Destroy All Humans! was released back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. I played it then and I remember most of the story as I was playing through it again in 2016. Destroy All Humans! has been remastered for the PlayStation 4 and recently released for all you nostalgia fiends. The game has remained the same and it is just as strange as I remember it was.
Destroy All Humans! follows the story of Crypto on a search and rescue mission to find a fellow alien after his flying saucer crashes on Earth. The game overall has very tongue in cheek humor. The game is set in the 50’s and the various missions take Crypto on some pretty wacky adventures. Mind control, starting an Armageddon, and collecting brains are just a few of the interesting things that take place throughout the game. Let me save the story details and get into the nitty gritty of Destroy All Humans!, the gameplay.
Graphics wise, not a lot changed, which was a little disappointing to see once I got into areas of the game that had high frame rate action going on. There were even times Crypto would be walking along and he would fall into the map and die. This happened several times during boss fights or stealth missions. We are so used to auto saving that you do not realize how much you rely on it until you keep dying several times during an intense part of the game. What also stands out is the sound that is made when you extract a brain from the dead person in the game. It is not bloody or gory, but is enough to make you cringe when you hear it.
Just because the game is faulty with glitches it does not mean that $19.99 is not worth paying for what is easily one of the funniest games that came out for PlayStation 2. The game will also prove to be challenging during certain moments if you have not fully upgraded your weapons. The game is at its best when you get to fly around in your saucer and destroy each area you land in. For a game that was released in 2005, Destroy All Humans! still provides hours of gameplay and plenty of collectibles to be found.
During a strange time like this it is also fun to play a game that pokes fun at the government for pulling the wool over our eyes. It just goes to show that regardless of when the game was developed the idea is the same. The government is fooling us and Crypto is capitalizing on that while he is on Earth.
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Review Statement: The author of this review received a code from the publisher for the purposes of this review.