. I'm having so much fun with it.
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  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. Apr 10, 2015
    9
    I haven't played a DBZ game since DBZ Budikai 2(Which I hated) and I don't play fighter games but this one was really good.
    Story, was ok
    I haven't played a DBZ game since DBZ Budikai 2(Which I hated) and I don't play fighter games but this one was really good.
    Story, was ok plain nothing much to it.
    Graphics, eh its DBZ its not going to realistic
    Sound, not bad didn't have any music that caught my ear.
    Gameplay, very user friendly, simple controls

    The good thing is its like DBZ very fast pace you slow down you'll get hit.
    but that's also bad, you can easily over judge and punch air.
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  5. Apr 20, 2018
    8
    É um ótimo jogo me surpreendeu no inicio, porem eu recomendo que se for comprar esse jogo parta para sua continuação a gama de conteúdo doÉ um ótimo jogo me surpreendeu no inicio, porem eu recomendo que se for comprar esse jogo parta para sua continuação a gama de conteúdo do segundo jogo é maior . Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2020
    7
    It's a good game, but it doesn't come close to the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  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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