In the Straw Hat Pirates’ search for the elusive One Piece treasure, super-stretchy protagonist Monkey D. Luffy will do whatever it takes to become the next Pirate King. Bandai Namco’s One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition, a port of the 2014 PlayStation 3 title One Piece Unlimited World Red, is a fun beat-em-up action adventure romp that fans of the 20-year-old manga are sure to enjoy on the PlayStation 4 and Steam.
Though we already reviewed One Piece Unlimited World Red with the original release, the game’s PlayStation 4 port is not without its upgrades and additions. While the previous incarnation suffered from sluggish frame rates, One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition runs at a higher frame rate and 1080p resolution, which means that characters like Nami look as appealing as ever. Aside from the graphical upgrade, this port also boasts over 40 pieces of DLC not included in the initial release of the game. If this is your first time playing One Piece Unlimited World Red, that’s an absolute steal, particularly at a $39.99 price point.
One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition Review Final Thoughts:
One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition is a fun action brawler that also features activities like fishing, crafting, and treasure hunting, resulting in dozens and dozens of hours of gameplay. It’s the latest piece of fan service for followers of the long-running anime and manga, and a great entry point for younger pirates to get on board. If you already played One Piece Unlimited World Red, though, it may be hard to justify paying $40 to retrace many of the same steps taken three years ago.
One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition on PS4
- Reasonable $39.99 price point for a licensed game.
- 40+ pieces of DLC, including additional costumes and quests.
- Crisp 1080p visual upgrade.
- While a great value, not much new for die-hard fans who played the last version of the game to experience.
- Simplistic and sometimes tedious battle mechanics.