One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a fighting RPG video game developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in February 28, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is a 3D fighting game in which one to two players battle using teams of three characters. The title character Saitama is invulnerable to other characters’ attacks, and can defeat them in a single punch, but if a player picks him for their team, he will arrive late to the battle; as such, that player needs to make it through the match with the other two characters in their team until Saitama arrives.
The first “One Punch Man” game finally makes its debut! Dive into a dynamic fighting game experience with beloved characters from the first Season of One Punch Man! Play as your favorite hero – or become one! Create your own hero avatar and choose your own set of powers and abilities! Dynamic 3v3 fighting featuring events as seen in One Punch Man such as meteors and other heroes. It’s a good kind of bad, a refreshing kind of bad. You know how some people like watching terrible movies? It’s like that for me with this game. The first confirmed playable characters being Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Mumen Rider, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic and Saitama.
Saitama the main protagonist, is a hero that can obliterate even the strongest foes with a single punch, a situation that bother him to no end. This is what chunsoft has done to SPIKE. Spike once known for making Great games like the Dragon ball Budokai tenkaichi Series and the Raging Blast series later on, cut down to this by chunsoft. There was obviously no budget for this game, it is inferior in every way to those games listed above. The games story is basically a rehash of the original OPM season one but with some added fluff plus your very own OC which you can customise and send them out to help the Hero association and climb the ranks to become the S rank hero of your dreams.
The game is based on the manga series One-Punch Man. The game received mixed reviews from critics, but was nominated for The Game Awards 2020 in the best fighting game category. While the story mode was praised, the gameplay and visuals were considered unpolished and too simplistic. Reviewers were polarized on the gimmick revolving around Saitama’s invincibility, with some praising it for its uniqueness, and others considering it a fatally flawed concept rendering all other characters useless and making multiplayer mode completely unbalanced unless both players picked Saitama.