No More Heroes

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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A very gory, stylized action/adventure hybrid.
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 14 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

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
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGriffin7890 April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old August 21, 2010

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
Teen, 13 years old Written byajsjps April 9, 2008

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?

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

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