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VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
Script written by Ty Richardson These are the video games that scream until their hair changes color...that doesn’t even make sense! What, over 9000 etc. Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the TOp 10 Dragon Ball Z Games! To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Games

These are the games that went further beyond. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Games!

For this list, we’ll be seeing which games that carry the “Dragon Ball Z” license have the highest power level! We’ll make a few exceptions to those outside of the series, so long as its “Dragon Ball”.



#10: “Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit” (2008)



Unlike some of the other entries we’ll see on the list, “Burst Limit” took the franchise to a more cinematic approach in its fighting style. Through the use of Drama Pieces, players could earn stat buffs or health boosts in the middle of a fight. This feature made the story mode, dubbed “Z Chronicles”, more exciting, and it encouraged players to experiment with different load-outs. On top of that, the combat was basic enough for any new players to jump in while still satisfying those coming off of other “Dragon Ball” games.



#9: “Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors” (2002)


The “Dragon Ball” franchise has not been a stranger to turn-based combat (as we’ll see later on), and “Legendary Super Warriors” managed to pull it off. Despite being on the Game Boy Color, this game boasted some impressive graphics, given the detailed sprites and animations. And that music? Whoo, it really helps the battle feel a little more intense. With its complex combat and strategy, players can expect to be constantly challenged and forced to think of new tactics. Just don’t get discouraged if you lose a few times. We know the difficulty is a little crazy.

#8: “Dragon Ball Fusions” (2016)


Show of hands, who here has done the fusion dance with their friends? No lying! We know you have! But, has it occurred to anyone that not many “Dragon Ball” games go in-depth with fusions? Leave it to “Dragon Ball Fusions” to deliver an RPG that focuses heavily on fusions. However, for an idea that sounds farfetched, “Fusions” executes its concept well given how much of the strategy lies in who you fuse with and what abilities you’re granted. As you might expect, this can lead to some funny-looking results, especially with the Five-Way Fusion. So, if you like RPGs, “Dragon Ball”, and own a 3DS, we’re sure you’ll love “Fusions”.

#7: “Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure” (2004)


As one of the rock solid “Dragon Ball” titles to hit the Game Boy Advance, “Advanced Adventure” was a platformer beat ‘em up that retells most of the events of the original “Dragon Ball” storyline. It was impressive for a handheld game, as “Advanced Adventure” was filled to the brim with content. Once you beat the main story, you could play through it again as Krillin, or play through the Extra mode, where Goku can play minigames to unlock additional characters. Top that off with a Versus mode for you and a friend AND a Survival mode against bosses, and you got yourself a handheld classic!

#6: “Super Dragon Ball Z” (2006)


Oof…we can still feel our fingers cramping from this one. If you’re looking for a “Dragon Ball Z” game with less focus on story and more on fighting, “Super Dragon Ball Z” has you covered. However, this game is more for players who enjoy fighting games with in-depth combat, like complex combo inputs and a level system revolved around collectible cards. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Some games take time to enjoy, and once you get the ball rolling and start to understand the game, “Super Dragon Ball Z” becomes incredibly enjoyable and a little addictive.

#5: “Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II” (2003)



Wow, “Dragon Ball” really rocked on handheld consoles, huh? This action RPG of the “Legacy of Goku” series picked up where its predecessor left off, while making significant changes and improvements to the formula. The combat featured charged melee attacks, capsules could be equipped to improve stats, and characters were given the ability to transform. Yes, we did say characters, plural. One of the coolest things about “Legacy of Goku II” was that, despite its name, you could play as Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, Vegeta, and everyone’s favorite idiot, Hercule. Its got a good story, deep gameplay, and a hefty amount of replayability. This was the “Dragon Ball” game your friends would be jealous of.

#4: “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2” (2016)


It was a dream come true when the first “Xenoverse” came around. I mean, we can create our own Super Saiyan? Sign me up! While “Xenoverse 2” was not a huge improvement, that doesn’t mean keeping things the same isn’t a bad thing. Along with the familiar combat system and gorgeous visuals, we were given a longer campaign and even more options to customize our characters. Speaking of which, it was awesome for Bandai Namco to hire TeamFourStar to provide voice packs for our characters. If you’re a fan of anything Dragon Ball, this is the game for you.

#3: “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3” (2004)


We loooove a game with meat on its bones! What made the “Budokai” games so great was how it managed to make us feel like we were making our own episode of the show, thanks to speedy combat and the awesome Hyper mode mechanic. Boasting extravagant graphics for it’s time, “Budokai 3” tops the list for its replayable game modes and massive roster, which features over forty characters from across “Dragon Ball Z”, “Dragon Ball GT”, and even the “Dragon Ball” movies. We can’t forget the stellar sound design, which makes the game more immersive in how you can almost feel the punches and intense speed of the characters’ movements.

#2: “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3” (2007)


Holy crap, this was the good stuff right here! “Budokai Tenkaichi 3” at the time was the ultimate Dragon Ball Z fighting game. Where do we even begin with this one? Well, for starters, the day and night cycles allowed us to recreate fights from the series. The combat is deep, fast-paced, and intense—oh, and we should also mention that you can play over one hundred characters. One. Hundred. Characters! Some of them even have different forms, adding to not just variety in roster, but more options in moves and playstyles. This was Dragon Ball Z at its best, and we’d love to see a remaster or sequel for the current generation.

#1: “Dragon Ball FighterZ” (2018)


From the moment this game was announced the hype was real, and it more than lived up to it. Developed by the fighting game veterans at Arc System Works, this game brings us the most in-depth fighting system the Dragon Ball series has ever seen. Although a much smaller roster compared to some of the other games on this list, FighterZ looks towards quality rather than quantity as each fighter has their own unique play style. And lets not get started on those stunning visuals, they somehow managed to make it look more Dragon Ball than Dragon Ball Super! We’re eager to see how this game will fare in the eSports scene, but for now, this might make our list for Top 10 games of 2018!
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