The 3 Worst Dragon Ball Games Ever

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With new Dragon Ball manga, anime, games, and merchandise being released every year, it’s easy to forget that the story is older than many of its fans. The creators have had a long time to find out what fans want and what they don’t.

One thing fans love – Dragon Ball video games.

The franchise’s original release was on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, some 30 years ago. And they’ve released games on nearly every system since. Some good, some not so good. Okay, I’ll level with you, some straight up suck.

Here’s our list of the 3 worst Dragon Ball games to date:

Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect

This stinker wins the grand prize. Whenever a new gaming technology emerges, many well-known franchises jump on the opportunity to invest early, hoping the new tech becomes popular. More often than not, they fail horribly. Case in point: Dragon Ball Z For Kinect. With clunky controls, random behavior, and a pointless story ripped from another DBZ title, it was clearly a poor attempt to make a buck.

Dragon Ball Evolution

Yes, they made a game based on the crap-tastic live-action movie. You know how every time you make a copy of a copy, it’s worse than the previous? Here we have a terrible game based on the terrible movie, which was a cheap money grab to begin with. There is nothing redeeming about this game, unless you shoot the game disc.

Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō

I feel bad including this one since it’s the original Dragon Ball game and was released 30 years ago on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The quality of games back in 1986 was so much different than today… But I included it anyway, because it reminded me of ET the video game, which is to say, so bad it’s pretty much unplayable.

Which DB games are at the bottom of your list? Let us know in the comments below.


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