When it comes to certain franchises, you know exactly what to expect. GTA is gory and violent, Forza is mind-blowingly realistic, and COD is competitive and full of hackers. However, what if you want a deep but amusing game instead? Well, you turn to the likes of Saints Row or Destroy all Humans! Luckily, the sequel remake to the latter is released in August, so the long anticipated wait is almost over. Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed is a zany adventure that is full of innuendo, smut, toilet humour, and more. Consequently, it is aimed firmly at an adult audience, though younger gamers will enjoy it at a shallow level.
Developed by Black Forest Games and published by THQ Nordic, this is a sci-fi adventure title. What’s more, it has a vast open world that is traversed with the use of an alien spaceship. As such, each smallish location is manageable, interesting, in-depth, and full of collectables. On top of this, there is a whacky and amusing story to enjoy, a bunch of eccentric characters to encounter, and plenty of crazy action. In short, it evolves nicely from its predecessor and will entertain you from one hour to the next.
Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed tells an amusing tale.
In this revisited sequel, you’ll enjoy a similarly zany and bizarre plot. Moreover, the witty one-liners and sexually charged innuendo will have you belly laughing throughout. On top of this, the wicked range of alien weaponry and dastardly tools at your disposal add a cruel twist. With a high degree of open-world action and the freedom to choose side quests, you are left to your own devices. This was fantastic as there are plenty of minor tasks, collectables, and people to toy with.
The story revolves around Cryptosporidium 138. Unfortunately, 137 dropped dead, so his clone steps up to take the reins. Our new hero is made from purer DNA and is the only Furon to have genitalia. This “special” gift is known as “The Package” and it’s causing quite the stir. The KGB sees the Furons as a threat and decides to blow up Crypto’s mothership. This sends Crypto into a spin as his boss, Orthopox 13, is killed and his home is destroyed. Luckily, though, Orthopox 13 infuses his consciousness into a HoloPox unit. Subsequently, he can still bark orders and insists that Crypto get revenge. Accordingly, an unusual adventure begins, and lots of death, destruction, and anal probing unfold in the aftermath.
Familiar gameplay mechanics.
If you love the open-world genre, then much of Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed will feel familiar. With the usual plot progressing missions and a range of random side quests, it keeps you busy at all times. Alongside this, you must find collectables to improve your equipment, cores to unlock lost gear, and Arkvoodle sites to open landing spots. On top of this, you are free to fly a saucer, bodysnatch unwitting humans, or blow their brains out to collect DNA.
If none of those things takes your fancy, you can spread some hippy-free love and begin a dance craze. Whatever you decide to do, Crypto delivers with cynical wit and a razor-sharp tongue. What was particularly great was the introduction of new mechanics as the game evolves. These plot-specific entities increase Crypto’s arsenal of guns while increasing the childish humour. I mean, who doesn’t like probing a fat policeman or crushing someone with a tractor beam?
However, what is important is upgrading your tools to give you a fighting chance. Every piece of equipment you own can be improved by Furotech and reactors. These essential resources are found dotted around each level and are awarded during each mission (more on that shortly). As your gear is enhanced, you’ll be able to shoot for longer, lift heavier weights, and take more damage. This results in a badass extraterrestrial with a cocky and appalling attitude.
Great locations and excellent quests.
With 5 locations to explore, and an increasingly bizarre plot to enjoy, Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed doesn’t disappoint. You’ll explore America, England, Japan, Russia, and finally the moon. In each of these locations, there is an array of ghastly creatures, special agents, and a top-secret twist to enjoy. During each encounter, you must use every tool on hand and master your Psi abilities if you wish to survive. Throwing cops or agents miles into the air never gets old, nor does evaporating them on the spot. Sometimes, a sneaky undercover approach is essential. However, if you so wish, you can go in all guns blazing.
At times, though, the choice is out of your hands. During every mission, you have a set goal and a list of additional optional targets. These range from not being detected, to blowing up agents with explosives. Whatever they are, they are normally manageable but add a degree of difficulty to each encounter. Furthermore, the more tasks you complete, the more Furotech you are awarded. Accordingly, ticking off every additional goal is essential if you wish to upgrade everything.
The childish and often simple story won’t disappoint. Whether you are trying to woo a hot Russian agent, tricking a stinking hippy, or destroying some whacky drug supplies, it’ll make you smile. What’s more, the crass writing style and deliberately rude approach will make you chuckle repeatedly.
Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed looks incredible.
I enjoyed the recent remake of Destroy all Humans! However, I couldn’t imagine how great the remade sequel would be. Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed looks incredible because of its polished cinematic and steady frame rate. Moreover, the fantastic city designs and varied character models add life to each location. Furthermore, the movement is slick, and I noted no glitches or bugs. This was pretty impressive when you consider the size of the entire package. With plenty of action unfolding, and explosives going off regularly, I expected there to be issues. Fortunately, I was wrong, and this exceeded my expectations.
My high praise must be put on hold for one moment. The reason for this is the loading speeds are mind-numbingly long. For a modern title, this is totally unacceptable as it breaks up the action and frustrates you. In the grand scheme of things, it is minor. But, compared to the other elements, it really isn’t good enough.
Moaning complete, let’s look at the excellent audio. Quite frankly, if you don’t love the phenomenal and witty acting, there is something wrong with you. You’ll adore the amusing script and the stereotypical take on each country. In an era where being offended is just around the corner, the developers step dangerously close to the line. However, I’m glad they did as the result is spectacular. On top of this, the sound effects are loud, in your face, and wonderfully stupid. They are then complemented nicely by an array of songs that match the timeline and culture of each location.
The controls could have been more intuitive.
On the surface, the controls are pretty easy to understand. As effectively, it’s a case of point-and-shoot. Yet, when you get into it, there are so many tools at your disposal that it gets messy. What’s more, remembering each option when the action is hectic can be hard work. Luckily, the excellent UI and radial submenus take some of the brunt. But, for me, it could have been more intuitive and easy to work with. These issues aside, you’ll enjoy a responsive and accurate setup that somewhat masks the other issues I encountered.
The open-world genre is loaded with longevity and replay value. Of course, Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed maintains this standard. With a large list of quests, plenty of collectables, and multiplayer action to enjoy, it’ll keep you going. Unfortunately, I didn’t experience the multiplayer mode, but I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed is a witty, must-play remade sequel.
Now, I know that some sequels are disappointing. Fortunately, Destroy all Humans 2 – Reprobed is a witty, must-play remade sequel. Thanks to its awesome script, excellent acting, and childish humour, you’ll be entertained throughout. Then, there are the great graphics, zany characters, and brutal arsenal of weapons to enjoy. Yes, the controls could have been better, and the loading times were tedious, but these things don’t detract from its brilliance. Accordingly, I adored it and I recommend you to buy it here! Is revenge a good enough reason for annihilation? Who cares? Grab your gun, repair your saucer, and destroy all humans!