Best Dragon Ball Games to Play on Goku Day


If you’re a Dragon Ball fan, you know that May 9th is a special day. It’s Goku Day! To celebrate the occasion, we have a list of the best Dragon Ball games you can play to honor the legendary Saiyan warrior.

Goku Day is already happening, and there is no better way to celebrate the legendary Dragon Ball protagonist than by playing some of the best games in the franchise. Look no further as we have compiled a list of the top Dragon Ball games that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball: Legacy of Goku 2

One of the best Dragon Ball games out there, Legacy of Goku 2 for the Game Boy Advance is an Action RPG that takes players on a thrilling journey through the world of Dragon Ball. With a variety of missions to complete, players can level up and learn new techniques. They can also revisit some of the best events of the series. The game also offers original content that fits in perfectly with the overall narrative. Compared to its predecessor, this title is more varied and solid, proving that adventure and Dragon Ball can seamlessly blend together.

Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

If you’re looking for a game that combines action and strategy, then Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle is the perfect choice. This mobile game is a true masterpiece that perfectly suits the mobile platform, featuring a mix of genres that come together to create a spectacular experience. As you put together a deck with different characters from the series, the game’s production values shine through, indicating that it’s an official product. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best Dragon Ball games available on Android.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was a game that many fans were eagerly waiting for. It promises to offer maximum fidelity with respect to Toei’s anime, and it delivers. The game is faithful in recreating details and mythical dialogues from the series, covering all the events of Z and some original content. The combat system may not be as deep as some would like. Still, it’s the most faithful game to recreate the great events of Toriyama’s work. This makes it an excellent starting point for future Action RPG type deliveries that can give more impetus to the gameplay.

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Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai 

This game is an inferior port to the experience of Budokai 3. Shin Budokai for the PSP is still considered one of the greatest Dragon Ball games ever made. The game features the combat system of Budokai 3, eliminating the Dragon Rush mechanic that some players disliked for being too random. It’s a dynamic game, with a complete roster and a story mode that’s full of content and great moments. Being able to experience all of this in handheld mode is just icing on the cake. This is a great game to try on Goku Day.

Dragon Ball: Hyper Dimension 

If you’re a fan of 2D fighting games, then Dragon Ball: Hyper Dimension for the Super Nintendo is a must-play. It was released during the late SNES era. Still, this game remains one of the most solid 2D fighting games of the nineties. Unlike other Dragon Ball games of its time, Hyper Dimension features a combat system that’s more similar to Street Fighter than Butoden. 

This gives the game a more precise feel, with well-calibrated hitboxes and impressive meteo attacks. While the roster is a bit scarce, the characters are well-balanced and offer a lot of replay value. All in all, Hyper Dimension proves that Dragon Ball and gameplay can go hand in hand.

Dragon Ball: Conquer Korin

For those looking for a more casual experience, Dragon Ball: Conquer Korin is a cute endless runner. This is perfect for Goku Day. In this game, you play as a young Goku who must climb the mythic tower of Karin. The gameplay is simple yet addictive. You dodge a group of enemies coming at you while collecting magic green beans to help you along the way. 

There are also other items you can use to make things a bit easier, such as power-ups and special attacks. As you climb higher up the tower, you’ll encounter Toi Pai Pai and other memorable characters from the series. Overall, Dragon Ball: Conquer Korin is a fun and nostalgic experience that’s perfect for fans of all ages.

Hyper Dragon Ball Z

If you’re looking for a visually stunning Dragon Ball fighting game to play on Goku Day, look no further than Hyper Dragon Ball Z. Developed with the MUGEN engine, this game has the great merit of creating all the characters from scratch, which is rare for games like this. The game is frequently updated and offers a truly magnificent gameplay experience.

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Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi 3

For many Dragon Ball fans, Tenkaichi 3 is the ultimate Dragon Ball game. With an impressive roster of characters from the series and a comprehensive combat system filled with options and combos, this game provides endless hours of enjoyment. While the story mode of its predecessor may have been better, Tenkaichi 3’s endless game modes, customization options, and more make it a dream come true for any fan of the series.

Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure

For a true Dragon Ball fan, it’s hard not to have wished for games based on the first stage of the series. Fortunately, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure on the Gameboy Advance offers a marvel in the form of a beat’em up game that perfectly captures the spirit of young Goku. 

With sprites, animations, and development that evoke the best of the series, this game offers a jewel that’s very replayable by having other characters. From his first meeting with Bulma to his fight against Piccolo Daimaoh, you get to relive the adventures of young Goku in a virtual format that truly delivers. Try this game on Goku Day and have fun.

Dragon Ball Legends 

If you’re looking for a Dragon Ball game that you can play on-the-go, then Dragon Ball Legends is the game for you. The game is available on both iOS and Android devices, and it features quick and intense battles that you can play anytime, anywhere.

Dragon Ball Legends allows you to collect different characters from the Dragon Ball universe and build your own team. You can upgrade your characters’ abilities and fight against other players in online matches. The game also features a unique storyline that takes place in a different timeline from the main Dragon Ball series.

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