Dragon Ball is one of the most iconic series by the late mangaka Akira Toriyama.

With its intense fights and great character development, the series shaped our childhood profoundly.

Dragon Ball games have been a significant part of the franchise’s legacy, offering fans immersive experiences in the world of Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the Z Fighters.

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From classic 2D fighters to modern RPGs, Dragon Ball games have spanned decades and platforms, captivating players with their action-packed gameplay and faithful adaptations of the beloved anime and manga.

Top 5 Dragon Ball games that fans of the series should not miss

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden

Dragon Ball Z: Butoden is the first fighting game of the series
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Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1993, Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden was the first 1v1 fighting game in the series.

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Its success paved the way for sequels, including Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3.

With its fast-paced combat and iconic characters, Super Butoden remains a cherished title among Dragon Ball gaming enthusiasts.

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend was released in 1996 on the PlayStation
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Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, released in the mid-’90s for the PlayStation 1, stands out as one of the franchise’s standout entries on the platform.

Featuring over 30 fighters and encompassing the main arcs of Dragon Ball Z: The Legend offers engaging team battles with strategic depth.

Its stunning 2D sprites and immersive 3D backgrounds continue to impress fans even today.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 is considered one of the best Dragon Ball games to come out in the PlayStation 2
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Considered as one of the best fighting games on the PlayStation 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 delivers tight combat mechanics, cel-shaded graphics, and an expansive Story Mode with campaigns for eleven different characters.

Its blend of action and storytelling makes it a must-play for any Dragon Ball fan seeking an authentic gaming experience.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an action role-playing game developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco
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Released in January 2020, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot revitalizes the main story of Dragon Ball Z in a single-player, story-driven RPG format.

With combat reminiscent of the Xenoverse series and a presentation that faithfully captures the essence of the anime, Kakarot immerses players in Goku’s journey like never before.

From epic battles to clever Easter eggs for hardcore fans, Kakarot offers a rich gaming experience for enthusiasts of the franchise.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco
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Developed by Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ stands as probably the best Dragon Ball games of all time, offering unparalleled gameplay and stunning visuals that rival the anime itself.

With a fluid combat system and a roster of iconic characters, FighterZ has solidified Dragon Ball’s place in the competitive gaming scene.

While its single-player campaign may falter compared to its multiplayer experience, FighterZ remains a must-have for any fan of the series.

BONUS: Jump Assemble

Jump Assemble key visual
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Jump Assemble: Release date, platforms, gameplay, characters

In addition to these titles, fans can look forward to the upcoming release of Jump Assemble, a 5v5 MOBA game featuring characters from Dragon Ball and other iconic anime series.

Launching in 2024, Jump Assemble promises to be another exciting addition to the world of Dragon Ball games, offering fans new opportunities to immerse themselves in the action-packed universe of their favorite anime series.

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