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No More Heroes review

Or: a videogaming lesson in ten parts


  • Game is massive
  • Unique gameplay
  • Seriously funky music


  • Low framerates in spots
  • Jagged graphics
  • May be too weird for some

Violence, sex, things to see, things to collect, spectacular graphics and even better sound, a sense of humour, a sense of purpose, an insane logic running through every fiber- and enough swearing to get your TV banned by the authorities. Killer7 creator Suda51 is back, all right.

Our hero, Travis Touchdown, is a motel-dwelling, action figure-collecting, anime-obsessing gamer who wins a lightsaber in an online auction and sets off on a mission to become the world’s number one hitman so he can get the girls. From minute one, you’re cast into the thick of the action, where a whistle-stop cutscene brings you up to date on the story so far and a click of the A button drops you straight on the front doorstep of Hitman #10.

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DescriptionThis action-driven, lightsaber-whirling game steals liberally from the best of other genres. Even with its less-than-perfect presentation, it works wonderfully on the Wii.
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating"16+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)