Top 10 Dragon Ball Z games


Kamehameha! With the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, fans are sure to be flocking to the stores to relive their childhood love of the phenomenon that is Dragon Ball Z. If you’re looking for more nostalgia, look no further. We bring you the best Dragon Ball Z games ever to be made.The Dragon Ball franchise has made a lot of games over the years, but only a few have managed to capture the spirit of the anime. Some of these games are very old, but that just makes you feel closer to the series, and all of them are golden. So, let’s dive in!

#1 Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure contains 30 playable characters including Goku, Gohan, Krillin, and King Piccolo. You can play through almost all of the original Dragon Ball story arcs in the Story mode, with Goku. The other playable modes are the One-On-One mode which allows you to fight a particular character which then becomes playable after beating.

There’s also a Multiplayer versus mode in which you can compete with your friends, one on one. Besides this, there is also a hidden Survival mode and four mini- games: Catch Korin, Rock Crushing, Bosses on Parade, and Small Fry Fight.

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#2 Battle Of Z

Platforms: PS3, XBox 360, PS Vita.

Battle of Z is a fighting game that features more than 70 playable characters plus other downloadable characters. It features four versus four team battles, with teams sharing an energy meter called the GENKI Gauge. There are seven game modes: Normal, Single Mission, Co-op, Team, Score, Battle Royal, and Dragon Ball Grab.

It also features fully customizable characters with a card system that allows you to make your character stronger and make your character more suited to his team. The Game is based on the movie: Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods, and is the first one to feature the first appearence of Goku’s Super Saiyan God form!

#3 Legacy Of Goku

Platforms: Game Boy Advance

The Legacy Of Goku is an action- RPG that allows you to control a Dragon Ball Character and relive much of the original franchise. It has two sequels: The Legacy Of Goku II and Buu’s Fury. The game has you fighting various opponents, collecting experience, and leveling up to unlock stronger attacks. The sequels also feature character transformations which make the player stronger for a temporary amount of time.

In the first game, only Goku is playable, while the sequels allowed Gohan, Goten, Trunks (kid and future), Piccolo, Vegeta, and Hercule. A completely awesome new fusion concept in Buu’s Fury allows certain characters to fuse with each other, combining their traits and abilities, too. Definitely worth a try.

#4 Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors

Platform: Gameboy Advance

Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors is for all you turn based combat fans out there! Choose from over 120 cards to equip your character with, and battle it out with 30 different characters. When you’re done with that, take up the super- tough Battle Mode, which pits you against all opponents one after the other, without any breaks, or battle it out with a friend on multiplayer vs mode, or set up card trades.

This game features several playable characters:Goku, Gohan(both kid and adult) , Piccolo, Vegeta,Krillin, and more.You can also unlock additional characters if you replay the game in a very specific manner, and have the chance of collecting a rare card!

#5 Dragon Ball Z: Attack Of The Saiyans

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Attack On The Saiyans is an adventure game, first and foremost.It features the entire explorable Dragon World, which can be explored with a party of friends. You play the original Saiyan Saga in your quest for victory.

The game introduces brand new features such as unique gameplay and new game modes which are sure to thrill the long time fans of the franchise. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball RPG Games, then this is a must for you.

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#6 Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Platforms: PS2, Nintendo Wii

Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is another fighting game for DBZ.It has over a hundred playable characters and fifteen fully destructible fighting environments. The storyline covers the entire Dragon Ball Saga: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

There are nine different battle modes, including single player and multi player modes, so you’re not going to be bored very soon. Besides, the visuals are quite stunning(considering it was made in 2006). Budokai Tenkaichi 2 also features special game modes for Zarbon and Raditz.

#7 Raging Blast 2

Top 10 Dragon Ball Z games

Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360

Raging Blast 2 features great cinematics, unique character attacks, character transformations, and fully destructible 3D environments, which is just what we asked for. The ‘Galaxy Mode’ is the story mode which does not actually feature the story from the original anime, instead you can play the unique story for each of the playable characters. The game features 90 characters each with their own play style, including 20 all new characters.

The trademark feature of the game is the Raging Soul feature, thich disables spiritual attacks, but makes physical attacks stronger. If yoy need any more reason to play this game , then Raging Blast 2 also contains a reconstructed, re-scripted, and re-edited version of an original Japanese OVA that has never been released in North America or Europe, Dragon Ball:Plan to Eradicate The Super Saiyans. Just go get it already.

#8 Burst Limit

Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360

Burst Limit is an awesome fighting game. It very quickly became a top-rated title for Playstation 3, and became the top selling game in Japan for three months. No wonder. The mechanics feel smooth, and the cinematics made you feel like you were back in the anime. It features amazing online play modes, unique storylines that can change with each playthrough, and a more enhanced combat system focusing more on offensive and defensive capabilities. This is a sure pick for any die- hard fan!

#9 Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Platforms: PS2, Wii.

Budokai Tenkiachi 3 is the sequel to 2006’s Tenkiachi 2, and boy does it improve on it. Budokai Tenkiachi 3 is widely regarded to be one of the two best BZ games ever, and for good reason. Firstly, it features a mind- boggling 160+characters to choose from, the largest in any DBZ game. One of the great features is the ability to now save your favorite fights to your hard disk for later viewing. It also features the ability to transform into a great Ape by using the power of the moon, and also changing the aura of the character.

One of the best features is a global ranking system, which allows you to challenge any players who have played online. There are over 20 battle stages, and the graphics and the fighting styles feel as smooth and refined as you’d like. The overall game feels just right, and there can be no doubt that this is one of the best DBZ games of them all.

#10 Budokai 3

Top 10 Dragon Ball Z games

Platforms: PS2

Most people consider either Budokai 3 or Budokai Tenkiachi to be the best DBZ game, but there is a wide consensus that this one beats #2. Budokai 3 has characters from the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Z movies. Players can choose to play with characters such as Goku, Gohan, Krillin,Vegeta, and Piccolo. Dragon Mode, the story mode, has a multiple play value as the story can potentially change per playthrough depending on the choices the player makes. Players get skill points and create passwords in order to share characters over the internet.

The fighting mechanics, animation, and the graphics come together seamlessly to make one of the best fighting games and one of the best Dragon Ball Games ever. If you’re looking to revisit one the timeless classics of your childhood, this is your ticket.

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