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Destroy All Humans! is shaping up to becoming a faithful remake of the beloved 2005 classic

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 Jun 2019

Destroy All Humans! has had a cult following since its debut 2005  on the Xbox, PS2, and PC. The series went dark following the release of the third game but now THQ Nordic is rebooting the entire franchise. I had the chance to play through the first level of Destroy All Humans! and it captures the original game while also providing welcomed modern enhancements and conveniences. Crypto-137 has never looked better and it’s about time this clone returned.

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The narrative remains faithful to the original, voices and all. Taking place in the 1950s the demo explores the opening farm stage, with Crypto making first contact with Earth’s lifeforms, starting with the cows. After learning about the human race Crypto showcases his advanced weapons and powers first-hand, making short work of the civilians, law enforcement, and military.

The modern visuals are definitely noticeable but expected considering this is based on a game 2 generations ago this is expected. Those who played the original will instantly recognize areas but the more environments have been given much more detail. Fans of the original already know that much of the game had barren stretches that housed collectibles and optional challenges. The optional missions are still here but having to travel from one to the next is much easier thanks to the improved controls and detailed environments. 

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The modern updates to the controls is an absolute plus. Lock-on makes targeting specific enemies and items easier, shooting is more precise, and using your powers have been streamlined. With telekinesis and reading minds much easier to access. It does make the game much easier but Destroy All Humans! was more about the adventure than a challenge.

Perhaps the biggest addition is the dash function. It seems small but for anyone who played the original know that the primary boost for increasing one's speed was limited to the jetpack. The dash makes traveling through the environment so much easier and quicker. No longer will players have to suffer from the original recharging jetpack.

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As a fan of the original the updated Destroy All Humans! is a fantastic trip down memory lane. The improved controls and movement abilities make playing as Krypto easier while the narrative still has that dark alien stereotype humor. Krypto is back and better than ever, with a bunch of strange alien devices ready for human testing.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): THQ Nordic
Developer(s): Black Forest Games
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Science-Fiction
Release Date: 2020-07-28

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