No More Heroes is more punk than the Pistols

We've played it. It's anarchy.

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11th Dec, 2007

If videogames are the new rock %26lsquo;n%26rsquo; roll, then No More Heroes is the Sex Pistols.Gory or not, Suda 51%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;t remember a game ever having been before.

There really is no other word to describe it. The sense of anarchic, don%26rsquo;t-give-a-f*ck hedonism runs through every aspect of the game like a stream of Sid Vicious%26rsquo; 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 %26lsquo;n%26rsquo; roll excess of the most disrespectful variety and frankly, we like its style.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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