Dragon Ball Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
3DSDragon Ball: Fusions2016Turn-BasedGanbarionCreate an avatar and engage in turn-based combat that does a decent job at mimicking the actual action of the series, as well as fuse characters (as the title implies)
DSDragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans2009Turn-BasedMonolith SoftAn actual traditional turn-based Dragon Ball Z JRPG? I never thought I would see the day!
DSDragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu2007Card-BasedBECTaking it all the way back to card-based combat, encounters take a long time but you gain experience between them
GB+GBCDragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors2002Card-BasedFlight-PlanSaiyan-Buu sagas featured, card-based combat, blah blah blah
GBADragon Ball: Advanced Adventure2005ActionDimpsIncluded due to the story mode, which follows a majority of the original DragonBall arcs, featuring side-scrolling beat-em-up (with findable health/ki/weapon length upgrades), flying, and fighting-game-like stages
JP FCDragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza!!1991Card-BasedD&D Corp/ToseCard-based combat
JP FCDragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou Ningen1992Card-BasedD&D Corp/ToseMore card-based combat
JP FCDragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiya Jin1993Card-BasedD&D Corp/ToseCARDS
JP FCDragon Ball: Dai Maou Fukkatsu1988Card-BasedD&D Corp/TosePlays kinda like a card-based board game
JP SFCDragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu1992Card-BasedD&D Corp/ToseCombo of two of the FC DBZ games, still with card-based battles
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 32004FightingDimpsMore of a 3D fighter with the Z crew, but there is also a story mode where the main characters can train and level
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 22006FightingSpikeUses a different game engine and camera style than the Budokai series, but has a similar story mode with additional "what-if" scenarios
PS2Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 32007FightingSpikeAn absolute ton of playable characters, but a bit of meat taken out of the story mode, as well as diminishing the RPG elements
PS3Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection2012FightingDimpsHD remasters of both Budokai (itself more of a fighting game alone) and Budokai 3 (fighter with mild/moderate RPG elements)
PS3Dragon Ball: Xenoverse2015FightingDimpsMake your own DB character and fight using them in story mode (because what else do you do in that universe?)
PS4Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot2020ActionCyberConnect2See XBO
PS4Dragon Ball: Xenoverse2015FightingDimpsSee PS3
PS4Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 22016FightingDimpsSee XBO
PS5Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot2023ActionCyberConnect2See XBO
SwitchDragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set2021ActionCyberConnect2See XBO, with an additional DLC-only storyline revolving around DB Super content
SwitchDragon Ball: Xenoverse 22017FightingDimpsSee XBO
WiiDragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 22006FightingSpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
WiiDragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 32007FightingSpikeSee PS2, but with motion controls optional
Xbox 360Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection2010FightingDimpsSee PS3
Xbox 360Dragon Ball: Xenoverse2015FightingDimpsA 3D fighter based in the Dragon Ball universe with RPG elements such as leveling and a story mode… starring you!
Xbox OneDragon Ball Z: Kakarot2020ActionCyberConnect2An ARPG retelling of (yet again) the major DBZ sagas with later ones available as DLC, contains fishing
Xbox OneDragon Ball: Xenoverse2015FightingDimpsSee PS3
Xbox OneDragon Ball: Xenoverse 22016FightingDimpsLots of time-travel tomfoolery with your own custom Dragon Ball character; plays otherwise like a 3D arena fighter
Xbox SeriesDragon Ball Z: Kakarot2023ActionCyberConnect2See XBO