Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Reviews

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jan 10, 2019

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is available on other consoles, and I have played them, but the Switch is the best place for the game to call home. The handheld options take the game to a new level, online battles work just fine with Nintendo Switch Online, and local multiplayer is a blast even with joycons. Dragonball Xenoverse 2 for the Nintendo Switch is easily one of the best Dragonball games ever made, and it surpasses The Legacy of Goku as the best localized Dragonball RPG ever. Although the game has been out for a while now, it’s still going strong. It is a great time to pick it up due to its $40USD price point, and brand-new DLC that adds Broly and Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta are just on the horizon. Simply put, this game is a MUST PLAY for Dragonball fans.

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6.9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a massive experience for fans that is fun to play and packed with content. On the flip side, the combat can quickly get repetitive, and the need for grinding doesn't help, either. Add a few technical hiccups, and the Nintendo Switch version is the least desirable one of all. It's still playable and enjoyable on the hybrid device, but it's not as good of an experience as on the other systems. Some may prefer the mobility of the Switch system over the downsides, but if you have the choice and don't care for mobility, I'd highly recommend picking up the PC, PS4 or Xbox One version of Xenoverse 2.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2017

But mostly, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 looks, sounds and feels like Dragon Ball Z. Voices are spot-on, cinematic are true to the original and the battles are epic. A few characters are way too wordy, but so is the source material, so I'll give it a pass. This is a love letter to Dragon Ball Z, and anyone who ever enjoyed the show will find something fun here. Just make sure to bring some friends.

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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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B
Oct 24, 2017

Were Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 a serious fighting game trying to compete with the best the genre had to offer, its imbalances and frustrations would make it hard to recommend.

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Unscored
Oct 22, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse shot for the sun and missed. Its ambition was high and its intentions were good but it simply doesn’t deliver on what should be a fantastic foray into a world a lot of people in my generation grew up with. Unless you’re a huge fan of the series, this is one that can be safely missed.

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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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Digitally Downloaded
Brad L.
Top Critic
Oct 12, 2017

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 is a great game for Dragon Ball fans. While many folks are eagerly awaiting Dragon Ball FighterZ, that game isn't out until 2018. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 fills the gap between now and then nicely, and the ability to take it everywhere to play (just not online) is an advantage over the other console versions. It's not a great game, but it does enough to deserve its license.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for the Switch offers its own set of unique features, only available for the Nintendo Switch in order to make up for its lacking power.

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8 / 10
Oct 6, 2017

Thanks to its wide amount of content, customization options and overall long-lasting lifespan, it's possible to spend many fun hours around this game for the Nintendo Switch without feeling worn out and in full respect for the series' lore and story.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

Overall, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch is a fun game which works well when you get over the steep learning curve of fighting the game’s controls. Playing through the entirety of the DBZ story is a blast, and while some design flaws persisted to the port to the Switch, the game is still worth a play if you are a fan of the series.

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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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3.3 / 5.0
Sep 30, 2017

Is this a title worth getting? I'd say yes most definitely if you are a fan. If you are not then you certainly will need to make sure that you are ready for a massive game where you will not have any idea who most of the characters are. Having said that the entire title is pretty well rounded off, and the character development is interesting enough to keep you playing, but not so hard it will put you off.

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3 / 5.0
Sep 29, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was an entertaining but flawed game when it was released last year and it remains such on Nintendo Switch. If anything, this port feels like the worst version to pick up, with numerous graphical sacrifices and severe frame rate issues in the hub city whilst playing on the handheld mode.

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7 / 10
Sep 28, 2017

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is an impressive port of a major third party title on Switch

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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
Sep 28, 2017

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

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72 / 100
Sep 26, 2017

The great movement control increases the immersion, but does not consolve over the monotonous battles. Only recommended for DBZ fans.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 26, 2017

Arriving nearly a year later, but losing none of the charm and gaining some new tricks, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 is ultimately a very solid version of the game on Switch, performance downgrades aside. An enjoyable and versatile battle system, coupled with a plethora of content that fans will appreciate, and an engaging story both new and old makes for a viable purchase option for both arena fighter and franchise devotees alike.

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8 / 10
Sep 25, 2017

Packed with a robust story mode and a sack full of content Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 gives the aficionado and newcomer to the series plenty of excuses to have a good old scrap. It may not be as deep or nearly as balanced as a conventional fighter series like Street Fighter or Guilty Gear, but there is enough depth here to learn how to “git gud” if given the chance. The Nintendo Switch version is a commendable port and to finally have the chance to throw down Kamehameha’s with the smelly old drunk on the bus is well worth the purchase alone.

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