Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (2003)

Video Game  |  Action  |  2 December 2003 (USA)
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Play as Goku and a host of other Dragon Ball Z characters as you make your way through the Saiyan, Namekian, Android, and Buu sagas in the all new Dragon World story mode, or compete as your favorite character in the World Tournament mode.

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Tiffany Vollmer ...
Bulma (voice)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
John Burgmeier ...
Tien / Tiencha / Saibamen (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Vegeta / Piccolo / Yamcha / Tiencha / Vegito / Shenron (voice)
Justin Cook ...
Raditz / Cell Jr. / Super Buu (voice)
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku / Gokule / Vegito (voice)
Meredith McCoy ...
Android 18 (voice)
Chuck Huber ...
Android 17 / Kibito (voice)
Jeremy Inman ...
Android 16 (voice)
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Gohan / Great Saiyaman (voice)
Kent Williams ...
Linda Young ...
Frieza / Mecha Frieza (voice)
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Teen Gohan (voice)
Lane Pianta ...
System Voice (voice)
Chris Rager ...
Hercule / Gokule (voice)
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Play as Goku and a host of other Dragon Ball Z characters as you make your way through the Saiyan, Namekian, Android, and Buu sagas in the all new Dragon World story mode, or compete as your favorite character in the World Tournament mode.

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Fantastic Game
8 October 2004 | by (South England) – See all my reviews

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Since discovering the TV anime, Dragonball Z at the end of last year, I've been watching it religiously, and what a great show it is. I discovered this game from a friend who recommended it, and so I brought it, how right my friend was. This is a brilliant game, full of great fighting, nearly all the characters from the game (which is over 25), and amazing techniques that separate it from other games.

For a start, this isn't your typical TV/Film to game translation. A lot of time has been spent from the developers into creating a beat em up game that is in the same league as Tekken and the other classics. The main focus in on the fighting (The most important part of a beat em game...) You arn't given all the moves, you have to earn them by fighting enemies. You start off with a few special techniques (Goku's famous kamehameha), but as you progress through the game, you gain more and more. Not only is this rewarding, but also a great way of learning the moves and remembering them.

The combo's arn't that complicated either. As I said, you start at the bottom and learn moves as you go along, but each time you learn a new one, it's not simple, but it's not rocket science either. Have a few practices in training mode and you'll pick it up.

There are plenty more rewards and surprises along the way including unlocking the characters from the show, each one of them having different fighting attacks to learn.

The animation is superb as well. Great Colourful backgrounds and original Akira Toriyama, (The original creator of the DBZ manga and anime) animation style really recreates the DBZ anime series as well as the mood and tone of the fights.

One of the best things is going Super Saiyan, charging your 'Ki' (Energy) bar up and watching Goku charge up, it's brilliant.

Basically, this game is a dream to all Dragonball Z fans, and although it mostly appeals to us, it's a game for anyone who likes beat em up games. It's by no means a kids game, it's definitely for teenagers, you need to have patience as well as skill in order to play this game.

Along with the story mode, there is a tournament mode amongst others, which gives you a lot to do. The best part is playing against a friend, and being able to control some of the greatest anime characters of all time.

I haven't put this game down since I got it, and I still haven't completed it (Talk about longevity). There's a lot to do. I love this game and can't wait for the next in the series. If you like Beat em ups then this game is for you. I, like my friends who own this game, rank it up with the great fighting games of all time - 9/10.


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