Percentile Rank

Dragon Ball Fusions is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

Dragon Ball Fusions manages to pull off being an innovative RPG and some excellent fan service for franchise fans.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 11, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusions is a fun adventure in this popular franchise that gives players a new adventure to embark on with lots of cameos, fun storytelling and good (although repetitive) combat mechanics. Sure, there’s a bit of grinding when it comes to leveling up and collecting energy to access new areas but the gameplay works well on the 3DS with that enjoyable Dragon Ball humour. Best of all, the game gives something to both newcomers and fans!

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 25, 2017

Forget the disappointing video game adaptations of the past, Dragon Ball has finally come of age on consoles. Dragon Ball Fusions fuses fan service with an enjoyable story and battle system to create a fresh Dragon Ball video game experience, with the only blot being the sometimes tedious energy aquisition process . If you are looking for a new and original Dragon Ball title to play on your 3DS, your wish has been granted.

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High-Def Digest
Nov 23, 2016

'Dragon Ball Fusions' delivers a fresh take on one of the most heavily adapted franchises. Not only is the role-playing game unique in that it tells an all-new story, it has a fantastic battle system that has plenty of depth hidden under an easy-to-learn exterior. This is a must-own 3DS title for fans of 'Dragon Ball,' and a good RPG that doesn't have to rely upon nostalgia as a core selling point.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2016

Full of ingenuity, Dragon Ball Fusions proves that there’s still room for creativity in the Dragon Ball game library.

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Slant Magazine
Nov 23, 2016

Based on its turn-based combat alone, Dragon Ball Fusions distinguishes itself from other roleplaying games.

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FNintendo
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusions is loaded with content and high production values wrapped around a unique and fun battle system, making this an essential purchase for fans of the series who will be delighted to spend dozens or even hundreds of hours creating characters and sending them into combat. While its campaign mode can get repetitive for those unfamiliar with the Dragon Ball universe, the combat system alone is certain to keep players focused on its virtues and improving their characters.

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Checkpoint
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2016

There are tons of Dragon Ball games in the market. Handheld consoles are often used for non conventional games like this one. The mixture between tactical and JRPG gameplay feels fresh, fusing characters is fun, but the story could have been deeper. A good Dragon Ball game for fans and RPG gamers alike

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

Tedium aside, I enjoyed my time with Dragon Ball Fusions. The game’s battle system is pretty enjoyable, and the story is a nice change of pace from normal Dragon Ball games that just parrot stories from the various sagas. It’s nothing revolutionary, and there are certainly some problems here and there, but Dragon Ball Fusions is a fun game that takes its creative license to create an enjoyable experience.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 20, 2017

Different and fun RPG that will be perfect for any kind of Dragon Ball Fans, but is far from being perfect as itself.

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Corecade
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

At the end of the day Dragon Ball Fusions is a fun little game, although its likely to get more mileage out of Dragon Ball fans than anyone else. I found myself “fused” to my 3ds for the whole 50 or so hours I played before setting it down.

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Atomix
75 / 100
75 / 100
Nov 29, 2016

The best part on Dragon Ball Fusions is the interesting combat system that uses the turn based strategy and the distribution of the characters of the teams on the arena. The different experiments with fusions and recruiting hundreds of characters will be enjoyable for the fans the series, the rest of the game could be repetitive after some hours.

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Play Some Video Games
72 / 100
72 / 100
Dec 29, 2016

Dragon Ball Fusions is worth your investment. As a budget release, the game offers over 30 hours of entertainment, a unique battle system and some witty banter. There are some bugs and the over-world is very unappealing, but there's enough here to get a good laugh out of any Goku fan.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 22, 2016

Many Dragon Ball games from over the years have been criticized for playing it too safe, but Dragon Ball Fusions definitely tries something very new, even if it doesn’t all work to perfection.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusions is one of those licensed games that will make the hardcore fans happy, but, ultimately, won't impress anyone who is not in love with the characters and the lore of the franchise. Ganbarion's last effort is a solid and fun turn-based catch'em'all RPG, but the 3DS has seen far better titles in both of these categories.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Feb 27, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusions is a wish forfilment to some degree. While it gives us the concept of being able to fuse any character we want, the rest of the game doesn't live up to that one mechanic. Personally I blame the release of it on the Nintendo 3DS as it limited the other aspects of the game in order to pull off the main mechanic. The game is still fun to play, if not easy to abuse. Dragon Ball Fusions is a game that is going to cater to the casual Dragon Ball fan and the hardcore alike, but the hardcores might not like the overall package once the thrill of fan service wears off.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 5, 2017

All in all, Dragon Ball Fusions is a cute, if unexceptional, Dragon Ball RPG that's made almost exclusively for the fans. Nothing about it breaks the mold, but it has a reasonably engaging combat system and a ton of collectible characters to keep you busy. It's dragged down by a weak story and an excessive amount of grinding to unlock characters. Fusions won't do much for casual fans, but die-hards will have a good time seeing all of the absurd fusions that the show could never do.

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusion doesn't revolutionize the RPG genre, or add so much to Toriyama universe, and yet is able to entertain, even if not for an exorbitant number of hours.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Feb 13, 2017

Does the focus on wacky character fusions, a massive roster of characters covering every era of Dragon Ball and turn based positional combat create an engaging experience? Read on to find out.

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Game Informer
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

Fusions is an extra-goofy take on the world of Dragon Ball Z. It’s repetitive, and doesn’t have enough fusing, but has a strange charm

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 18, 2016

Alas, just like Hercule in the series, Dragon Ball Fusions postures and promises more than it actually delivers.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 24, 2017

Dragon Ball Fusions is such an original and fun idea, yet is plagued with so many flaws and annoyingly flawed aspects of the gameplay that the final product is reduced to something that ends up being a specialist game for hardcore fans that can ignore a 10-12-hour title tripling in lifespan due to so many repeating animations bloating out every combat sequence. There's still an enjoyable game here with some addictive aspects, but it could be so much better with just a few minor tweaks. Quite disappointing.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Nov 30, 2016

Dragon Ball: Fusions takes a familiar tale and style of play and decides to mix the whole formula up. Some aspects of the formula work better than others, but the end result is still an enjoyable experience that takes an overly well-known property and manages to make it fresh in several ways.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Nov 28, 2016

Despite all of the complaints, there is some inherit value to Dragon Ball Fusions.

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NZGamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

If you’re a franchise newbie that wants a good RPG, look elsewhere.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Nov 23, 2016

Ultimately, it’s difficult to ignore the lacking story and largely dead play areas. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball in general you’ll find smiles and some fun here, but if you’re looking for an amazing RPG experience, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Dragon Ball Fusions is basically for the fans only. If you’re a dedicated follower of Akira Toriyama’s work, then you’ll find a lot to enjoy with this title. It takes some risks and offers a complete compendium of characters from each installment of the anime. It also puts an emphasis on creativity with the fusion system, but lacks focus. I want to love it, but I can’t fathom sitting through that story again.

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