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  • Summary: After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters.After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generations consoles. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its allpowerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
    Key Features:

    * 3vs3 TAG/SUPPORT
    Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style which brings deeper gameplay

    * HIGH-END ANIME GRAPHICS
    Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force
    * SPECTACULAR FIGHTS
    Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the DRAGON BALL anime reproduced in 60FPS and 1080p resolution (Higher resolution will be supported on PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    96
    Dragon Ball FighterZ feels like it hits a sweet spot, retaining the look and feel of a versus fighter while reining in the complexities that make fighting games still so hard to get into.
  2. Jan 28, 2018
    93
    It's a great fighting game, it's a great Dragon Ball game, it will entertain the amateurs and the most professional as well. At last we can say without discussion that is the best game in the Dragon Ball franchise. It's essential.
  3. Feb 12, 2018
    90
    Dragon Ball FighterZ is simply a marvel. For Dragon Ball fans it is a no-brainer, for fighting game fans it is a must-have, even for those like me who know next to nothing about the series. It is extremely easy to get into, a blast to play, and it looks outstanding. This is a sleeper of 2018 for me, and I cannot recommend it enough.
  4. Jan 24, 2018
    89
    Even though I’m not the greatest at fighting games (and usually even despise playing them), Dragon Ball FighterZ manages to make the game feel easy to get into, and quickly become rewarding by learning move sets and counter plays. While the story mode allows a bit of the customization that was found in Xenoverse, FighterZ is much more focused on being a balanced fighting game rather than an RPG, and it’s all the better for it.
  5. Jan 25, 2018
    85
    Not only is the game simply a tight, pick up and play fighter, but it is one that does the source material of Dragon Ball justice.
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    80
    It's unfortunate that its online component is unnecessarily complicated, making players jump through hoops in order to go head-to-head against one another, but there's a healthy amount of offline modes tucked away in here that combine to form one helluva package.
  7. 60
    We are at a point where a Dragon Ball fighting game holds its own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    Ok I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. This game is simply the best Fighting Game that I have ever played. It is the first fighting game thatOk I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. This game is simply the best Fighting Game that I have ever played. It is the first fighting game that I spent 14 hours of one day, yes 14 hours in one day, playing it. It has consumed my life since I first bought and I know I am late to get this review done, but I had to. This is one the best games of the year, not including God of War and Spider man as I have not played them but I bet they are simply amazing, and I think that you should buy this game if you are a competitive Fighting Game fan. I'd recommend Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for more casual players though, as this game's story mode isn't the best, and casual fans may not enjoy it. Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    10
    This game is one of the best fighting games since smash bros wii u the game is very fun and is a dragon ball 2d fighting game and this is a great game
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    10
    Excelente juego de peleas frenético adictivo nose por que los de Xbox lo calificaron tan bajo para ps4 tiene mejor nota yo tengo ps4 tambiénExcelente juego de peleas frenético adictivo nose por que los de Xbox lo calificaron tan bajo para ps4 tiene mejor nota yo tengo ps4 también pero entre la Xbox no hay diferencias es un juego entretenido con historia luchas en líneas cómpralo que esperas Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2019
    8
    Este game me surpreendeu, isso pq nao sou fâ do universo Dragon Ball, mas este game tem mecanicas fluidas de combos e golpes (parecidos comEste game me surpreendeu, isso pq nao sou fâ do universo Dragon Ball, mas este game tem mecanicas fluidas de combos e golpes (parecidos com UMC 3) e isso é muito bom e divertido de se jogar. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2018
    7
    The same guys that brought you Extreme Butoden bring you this solid fighter. By no means is this game perfect it needs work.

    First thing
    The same guys that brought you Extreme Butoden bring you this solid fighter. By no means is this game perfect it needs work.

    First thing that set me off is the size of the game off the bat. 4.5GB with a day one update of 3.5GB.
    This game is on a fricken Bluyray disk why can they not fit the 9 GB data on disk without a day one update.

    2) The loading times are horrible, 35- 45 seconds to load each match that lasts about one minute is beyond me. These load times should be half that. Too much damn time watching loading .

    3) Story is boring a fuk! Worst is the story cut-scenes lag and are not smooth. Very choppy cut-scenes take you out of watching the anime experience.

    The fighting is solid and on point . Fast, frantic, fun but the longevity is something to take into question as most fighting games loose attention after a few months.

    Soild game but not Great. 7/10
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  6. Feb 1, 2018
    5
    The game does justice to the anime and also the fighting genre to such an extent that this game could possibly be argued as one of the bestThe game does justice to the anime and also the fighting genre to such an extent that this game could possibly be argued as one of the best fighting game of the year. However, despite having such a great control mechanic, fighting style, attention to details, and fantastic visual. They still failed to satisfy me in every aspect of the game. Despite having cute and unique lobby character presentation the game is still atrocious in terms of lobby connection and terrible in matchmaking. The game had the same fault during the beta test. However, it seemed like not much has improved since the beta days. I have spent hours trying to create a ring match so I can have one round of a match with a friend eventually, we end up giving up. The game constantly kicks me out of the lobby and takes time to reconnect over and over. This ruins my desire to wanting to play as I am most of the time waiting on a loading screen. I barely got to play any ranked match as I cannot find anyone or it kicks me out while I am middle of a match. It frustrates me and forces me to play story mode since I would like to get something out of a $60 game. But, the story is lackluster and seems repetitive to such extent that it feels more of a chore than entertainment. I would want to give this game the score it deserves but failure to fix the server issue in a timely manner has made me not want to play this game but rather made me start thinking about a refund. Expand
  7. Aug 3, 2019
    3
    Meh... Honestly not the best game I played. Bare bones fighter with little thought put into it.

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