For many Dragon Ball Z fans, the pinnacle of the series in videogame form is DBZ: Budokai 3, which released on the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2004. In terms of features, gameplay, and visual style, it hasn't been topped. Sure, newer games pack more characters, but they also over-complicated the gameplay and made powering up to SSJ3 or throwing an opponent through a mountain unnecessarily clunky. After years of trying to top Dimps' fantastic Budokai games, Namco Bandai (who has the rights to the Atari-published DBZ games now) seemingly cried "uncle" and has released a Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection (that includes Budokai 1 and 3) for PS3 and Xbox 360. And you know what? Budokai 3 is still the best, and even better in high definition. We have all of the details here in our full review.
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