Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    30
    One Piece: Unlimited SP is a terrible port of a Wii-game, that was pretty lame to begin with. Only the original Japanese voices and it's humor are passable, but other than that, it's not worth wasting time on.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    50
    One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP is not as limited as expected initially, but for fans who want to have an adventure of the series for Nintendo's portable it can offer a dose of acceptable content.
  3. Mar 12, 2012
    30
    A game that's literally cut in half (the European version) and doesn't really offer anything to fans of the beloved anime series. Keep your distance.
  4. Mar 6, 2012
    50
    Only for Eiichiro Oda fans. The rest should better try Ken's Rage, also from Namco.
  5. Mar 2, 2012
    40
    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is a game for the fans only, and even they might feel insulted by it.
  6. Feb 27, 2012
    65
    If you are an One Piece fan and not able to set sail with Ruffy and company on the Wii, you should think about doing so on your 3DS. If you are not an One Piece fan, the at times boring gameplay and technical deficits will not help make you one, though.
  7. Feb 24, 2012
    50
    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is a boring game and even worse it's just half of the original release. Nice albeit old visuals and funny characters can't save an excruciating farming feast, unless you are a true fan of the franchise.
  8. Feb 21, 2012
    60
    One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP is hardly recommendable even to the manga's fans, suffering from tedious gameplay and a bad conversion from the Wii instalments.
  9. Feb 20, 2012
    40
    Lacking in character and bloated in fetch work, Unlimited Cruise SP is a clumsily translated import that, just like the game's missing second episode, should have been buried at sea.
  10. Feb 20, 2012
    20
    This is a port that has been amputated of one half of its japanese counterpart (which had two Wii games in it instead of one), and most importantly that is unworthy of the animated series.
  11. Feb 15, 2012
    60
    A recommended game for those who like One Piece, but everyone has to consider there is also a Wii version around, with almost the same content except for the Marineford game, the 3D effect and a few more features. It is not outstanding, but it has enough charm to keep us playing for hours.
  12. Feb 13, 2012
    40
    Nothing about this game provides enough fun to make it a worthwhile investment, and thus we'd advise you to steer well clear of it.
  13. Feb 10, 2012
    30
    A tiresome waste of a strong license, only the most blinkered fan will derive pleasure from this slog of an experience filled with wrong-headed design decisions intended to pad out a game that cannot sustain expansion.
  14. Feb 10, 2012
    63
    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is exactly a game for fans.
  15. There's a very good game in there, but it's smothered by dull, arbitrary exploring.
  16. Feb 7, 2012
    60
    If you are a fan of One Piece, this game has its charms, but it's hard to understand why it doesn't include the second chapter that is present in the original Japanese version.
  17. Feb 7, 2012
    40
    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is a dull, time-consuming collect-a-thon that fails to do the license justice.
  18. Mar 14, 2012
    57
    If being a pirate was this boring, torrent sites would have shut down years ago. [Apr 2012, p.90]
  19. Mar 12, 2012
    50
    One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP is just half of the game it used to be in the japanese version. Namco Bandai cutted away half of the original experience, trying to replace it with a cute statue. The 3DS version of this old Wii game is technically poor and its gameplay is not that good.
  20. Mar 6, 2012
    31
    Localisation stinginess has given us the worst possible version of a half-arsed port of a not-very-good Wii game. [March 2012, p.97]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 2, 2013
    10
    An Action RPG made for the fans of One Piece and the genre alike. Good gameplay, beautiful environments and an intriguing story make this gameAn Action RPG made for the fans of One Piece and the genre alike. Good gameplay, beautiful environments and an intriguing story make this game worth playing. A great port that looks wonderful on the 3DS with just a dab of extra content revolving around the Whitebeard War arc, this is definitely worth your time.

    I believe this game deserves the critical acclaim it has achieved overseas and that the 9/10 score it claims should speak for itself.
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  2. Apr 15, 2015
    10
    (Note: This is a review of the Wii version, as that's nowhere to be found on this site for some reason!)

    This game is largely similar to
    (Note: This is a review of the Wii version, as that's nowhere to be found on this site for some reason!)

    This game is largely similar to Unlimited Adventure, but simply better, you get a proper hub to explore (Thousand Sunny, I love that place), there are more bosses to conquer, the environments looks better and you get to play as an additional character.
    Once again I have to say that this game actually feels like something the Once Piece crew would do on their quest - arriving at random islands, exploring them, developing things to progress further and battle a lot of enemies and familiar One Piece characters. The bosses in this game are hard as hell as in UA and are a blast to play. It's like Demon Souls in that aspect.

    I like One Piece but I am not a fanboy, nevertheless, I loved the gameplay. This is the game that I spent the most time playing without interrupting it, really crazy. I can totally understand that some people may find this game boring and tedious, because it's basically a large grind - hunting for items to progress further, but I couldn't help it - I still loved it.
    It's better than UA for sure.

    A WARNING, though, the 3DS version is said to be a bad port, so if you can, play the Wii version. Also, unlike the Japanese version which had both Cruise 1 and 2 on a single cartridge, for some dumb reason they decided to split it into two games outside of Japan again and cut 50% of the content. It has an additional Marineford mode over the Wii version which features the whole war and famous battles of that arc, so there's a little extra for you if you want to play the 3DS version.
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  3. Feb 16, 2013
    3
    Tedious, annoying and repetitive gameplay that requires constant backtracking and constant puzzling on how to get a material/item, and most ofTedious, annoying and repetitive gameplay that requires constant backtracking and constant puzzling on how to get a material/item, and most of the time you are never even given a hint on how to get it and you have to resort to using guides on the internet.

    The Marineford Mode is the only enjoyable thing in this game and even that's just constant battling and nothing else. I only reccommend this game if you are an extreme hardcore fan of One Piece, but I am a fan too and I found this game to be the biggest waste of money ever.
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