This article is about the video game. For the sagas in Dragon Ball Z, see List of sagas in Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
Developer(s) Avalanche Software
Publisher(s) Atari
Release date(s) US March 22, 2005
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: T (Teen)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Media DVD-R, GameCube disc
Arcade sound system(s) Stereo
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Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is a 3D adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Atari, based on Dragon Ball Z. The game features a single-player adventure mode which ranges from the beginning of Dragon Ball Z through the destruction of Cell. Additionally, the entire game can be played cooperatively with two players. Sagas is the first and only Dragon Ball Z game to be released across all sixth generation consoles, the first Dragon Ball Z console game to be developed by a non-Japanese developer (American in this case), and the first Dragon Ball Z game to be released on a non-Japanese console: the Xbox. It also ended up being the only Dragon Ball Z game to be released on the original Xbox, while the Japanese machines (mainly PlayStation 2) continued to get a steady stream of Dragon Ball related games, all of which are still made by Japanese developers.

Levels and SagasEdit


Raditz kidnaps Gohan during the introduction

There are about 19 levels in the game. These levels are split into sagas. The sagas, in order are: Saiyan Saga, Namek Saga, Frieza Saga, Yardrat Saga, Trunks Saga, Android Saga, and the Cell Games Saga. In the levels of the game you must complete many quests, buy upgrades, kill many opponents and fight powerful bosses.


Goku Saibamen Sagas

Goku fighting some Saibamen

Sagas has fighting-based gameplay with new abilities becoming available via upgrade. There are three basic fighting styles: Melee, Combo, and Ki. Melee attacks are often swift and leave the opponent temporarily stunned. Combo attacks are several consecutive punches or kicks to the opponent which may contain up to 10 hits. Ki attacks are energy blasts that rely on a rechargeable meter for power. The most powerful ki blast is the "Special Move" found in the first level.


Playable charactersEdit

  • Goku (The Arrival, Saiyans Duel, Ascended, RIT Armor, Cell Games)
  • Vegeta (Saiyan Elite, RIT Armor, RIT Armor Variant)
  • Gohan (Kid, Kid RIT Armor, Teen RIT Armor, Teen Namekian Uniform, Teen Cell Games, Adult)
  • Future Trunks (No Jacket, Dark Jacket, Light Jacket, RIT Armor, RIT Armor Variant, Teen)
  • Future Gohan (Adult, Classic orange and blue uniform, has one arm)

After completing the game, along with being able to play any level with any of the previous characters, the following characters are unlocked:


  • Captain Ginyu in Goku's body
  • Frieza Second Form – (Frieza Saga)
  • Frieza Final Form – (Frieza Saga)
  • Soba – (Yardrat Saga)
  • Cell Semi-Perfect Form – (Androids Saga)

Other enemiesEdit

  • Saibamen – (Saiyan Saga and Android Saga)
  • Soba's spawned demi-creatures – (Yardrat Saga)


Sagas received mixed reviews adding up to a 53% on Game Rankings.[1] Due to this, Sagas wasn't shipped anywhere outside of North America.[citation needed] IGN gave the game 4 out of 10,[2] claiming that, "In the end, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas fails in all departments. It's nowhere near as fun or functional as the Budokai games, and completely fails in taking the series into a new direction." The reviews were mainly a result of lack of gameplay. IGN also claims that "The lack of characters, sagas, and moves is what brings the game down. There is no reason why the very great Dragon Ball Z franchise should be taking a step backwards."


  • Semi-Perfect Cell is mistakenly called "Imperfect Cell".
  • If the player gets all the upgrades, there will still be one coin remaining.


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