No More Heroes is more punk than the Pistols

We've played it. It's anarchy.

11th Dec, 2007

If videogames are the new rock ‘n’ roll, then No More Heroes is the Sex Pistols.Gory or not, Suda 51’s latest is more than just crazy, violent and visually striking (although it is all of those things). More than anything else, No More Heroes is punk, in a way that we can’t remember a game ever having been before.

There really is no other word to describe it. The sense of anarchic, don’t-give-a-f*ck hedonism runs through every aspect of the game like a stream of Sid Vicious’ vomit down a Union Jack flag. From the characters to the graphics, to the sounds, to the gameplay, to the brilliantly fresh script, No More Heroes is a game of balls-out, unapologetic, rock ‘n’ roll excess of the most disrespectful variety and frankly, we like its style.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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