No More Heroes
By Marc Saltzman,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
A very gory, stylized action/adventure hybrid.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You play as an assassin but this is clearly an over-the-top fantasy game.
Violence & Scariness
Extremely violent and gory, where the player can cut an enemy in half, or behead or disembowel him; some scenes are nearly completely covered in blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main character rubs oil on a bikini-clad woman. He asks another to "do it" with him.
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Very coarse language includes "F--kheads," "F--k, "Damn you" and "Bastards."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is extremely violent, gory and bloody. You play as an assassin trying to become the world's top professional killer. The over-the-top violence includes the ability to use the Wii remote to quite literally dismember enemies, slice them in half, behead or disembowel them, and so on. Blood is everywhere as red becomes the prominent color in this game. It also contains many swear words and sexual innuendos.
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What’s It About?
With cel-shaded, anime-type graphics, NO MORE HEROES offers a very gory, stylized -- and quite weird -- action game experience for those who want to assume the role of a smooth assassin bent on being the world's top professional killer. Armed with a \"beam katana\" -- which resembles a sword and a Star Wars light saber rolled into one -- hero Travis Touchdown is out to carve himself a name in the record books.
Your job is to hack-and-slash or dropkick your way to the top by tackling skilled enemies and even tougher-but-silly-looking boss fighters. You will perform finishing moves that including beheading your opponents, slicing them in half, or even disemboweling them. You also pick up power-ups, earn cash, find collectible cards strewn throughout the levels and navigate around this colorful 3-D world on a futuristic motorcycle.
Is It Any Good?
In addition to over-the-top killing, you can also customize your character's look and weapons and partake in side missions and minigames, including odd diversions such as coconut gathering.
Fans of classic '80s games will pick up on, and appreciate, the nod to the golden age of interactive entertainment with many audio and visual references to this period. This mature thriller will appeal to players age 17 years and older in search of a unique game that's odd, humorous, and quite bloody.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about whether a game like this can stand on its own without this over-the-top violence. Or is this what makes it appealing? The game has a lot going for it, including clever camera angles, interesting (and sometimes wacky) characters, and huge environments, so does it need this gratuitous gore?
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- Available online?: Not available online
- Publisher: UbiSoft
- Release date: January 24, 2008
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
- Last updated: November 4, 2015
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