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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, CyberConnect2
Jan 17, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
76 / 100
Easy Allies
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5

Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

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.


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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Trailers

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DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT – This Time on DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT

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DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT – Opening Cinematic

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DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT – Majin Buu Arc Trailer | Xbox One, PS4, PC


Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Poor RPG mechanics aside, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a great way to relive the DBZ's story, flaws and all.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

While its fighting is fun, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot doesn't do enough to carry the subpar side content.

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PC Gamer

Liz Henges
76 / 100
PC Gamer

A light and fun RPG that sometimes gets bogged down by its interweaving progression systems.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
7 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A competent adaptation of the original anime but there's a serious danger of déjà vu even for series fans, and the solid but unremarkable action is unable to overcome it.

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Some of the content is hit or miss, but the story is told nicely throughout and ends up being an enjoyable way to relive this saga

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's emphasis on making the world and character interactions of Dragon Ball as important as the fights makes for a solid action-RPG experience.

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Dragon Ball Z: Karakot distills 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z down into a 40-hour action-RPG experience. While the pacing is a bit off, seeing the story of Goku and friends told in wide swaths mostly works. The combat also manages to capture the feel of the series in certain boss fights. Unfortunately, the RPG side of things is lacking, with muddy progression, systems that feel useless, and random enemy encounters that can grow tedious. It's a good start, but more training is needed to reach its final form.

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