As brutal as the title may sound, Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is more of a comedic parody rather than an apocalyptic horror video game series like The Quarry. Similar to the other installments, this version is packed with parodies, pop culture references, and much more. Like most popular games in the past, a remake of the 2015 installment was launched by THQ Nordic on August 22, 2022. With that out of the way, today we are going to make a quick overview of the game’s average rating from both players and critics.
Graphics & Design
One of the most eye-catching changes seen in Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is the improved graphics and design. Compared to the original PS2 version, reprobed is what a fan would expect in 2022 when it comes to visuals. Each location, NPCs, and other visual elements in the game are brilliantly done.
Crypto’s skills and actions, the text diagrams outlining your missions and objectives, and the atmosphere have all been modified in the remake. You will also observe the improvement in its ambiance and surroundings. The art has also been changed to reflect a more cartoon-like aesthetic for the characters. On top of that is the destructible environment that makes shooting from the saucer satisfying and rewarding. In other words, in the field of graphics and design, Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed has nailed it.
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed – Story
Since this is a remake, the story arc of Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is basically the same as the original. Destroy all Humans! 2: Reprobed takes place a decade following the series of unfortunate events of the first game, in 1969. Cryptosporidium-137, often known as Crypto, has expired. His uninteresting death is not explained or discussed further. His clone, Cryptosporidium-138, usually known as Crypto for short, has replaced him and is carrying on as the American president undercover. Crypto is distinct from other Furons. He is the sole Furon with genitalia, which will hereafter be known as The Package, despite purportedly having 100 percent Furon DNA.
Nobody understands how this happened, and I’d rather not know why the KGB sees it as a threat. But given the situation, the KGB is forced to use nuclear weapons to destroy the Furon mothership. The game opens with a message claiming that while the aesthetics have improved, the information on the Furon invasion has not altered. Even cultural and language experts believe this may startle modern brains. It wasn’t common to see something like this during the beginning of the game, whether it was a reflection on the idea that people are overly sensitive these days. Particularly considering how the game’s title effectively conveys what players are agreeing to when they play.
Although the plot is passably coherent, the twists aren’t really compelling. Although humor is emphasized, the gags don’t quite hit their mark. The only things that might be amusing are Crypto’s lewdness and the period pop culture references. It may make you chuckle, but since parts of the conversations and ideas are recycled, it isn’t the kind of humor that will hold up over time.
The plot may sound hilarious, but the addition of new materials or plot twists makes the game dull and less interesting.
Gameplay & Combat
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed has not altered much over the years as well as its main gameplay, which remains positive. Soaring about as Crypto, wielding the Zap-O-Matic and frying any onlooker for fun. It still involves actions such as using telekinesis to launch people into space and blowing people’s heads off to collect DNA.
Every aspect of it is still incredibly entertaining, exactly like it had been in the first games. However, this applies when you have the freedom to run around and have fun. The same does not always hold for the story’s tasks, as unexpected complexity bumps make things more irritating than they ought to be. Crypto has a massive arsenal, yet the battle mechanics allow for quick and easy swapping between his various weapons and skills. It’s not just how many guns he has; it’s how diverse his armory is. This is not a complete list, but Crypto can either use his psychokinesis to throw his enemies around. He can also simply rip their brains out of their skulls. He has his usual alien disintegration ray, his lightning-harnessing Zap-O-Matic, the anal probe, and the iconic Dislocator that can make cars and other targets bounce.
Armaments Upgrade & Mission Completion
As he advances in the game, Crypto can upgrade his spacecraft and armaments. To recover armaments and restore his ship, he needs to find data packs. Mission completion rewards Crypto with points that he can use to enhance his tools and weaponry in the Pox Shop. He can obtain more money to spend if he completes the optional mission objectives. As he advances in the game, Crypto can upgrade his spacecraft and armaments, too. Apart from the obvious benefit of upgrading to give Crypto more power, these improvements merely increase the enjoyment of the game. It’s more exciting to have a Zap-O-Matic that reaches farther and strikes more targets.
In a Nutshell…
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed could cater to loyal followers and a more specialized audience that enjoys destruction despite the weak plot. Other gamers who will enjoy the title are those who prefer mayhem to be done on foot as opposed to from a flying saucer. Everyone who wants to try it out will have a good time, especially considering how affordable the game is.
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