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  • Summary: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.

    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 delivers a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date
    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.

    DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 delivers a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.

    * Relive the Dragon Ball story by time traveling and protecting historic moments in the Dragon Ball universe
    * Brand new hub city more than 7X the size of the original game with 300 players online at the same time
    * Next-gen visuals bring the Dragon Ball anime experience to life
    * New characters and boss fights
    * More in depth character creation system and battle adjustments
    * Free updates and post launch support for more than a year
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 21, 2016
    85
    Take some button mashing combat, flashy looking special moves, an art style that closely resembles the anime, and fight scenes that are beautifully animated, and you have the ingredients for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  2. Oct 25, 2016
    85
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 offers us a good advancement over the previous chapter, with a surprising storyline made both of original content and well known saga elements. It still needs to improve its camera management, but it's definitely a worthy buy for any Dragon Ball fan.
  3. Oct 26, 2016
    80
    If you’re an ardent Dragon Ball fan, then picking up Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 should be a no-brainer, but even if you’re just a fan of fighting games and RPGs in general you should give it a try – the combat is fun and there’s a surprising amount of depth to the character development that doesn’t fail to satisfy.
  4. 70
    An exemplary slice of fan service once again, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 also succeeds in being a rewarding game that even non-DBZ fans will find enjoyable. Obviously, fans will lap up every last bit, even if the combat does persist in being a bit of a button-mashing exercise. That aside, DBX 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor.
  5. Mar 8, 2017
    70
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a much better game than its predecessor. The game tackles most of the problems I had with the first game by bringing me a much vaster world than before. Even though the first few hours are quite boring, the game has a lot to offer series fans.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    70
    This is what happens when Dragon Ball Xenoverse goes Super Saiyan. [Christmas 2016, p.88]
  7. Nov 8, 2016
    60
    Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 makes some massive strides towards improving on some of the deep flaws of the original game. It’s just a super-shame that it also forgets to actually add anything to that foundation to help it feel like a true sequel. I’m just Saiyan’ that is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 27, 2016
    10
    Don't let the the bad eggs try to steer you wrong. Xenoverse 2 is a major improvement to the first game in nearly every single way.

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    Don't let the the bad eggs try to steer you wrong. Xenoverse 2 is a major improvement to the first game in nearly every single way.

    There are brand new character customization features for you to delve into-- everything from new outfits (there are outfits other characters wear and there are original outfits you can change the colors of), new special moves, new ultimate moves, new Z-Souls, new masters, and the completely new QQ Bang equips which allow you to overwrite the stats on your clothing which allows you to actually wear anything you want without worrying about what stats go up or down.

    Bandai Namco and Dimps have taken strides to improve the gameplay and add in changes to make it much more balanced. Stamina is much more important now and you have to use it wisely, Saiyans can no longer abuse Super Saiyan then spam ultimates, there is no more super armor so no one has super invincibility (even while charging attacks), there is the addition of charged ki blasts which can have different effects based on your Z-Soul, you can see the enemy's stamina and ki gauges so you can see for yourself that they can no longer spam or get unlimited of either, and they've added in ways to quickly close the gap between fighters.

    There is a brand new story which focuses more on the movies from the Dragon Ball universe. It features characters like Turles, Lord Slug, Cooler, Metal Cooler, and more.

    There is also a new and much more improved soundtrack that sounds much closer to what you would expect from Dragon Ball, really capturing the mood of every battle and setting.

    The drop rates from missions have been vastly improved. No longer will you need to put in hours on the same mission, playing it time and time again for the one thing you want. They are far more forgiving and with the collection of brand new PQs that you can tackle there are even more goodies to collect and they're easier to collect without being too difficult or too much of a time sink.

    The masters you can train under are all on the brand new giant sized map at the same time so you never have to worry about missing them. In addition you can learn from all masters without having to become their student but you can still pick one as your instructor for extra goodies. Learning new skills from them is dictated by your ranking and you rank up by completing advancement tests at the training school (where you can also learn basics and extra tips), when you rank up you can learn new skills from any master that has new skills to teach.

    There are new transformations. Saiyans can go Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and Super Saiyan 3 (which are all now compiled under one skill) and if you want your hair to go spiky then just you wait til you go SSJ3. New to the series is the other races transformations. The Freiza race can go golden, Namekians can become giants, humans can awaken to their true potentials, and Majins can go Kid form. There are also special missions for each race that only that race can accept.

    No one should go into this expecting Budokai Tenkaichi 3 because it's not Budokai Tenkaichi in the first place-- otherwise it would be called Tenkaichi not Xenoverse (there wasn't even custom characters in BT3). By comparing this to BT3 people are doing it a great disservice, there are dozens of Dragon Ball video game series and there have been several series (and a whole generation of consoles) in between the release of BT3 and XV2 so picking BT3 as the yardstick of which to compare XV2 is silly to begin with.

    I've only just scratched the surface with this review, the game is massive and there are tens of hours of things to do within it. Best part is if you like offline or online everything above is there in both. Whether you're a diehard fan, a casual fan, or someone looking for some fun that lasts a while, this is the game you need to look into. It is addicting and just wanting to see what new moves and clothes you can get gives you the energy to push on.
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  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    This game is simply fun. I love Dragon Ball and I am happy that Dimps and Bandai are supporting this game to this day. I hope Bandai's next DBThis game is simply fun. I love Dragon Ball and I am happy that Dimps and Bandai are supporting this game to this day. I hope Bandai's next DB game, Super Dragon Ball Fighterz or DB Xenoverse 3 will be amazing like the last 2 have been, this and DB Fighterz Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    9
    Awesome Dragon Ball game. Xenoverse 2 is probably the best Dragon Ball game i have ever played on modern consoles and has several upgradesAwesome Dragon Ball game. Xenoverse 2 is probably the best Dragon Ball game i have ever played on modern consoles and has several upgrades over the first game which itself was quality. Although a few well known names are missing from the roster it is still a must buy for all Dragon Ball fans. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2019
    8
    I have watched nearly every episode of the Dragon Ball franchise. So this means I have played my fair share of these types of games but II have watched nearly every episode of the Dragon Ball franchise. So this means I have played my fair share of these types of games but I think that this game is really underrated. The visual games are brilliant, the animation is solid, the story is really well done and the references to all are amazing. Like the fact that you can learn nearly every known move in the series is amazing. But the one flaw is the story is its best aspect as the others are kind of lack lustier and sure its fun to play online but the connection can really be bad. But I love fighting against my friends and completing missions. So overall I really recommend and I guarantee that you will enjoy this game. Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2019
    8
    This was addictive game to me. You can customize your charather, level, and your skills. You have DBZ characters that can be your instructorThis was addictive game to me. You can customize your charather, level, and your skills. You have DBZ characters that can be your instructor and opponents. It gets a little repetitive doing the same things over and over again which sometimes lose my interest to the game. Overall, it is a good game to play with friends to challenge them. Expand
  6. Dec 15, 2016
    7
    while this is still a improvement over 1st the combat still is lagging behind games such as tenkaichi 2 and 3 and raging blast series whilewhile this is still a improvement over 1st the combat still is lagging behind games such as tenkaichi 2 and 3 and raging blast series while there are more combat options the combat can still outright be annoying as 1 button presses can turn into 3 or 4 hits in some occasions making it feel sort of unresponsive and having you throw punches you didn't want to throw. also the game and super moves can be extremely unbalanced like god of destruction wrath which breaks your stamina and you cant do anything. I am currently ranked top 30 in the world on xbox so I spent a lot of time with the game's combat so I'm not just a raging blast or budokai tenkaichi fanboy I generally still feel those games combat is vastly superior. Expand
  7. DJD
    Mar 28, 2019
    0
    If you love the Dragon Ball franchise then you will love this game. There is an amazing character creation system where you can choose 5 racesIf you love the Dragon Ball franchise then you will love this game. There is an amazing character creation system where you can choose 5 races to be your character. In addition, there are also tons of amazing costumes no to mention you can recolor some of the clothes to your liking. The story mode is long and it's decent. When you finish the story mode there are parrel quests which take place during the series. There are over 100 parrel quests. There are tons of trainers to train with, moves to unlock, and transformations to learn. I have put so many hours into this game and I absolutely love it. Expand

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