Parents' Guide to

No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Over-the-top gory adventure suitable only for adults.

Game PlayStation 3 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

It's good if you fall into the "Mature" category. If and only if.

If you're like me and you're a mature teenager/adult, this game is awesome. Creative storyline and gameplay, somewhat good story-wise...I know I'd play it again. Should you let your ten year old son/brother play it? Not ever. There's a reason this game's rated M, and that's because its not aimed at children. There's blood, gore, swearing...the whole game's a tournament organized to determine the best assassin out there. Not to mention the sex...it's definitely there, even if they only show a little cleavage or an upskirt, it's got a lot in the dialogue. But like I said, if you're a mature, responsible individual who can actually buy this game legally, it's good. Just not for the young 'uns.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (1):

This Japanese-made cel-shaded game is ridiculously gory and often quite bizarre, but it can be quite fun in a "guilty pleasure" sort of way. You'll tackle a number of main missions and side jobs, cut through waves of enemies by swiping your PlayStation Move controller around in front of your television, and partake in a few newly-added game modes, such as "Rebout," which lets you challenge previously defeated enemies and compare your scores on a global leaderboard.

Aside from HD graphics, also new in this PS3 version is the ability to watch over-the-top cut-scene sequences in "Viewer Mode", challenge bosses from Desperate Struggle (such as Skelter Helter and Kimmy Howell), and tweak your character's look and weapons with new and unlockable options. It may not be much different than its predecessor, but No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is a great -- if gory -- game.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: August 16, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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