Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Reviews Summary

Summary: While certainly not a masterpiece, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the best ways to experience the Dragon Ball universe. With a lengthy story and plenty of content, this is one of the best Dragon Ball games to date.

Dragon Ball Universe

A game that fans can enjoy and be proud of.

Nostalgia Galore

Relive the best moments of the Dragon Ball series.

Gameplay Systems

Some gameplay systems, such as character progression, are a bit lacking.

Rating Summary

Based on 124 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 124 critic reviews
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Jan 29, 2020

Outside of some technical hiccups and some boring fetch quests, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's colorful presentation and over-the-top battles should appeal to hardcore fans and baby-faced newcomers alike.

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9 / 10
Feb 3, 2020

In the test "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" proves to be a successful action RPG, which lets fans of the series go back to the beginnings of anime. In the approximately forty hours of gameplay the player experiences the most important moments of the saga, which thanks to great staging know how to captivate even beginners. The fights are staged in a brute manner and especially the interaction with the supporting characters always brings variety to the battles. Only the side missions turn out to be rather tired accessories and go hand in hand with the somewhat lifeless game world. Nevertheless, Dragon Ball enthusiasts can indulge in nostalgia in "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" and will love the title especially for the detailed retelling of the original. Fans of fast-paced action RPGs won't be disappointed with "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" and will be challenged again and again. All in all, "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" may not be convincing in every detail - but the atmospheric staging of the story alone makes the game a real must-have.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2020

While we sat there for many an hour watching Goku yell and scream over an exaggerated amount of episodes to finally hit Super Saiyan on Frieza’s pale and purple behind, being able to physically land the final blow on evil emperor makes everything come full circle in what I consider to be the ultimate nostalgic set piece of any fan of this incredible franchise. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, is a must have and must play experience for fans of this generous and enthralling generational franchise.

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9 / 10
Jan 26, 2020

Taking the concept of an open world RPG and going all out on the nostalgia, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a retelling of the iconic series.

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4.3 / 5.0
Feb 6, 2020

Kamehameha! A great action experience in the Dragon Ball Z universe.

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85 / 100
Jan 16, 2020

A true gift to any Dragon Ball fan that works really well as an open world ARPG. It's not without flaws, but its length and dynamics are a safe bet.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2020

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a huge step forward in the titles centered on the narrative of Akira Toriyama, and although there are moments that manage to live up to the original anime or even exceed it, the general feeling does not end up being so voluminous.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2020

An essential single player Dragon Ball game for new fans and series veterans alike. Although it's a little slow paced and has some painful load times, no game has felt more "Dragon Ball" than Kakarot. Great combat, deep systems and a huge variety of content make this package a joy to sink your hours into

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a buffet of gameplay, ideas and diversions. It is a game that makes no bones at who it has in its crosshairs, aimed squarely at the fans who have made Dragon Ball Z the global phenomenon that it is. Much like its source material, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot isn't without faults but its enduring spirit of facing overwhelming odds head-on and conquering them, is one lesson that it has succeeded in learning.

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Just Push Start
Phillip Price

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

When compared to other open-world RPGs, I cannot honestly say that DBZ: Kakarot is by any means an amazing game. However, it is certainly the best Dragon Ball Z experiences of our time.

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