Our top pick of Dragon Ball games to play on PC
Since the 1980s, Dragon Ball has been a pioneer for manage and anime on a worldwide scale, with Akira Toriyama's creative universe of Super Saiyans, god-like warriors and various colorful quirky characters being brought to life through animated TV shows, movies and video games.
Due to the franchise's nature, the vast amount of games released feature intense, powerful combat between well-known and notorious characters in the Dragon Ball universe - often resulting in adrenaline-pumping action for players.
In recent years, PC gamers have had a great selection of Dragon Ball games to choose from - from close-quarter, arcade-style fighting to an MMORPG experience.
Here, we take a look at top Dragon Ball games available for Steam PC players.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Bandai Namco kick-started January 2018 with the release of arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, featuring fast-paced 3v3 combat. Playing through three story sagas, you'll help discover the threat behind the clone army and mysterious energy-draining waves.
Using the LINK system, players will be absorbed into the body of some of the world’s most powerful and deadliest fighters to help them regain strength and defeat foes. Experience a true Dragon Ball storyline featuring a host of heroes and villains from the popular anime series, with the introduction of a new character – Android 21 – supervised by Dragon Ball anime creator Akira Toriyama himself.
From the Central Hub, where players will be able to customize their own Dragon Ball avatar, you’ll be able to access a number of game modes. Battling against AI in the training mode will help you memorize super attacks and combos before heading into the story or arcade modes, as well as prepping you for some tough battles in online multiplayer.
The game received 'Very Positive' reviews on Steam and won 'Best Fighting Game' at The Game Awards 2018. We also wrote about what the game got right too!
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE
In action MMORPG DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, players will revisit all famous battles from the series thanks to the 'Avatar', the playable customizable protagonist who is connected to Trunks and many other characters. Players will venture across the mysterious Toki Toki City in various missions types - featuring new gameplay mechanics and intense close-quarter battles.
Time has shifted, strange events have occurred which threaten the universe - so gear up and intervene in epic fights against ferocious and notorious foes such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and much more!
Choose everything from hair styles, clothing and special powers; head into training to unleash your powers and learn the best strategies; and become the ultimate fighter and (potentially) a savior of time!
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 builds upon the highly popular DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into one of the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever created.
In this cel-shaded combination of single-player and MMORPG gameplay, players must create their own fully customizable character and head into various campaign missions to alter historic events in the Dragon Ball timeline and defeat the evil Towa and Mira - and their new villainous allies, Turles, Lord Slug and the 'Masked Saiyan'.
The brand-new hub city is SEVEN times the size of the original game with 300 players online at the same time, and a more in depth character creation system and battle adjustments.
Don't miss out the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - Ultra Pack Set available right now including 15 new playable characters, as well as new quests, costumes and skills!
Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission
An exciting new entry in the Dragon Ball game universe, featuring a new type of combat through card-based battles. Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission takes place in an alternate reality where Dragon Ball Heroes card game is the most popular form of entertainment.
You'll need to create your own avatar and follow his journey to become the world champion of Super Dragon Ball Heroes. However, when the antagonists from the virtual game world appear in Hero Town and start wreaking havoc, you have to jump into the game world and team up with famous Dragon Ball characters to restore peace in the real world.
Collect over 1,000 cards, with 350 Dragon Ball characters, build your best deck and become the World Champion!
So, it may not have Dragon Ball above the door, but JUMP FORCE certainly features a the popular anime and manga series a lot with its characters and gameplay.
Boasting a huge roster of characters featuring in the storyline and in both local and online 3v3 battles, this arcade-style fighting Steam games gives you the opportunity to see your favorite characters in action like never before - all thanks to its beautifully designed 3D cel-shaded characters and battle arenas.
Head to the mission counter and help fellow heroes from Alpha, Beta and Gamma teams in their fight against the Venoms. Earn experience points, gold and unlock new abilities by completing missions to help boost your avatar's power.
Give your fighter the upper hand by also equipping Jump Skills (J-Skills) - similar to Z Souls featured in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series - and unleash powerful attacks in battle.
Charge your inner Ki and release a fury of awesome Dragon Ball games into your Steam library from the Fanatical Store.