The Dragon Ball franchise is easily one of the biggest anime franchises of all time with a huge list of video games to boast as well. Recently at the 2019 E3 conference, Bandai Namco revealed its latest title – Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This game is the latest addition in a long line of Dragon Ball Games, some of which were great and some which were not so great. With the vast amount of games that have been released thus far, it’s very difficult to decide the best ones.
The Top Ten Best Dragon Ball Z Games
10. Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure
Advanced adventure is a unique take on the original Dragon Ball series. Released back in 2006 for the Gameboy Advance, it was a cross-genre title that combined elements from platforming, fighting, and shooting games. The creativity and diversity combined with its hysterical gameplay made it an entertaining game to play.
9. Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2
Legacy of Goku was a very sub-par game but its sequel, Legacy of Goku 2, was leaps better. The combat and gameplay were simple but very satisfying. Its lengthy campaign and six-playable characters gave the game a slightly different feel. The game covers the events of the Android and Cell saga.
8. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Released back in 2008, Burst Limit was one of the best fighting game of its time. Its incredible graphics made the game visually appealing and was one of the reasons why the game remained the top-selling title for three consecutive months. The gameplay and combat is fluid making it a fun and enjoying game to play.
7. Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
Most Dragon Ball games will stick to the generic storylines from the anime; however, Supersonic warriors introduced its own storylines with several “What if” scenarios. Each character has a unique story mode which can be altered according to the player. The combat and gameplay are solid and the battles play out at a very face pace.
6. Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Supersonic warriors isn’t the only game to introduce branching storylines in the Dragon Ball Z Story. Dragon Ball Xenoverse allows players to create their own custom character and travel back in time, changing the events of the original story. The depth of the character customization was its greatest selling point, although its repetitive battles dragged the game down a little bit.
5. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Side-by-Side Xenoverse 2 and Xenoverse are very similar with only a slight difference in the story and the combat. Xenoverse 2 is bigger and better with more characters and a slightly longer campaign for players to delve into. The multiplayer content made the game much more fun and enjoyable.
4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Budokai Tenkaichi 2 improved many of the ideas set out by its original counterpart. The 3D presentation improved the visuals of the game. The addition of team battles and the Ultimate Battle Z mode gave players tonnes of extra content. The Wii version also introduced motion controls which turned out to be a brilliant addition the game.
3. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Budokai Tenkaichi 3 features the biggest roster of playable characters for a Dragon Ball Game. It delivered some of the best content for multiple playthroughs including the Mission 100 mode, a nice spin to the usual arcade mode presented in fighting games. The battle system was balanced from the previous game, adding new defensive counters that made the combat more immersive and manageable.
2. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
Budokai 3 is one of those rare games that strikes a perfect balance between accessibility and depth, a game that is a must play for every Dragon Ball fan. What made the game so successful was its deep combat system alongside its compelling storyline. The overall improved visuals and immersive gameplay led to an entertaining experience that begs to be played again and again.
1. Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ is the most recent and most highly rated Dragon Ball Video game of all time, making it the best game in the franchise. Everything from the graphics to the core gameplay is perfectly spot on. Sometimes games will claim that they will represent the anime but FighterZ actually succeeds in doing this with its fast-paced combat and cel-shaded characters. The arcade-style fighting mechanics can be picked up newbies and experts alike, easily making it the best fighting game in the market.