Dragon Ball Z: Budokai spans from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games Saga and allows players to experience the fantastic DBZ universe. The game features five heart-pounding fighting modes; including Story Mode where players reenact some of the most exciting fighting scenes from the animated series and Tournament Mode where players can face off to crown a single DBZ fighting champion. The game includes 23 of the most famous DBZ heroes and villains in full 3D; spans 29 levels; and features over 60 different combo moves per character including some of their patented attacks from the animated series.
- Story mode: Collect skills while playing the Dragon Ball Z story
- Battle mode: Allows you to fight with custom-edited characters
- Practice mode: Perfect key attack combinations in preparation for battle Skill Edit mode: Edit or exchange acquired skills
- Tenkaichi Budokai mode: You must win gold medal at the tournament to access this mode PLUS an extra hidden mode that the player must unlock