Review: Destroy All Humans (PlayStation 4)

The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950’s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest their DNA and bring down the US government in the faithful remake of the legendary alien invasion action-adventure.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 22.99gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Enable tutorials-on/off.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Lock-on targets-on/off.
  • Can skip cutscenes and dialogue.
  • World-level select screen.
  • 3rd person action shooter gameplay.
  • Open level-once you have done the story part you can go back to the location in an open-world setting.
  • Police-kill civilians and cause Mayhem you get a wanted level, the difficulty increases.
  • Challenges-find them in the world and are optional.
  • Each mission and challenge has a 1-3 star rank.
  • HoloBob-scan a human and take on their form.
  • Stealth mechanics and stealth bar.
  • Upgrade-You get to choose what to upgrade, yourself, or your ship.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Designated areas need specific human skins in order to enter them.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Classic B movie atmosphere.
  • The open-world plays a lot like any typical open-world game like GTA with a wanted level and carnage everywhere.
  • The humor throughout and it is well delivered.
  • Includes a previously lost bonus mission-Area 42.
  • Fly the ship and do insane damage by blowing up vehicles and buildings.
  • Excellent nostalgia trip.

Cons:

  • Flying the ship is a bit slippery.
  • Occasional bad textures.
  • Slow starter.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Some missions are archaic in structure.
  • A lot of missions are so short, it’s almost underwhelming.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

Never really gave the game a fair shot the first time around, something else must have taken my money back then, even though I may not have played a lot back then, I definitely remember friends playing it so seeing the game again after all these years was truly a great moment. I mean those old Rose-tinted specs have once again made it so how the remaster looks now is how I remember it looking back in the day (it was nothing like this!) I found the game to just be a massive Sci-fi B movie that elevates itself with cutting humor and fun “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude to it all, the controls out of the ship are fine and play like a well-oiled action shooter but the ship controls I found I was constantly fighting with them, the action was spectacular Michael Bay shit but to control the ship was like Will Smith first piloting a ship on Independence Day, fun to look at but a nightmare for the pilot. Anyway, the game is lovingly remastered and nails the atmosphere of the time which is sometimes out of date today but it still is one of those games that grows on you and you can’t stop playing.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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