10 More Action-Packed Titles To Whet Your Palette!
No More Heroes is a fabulous indie series with explicit imagery and humor, and adrenaline-pumping gameplay. This game revolves around Travis Touchdown, an otaku-turned-assassin who fights his way to the top of the assassin rankings. With its over-the-top cast, stylized visuals, and satirical take on pop culture, No More Heroes is a true gem among other gaming franchises.
If you’ve finished playing No More Heroes and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.
Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.
So without further ado, we present 10 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like No More Heroes.
Nier Automata is a fabulous action RPG with a fabulous post-apocalyptic setting. In it, we follow 2B and other androids who embark on a mission through a dystopian Earth. As you battle numerous foes, you’ll uncover Earth’s deepest mysteries and learn what happened before the robots took over the planet. Like No More Heroes, this game highlights the importance of combat skills and upgrades.
Through Nier Automata, you’ll gain access to multiple weapons, abilities, and upgrades to enhance 2B’s combat efficiency. Further, Nier Automata explores complex themes and presents audiences with philosophical questions like No More Heroes. Where No More Heroes delves into the corrupt world of assassins, Nier presents a universe where androids fight in an ongoing war.
In addition to giving 2B and her fellow androids great depth and personality that’ll sit well with audiences, Nier Automata’s a worthy alternative to No More Heroes.
Bayonetta is a fabulous action title with pleasing visuals, unforgettable characters, and stellar dramatic bits. Like No More Heroes, Bayonetta contains intense combat sequences with flashy and stylish moves.
Bayonetta and Travis are skilled and deadly protagonists who rely on their physicality and powerful weapons to defeat enemies too. Players will adore mastering Bayonetta’s combos and timing her attacks effectively.
Narratively, Bayonetta and No More Heroes feature unique worlds filled with delightful characters. Where No More Heroes presents players with colorful assassins, Bayonetta features a vibrant and supernatural setting brimming with witches and godly entities.
On top of both games having great humor and dark undertones, Bayonetta is a must-play for those who loved No More Heroes’ quirky world and cast.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a delightful hack-and-slash title with great gameplay mechanics and narrative elements. The story centers on Raiden, a child soldier turned half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his katana blade to cut through enemies who stand in his way.
Like No More Heroes, this game has satisfying combos and requires players to perform precise button commands. Mastering its combos feels rewarding, especially when you’re up against Raiden’s strongest villains.
This game features a neat ranking system that grades you based on your efficiency and style in combat encounters. This adds challenge to the gameplay and entices players to replay levels to achieve better scores or improve their skills.
Give this hack-and-slash game a try if you’re looking for something with an epic plot and fascinating cast.
Yakuza 0 is a story rich beat ’em up-like game with memorable characters and a fun storyline. This game presents folks with a fabulous world to explore like the first No More Heroes title. You’ll be able to interact with numerous NPCs, participate in mini-games and side quests, and experience the bustling streets of Tokyo and Osaka in Yakuza 0.
Both games have tales that delve into the criminal underworld and explore its protagonist’s motivations. Where No More Heroes explores Travis’s assassin lifestyle, Yakuza 0 delves into Kiryu’s yakuza life. Both characters embark on endeavors featuring enough twists and turns to keep you invested.
With a dash of humor to go along with its compelling action, Yakuza 0 is a great game to play after No More Heroes.
Killer Is Dead
Killer Is Dead is another fabulous title created by Suda51, the man behind No More Heroes. It’s a game with enough stylish action sequences to keep you hooked to the end. In it, players control Mondo, an executioner with a cybernetic arm and a katana. You’ll be required to assist Mondo in pulling off fabulous fast-paced combos, like Travis, to secure victories.
Killer Is Dead’s narrative contains similar themes of violence, morality, and personal redemption to No More Heroes’ tales. Mondo’s journey in Killer Is Dead is filled with enough engaging dialogue, alluring twists and turns, and memorable character encounters to leave fans satisfied.
On top of having a visually stunning art style that blends surrealism and realism well, No More Heroes fans will appreciate Suda51 and his team’s effort they put into making Killer Is Dead.
Killer7 is another Suda51 game that feels the most identical to No More Heroes. In it, players control Harman Smith, a man who manifests 7 deadly personalities called, the killer7. You must help Harman and his personalities hunt the evil Kun Lan so he can prevent him from taking over the world.
Both games feature stories that tackle themes like identity, morality, and the dark sides of society. Killer7’s world features assassins, government conspiracies, and supernatural entities. You’ll be required to piece its story together and make distinct interpretations out of what’s presented. It’s different from No More Heroes’ satirical take on assassin culture and American pop culture but offers enough pleasing twists and surreal cutscenes to give you the No More Heroes vibes.
On top of having pleasing cel-shaded visuals that add to its haunting aesthetic, No More Heroes fans will adore Killer7 and its offerings.
Despite their different genres, Vanquish delivers the same adrenaline-pumping approach to combat as No More Heroes does. Both games prioritize fast-paced and stylish combat. They demand players to execute precise and skillful maneuvers to defeat enemies. In Vanquish, you’ll control Sam, who uses his ARS battle suit to engage in acrobatic gunfights with enemies.
Despite Travis’s opposing fighting style, both games reward players for their speed, accuracy, and style in defeating enemies. This provides players with a thrilling and memorable experience. Sam’s a compelling lead like Travis too. He’s a no-nonsense type of person who finds himself in desperate battles against robotic forces. This game boasts many incredible supporting characters like Sgt. Burns and Elena who provide Vanquish with pleasing comic relief and engrossing interactions.
Together with its fun combat and beautiful futuristic setting, Vanquish offers enough quality content to please No More Heroes fanatics.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 is the latest entry of the Devil May Cry series (as of this writing). It captures the soul of the previous entries well and picks up after the events of the fourth game. It follows Nero, V, and Dante on their quest to defeat a merciless behemoth named Urizen. Like No More Heroes, Devil May Cry 5 emphasizes combat that rewards players for their skill, style, and effort.
Devil May Cry 5 delivers fast and fluid hack-and-slash gameplay, allowing players to utilize its character’s array of abilities and weapons to unleash devastating combos. This will remind folks of the flashy combos Travis can perform in his games but on a grander scale.
Dante, Vergil, Nero, and the others in Devil May Cry 5 are just as entertaining to watch on screen as Travis. They all have interesting backgrounds, motives, and personalities that’ll vibe well with players.
If you’re looking for another over-the-top action game with beautiful visuals, extraordinary characters, and satisfying storytelling, check out Devil May Cry 5.
You can read our thoughts on Devil May Cry 5 in our video game review here!
Ninja Gaiden 2
Ninja Gaiden 2 is a great entry in the Ninja Gaiden series. It’s more violent than the first game and will give No More Heroes fans enough intense action sequences and challenge to warrant several play sessions.
This entry emphasizes fast and dynamic combat, requiring players to showcase their reflexes and skills to succeed. In Ninja Gaiden 2, you control Ryu Hayabusa, an agile ninja, who engages in an adrenaline-pumping battle against enemy hordes. In the game, players perform a range of high-speed and acrobatic combat mechanics, resulting in fabulous combos and devastating finishing moves. This mirrors the plethora of attacks Travis performs on enemies in the No More Heroes series.
In addition to having some stellar cinematic scenarios and epic boss battles, Ninja Gaiden 2 has enough quality content to entertain No More Heroes’ fans.
Lollipop Chainsaw is just as absurd and fun to play as the image above demonstrates. It has the same over-the-top characters, actions, and humor as No More Heroes does. In it, players control Juliet, a high school cheerleader who wields a chainsaw to take on zombie hordes.
As Juliet, you can perform insane acrobatic attacks and chainsaw combos. Additionally, you can use her decapitated boyfriend as a weapon for more humorous fun. This mirrors the insane wrestling moves and stylish sword attacks Travis pulls off in the No More Heroes series.
Lollipop Chainsaw’s tone is campy and comedic. This game chooses to put a lighthearted spin on the zombie apocalypse genre, helping it stand out from serious works. This parallels Suda51’s satirical take on assassin culture in the No More Heroes series.
With its compelling lead protagonist, fabulous gameplay loop, and great visuals, No More Heroes fans will find Lollipop Chainsaw amusing, exciting, and visually captivating.
So there we have it, our 10 video game picks to keep you busy after playing No More Heroes.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!