Parents' Guide to

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extreme violence, profanity, and sex make this not for kids.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

about 50% of what is mentioned in this game is bollucks

It says that there are no positive messages in this game, there are some including "revenge is pointless and once someone does something and another uses revenge to get even, an endless cycle of vengeance begins" the sexual content isn't really that bad as others say, and the smoking which is claimed to be shown constantly is shown rarely and there are no other forms of drugs. but what this website is right about is the fact that the amount of violence and cursing is very excessive but in my opinion, nothing out of the ordinary of what kids see in horror movies behind some peoples backs and it is all cartoony.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 2+

Awe Inspiring Game

Travis Touchdown is a role model all children should follow. His path for revenge is showered in blood shed, but it could be compared to the travel of Jesus to the holy land. It is obvious that Travis wears red, which is a symbol for blood, and in turn is a symbol of the blood of Christ. He also has a tiger icon and a tiger patterned jacket, which symbolizes the strength of God. All in all, 10 out of 10 for this family friendly masterpiece!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (6):

A fun combat system and several interesting ideas sure to appeal to longtime game lovers -- including retro mini-games and the stars’ awareness that they are merely characters in a story -- are spoiled to a large degree by No More Heroes 2’s poor writing and puerile obsession with large breasts. This is a game no child should play, yet relentless crotch and boob shots and incredibly lame sex jokes make it seem as though it was meant to be little more than forbidden fruit for mischievous adolescents. To be sure, they’re the only ones who could be excused for giggling at phrases like “I feel like that pervy teacher in a porn,” and “I’m gonna touch you down, Travis Touchdown.” The mindlessly vulgar and wholly unsophisticated humor weighs down what otherwise could have been a good gory grown-up romp filled with fun elements of nostalgia.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: January 26, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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