Fancy a return trip to terrorise all of humanity again? Now’s your chance to suit up and boot up and prepare for a hilarious B-movie style journey packed with science-fiction mythology and more conspiracy theories than an Alex Jones podcast. PS2’s Destroy All Humans! comes with enhanced visuals and is available to download onto PS4.
Pox is the leader of an alien race called the Furon, and they’re having major DNA difficulties. Due to years of cloning, their stocks of DNA are deteriorating fast. The answer to this situation lies on earth, and it’s Cryptosporidium 137’s job to rectify it. Piloting a flying saucer, Crypto is sent down to Earth to get into all sorts of trouble and hopefully complete his task. Armed with weapons and clever mind control tricks – oh and not forgetting the anal probe – Crypto can clone into a human, send grazing cows skyward, and influence humans to do what you want them to do.
Controlling Crypto, the endearing little bug-eyed alien is super easy. Moving in 3rd person view feels smooth and he even comes with a jet pack, handy for sailing above buildings, fields or farm houses. He roams about this open world adventure with the help of Pox who gives instructions and guidance from the safe confines of another planet. Clever alien leader. From the start you’ll get pulled in as both Pox and Crypto are a fine double act who entertain to the max.
Throughout the game there are constant references to the sci-fi world. The game is also set in America in the 1950’s which adds to the overall UFO mass hysteria of it all. Roswell, men in black riding in black sedans, it’s all there. But the standout feature has to be the voice acting. Coupled with some laugh out loud humour, its nothing less than brilliance.
Destroy All Humans! is far from hard. Each mission will probably be completed first try. If you do fail a mission unfortunately there is no save, so it’s a case of entering the mother ship and restarting the level again. Don’t worry, each level is pretty short, but giving the game longevity is the option to go and complete the side missions. These are quick little extras that earn you trophies towards the Platinum and also add a little more oompf to the game. The story and humour really keep your interest throughout. Being a huge PS2 gamer there was always the odd game that slipped through my gaming radar. Destroy All Humans! is one of them and playing this now I can safely say the game stands the test of time.
If you’re looking for some alien escapism with some big laughs then Destroy All Humans! is a must. One of the better PS2 games available on PS4 right now. Disagree and I’ll get my anal probe out.
Lizard Rating 8/10
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