Top 10 Best Dragon Ball Z Fighting Games – DBZ Games List

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The Dragon Ball series has been around since 1984 thanks to Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Z landed in 1989 and is typically the more well-known spin-off of Dragon Ball. For any readers who grew up in the late 1990s/early 2000s, you likely came across the Dragon Ball Z animated series very early on in your childhood and continued to watch re-runs of it.

Once hooked, video games were logically the next step. Readers should note that we’re focusing on more recent releases rather than retro games in this article.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden

Platform: 3DS

Let’s start off our list with the last Dragon Ball Z 3DS game. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden was released in 2015. It may not have strong story links, but if you’re someone who prefers the fighting element of a game, then this release is somethingyou’d enjoy.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden is fast-paced; you’ll need to learn your move sets and learn them quick to unleash your character’s power on their opponent. Over 100 characters are featured in this Dragon Ball release, and you can play 25 of them to find their potential.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows

Dragon Ball FighterZ is often mispronounced. The “FighterZ” part of the name is said as “fighters,” rather than “Fighter Z.” The stylisation is likely a nod to the Dragon Ball Z universe, and this game certainly did its predecessors proudly. Dragon Ball FighterZ has been said to be one of the best fighting games of its generation of release (the eighth generation of consoles, which started with the Nintendo 3DS in 2011 and is still going today).

This game is praised for every aspect of play, particularly the control system and the visuals. You start your match by picking three characters from the 24-character roster, and you can switch out your characters at any time.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows

The sequel to Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’s gameplay is set in 3D battle arenas that are modeled to look like some of the notable areas in the Dragon Ball universe. You can travel from place to place and even fly in a few areas.

Some of the skills that you’ll need will have to be taught by masters that you can find in the game. To start playing, customize your character and pick one of five races. There are questions, minigames, and many fights to be had; it wouldn’t be a Dragon Ball Z game without them, after all.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse

PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Like its successor, Dragon Ball Xenoverse also has good reviews and great gameplay. Of course, that’s to be expected when a game is given a sequel. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is available on many more systems because it’s a little older and came in between console releases.

February 2015 set the release for this game that could be played on any one of five different systems. The main difference between the two games is that the story plot of Xenoverse progresses from the first release to the sequel. The features, however, remain the same.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita

Continuing with the theme of going backward in time, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z will take you back to your old PS3, Xbox 360, or perhaps your PS Vita! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the first video game that shows Goku’s Super Saiyan God form, which we all remember the bright red-pink hair.

This game also introduces Beerus and Whis – and if you’ve watched Dragon Ball Super, you’ll know exactly who we’re talking about.

Dragonball Z Budokai HD Collection

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

This is an interesting one. The Budokai collection of games is perhaps the most popular set of games to come out of the DBZ series. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 was enhanced in HD for this release, but a few things are missing – such as some of the original music.

That said, if you still have a PS2 knocking around, Budokai 1 & 3 were originally released on that system. As a re-mastered version, though, the collection certainly did well for itself.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Platform: PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii

Speaking of the Budokai series, the game that tops every single DBZ game list is always Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.We’re going into much older territory, but as many fans note the game as the top Dragon Ball game, we had to put it in!

With 150 playable characters, 20 stages to play on, and hidden content to unlock from the previous BudokaiTenkaichi games, it’s really no wonder every DBZ fan has their eye on this game still.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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3D gaming in its developing stage is evident in this particular game, but it’s as dramatic and fun to play as the others listed here. Raging Blast 2’s fighting features include a technique called Raging Soul, where your physical attacks become stronger – but you are restricted from using ki attacks.

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Platform: PlayStation 2

Though the game is titled for Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World also includes characters from Dragon Ball GT. This made the game more compelling for Dragon Ball fans to play, and the controls have been said to be easier than Budokai 3.

A great game to replay if you have a PS2 to dust off, especially if you have time to release the infamous Spirit Bomb.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Simple controls, easy mechanics. Die-hard DBZ game fans have mixed opinions on Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, but the matter of the fact is this: This game is geared towards having a fighting play style more like other fighting games, rather than those other Dragon Ball games like the Tenkaichi Dragon Ball games had.

If you like other fighting games, this is another one you should try to pick up.

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