Our Score: 8/10
In Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed Crypto has returned with a license to probe. The groovier than ever extraterrestrial invader is back. Take vengeance on the KGB for blowing up your mothership and relive the swinging ’60s in all its drug-induced splendour. You’ll need to create allies with people who belong to the exact species you’re trying to subjugate.
Unlike the older game, which introduced Crypto as an invader that obliterated everything in its way, this time around, Crypto somehow seems to have a human heart, albeit how you play the game will still determine this. But one thing is certain. Some jokes and remarks are dated and can be humorous to some while being offensive to others.
Upgraded to Reprobe
Reprobed’s gameplay is significantly more seamless than its conversation and plot are. This new remake, like the original, was totally rebuilt using Unreal Engine 4, offering a fluid gaming experience. You’ll be using your trusted Zap-o-Matic, Incinerator, Ion Detonator, Meteor Shower, and the pinnacle of alien weaponry: the Anal Probe to teach these pitiful humans a lesson because Crypto has some primitive life to exterminate.
The overwhelming quantity of escort missions is one aspect that was brought over, although they have been greatly improved with characters appearing to have greater health pools and the difficulty being drastically lowered for them. I consistently failed escort missions on the original, and I don’t believe my immaturity was the main factor. The loop is quite simple and typical for the era: go here, smack this guy, protect this object from tanks, rockets, and ninjas, blow up this huge complex of buildings.
Fortunately, the game now plays much more smoothly, making it much more enjoyable to send out numerous devastating weapons and vanish infantry, although the framework does get thin after 15 hours. If you leave all of the side missions and odd jobs until the end, you’ll have a long list of dull tasks to complete. Side missions and odd jobs suffer the most from repetition. Some of this is offset by the remake’s enhanced gameplay experience and subtle changes. Such as having a fully updated jetpack from the start and more maneuverable stealth.
Modern Day to Invasion
Destroy All Humans and the classic initial release were beautifully recreated in the 2020 remake! In Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed the traditional caricatured and comical art style has been preserved with great care. An Earth monkey, as Crypto so adoringly refers to them, will do the distinctive stiff waddle. It appears as though they are limping home after suffering a groin injury or are in extreme need of the restroom. The overly animated faces and character models repeating multiple times in one scene only add to the enjoyment. The Anal Probe is significantly more uncomfortable and unsettling in UE4, with people frantically dancing to find relief. Yes, sadistic. Absolutely juvenile and amusing.
All five of the areas—Bay City, Albion, Takoshima, Tunguska, and Solaris have been completely rebuilt. They are brimming with rich surroundings and colourful attention to detail. And serve as a stunning background against which to unleash complete destruction. It finally seems as magnificent as it should to set buildings on fire with your death ray. And it is incredible to watch hundreds of cars, items, and people being sucked up and thrown hurtling downward by an anti-grav bullet. Never before has the Furon empire been able to create such exquisite destruction.
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed looks fantastic. And it is obvious that a lot of effort was put into making it seem as contemporary as possible without losing the atmosphere of the caricatured aesthetic that gave it such a distinctive look. With a more powerful engine, if anything, its distinctiveness shines even more. Enabling the creators to brag a little bit more.
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is another great remake that really brings up this beloved sequel to modern standards. While some of the jokes and humour don’t hold up that well in this day and age, the rest of the game is still quite fun. The game looks great and for the most part runs great so if you enjkoyed the first remake or the original games, you should definitely check this one out.