There have been a lot of Dragon Ball video games over the years and a lot of them have just been okay if not downright bad. However, while there has been a number of okay and bad Dragon Ball games there have also been some good ones as well. With the recent release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot we take a look at the Top 10 Dragon Ball video games. Did Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot make the list and is your favorite Dragon Ball video game on here?
10. Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
If you’re looking for a 2D Dragon Ball video game that has good pixel art and excellent music, you can’t go wrong with Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors. Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors is a fast-paced fighting game representative of the classic Street Fighter games of the 90s. While the game doesn’t have the most playable characters sitting at 13 playable characters, chances are if you like one of the main characters from the Frieza saga to the Buu saga, they’ll be playable in this game.
While Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors eventually received a sequel the great pixel art and soundtrack of the original make it edge out its successor.
9. Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
For a Gameboy Advance game, there is a lot of content packed into Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure. It contains a story mode that follows Goku’s journey through the early Dragon Ball sagas up to his battle with King Piccolo, in addition to an extra mode, versus mode and One-on-One mode. The game mixes platforming and fighting and features over 30 characters that can be used in a variety of modes and mini-games.
If you’re looking for a Dragon Ball game that explores the origin of Goku’s journey along with having fun 2D gameplay that combines fighting and platforming, you can’t go wrong with Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure.
8. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 was a launch title for the Wii. It had around 130 playable characters and a variety of game modes. Dragon Adventure which was the main game mode of the game covered everything from Dragon Ball Z to Dragon Ball GT, including all of the Dragon Ball Z movies and specials. The Dragon Tournament mode was a unique game mode to the game that had players competing in a tournament at the Cell Games location complete with ring outs and a final match against Cell.
While there have been a number of Dragon Ball games that have come out since the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 that have all been better than this release, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 was a solid Dragon Ball game for its time and a solid Wii game to this day.
7. Dragon Ball: Origins
Dragon Ball: Origins follows Goku’s adventure during the first two sagas of Dragon Ball. Unlike the other Dragon Ball games on this list, Dragon Ball: Origins is a 3D platformer that has players trying to make it from the beginning to the end of stages as fast as possible. Dragon Ball: Origins is a DS game so therefore it does takes advantage of the DS’ touch screen and stylus, with players using the stylus to control Goku and use various attacks. Both the graphics and gameplay of Dragon Ball: Origins are also quite nice for a DS game.
As a game that relied heavily on touch controls and focused on the origins of Goku’s story instead of the more popular Z sagas this game was both surprisingly good and a breath of fresh air.
6. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the last mainline game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and arguably the best one. Featuring more than 160 playable characters and a ton of different game modes. From Dragon History, Sim Dragon, Survival, Mission 100, World Tournament, and Team Battle there is a lot of different modes that will keep players occupied in the final installment of the Budokai Tenkaichi series.