Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    Given the source material One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is likely to be avoided by most as they have no connection already in place and the genre is ten-a-penny on the current generation of consoles. This would be a mistake. The story is lively and full of interesting characters even if it’s basic in its plotting and execution.
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    For One Piece fans and One Piece fans only.
  3. Oct 16, 2013
    Omega Force keeps releasing the same game over and over again and some like it this way. But if you’re not a fan of the One Piece anime, I suggest picking up Dynasty Warriors 8 instead. [11/2013, p.86]
  4. All-in-all the features add up to a game that is one of the best replications of the real thing thus far, especially with some top notch presentation. Just watch out for those damn ghosts. [November 2013, p85]
  5. Beautiful and bizarre, the likeably certifiable antics on show are ultimately undone by a repetitive structure, lack of ideas and undercooked scraps.
  6. Oct 3, 2013
    It's not all smooth sailing, but there's still some rich pirate booty to discover if you're up for it. [Nov 2013, p.70]
  7. Oct 2, 2013
    I can happily say that even if you aren’t a fan of the series you will enjoy this game -- granted you enjoy Dynasty Warriors-style beat 'em ups.
  8. If you have ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, you know what to expect from Pirate Warriors 2. You start out with Luffy, but as you battle your way through hordes of enemies, you will unlock up to 26 more fighters. [October 2013 p.82]
  9. Sep 25, 2013
    It's worth renting or borrowing the game if you aren’t into the One Piece phenomenon. If you’re a massive fanm it’s a must buy - especially given the fact you won’t see this particular One Piece adventure anywhere else.
  10. Sep 24, 2013
    If you are a fan of One Piece, or a fan of Dynasty Warriors, you owe it to yourself to play this game. If you’re not a fan, play it anyway.
  11. Sep 18, 2013
    Somehow, the package works. [Nov 2013, p.75]
  12. Sep 16, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is not just an opportunity to continue to spend time with the Straw Hat Pirates, is probably one of the best games inspired in the manga, and probably one of the best Musougames that Tecmo ever made.
  13. Sep 13, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 could have been a cheap cash-in of a sequel, not far from the assumption one would make of a re-skinned promotional product, but it's actually better than the majority of titles in the main Dynasty Warriors series.
  14. Sep 12, 2013
    Pirate Warriors 2 may be a mixed bag for some. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game, and I can see how the removal of some of the uniqueness can put players of the original off, but in the end, it is a very fun Musou experience.
  15. Sep 11, 2013
    Here's the thing, though: as insular as One Piece 2 might be, it's also absurdly fun.
  16. Sep 11, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is a fun game that slowly loses its luster as the time in-game passes.
  17. 80
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is an excellent take on the Dynasty Warriors formula, and easily the best One Piece game so far.
  18. Sep 10, 2013
    It is, however, hard to open-handedly recommend it to everyone: One Piece fans will find far more to like in it than non-fans, and the stylisation can be a divisive visual look.
  19. 70
    The combat can be a bit simplistic and shallow, but it doesn’t keep it from being enjoyable. It is a game that can be enjoyable without any knowledge of the amine/manga, and by people who don’t care for either of those mediums.
  20. Sep 9, 2013
    Combat is entertaining, but it’s entirely unmemorable, and not only because one battle blends into the next after a while. To its credit, it’s everything it promises to be – but it’s unlikely to convert anyone not already invested in One Piece.
  21. 70
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 was created with an unusual attention to gameplay quality for a licensed game. It may not be a masterpiece, but it's simple fun that is especially good for short play sessions with a friend.
  22. Sep 6, 2013
    Too Close to the classical Dynasty Warriors style, Pirate Warriors 2 ends up pleasing only hardcore fans of Oda's saga.
  23. Sep 5, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors surprised us a bit two years ago with its platform levels which offered some variety and let the player breathe a little outside of the battlefield. Forget this with One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2. Quick Time Events levels are not even included, the story has been pushed aside, only to give the fans what they want: more new characters and more new battles. Too bad.
  24. Sep 5, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 takes the foundations that were built by the original Pirate Warriors, strips away the gameplay that it wasn’t confident about and sticks with what Warriors games know best – frantic action against waves upon waves of enemies while looking stylishly true to source material to please fans of the show.
  25. Sep 4, 2013
    Pirate Warriors 2 is a step backward in terms of gameplay mechanics and storytelling, but its amount of contents and replayability grants its existence.
  26. Sep 4, 2013
    One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 removes all quick time events and platform sections of the first episode to offer a more Dynasty Warriors oriented game. It’s a good game if you’re One Piece fans, but it shows all the limits of the musou genre.
  27. Sep 4, 2013
    One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 is a thoroughly enjoyable game that works best in medium doses. The game is oozing with One Piece references that I'm sure fans will get a huge kick out. Even if you are not familiar with the series, the game is still extremely accessible. In terms of combat, it's probably one of the most enjoyable games I've played all year as I play pirate superhero and knock my enemies into the air.
  28. Sep 2, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 builds on the qualities of the first episode and removes its flaws to finally offer a massive and frenetic Dynasty Warrior's-like beat'em all... A genre that has its limits, but fans of the One Piece series will be delighted to find a new original story, 36 playable characters and many things to unlock.
  29. Sep 2, 2013
    A nice fighting game in the vein of the Dynasty Warriors saga, Pirate Warriors 2 is great for fans of the manga, but also has something else to appeal to the rest of us.
  30. Sep 1, 2013
    An improvement over the original, with a refined combat and some welcome changes, but the formula need bigger changes to make better use of the One Piece universe.
  31. Aug 30, 2013
    Pirate Warriors 2 goes a step beyond in its search for action, and it manages to get it right. Unless musou games put you off, this is a great choice for One Piece fans.
  32. Aug 30, 2013
    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 improves the great first episode. The 60 fps and a more Dynasty Warriors oriented gameplay are enough to let the people enjoy this game. But if you hate the musou genre, you'll find Pirate Warriors 2 too boring for your standards.
  33. Aug 29, 2013
    A hack´n slash adventure based on the popular Eiichirö Oda manganime franchise and produced by Omega Force, the makers of other similar games such Samurai / Dynasty Warriors. Not very innovative but still fun to play, especially with other players.
  34. Aug 28, 2013
    Next time I see that Omega Force logo I might just get excited instead of nauseous.
  35. Aug 27, 2013
    Well worth its weight in gold, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 continues the recent trend of great Warriors titles.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 24, 2013
    Is it technically impressive No
    Is the gameplay exceptionnal No
    Is it Fun Hell Yes.

    For a "one piece" fan, the game is just great.
    Graphism & gameplay are not at the top but are not bad either it's good enough for us to appreciate the "one piece" experience. Plus, the game is quite long. Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2013
    This game is amazing i recommend you people seeing this review to play this game i recommend it more to one piece fans out there Fun game Better than the First. And if u don't U Suck By the Way Add Me on PSN if you have a ps3 My username is Funnyjacket 13 add me to play online one piece pirate warriors 2 Full Review »
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    One piece pirate warrios 2 is are really great game is a one proplem that is no vs mod that could be so awsome but gameplay is really good but is hard to remmber.Graphic is like one piece pw 1 is the same

    over all one piece pirate warrios 2 is great if find it buy it

    *gameplay is fun
    *graphic is okay
    *charcter is funny

    -no vs mode
    -hard to remmber
    Full Review »