What might have been

Check out one of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi's alternate storylines in our multi-part video

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is shaping up to be the definitive Dragon Ball game, thanks in part to the fact that it enables players to re-enact no fewer than 24 different storylines from the show's lengthy, screaming, spiky-haired run. As a cool extra for fans, that number includes a few "what if" scenarios that explore what it would have been like if some of those stories had gone differently. The game doesn't hit stores until next month (Nov. 7 for PS2, Nov. 21 for Wii), but if you like, you can check out one of those scenarios for yourself right now. We've also got a ton of fresh screens, which you can eyeball by hitting the Images tab above.

Our personal favorite storyline, Destined Rivals, takes a look at an alternate version of the Majin Buu saga. To give you a taste of what to expect from the game, we're presenting a video of the storyline in its entirety over several days - fighting, cutscenes, boring-ass character management and all. Be warned: if you're the type who hates spoilers, this might not be for you. Everyone else, click the links below and get yourself an eyeful of our three episodes, or just hit the one at bottom to download the whole thing.

Day 1: The new World Tournament begins!
Day 2: Goku and Vegeta get it on
Day 3: Fusion surprise

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October 17, 2006


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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