Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

IGN
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’s ambition is admirable, and though it’s riddled with a lot of silly little inconveniences, it mostly succeeds in giving DBZ fans an authentic-feeling world to dive into for the long haul. Though no individual element of its roleplaying or brawling gameplay is overly complex, taken as a whole there’s a surprising amount to consider while progressing your character, and enough to do to keep it from getting stale to soon.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2016

The Xenoverse games have become sort of a love letter to all things Dragon Ball, and that’s great, but the combat still comes up short. It gets in the way of a fun, often-goofy Dragon Ball Z experience

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 25, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is among the best games to emerge from this beloved franchise.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, despite its issues, is still an improvement over the original Xenoverse, although minimally. It has its letdowns but long-term it will offer a better experience due to Bandai Namco's promised year of post-release support, including three DLC packs, as well as the present gameplay improvements and slightly more content. If you’re a Dragon Ball fan and enjoyed the first game, Xenoverse 2 will leave you off satisfied.

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Oct 25, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the perfect game for someone who has never played Dragon Ball Xenoverse. It's little more than a remaster with an updated hub city, and, while that may be enough for some faithfuls, this game is much better experienced as a first-time DBX player. Untainted by the realization that you've done this all before, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be a good buy. Beyond that, Bandai Namco has essentially hit the rewind button.

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6.9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the sequel of the first installment that does not bring anything new to the Dragon Ball saga. Disappointing and not living up to the expectations, DBX2 is not what the fans of the saga wanted.

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78 / 100
Sep 20, 2017

A more than OK port of the original game, capable of amuse you for hours, altough it doesn't keep with the technichal prowess of the other versions.

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7 / 10
Nov 2, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 does a decent job of capturing the spirit of the anime series, even if its component parts don’t quite gel all of the time. There’s a huge amount of content available to players, and you can spend hours battling and levelling up in the attractive world of the Super Saiyans, even if repetition does eventually begin to set in. Fans will be well served by the alternative take on scenes they know and love, though players of the original Xenoverse may well have a strong sense of déjà vu about the whole venture.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is overall fun, but too similar to its prequel. The story is practically the same and even the mechanics weren't improved that much. Plus, the graphics are very poor for a game only available on the latest consoles.

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7.6 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

Specially recommended for those who are new to Xenoverse. Otherwise, you will find a constant Déjà vu feeling: I've done this before. And yes, you've done it!

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IGN Italy
Gregory Raffa
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

Fans of Dragon Ball can now play on the go with this good porting of Xenoverse 2.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

An excellent port that gets even bigger on Nintendo's hybrid system because of its new controls.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on Nintendo Switch is a very interesting late port and one that is very good but definitely could have been a lot better.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

If you love fighting outside of the restrictions of grounded combat, flying through the air at great speeds whilst firing off some great combos feels free and exhilarating, even if it can become repetitive over time.

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Oct 25, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 had a lot to live up to for fans of the franchise after the success of its predecessor, and while the game may not be for everyone, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 offers yet another satisfying experience for Dragon Ball fans that is not one to be missed.

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80 / 100
Oct 30, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a competent port on the Nintendo Switch. While it has obvious stutter in the online lobby and the framerate doesn't match that of its rivaling consoles, being able to play in handheld mode with little difference in quality is a plus and will help you tackle the game's expansive list of content from anywhere.

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Oct 29, 2016

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a vast improvement over the original game in every category, making it ideal for anyone that considers themselves a fan of the franchise.

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65 / 100
Oct 26, 2016

While Dragonball Xenoverse 2 has plenty of content based off of the franchise’s long history, the gameplay will most likely start to feel stale long before then.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

While not a huge fan of Dragon Ball in general, I can say that I'm a fan of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Switch. It does have its flaws. Namely with the camera and some of the training. Plus the combat can get repetitive as you mash out the same combos, at least in the early going. But I can definitely say that I found a Dragon Ball game that I can enjoy coming back to from time to time.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Smoother combat and great multiplayer options make Xenoverse 2 worth a play for fans of the series.

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