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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 163
  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. Mar 23, 2015
    9
    Here's the thing, if you're looking for a "traditional" (or about as traditional DBZ games get) fighter game, look away. Xenoverse is anHere's the thing, if you're looking for a "traditional" (or about as traditional DBZ games get) fighter game, look away. Xenoverse is an action game with some RPG features, and it hardly counts as a "fighter", but that's why I enjoyed it.

    Good:

    -Let's be honest, you're looking at this because of the character creator, and it does deliver. It's not the greatest in the world, but there are enough options to make your character feel "special". I felt attached to my little guy, who was voiced by the guys from DBZ abridged (voice 8).

    -The story is new and unique and feels like an actual DBZ story, which is good and bad. Still, it kept me invested and I couldn't help but smile when DBZ characters acknowledge your existence as you get ready to fight.

    -As far as I know (I haven't played every DBZ game) for the first time EVERY move is different. No more repaints of the kamehameha. From the Galick Gun to the double sunday, each melee and blast attack has different features. You now have a reason to pick and choose your moves besides their names.

    Meh (things that could be good or bad depending on who you are)

    - Combat gets throne under the bus quite a bit for this game. Here's the problem. Later missions can get really hard, and it's not a question of being under-leveled. Having a 7 majins fighting you with no allies is straight up difficult because of how the game works, regardless of level. As much as I tried to not fall back on it, I ended up "going SS and throwing unlimited supers at them". But that was only in a pinch, when the missions demanded it. Honestly, I loved throwing myself in the middle of the fray. The combat is fun, and if you can keep your character equal to the enemies, you should be having too much fun to want to just sit back and throw supers.

    -The RPG elements are cool, but not as prevalent as you'd think. The bonuses armor give you are virtually unnoticeable. (you can check your stat chart when viewing your presets, and you'll need good eyesight to see any change even when you have a ton of 5x multipliers.). That being said, that means you can wear whatever you want because it really doesn't matter. If cool looking armor has crap stats, oh well, it doesn't make a difference. So that's kinda nice, kinda dumb depending on how you look at it.

    That being said, allocating stat points in conjunction with the skills you unlock does matter, and I loved to watch my character go from a in-your-face close range expert to a blast throwing beast (ironically much like the characters in the show throughout the series).

    Bad
    - Just lacks some polish. Spelling errors and small things like having to run back to the PQ hut after every quest can break immersion. You kinda wish everything was a little deeper, but it's a new IP so hey, everything can't be Last of Us.

    -DLC. enough said. I hate that crap.

    Honestly the game is more of a 8.5-8.8, but yeah. Can't pick that so we'll go with the 9. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did.
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  5. Mar 8, 2017
    8
    A very good Dragon Ball game for the PS4. Although it's missing a lot of characters etc, this is still a very good game and well worth aA very good Dragon Ball game for the PS4. Although it's missing a lot of characters etc, this is still a very good game and well worth a purchase for any Dragon Ball fan. Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2022
    7
    Die Steuerung und das Gameplay sind sehr anständig, aber als Dragonball-Fan ist der Fan-Service der Hauptanreiz dieses Spiels, und diesesDie Steuerung und das Gameplay sind sehr anständig, aber als Dragonball-Fan ist der Fan-Service der Hauptanreiz dieses Spiels, und dieses Spiel hat eine Menge großartiger Fan-Service für einen Fan wie mich Expand
  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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