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  • Summary: It has been 3 years since Travis earned the Number 1 spot in the United Assassins Association ranking, and investments from major corporations have caused the city of Santa Destroy to change... but is it really for the better? You are Travis Touchdown - a punk anti-hero , Japanese animeIt has been 3 years since Travis earned the Number 1 spot in the United Assassins Association ranking, and investments from major corporations have caused the city of Santa Destroy to change... but is it really for the better? You are Travis Touchdown - a punk anti-hero , Japanese anime Otaku, beam katana master and pro wrestling-fanatic assassin. Revenge will bring you back to the UAA tournament. This time though, you begin at the bottom of the ranking and will have to fight your way up to save Santa Destroy and avenge your best friend. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 17, 2021
    95
    A total package that's much less of an acquired taste than the first. [Issue #51 – March/April 2021, p. 17]
  2. Nov 18, 2020
    90
    Improving everything good about the original while cutting the bad, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle spends a lot more time being a fun action game and gives you plenty of new ways to tear enemies apart for good measure.
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    90
    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for Nintendo Switch allows us to enjoy this acclaimed cult title. We definitely think NMH2 is a good example of how to make a sequel, collecting negative feedback from the first game to fix and improve it.
  4. 80
    Desperate Struggle is a great action game. It has some fantastic one-liners, the end boss is a sight to behold, and there are a lot of cool moments peppered throughout. If you fully analyze the good and bad, it’s no better or worse than No More Heroes. Play them both back to back while awaiting No More Heroes III.
  5. Dec 8, 2020
    80
    Extremely well put together remasters that stay true to the original games. Travis’ brash personality is fun to inhabit and the combat is still extremely satisfying. The series is well worth your time, especially if you missed out on them originally.
  6. Nov 30, 2020
    80
    I’ve had more fun with No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle than many of the games I’ve played this year, which speaks volumes to the quality Suda51 and team continue to release; despite all my frustrations, the franchise is still one of my all-time favorites. If you’re set on picking up No More Heroes III in 2021, it’s pretty much a requirement to brush up on No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. And for $19.99? You could do a hell of a lot worse. So grab both and take a souped-up bike ride down memory lane — you won’t regret it.
  7. 65
    If you are a fan of over-the-top violent sword swinging, inappropriate humor, and cleavage shots, this is the game for you. For a casual gamer who isn't necessarily all in on the carnage, this would probably be a pass. However, it’s a solid mindless distraction for the over 20 crowd. No More Heroes 2 certainly fills a niche that is typically left void in the realm of Nintendo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 29, 2020
    10
    Great port of a great game. Looks good in HD, supports both motion and non motion controls. Had one hard crash and lost about an hour, butGreat port of a great game. Looks good in HD, supports both motion and non motion controls. Had one hard crash and lost about an hour, but otherwise all good. In Europe full blood version. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2020
    10
    Squel of amazing game that is also amazing i love every detail in this game Suda u are the best !
  3. Oct 30, 2020
    10
    hermosos recuerdosss... muy buena puesta a punto. me sorprendio gratamente. gracias!!!
  4. Jan 2, 2021
    9
    Another one of the best Switch ports i´ve ever played, despite the poor camera, removal of things that made the first game special, No MoreAnother one of the best Switch ports i´ve ever played, despite the poor camera, removal of things that made the first game special, No More Heroes 2 is still a great time on the Switch! The game looks beautiful on the Switch version, the game runs in constant 60 Frames Per Second, controls feel smooth and responsive most of the time.

    While this isn´t my favorite No More Heroes game i still think this is worth your time and money, just like the original game, play this game.
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  5. Sep 14, 2021
    7
    It's a solid 7 for me. I get that it is satire about video games, but man, too repetitive for me.
  6. May 22, 2021
    7
    What can I say, it's a sequel to the rather controversial game. I disliked the fact that they made this game with no open world, I reallyWhat can I say, it's a sequel to the rather controversial game. I disliked the fact that they made this game with no open world, I really liked it in the previous one. Fights were visually spectacular, I adore the amount of flashes from these lightsaber. Bosses, huh, some were harsh and some weren't but the final one was a **** ass to beat... Good music and gameplay made it worth my time, I cannot wait for the third instalment. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2020
    4
    This game goes backwards. I don't really enjoy the fact the Santa Destroy has gone from being an actual city to a select-and-click map.
    The
    This game goes backwards. I don't really enjoy the fact the Santa Destroy has gone from being an actual city to a select-and-click map.
    The 2D minigames can be considered artsy but they are quite flat and tedious.
    The NPCs no longer evolve through the game, they are just waiting there, on the map, for you to visit them. There's an event at the beginning of the game that makes Travis take revenge on the death of a friend yes, now he cares for people while slicing others into little pieces in the process of caring and avenging.
    Controls and combat are fine for Travis alone with the LITTLE exception that all his suplexes look practically the same. There's another dude that's controlled pretty much like Travis but that specializes in long range attacks.

    The camera is a nightmare; specially during Shinobu's missions, which are also a horror to control, the girl can't just simply jump properly.
    In the end, the whole game universe has been deprived of its soul.
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