This somewhat fun (and funny) game excels in some areas and falls short in others. Only major fans of the franchise will appreciate the faithful attention to detail present in One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. The combat is fun and has some depth to it: Button-mashing will only get you so far. You'll enjoy the wide selection of characters to choose from, along with nine different fighting styles (called "Battle Modes"). In light RPG (role-playing game) fashion, these fighting styles can be upgraded during normal missions, along with extra quests you'll unlock. It's cool to try to stave off tough opponents until you see your backup help arrive, running to the scene in a picture-in-picture window with a countdown timer.
But most of the noncombat elements of this third-person game are somewhat lame, like roaming around town, talking to characters, and unraveling more of the story. It's also repetitive. The only exception, perhaps, is decorating your own apartment, which is fun. As you can tell, this game is a bit of a mixed bag. Same goes for the graphics: The fighting scenes are nicely animated, and overall the cel-shaded graphics looks very close to the television show, but the cutscenes look dated, with awkward or stiff animation. There's also a multiplayer mode, for both local play and online, with several options, but this game's mostly focused on the single-player story mode, which should last you 10 to 12 hours. If you're a huge fan of the anime series and are looking for a decent brawler to pass the time, you might get something out of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. But for everyone else, there are simply much better action and fighting games to consider.