Dragon Ball Fighter Z Review Score Roundup

Dragon Ball Fighter Z, The latest game in the Dragon Ball series is out later this week. The game is a 2.5D fighting game and incorporates team mechanics where you can switch out between any three players during the fight. There’s also a story mode and a bunch of other modes making this the first genuine push forward in the Dragon Ball game series in quite a few years.

So far, reviews are incredibly positive:

  • Digitally Downloaded gave the game an 8/10 and said: “That Dragon Ball FighterZ is a great fighter there can be no doubt. It’s energetic, exciting, fast, and also highly technical. It’s everything that a fighting game needs to develop a core of competitive players, and in that regard it’s the best Dragon Ball game that has been produced in quite some time.”
  • Trusted Reviews gave the game a 9/10 and said: “For Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a chance at real mainstream success. The Guilty Gear games are universally excellent, and have a dedicated fanbase, but their hardcore nature meant they always lost to the Street Fighters and Tekkens of the world when it came to sales. The Dragon Ball license could be what gets the masses interested in the studio’s particular brand of air-dashing, spectacular combat.”
  • IGN gave the game an 8.5/10 and said: “Dragon Ball FighterZ’s pairing of DBZ and Arc System Works is a match made in fighting game heaven.”
  • Fandom gave the game an 8/10 and said: “Developer ArcSystemWorks hasn’t sacrificed depth for that accessibility, yet at the same time FighterZ mechanics aren’t quite as nuanced as, say, Marvel vs Capcom. Experienced fighting game players will be able to master the manual combos and hit the offensive skill ceiling quickly, but refreshingly, FighterZ looks to be a game where even novices can catch up.”
  • Gamespot gave the game a 9/10 and said: “FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there’s no question that it’s been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball’s most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who’ve never given the series a chance.”
  • Metro gave the game a 9/10 and said: “A dream come true for Dragon Ball fans, but also a highly competent fighting game that is a front runner for the best fighter of the generation.”
  • Eurogamer said: “I’ve been playing Dragon Ball FighterZ non-stop for a week now, and while I’ll hold off on a review until I’ve had a chance to test online play, I have a decent enough handle on the game’s systems to praise not just how accessible it is, but how it manages to make its systems accessible without reducing the experience to a mind-numbing mush for fighting game aficionados.”

Dragon Ball FighterZ is out Friday, January 26th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.