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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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  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 156
  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 25, 2015
    10
    Best Dragon Ball game since the last five years a must buy for every fan. the story is interesting the graphics are great and the game play isBest Dragon Ball game since the last five years a must buy for every fan. the story is interesting the graphics are great and the game play is awesome. 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. Feb 25, 2015
    9
    After playing this game for a good two days I can say that the dragon ball franchise is in the right direction. The Game is fantastic with aAfter playing this game for a good two days I can say that the dragon ball franchise is in the right direction. The Game is fantastic with a really good story. The player customization is great and the online features are good as well. Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2015
    8
    Pretty good fighting game, with fluid battles. The RPG elements are very boring... i mean, i'm not interested in searching for itens on thePretty good fighting game, with fluid battles. The RPG elements are very boring... i mean, i'm not interested in searching for itens on the battlefield and i'm even less interested in searching for quests in that messed up hub-town. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2015
    7
    SinglePlayer- Singleplayer is awesome the story is fantastic, although I can't say the same about the parallel quests which are boring,SinglePlayer- Singleplayer is awesome the story is fantastic, although I can't say the same about the parallel quests which are boring, repetitive and with random rewards which will have you grinding multiple times on the same mission to get the reward you were hoping for. The way the main story ends leaves an opening to a sequel which I absolutely can't stand

    Multiplayer- Unless you have friends which you can play with whenever you like you will not enjoy the multiplayer because everyone uses their character over and over with spamming the ultimate until they kill you and do not try to avoid it with instant transmission because it will work once or twice but eventually you will get hit and there is nothing you can do. Maybe it will get patched but I doubt it.

    overall- The game is a must play for fans however not at the full price point because you will play the story and after that there is almost nothing to do as if you try to play multiplayer many connectivity issues will occur and if that doesn't happen people will either spam ultimates or if you manage to be winning they will just disconnect from the match leaving you raging. Conclusion, Buy this game but not at full retail price either wait for a sale or borrow it. Thankyou for reading.
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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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