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  • Summary: No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an anime fan who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself at the bottom of an Assassins' organization. Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers – all with deep stories of their own – to make his way to the top of the assassin's league. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 57 out of 64
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  1. 100
    The real triumph of Suda 51’s surreal, occasionally obscene romp is that behind all the cynicism, satire, and gory ultraviolence lies a true joy of creation that is too rarely seen in gaming. In playing No More Heroes, one gets the impression that the development team truly enjoyed making it, that no idea was thrown out for being too ridiculous or far-fetched, and that it is intensely aware of its own absurdity at all times. The excellent fourth-wall shattering ending is proof enough of that.
  2. The first time I heard about No More Heroes I was figuring I would get something similar to Killer 7 and that I would absolutely love it. Turns out I was right, I do love No More Heroes, despite the flaws it exhibits it still gets key things right, a strong story, memorable characters, style, and fun combat that doesn’t get boring.
  3. We’re tempted to say that there are few Wii games as deserving of your attention as No More Heroes but then there are few games as good as this on any platform. [Mar 2008, p.124]
  4. This is an experience people been waiting to have on the Wii for a long time - heart-pounding, sword-slashing, sword-parrying, suplex-flailing motions with a light saber, sorry, beam katana in hand. It may not be 1:1 ratio motion, but the experience can be just as exhaustingly fun.
  5. No More Heroes isn't an amazing game, but the experience of playing it can be described as such. From beginning to end it maintains its humor and will consistently surprise you with a new plot twist and imaginative characters.
  6. Travis' journey upwards in the ranks of the UAA provided some of the quickest, most viscerally charged gameplay made available across the board. Its only faults lie in its decision to focus more on the luridly uncomplicated gameplay than further expansive depth.
  7. It’s a unique take on open world play, and its almost nihilistic fixation on violence for the sake of violence has a satirical and darkly comedic edge. Unfortunately, the repetition and lack of substance behind the flash left me cold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 94
  2. Negative: 8 out of 94
  1. Feb 9, 2013
    Not just one of the best games on Wii but possibly my favourite game of this generation and one of my all time favourite games! No More Heroes is a fantastic game that is fun engaging and hilarious to play, The sense of humour is fantastic Travis is great character and has some genuinely funny voice work.

    On the topic of voice work this game has one of the most high profile voice cast i've ever seen! Robin Atkin Downes lends his voice to Travis Touchdown and he is utterly fantastic! Quinton Flynn delivers the voice for Henry and puts in a stellar performance as he always does! If you own a Wii or even if you've just bought your self a shiny new Wii U do yourself a favour and buy this game! also buy it's sequel to because that is arguable the better game though i'd have to replay it again to say for certain.
  2. DouglasJ.
    Jan 28, 2008
    I'm hooked on this. This is by far the greatest sand box game I've ever played. For a game with sand box traits, it's much more than your standard run around and jack stuff game. The story itself goes very deep, with intrigueing plot points and extremely well written dialog and sequences. More care was taken with this game than with any other sand box game I've played. Awesome stuff. Expand
  3. AngelG.
    Feb 15, 2008
    No more heroes is not like any other game u played its badd azz from start to finish the combat system never gets old and the free roam moments give u a nice break to buy cloths search for hidden items and learn new wrestling moves and side missions that are odd but fun a must buy. Expand
  4. HeavenS.
    Jan 26, 2008
    LOVED IT !!! just finished and I am going to play it again . I didnt even unlock all the side jobs . I am a sucker for the graphics style and there is always something crazy going on. its just what i wanted from suda 51 . lets hope he has more games coming!! Expand
  5. MichelJ
    Jun 26, 2009
    Simply Fantastic!, the reason I did not rate it 10 is because Santa Destroy is almost empty, but the rest is perfect.
  6. Apr 8, 2012
    One of the most satifying hack and slashers ever. The overworld lets it down though when you spend a lot of time moving aimlessly through Santa Destroy Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Nov 2, 2008
    All in all, a horrible game, aside from the battle system, which is average.

    There is no real story or theme to this game. It's
    completely random. The city was poorly programmed with horrible physics, and an non-interactive environment. There are only ten missions, and in between them the player is forced to do tedious side quests such as mowing lawns and picking fruit off of trees. After beating the game, there is nothing else to do aside from playing it again. There is no multiplayer, no side modes. Nothing to increase the game's replay value. Expand

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