Parents' Guide to

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Anime fighting game replaces skill with luck.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2011
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Ultimate Ten...KAI!

Common Sense, you have no common sense. Hell is not a bad word. Just some mild violence that could raise eyebrows. The only flaw in the game is that there are not many characters.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (6):

A game like Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is no doubt geared to a specific audience. For the most part, only players who have played another game in the Dragon Ball Z series, or at least some other anime-inspired fighting game, will gravitate to this title. As such, it comes off as rather frustrating that the traditional skill-based fighting controls have been replaced with a system that focuses on luck. There is no strategy to performing a melee attack, since the outcome is played out like a game of "rock, paper, scissors." While this gameplay mechanic somewhat evens the playing field and allows novice players to have a better shot at winning, it will no doubt provide some frustration to the more seasoned fighting game aficionados.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: October 25, 2011
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Cartoon Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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