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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: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  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 26, 2018
    10
    Quite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, butQuite possibly the best 2D fighter ever made. This is why we play games in the first place. There have been decent DB games before this, but nothing close to FighterZ. The animation, combined with artistic graphics really set it apart from other games and it also beautifully complements the gameplay. It's so brisk, and is one of the greatest technical achievements in the genre and can't be avoided Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    8
    otimos graficos variedade de personagens e boa campanha de fato e como se jogassemos 1 anime .espero que o proximo nos possibilite voar pelootimos graficos variedade de personagens e boa campanha de fato e como se jogassemos 1 anime .espero que o proximo nos possibilite voar pelo mapa e ter 1 liberdade maior do combate os combows com 1 botao tirao 1 pouco a questao de estrategia e apertar tudo contuer botao e ainda dar 1 baita combo soa meio sem sentido,porem ainda e 1 otimo game. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2018
    7
    The game is super fun and balanced! However the loading time needs to be addressed.
  6. Mar 30, 2019
    5
    This game has gotten a great deal of praise for many reasons, and I suppose it is justified in many ways. However, my experience with thisThis game has gotten a great deal of praise for many reasons, and I suppose it is justified in many ways. However, my experience with this game left me sorely disappointed, and was utterly bored after about 2 hours of gameplay.

    The one thing ARC System Works gets right here is the phenomenal attention to detail paid to iconic moments from the Dragon Ball Z anime. Clearly, at least some of the staff who worked on this game are big fans, as every character has some sort of finishing move that is a lovingly crafted reproduction of a clip from the show. Some might fault the game for ripping off the show, but I saw this as an homage to the legacy of the series.

    Where this game falters is in the fact that it is simply a standard fighting game. Nothing more, nothing less. The mechanics do seem quite engaging, but my ability to grasp them was nil (and perhaps that is more about my lack of patience than any fault of the game's). More off-putting, however, were the rather lengthy load times and a complete lack of deviance from the standard style of your average fighting game. The arcade mode is simply a series of fights, and the game has so little to offer as a single-player exprience.

    Overall, I felt that there have been other DBZ games in the past that have been more interesting and engaging than this one was. And while it is a decent fighting game, it seems to pale in comparison to the game it borrows its three-fighter aspect from - Marvel Vs. Capcom. For what it's worth, however, I feel that my rating of this game is fairly subjective - if you enjoy DBZ and you enjoy fighting games, you may want to have a look at this one. However, if you are not a fan of either of those things, don't bother with this game. Far better fighting games exist, in my opinion.
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  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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