Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
Dbz budokai 2.jpg
NTSC-U Boxart
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: PG
GRB rating: 12
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51839 & SLUS-20779 & SLUS-20779GH
Japanese: SLPS-25330 & SLPS-73208
German: SLES-51839
French: SLES-51839
Spanish: SLES-51839
Italian: SLES-51839
Simplified Chinese: SCCS-40009
Korean: SLKA-25062
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20779
SLUS-20779GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: December 4, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51839
Release date: November 14, 2003
November 23, 2003 (Australia)
August 27, 2004 (Platinum)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25330
SLKA-25062 (Korea)
SLPS-73208 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SLPM-68513 (2V)
Release date: February 5, 2004
April 16, 2004 (Korea)
September 16, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Dimps Corporation
Publisher(s): Atari (EU, AU, US), Bandai (JP)
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
Game review links: Metacritic66/100
Game description: Go to the next level in the Dragon Ball Z saga. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 improves upon the first installment by adding an all-new single player mode, new characters and explosive attacks. Experience the new match-ups, character cameos and challenging missions in "Dragon World." Pick your favorite DBZ hero or enemy and take on a friend in "Vs." and "Tournament" modes. If you're really good, you will soon come face-to-face with Buu, the most lethal DBZ villain.
Second game in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series, sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.60 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Crossfire
1.3.0 r5927 GSdx r5932
  • SPU2-X r5893 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: Working with any BIOS Corrupteagle


  • Original names: ドラゴンボールZ2 (SLPS-25330) & (SLPS-73208), 龙珠二世 (SCCS-40009), 드래곤볼 Z 2 (SLKA-25062)
  • Also known as Dragon Ball Z 2V (JP), Dragon Ball Z 2 (JP)

Known Issues

Parts of UI are gone in dragon world mode when upscaled to 1080p or higher

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: When the game is upscaled beyond 720p some UI elements disappear in dragon world mode.
  • Workaround: Use native resolution or 720p.

Public compatibility forum links