Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Image
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 75 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 898 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Relive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from theRelive the story of Goku in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
    Experience the Story
    Experience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time!

    Iconic DRAGON BALL Z
    Play through iconic DRAGON BALL Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Increase your power level and rise to the challenge!
    Don't Just Fight As Goku
    Live as Goku. Fish, fly, eat, train, and battle your way through the DRAGON BALL Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of DRAGON BALL characters.
    Expand
Buy Now
Buy on

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - Gohan vs. Vegeta Boss Fight (Saiyan Saga)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 75
  2. Negative: 1 out of 75
  1. Mar 16, 2020
    90
    A very few games can compare to Kakarot in terms of sheer love towards the original series and storytelling qualities. Not without its set of flaws that leave only regret not being even greater, Kakarot still manages to be a great game for fans. No, scratch that. It manages to be an amazing game! May they not stop here, and deliver more and more of love-letters like this. If it goes in the right direction, the next one could definitely be legendary.
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    85
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot establishes itself as a must-buy for all Dragon Ball fans. Although it sometimes falls short of the mark while trying to portray each and every iconic moment in the series, it manages to offer the best representation of the anime in videogames. Also, the gameplay is frantic, fun and visually pleasant, and even though there is sometimes a lack of polish, it stands out as one of the best Dragon Ball Games ever made.
  3. 80
    While the popular Xenoverse series utilized the RPG genre to try something different, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot offers a more traditional retelling of the series in a single player only experience that should at least get the hardcore fans of the series excited to experience this adventure yet again.
  4. Jan 19, 2020
    75
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a fantastic avenue for new and casual fans alike, providing a deeper level of insight and immersion into a beloved franchise. However, more seasoned veterans of the series may not be as easily impressed. Fluid, fast, and visually stunning combat combined with some intriguing ideas gives Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot plenty to root for, but it still doesn’t feel as fleshed out and creative as its Xenoverse cousin.
  5. Jan 26, 2020
    70
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an unexpectedly fresh take of the well-used Dragon Ball license. Although it must be said that most parts of the game could have been in better shape, and if you are not a Dragon Fall fan many aspects of the game fall flat. But on the other hand; With great fan service, some fantastic cutscenes and above all entertaining gameplay, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a great choice for all Dragon Ball fans - whether your interest level is 150 or over 9000.
  6. Jan 20, 2020
    70
    A competent adaptation of the original anime but there’s a serious danger of déjà vu even for series fans, and the solid but unremarkable action is unable to overcome it.
  7. Jan 20, 2020
    40
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot isn’t the RPG we were expecting to get, but instead a frustrating, tedious and even boring game. While we can’t grow tired of Dragon Ball story, there are certainly many other ways to enjoy it.

See all 78 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 347
  1. Jan 21, 2020
    10
    Don't pay attention to critics that are haters of the franchise. This is a must-have for any real fan.
  2. Jan 18, 2020
    10
    Awesome and fun gameplay, cool animations. Good amount of content thats not highlighted in the show or previous game. Yes its the same story,Awesome and fun gameplay, cool animations. Good amount of content thats not highlighted in the show or previous game. Yes its the same story, but done better then all of the previous games imo. If you love Dragon Ball, especially Z, then its a must buy, because even if the story is the same, you never played lt like DBZK. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    So far from what I have played its every DBZ fan's wish for a proper RPG addition to the franchise :) its good and I am having fun with it.
  4. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    i loved the game found it extremely fun, but it has too many bugs and glitches to give it a 10
  5. Jan 19, 2020
    8
    Le aspettative per questo titolo erano altissime e sono state solo parzialmente soddisfatte. Il gioco ripercorre nei minimi dettagli tutta laLe aspettative per questo titolo erano altissime e sono state solo parzialmente soddisfatte. Il gioco ripercorre nei minimi dettagli tutta la saga di Dragon Ball Z e permette di impersonare tutti i protagonisti della storia. Il gameplay si sviluppa attorno alle meccaniche tipiche di un JRPG, in un contesto open world (formato da maxi aree) che risulta non completamente sfruttato e a tratti forzato. Il sistema di combattimento è estremamente semplice ma efficace: gli scontri sono divertenti sin da subito e una volta padroneggiate tecniche e combo, le sequenze di lotta assumono un'aurea spettacolare. Graficamente Kakarot ha una doppia faccia: mentre i modelli dei personaggi sono riprodotti magistralmente in cell shading, gli scenari peccano di texture basilari e piatte. Insomma, un gioco piacevole e divertente (specialmente per i fan di Goku e compagnia) che però lascia un retrogusto amaro, di potenziale incompiuto. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2020
    7
    Have played a decent amount of Budokai and Budokai Tenkaichis to compare this game's quality.

    The story aspect is awesome. Lots of detail
    Have played a decent amount of Budokai and Budokai Tenkaichis to compare this game's quality.

    The story aspect is awesome. Lots of detail and scenes that weren't included in the anime and the DBZ encyclopaedia is one of the best in game lore I've seen.

    That's where it pretty much excels at. Everything else is pretty sub par. The combat is lacklustre, I can spam blasts with all fighters to win most battles (similar to Xenoverse). The AI are pretty dumb as they strafe into your blasts. There's only one combo per character where you just pretty much tap the punch button with no variation. The Budokai Tenkaichi games at least had some combo variations and even some throw moves.

    The divided open world is large but the things to do is really basic. The fishing mini game is rubbish and hover car racing? Cmon! Collecting the Dragon Balls is just not rewarding (No I don't want to fight the Ginyu Squad again!!).

    The RPG elements is weak. No gear to equip and it's just unlocking skills when you hit a certain level and you fight ghost figures of yourself to unlock new moves.

    Overall, if you are new to DBZ you will enjoy the epic story. I really thought they would get the fighting right since they've release a million versions of fighting games since the 90s.

    Calling this game an RPG is a joke. It's an action adventure game with very little RPG elements.
    Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    Db cacarot is a game of cheat, it's a fake rpg
    The game graphismes are so disgusting

See all 347 User Reviews

Trailers