No More Heroes

Common Sense Media says

A very gory, stylized action/adventure hybrid.

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

You play as an assassin but this is clearly an over-the-top fantasy game.

Violence

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.

Sex

The main character rubs oil on a bikini-clad woman. He asks another to "do it" with him.

Language

Very coarse language includes "F--kheads," "F--k, "Damn you" and "Bastards."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:UbiSoft
Release date:January 24, 2008
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:M for Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language (Nintendo Wii)

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Kid, 11 years old March 23, 2009
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

MADWORLD IS GORY AND BRUTAL

IF YOU PLAYED MADWORLD THEN THIS IS LIKE TELETUBIES IF NOT YOU WILL EITHER EMBRACE THE EXTREME GORE RAW DIALOUGE AND OVERTOP GORE BEYOND IMAGINATION. YEAH MADWORLD IS WORSE BECAUSE THERE IS LESSS GORE MORE VILENCE. THE GAME IS IMPLE YOU DO RANDOM SIDEMISSIONS SO YOU CAN GO KILL THE TOP ASSASINS. TRAVIS IS A DORK THE GAME IS SUPRISING ENTERTAINING DARK AND DISTURBING THE GAMES DARK HUMOR IS ENTERTAING THE JOKES ARE WIITY THIS NOT AS GOOD AS MADWORLS BUT IF LIKE GORE YOU OWN A WII LOVE VIOLENCE AND PLAYED DEADRISING, TENCHU SHADOW ASSASINS, BOTH RESIDENT EVIL TITLES AND MADWORLS AND BOTH HOUSE OF THE DEAD GAMES ESPECIALLY OVERKILL SHOULD GIVE THIS GAME A TRY.
Kid, 12 years old August 21, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Gamers who love to kill will adore this game

this is what a third party game for the wii should be great controls, funny lines, great grphics, and overall an awesome game
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byCWG1 March 29, 2013
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

A Fun and over the top game

This game while being a very comical and a little bit funny.. This game may not be for kids. The violence though is done to the point where it is so over the top it is actually almost kind of funny. There is language but parents lets face it your kid will hear language at school and where ever they go. This game might appeal to adults, and this game kind of has a Kill-Bill feel to it almost but having nothing in common with it. This game is gory but I think 11 and up can handle it. If this were rated as movies are rated it would be R: Strong Bloody Comical Violence, Some Strong Lanuage, and Use of Alcohol.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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