Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Feb 14, 2022
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of those excellent Nintendo Switch conversions. Its artwork, along with the soundtrack and sound effects, transport the player to the fantastic universe of the Z Fighters and gives them freedom to experience it outside of combat through a fun gameplay. In the end, Kakarot is a gift to longtime Dragon Ball fans and an excellent first entry to anyone willing to meet the franchise.
  2. Oct 25, 2021
    Overall, this Switch version stands up right next to the other versions of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. While some things could be better in the game as a whole it doesn’t deter from the overall enjoyment of the story of Dragon Ball. I personally would like to have seen this one start all the way back in Dragon Ball when we first meet everyone, which would truly be a Kakarot story.
  3. Sep 27, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has wonderful characters, an amazing story, and makes me incredibly nostalgic. I would wholeheartedly recommend this title to anyone who asks about it. Oh boy, I just really love Dragon Ball Z.
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    Overall, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a highly entertaining game that’s faithful to the franchise. It accurately depicts the nostalgic events of the series’ earlier stories, and the gameplay engages the player while doing so.
  5. Nov 1, 2021
    DBZ: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is packed full of epic fights, side quests, and a good amount of free DLC. The game looks and plays great on the Switch. I highly recommend it for fans of the series.
  6. Jan 4, 2022
    If you’re a fan of Dragonball Z, you owe it to yourself to try out Dragonball Z Kakarot in whatever form you can experience it in. There is truly no wrong way to go when it comes to this game. The Switch version is certainly a value with the extra DLC that it comes packed with. As usual, the Switch version also has the advantage of being portable. The game looks great whether in portable form or on an HDTV. Dragonball Z Kakarot is the ultimate companion piece to have while watching the DBZ anime series so don’t miss out on this game!
  7. Oct 7, 2021
    The full, compact story, an equally complete cast of memorable characters and an abundance of opportunities to unleash our Kamehameha, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a title that players should not miss. Despite some inconsistencies in gameplay and poor development decisions, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot brings forth the nostalgia and glory of Goku’s saga, leaving only a sweet sense behind.
  8. Oct 4, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is a great title that combines RPG, action and adventure with tons of content that will give us dozens of hours of fun. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball you cannot miss it.
  9. Oct 1, 2021
    Sadly, I cannot claim that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is the complete experience. But for the same price as the base game on any other console, the Switch version is definitely the way to go for new players. Anyone who already owns the base game and DLC on other systems might only be interested for portability purposes. Any Dragon Ball Z fan, who has not played Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, need to do themselves a favor and play this strange hybrid of cinematic storytelling, 3D fighting game aerial combat, JRPG mechanics, and open world exploration.
  10. Sep 29, 2021
    Dragon Ball fans can enjoy now Kakarot on Switch with a solid version that also adds some additional content.
  11. Sep 27, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on Switch is a stunningly uncompromised port of last year’s massive RPG. It looks and runs fantastically, while also including all three DLC chapters in a perfectly portable package.
  12. Sep 23, 2021
    Overall, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is a solid enough port of one of the more enjoyable Dragon Ball games. It's not quite as smooth or shiny as its bigger brothers, but it does the job well enough and has the advantage of being portable. The added DLCs are nice bonus content, but only Trunk's story stands well enough on its own. Fans of the franchise who haven't yet played Kakarot will find the Switch version a perfectly fun experience. Just don't be surprised when you're only playing the title character for short periods of time.
  13. Sep 23, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on Switch delivers the same high action available on other platforms at the cost of some visual graphics. Frame rate is crucial to the experience, and if things have to get a little out of focus to keep the fights moving, so be it. There’s so much to enjoy about this game, and the Switch is a fine place to experience all the stories, exploration, and intense battles that it has to offer.
  14. Sep 23, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was a gorgeous game on other platforms and one of the better Dragon Ball games when it launched a little while ago. It's great to see it translate so well to Nintendo's hybrid system in a better-than-expected conversion that includes new features, and some DLC right from the get go.
  15. Sep 23, 2021
    Dragon Ball Z Kakarot comes to Switch with all its pros and cons and the free DLC does not add much in terms of quality or longevity.
  16. Sep 23, 2021
    CyberConnect2 knows how to develop and port games, no question about that. It may not run at 60fps, but this pocket-sized version of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is still able to live up to its counterparts on other platforms. A pity that the last DLC was not included, considering it would have made the game even more appealing.
  17. Oct 23, 2021
    In the epic battle between the forces of bad Switch ports and great Switch ports, Goku and his friends take the size of the good guys, with this game being a great port of a good game with loads of extra content and good performance on Nintendo's small hybrid console.
  18. Sep 28, 2021
    The technical limits of Nintendo Switch are well known, yet Kakarot's aura expands from second to second even on the hybrid machine of the Kyoko House, which in spite of the predictions has in fact been able to guarantee us an always fluid experience and a shot of ' remarkable eye.
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  1. Oct 1, 2021
    It's not easy to port all the greatness of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot to a Nintendo Switch, but the work from Bandai Namco to make a reality this new games was outstanding. One of the best adventures of Son Goku and his friends in the last years now in the hybrid console of Nintendo. [Recommended]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Nov 30, 2021
    Dude play this game if you’re a fan of Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z get this game it’s amazing probably one of the best Dragon Ball games everDude play this game if you’re a fan of Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball Z get this game it’s amazing probably one of the best Dragon Ball games ever made in my opinion it might be better then Dragon Ball FighterZ on the switch also but it’s still an awesome the graphics are awesome the intro is outstandingly awesome it’s got the head cha land from the original Dragon Ball Z intro and the Gameplay is awesome definitely recommend this game it’s awesome. Full Review »
  2. Oct 16, 2021
    Thus, Bandai Namco and the developers from CyberConnect2 created a playful and comprehensive title for newcomers and especially for fans ofThus, Bandai Namco and the developers from CyberConnect2 created a playful and comprehensive title for newcomers and especially for fans of the series with the new version of "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot". The storyline with the numerous characters and pretty cutscenes is neatly told and provides good entertainment for the most part. The excitingly staged battles are always a joy thanks to the simple controls and only gradually become rather one-sided. In addition, the various approaches in the course of the game, such as cooking and hunting, cut a good figure and loosen up the gameplay enormously. The implementation for the Nintendo Switch is also really fun and the new content is also convincing. Those who would like to have another interesting game of the well-known series should definitely take a closer look at "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" for the Nintendo console. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2021
    Runs really well imo and honestly I am enjoying myself. This will be my 3rd play through since I did two on playstation.