• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. No More Heroes is a very good game with some very disappointing glitches and let downs. You will enjoy this game for at least one time if you manage to survive the dull mini games.
  2. A funky, fun third-person hack and slash marred by some boring open world side-missions. It's no more simple, or complicated, than that.
  3. If you squint past the explosions of blood, forget about being forced to earn money, and ignore the brainless enemies waiting their turn to be slaughtered, it's hard not to admire the cackle and curled lip of a creator who's got big ideas and isn't afraid to use them.
  4. Heroes alternates these exciting, frenetic assassin hunts with painfully tedious sections in which you must raise a battle entry fee by performing chores like wiping out a nest of thugs or, quite oddly, mowing lawns and picking up garbage.
  5. Somehow, in spite of this laundry list of faults, No More Heroes has some mystic element about it that makes it worth playing.
  6. 65
    The story, characters, combat system, theme and the overall weird factor of the game are the main reason to check it out. However, that you must face a very poorly designed hub world to progress into No More Heroes and experience these things is unfortunate.
  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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 236 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 95
  2. Negative: 8 out of 95
  1. Sep 29, 2010
    8
    A rare title on the Wii that offers over the top violence, sexual innuendos and an unusual but hilarious storyline added with witty dialogues.A rare title on the Wii that offers over the top violence, sexual innuendos and an unusual but hilarious storyline added with witty dialogues. The games does suffer from bugs for example for no reason you get stuck on a lamp post on your bike. Aside from the usual bugs and glitches, the game offers a unique combat system and visual style while offering ridiculous humour and kick ass action. Full Review »
  2. Saveyourcashrent.
    Mar 25, 2008
    4
    this game has way to much hype surrounding it. Its simply good/ok. I got bored very early, and the shaking wiimote idea to recharge the sword this game has way to much hype surrounding it. Its simply good/ok. I got bored very early, and the shaking wiimote idea to recharge the sword is so obnoxious. I really don't get the high praise for this game. Its repetitive and then it repeats itself, then finally it gets very repetitive after repeating the same hack slash high low oh boy bodyslam over and over again. Do not pay full price for this. Full Review »
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    10
    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 HeroesNot 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.
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