How long to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

A closer look at how long it will take most players to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to release on January 17, and if you’re on the fence about buying the it, one thing that may help is knowing how long it’ll take you to beat the game. Unlike other Dragon Ball games, Kakarot can be a lengthy experience filled with fun RPG elements. So, what does that mean in terms of gameplay length? Read on to find out how long it’ll take you to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot!

How long to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

How long to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will take most players around 40 hours to beat, though completion times could go as high as 80 to 100 hours.
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Based on early estimates from Famitsu (and translated by ResetEra), Dragon Ball Z: Karakot will take around 40 hours to beat. As with any game, the amount of time it takes to beat depends on how you intend on playing the game. If you want to rush through the game and ignore side quests and activities, it seems like it may be possible to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot in around 30 hours.

Note that Dragon Ball Z will follow Goku’s story across three arcs including the Cell Saga, Frieza Saga, and Buu Saga. You’ll also reportedly get a few minor Saiyan Saga arcs thrown in for good measure. For gamers who want to partake in everything Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has to offer, it may take upwards of 80 to 100 hours to beat.

The reason for this extreme variation in completion times is because Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot not only includes a full Dragon Ball story, it also offers players a wealth of new side quests and activities including cooking, fishing, and racing. Rather than offer brief distraction from the main game, all of the side quests and activities in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot feel like fully fleshed out mechanics.

Add unlockable items, character progression, and customization options, and you have a beefy game on your hands. To recap, it’ll take most players around 40 hours to beat Dragon Ball Z: Karakot based on early estimates from Famitsu. If you rush through the game, it’s possible to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot in as little as 30 hours.

If you want to take your time and experience every single aspect of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, you’re looking at a completion time anywhere from 80 to 100 hours.

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, what are your thoughts? Are you excited for the game’s release on January 17, or are you planning to wait until reviews drop before buying it? Comment below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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