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Destroy All Humans!

Posted by GG Goblin On July - 29 - 2020

Crypto-137 is back for more chaos.

 
In this age of re-releases and remakes, it is easy to be blinded by nostalgia. The memory of a game usually looks far better than the game did in reality, which is why giving an older game a visual update can make all of the difference. However, sometimes the gameplay just doesn’t update as well and players who have become used to modern gaming will find their old favourite just isn’t as much fun any more. Sometimes though, fun is just fun, and what could be more fun than playing as an alien invader with attitude, running or flying around in the 1950s causing chaos? THQ Nordic, along with Black Forest Games, have worked their remake magic on 2005’s Destroy All Humans!, so once again players can step into the angry alien boots of Cryptosporidium-137 on his quest to find Furon DNA and, well, pretty much destroy all Humans.

 


 
Those who remember the original Destroy All Humans! will feel quite comfortable here, as the core game remains the same. The biggest difference is how the game looks, with a fresh coat of paint ensuring that whether the player is running around a military base, or zipping around in their flying saucer, it all looks shiny and modern. The changes don’t end there though, as the game has been expanded with plenty of other little additions and quality of life improvements, ensuring that the alien invasion is as much fun as possible.

 
The story is fairly straight forward. The Furon race relies on cloning and lately their DNA stockpile is not at its best. Fortunately, Humans have had pure Furon DNA hidden inside them, and so it is up to Crypto-137 to head down to Earth and do some harvesting. The last Furon sent to Earth, Crypto-136, has been captured at Area 42, so maybe throw in a bit of revenge as well. There is a lot more going on, but it all acts as an excuse to extract some Human brains and generally cause some chaos.

 
The game plays across a variety of different areas with a decent number of story missions to complete before moving on to the next. Missions vary and will have the player using mind control on Humans, disguising themselves and relying on stealth, or running around and destroying everything they can. When Crypto is no on foot, or making use of his excellent jet pack, he will be hovering around in his flying saucer, zapping everything they can and leaving a trail of destruction. New for this remake is an entire level that was dropped from the original release, further expanding the game for the player.

 


 
The main missions are not too difficult, and won’t take the player too long. However, the player can revisit areas to simply play around and do some harvesting, or to take on additional challenges. Each of these areas are like a small open world, ripe for destruction, and the challenges include Abduction, Armageddon, Race and Rampage. Each of these challenges offer a different type of activity for the player to enjoy, and while some rely more on luck than any sort of skill, they are all fun and expand the game far beyond the initial missions. Also, they are a great way to earn even more Furon DNA, which is required for the games massive number of available upgrades.

 
This is another area where the developers have expanded on the original, as the potential upgrades and abilities for Crypto are far more wide ranging now. As Crypto unlocks new abilities, and upgrades them, he becomes more powerful and adds new options for how the player approaches missions. Crypto has a small number of different weapons to use in the invasion, all of which are gleefully destructive to play with, and also has a variety of psychic powers that can mix up the gameplay, from mind control to psychically flinging Humans into the distance. Then there is the Holobob ability, allowing Crypto to take on the appearance of a Human. With the harvesting of DNA being the overall aim of the game, Crypto’s ability to extract Human brains is perhaps the most important, and even this can be upgraded to affect multiple targets or cause subsequent damage to surrounding Humans. Enemies can even be forced to protect Crypto. There are a massive number of ways to cause havoc on Earth, and while some may be more fun than others, they are all cool.

 
While quality of life improvements, such as being able to shoot while using psychic powers, and new additions, such as the dash ability, are all great and offer a better experience for the new players, there are still some of the games’ original problems to be found. Crypto’s movement, both on the ground and inside the flying saucer, still feels a little bit awkward. Also, the Human AI is incredibly simple, making the game quite easy for the most part. It was never a difficult game, but as the player is now able to do more, harvest much more DNA and upgrade quicker, the game is easier than ever. Going in guns blazing is far less of a risk than it should be, meaning that using stealth as an approach is rarely necessary.

 


 
The new coat of paint and improvements ensure that Destroy All Humans! fits in with modern gaming while still maintaining much of the original gameplay appeal. The game may look shiny and new, and the improvements are certainly welcome, but there is still a slightly retro feel to the gameplay, and this may be where players struggle. There is plenty of enjoyment to raining down chaos on the Human race, but don’t expect anything much deeper than this. For those with nostalgic memories of the original, or those who simply want to throw bemused cows around, Destroy All Humans! is worth playing.

 

 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 



 

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