Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

Continuing with the success that some remakes have had in recent times, THQ Nordic and the boys from Black Forest Games brought back a classic from the PS2, GameCube and Xbox era, Destroy All Humans! Review. The game garnered generally positive reviews, although nothing remarkable and yet it was enough for the sequel to that 2005 game to follow in the same footsteps.

At the 2021 THQ Nordic Digital Showcase, after a series of leaks, it was confirmed Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed for consoles and PC. This new remake, just like the original, is a complete reinvention of the original game with a new graphics engine and current game mechanics. In addition to including a cooperative mode.

Continuing the invasion

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is set in 1969, 12 years after the events of the first game, during the Cold War and the Hippie era. Members of the KGB have discovered the existence of Cryptosporidium-137, from the original game, which has mysteriously died. His new clone Cryptosporidium-138, or Crypto, is the epitome of Furona evolution and has taken his place, infiltrating Earth. After this, the KGB launches a missile at the mother ship and destroys it, killing Pox in the process, but not before having transferred his data to a holographic unit.

This new adventure will take us through different regions of the Earth as it is BayCity, a city inspired by San Francisco; Albion, inspired by London; Takashima, parody of Tokyo; Tunguska, parody of siberia and Solaris a Soviet base on the Moon. In each location or level we will discover more of the plans of the humans to end our race.

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

The game maintains the touch of black humor and parodies the time in which it is set. We will meet different characters that will ally with us like Natalya Ivanova, a sexual interest of Crypto, Reginald Ponsomby Smithe who is a kind of James Bond; Arkvoodle who is an ancient Furon god who now lives in statuettes of him scattered throughout the Earth.

The plot remains silly and shallow, considering the game itself is a parody. No big plot twists to expect, except for all the humor and jokes from Crypto to the other characters.

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Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

If something had the Destroy All Humans! is that he wanted but could not be an open world game. But Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed, based on the 2006 game, improves on that feature by expanding the level maps. Sure, they’re compact, but because the game is set in various locations on Earth, they’re more varied.

Basically, the gameplay is the same as the 2020 game, with some specific improvements. We can walk, slide and fly over the roofs of buildings. Crypto, while powerful, is not infallible, as he has limited shield protection and humans are not exactly defenseless.

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On each map we will be given a series of missions that range from eliminating targets to destroying buildings. Also, we will have others such as impersonating human identities and infiltrating a specific area. The missions are a bit more varied, plus there are the side missions with more unlikely objectives.

Our weapons can be improved with Furotech, artifacts of different colors scattered throughout the levels. Also, by harvesting DNA we will have passive abilities, but we will talk about this later.

Rectal exam

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

Crypto has an arsenal to kill humans like the Electromatic that shoots electric rays. Another is the Disintegrator Ray for quick shots and that incinerates enemies. a new one is Free love who hypnotizes a group of humans and makes them dance. the trustworthy Anal Probe, one of the favorite weapons that, as the name indicates, attacks enemies where the sun does not shine. And one of the most powerful and fun weapons, the spear meteorites which launches a barrage of space rocks at Earth.

Crypto inherits several of the abilities from the first game that will come in handy in the early levels. Between the Psionic powers We have the Telekinesis (PK) to lift objects and people, impersonation of bodies to possess humans, Brain Extraction to obtain human DNA, Hypnotize to make lesser humans follow us, among other useful abilities. Some have enhancements such as Telekinesis that allows you to hit the ground with objects or people to make a small shock slingshot.

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The Flying Saucer is back, a walking machine of destruction. We can fire a destroyer ray to knock down buildings and vehicles. We can also abduct objects and people and then launch them. owns the Sorbemaster V8 a ray that abducts and harvests DNA quickly and by group, this serves for the aforementioned passive improvements.

Among the novelties is, such as the launch of 2006 compared to 2005, the mode cooperative multiplayer for two local players. This mode in turn has three options such as playing the story, Duel Mode and PK Tennis, the second being a fighting mode and the third a sports competition but with humans.

The cooperative mode allows us to play the same game but with the help of a friend, which doubles the fun. There are no limitations, except that the flying saucer is controlled by both, one the controls and the other the weapons. Places can be exchanged at any time.

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Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

Something that did improve in Reprobed is the graphic section, now Crypto is more detailed and looks much better. Although it doesn’t have graphical options, it’s not that I need them either because the game runs very well. Late texture loads like in the 2020 release are no longer noticeable. Neither are the long load times of the original release. And the graphic effects are impressive, like when we destroy a building with our Devastating Ray.

The sound part makes use of extraterrestrial themes that we can find in movies. It comes with texts in Spanish and voices in English. The same actors from the original game return and maintain their good dubbing work.

Verdict

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed It improves in many ways on its predecessor from two years ago. It maintains the same playable bases but with new improvements, plus the ability to play with a friend in local co-op offers double the fun. The story continues to have that tone of black humor and with funny characters like Crypto himself. They improved on an audiovisual level, although the game can feel very continuous and limited.

Note: This review was done on the PS5 version and the code was provided thanks to THQ Nordic.

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed Review