Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am reviewing the game Destroy All Humans (the remake released in 2020). I don’t recall ever having played the original game, so I will not be making any comparison nor offering any commentary on how they did in context of this being a remake of a previous game.
The game does a great job staying with the 1950’s theme. Everything visually presented in the game has the feeling of belonging to the 1950’s, including the character and location art. Even the colors chosen felt appropriate to the theme. The art style felt like watching an upgraded 1950’s cartoon. It looks rather like a cartoon and embraces this style. It isn’t trying to be realistic and that’s part of the game’s comic appeal. The whole thing is intentionally goofy and it would be odd if it was presented in hyper realistic graphics.
Music and Sound Effects
The music and sound effects didn’t particularly stand out to me. I was able to play this game muted without really missing the sound. That being said, there are sound effects in the game that I rather enjoyed and could listen to all day. The sounds made when electrocuting people and cows were hilarious.
The dialogue in this game was pure gold. There where numerous lines of thought that were wonderfully voice acted in a B rated movie fashion that added a wonderful layer of humor to the game. The interactions between the two aliens was stereotypical archetypes of an intellectual and a brute. Neither particularly presenting as that alien.
There is nothing particularly surprising or revolutionary about the story of this game. The plot consists of humans accidently shooting down an alien craft at area 51 and then that alien race taking retaliatory action. It even includes the long standing trope regarding there being alien DNA in humans.
World or Setting
The game is set on Earth in the 1950’s in America. The game does a good job in capturing the essence of the era.
You play through the game as Crypto 137 who is a clone of the alien that was shot down. He is a stereotypical brute that is always ready to blow things up and smash things down. Orthopox is the intellectual who is presented as being his superior. He is the stereotypical leader who thinks he knows more then he actually does. They serve as interesting commentary on human interactions. Neither are particularly unique nor are they intended to be.
Level of Challenge
This game is hard. Just getting through each mission can be a challenge. But they add to each one additional objectives to make the missions more difficult.
This game is much easier when played with a controller rather then using the key board and mouse. It allows the option of either though. It also allows the option to remap your controls.
Novelty or Unique Qualities
This game offers nothing more then the option to rampage through the world as a destructive angry alien. There is something rather satisfying about playing a game that centers itself on blowing things up. What makes it stand out as a murder spree is the manner in which it completely embraces the dark and goofy humor of that rampaging alien.
Don’t expect this game to offer you anything particularly emotionally moving. However, it is great for a good laugh if you need something to lift up your spirits.
There is a ton of replay value in this game. Every mission has optional objectives to complete. There are robots to hunt down and collect. There are 4 challenges in each mission to achieve 3 stars in. There is the unending pleasure of blowing things up.
Do I Recommend It?
This is a great game if you are looking for something that is fun and fast paced with a high level of challenge to it. Plenty of explosions, B rated acting and goofy humor. It is a strange mixture of things that comes together well to create a delightful romp.
Well, that’s about it for my rambling today. Thanks for coming and spending some time with me. If you like what you read, click on that like button. It really does help! Until we talk again, you take care of yourselves!