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  • 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.
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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 364
  1. Jan 20, 2020
    10
    Okay I'm 20 hours into the game, I just defeated Frieza and I believe it's time to review the game.

    What critics are criticizing is
    Okay I'm 20 hours into the game, I just defeated Frieza and I believe it's time to review the game.

    What critics are criticizing is basically the "blandness and similarity" in side quests, but what they fail to understand that most of those side quests are linked to an old character from the first Dragon Ball which puts a big wide smile on my face and brings up those nostalgia vibes. All of them are fetch quests? Nope, and even if they are, I'm gladly doing it, it makes me happy to fly around and live in the world of Dragon Ball.

    Battle? This game is very oriented towards PVE, and its very true to the story, it means Vegeta is difficult as hell, it means Frieza is difficult as hell, it means you obliterate Frieza when you turn into Super Saiyan. Every character that is playable with, or playable against, has a different set of moves, animations, comments, aura, and uniqueness. One single physical attack button? Hell yes and it's perfect, I'm sick of those "light attack-strong attack" or "punch-kick" fighting games. One button is enough to make a combo and that gives room for other actions. Transformation on the fly is awesome. Support characters control is awesome.

    Intermission is bland? Hell no, there's lots of activities to do and it feels like a vacation after so much battles in each arc, you relax during that time, collect orbs, fish, cook, train, increase your level, learn new moves, and talk to every single character, because they always have something new to say, go out and discover Dragon Ball memories, see how Krillin is reading adult magazines and Launch turns blond when she sneezes.

    All in all, this is the best Dragon Ball experience ever, it has everything I want and more, I couldn't ask for any change, controls are difficult? You just need time to get used to them and then you become a pro, didn't Goten had issues with flying! Ki detection is great, power levels are true to the anime.

    Don't read those stupid IGN, GameSpot and whatever reviews, they are reviewing it as a game, but this isn't any game, this is a Dragon Ball game, see what Dragon Ball fans are saying, go buy the game if you haven't yet, you won't regret it, actually you will regret it if you don't.

    Thanks Bandai Namco and Thanks to Cyberconnect 2. Great job guys.
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  2. Jan 18, 2020
    10
    Dragon Ball, i dont need more. I play all Dragon Ball game on ps4 and this is the best. It's not perfect game but very, very good.
  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
    If you are a dragón ball fan, this game is a must have. Best dragon ball game since budokais.
  5. Jan 18, 2020
    8
    É um jogo obrigatório para os fãs de dragon ball Z. Não é perfeito mas conta a história de uma maneira boa, os combates contra os bosses sãoÉ um jogo obrigatório para os fãs de dragon ball Z. Não é perfeito mas conta a história de uma maneira boa, os combates contra os bosses são bastante divirtidos . Tem uma mecanica de rpg bastante satisfatória , mundo semi aberto bom mas por vezes um pouco monótono Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2020
    7
    A tad on the grindy side and I really wish you could turn of those annoying character remarks that is uttered and repeated constantly wheneverA tad on the grindy side and I really wish you could turn of those annoying character remarks that is uttered and repeated constantly whenever an enemy is nearby

    Also, there is a game breaking buggy area at the area where you can train.
    I lost my 90 hour save file cause it decided to crash during a save.
    And even though there are 10 slots, it corrupted the entire thing
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  7. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    Db cacarot is a game of cheat, it's a fake rpg
    The game graphismes are so disgusting

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