Dragon Ball Z
Developer(s) Dimps



Publisher(s) Atari

Bandai Namco Games

First Release August 21, 1997
Genre(s) Fighting
Platform(s) PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
The Dragon Ball Z video game series is a series of fighting games, based on the popular manga and anime series Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama. It includes several sub-themes, including the Budokai series, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and other standalone titles such as Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

Connection with All-Stars

  • Goku and Vegeta appear as playable characters.
  • Bardock appears as a costume for Goku.
  • Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Bulma appear as unlockable Minions.
  • Goku appears as a guest in the crossover title, PlayStation All-Stars Storm, which features many characters from both PlayStation and Naruto universes.


The games are listed by sub-series in chronological order via console release.

  • Dragon Ball: Final Bout (PlayStation, 1997)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2, 2002)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (PS2, 2003)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (PS2, 2004)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (PS2, 2008)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PS2, 2005)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PS2, 2006)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PS2, 2007)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP, 2006)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai: Another Road (PSP, 2007)
  • Dragon Ball: Evolution (PSP, 2009)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP, 2010)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3, 2008)
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3, 2009)
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (PS3, 2010)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (PS3, 2011)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection (PS3, 2012)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3/Vita, 2014)
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS3/PS4, 2015)

Related Crossovers

  • Battle Stadium D.O.N. (PS2, 2006)
  • J-Stars Victory VS (PS3/Vita, 2014)
  • J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS4/PS3/Vita, 2015)


  • Dragon Ball: Final Bout is also known as Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout in the United States. Oddly, it was released a year after the English dub of the Dragon Ball Z anime began, which aired many years before the dub of Dragon Ball GT. To avoid confusing Western fans over the naming, the game featured an entirely different voice cast from the Funimation dub of the anime.
  • Despite being based on the negatively-recieved film of the same name, Dragon Ball: Evolution is considered an installment in the Budokai series and was praised for its gameplay. Oddly, this game was a PlayStation exclusive.
  • Goku recieved Naruto's Sage Mode costume in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, just as Naruto had perviously recieved Goku's outfit in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. This was due to an artwork collaboration between both Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama, and Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto.

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