Destroy All Humans Review
Destroy all Humans was recently re-released on PSN for PS4. Although the game shows its age, the quirky gameplay combined with the humor still holds up after all these years. The question is if gamers did not play the game back in the day, is it worth picking up?
I remember reading several positive reviews when the game came out. The game was published by THQ in 2005. I had a mild interest in the game due to the humor. Gamers play as Crypto from the planet Furon, who has crash landed on earth someplace in the midwest. Players are there to rescue another alien whose rocket has crash landed on Earth. The game plays like a 3D action game, something that was extremely popular in 2005 when it was first released on the Xbox and PS2.
Crypto has several weapons and abilities at his disposal, the easiest to use is the zap-o-matic, which shocks enemies. There is also the stereotypical anal probe which retrieves victims brains through, well, players can figure it out via the name. There is a disintegrator ray, and an ion detonator, the latter is a grenade launcher. Crypto can also disguise himself via a psychokinetic ability, as well as fling enemies around. When enemies are defeated, Crypto can extract their DNA, which serves as one of the collectibles.
Some of the other weapons in the game include a flying saucer which can burn buildings, pick up people and launch nuclear bombs. I had a lot of fun with this, picking up people and burning everything in sight. I almost enjoyed this more than playing on foot. The game's humor is never ending, all of the alien’s actions are disguised as government cover ups from freak accidents or acts of Communism. In the end, there is an interesting cover up by the government and things are not as they seem in the modern world. I feel as if THQ had fun with this game, much like they did with the Saints Row series.
While the Destroy All Humans is not a very long game, I enjoyed all that it had to offer. If gamers have not played Destroy all Humans before, it may be worth the pickup for fans of the genre or for fans of the publisher.. The game emulates great on the PS4 and runs like it should. The addition of trophies is a nice bonus. The game loads very quickly on load screens. At $20 the game is priced a little high, especially since you can find it on Amazon for under $10 for the PS2. There is also the 3rd game in the series on 360 that has some co-op options, if gamers are looking for a little more. That is also around $10 on Amazon. The game was provided by the publisher for review.
Final score 3.5/5