The Reprobening: Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed review

THQ Nordic
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Title: Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed
Developer: Black Forest Games
Publishers: THQ Nordic
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 (reviewed on)
Release Date: August 30, 2022

Way, way back in the year of our lorb 2020, the remake of the fan favorite game Destroy All Humans was released and fans of the original lost their collective marbles. It was for a good reason because the remake of the game had all the quirks that we loved with new and improved graphics. Well, prepare thy butts once again because Cryptosporidium is back, more or less, and he’s about to get freaky in Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed.

It’s 1969, 10 years after the events of the first game and Cryptosporidium-138 is on Earth getting groovy, baby. KGB intelligence has noted the death of our OG Crypto and his clone is getting hip with hippies on Earth. When the Soviets kill Crypto’s commander, Pox (don’t worry, he uploaded his consciousness to a Holo-Pox unit), Crypto must save Bay city from a Soviet attack. After that is all over, Crypto must unravel why the KGB is in Bay City and what they want with the Furons. It turns out, it’s a lot more complicated than he thinks.

Much like its predecessor, Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is a ton of fun. Again, the audio is the same, albeit cleaned up, with a big overhaul on graphics and gameplay. Crypto has his arsenal of space ace weapons like lasers that electrify, lasers that toss people around like rag dolls and the ability to take over the bodies of humans. Players also have control over a spaceship to rain hell down on whoever may deserve it below or in the air with you.

One of my favorite things about Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed was its cloning system. Basically, tasks and quests allow you to unlock skins for Crypto like a creepy clown, a skeleton, a hippie and so many more. Changing Crypto to some hilarious skin was almost as much fun as the gameplay itself.

If there is one thing about both Destroy All Humans games that makes them worth playing, it’s the writing. The dialogue between Crypto and, well, ANYONE is hilarious to listen to and the story is really interesting and intricate. You are dealing with espionage, the Cold War, space travel, beautiful busty women and body snatching. If that isn’t an interesting plot line, then I don’t know what is.

In all honesty, I prefer Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed to the first game. While the 50’s theme of the first game feels like you’ve entered into one of those black and white space films, the second game is just more fun. It feels more dug in and the silliness feels fleshed out more.

Whether you are an old fan or new to the franchise, Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is a must play. The gameplay was colorful and smooth with fast-paced missions and silly story lines. If Austin Powers was an alien, he would be Crypto and that is a compliment of the highest order.

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed (PS5) Score: 9/10

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is even more fun than the first remake with improved and colorful visuals, smooth gameplay and the same amazing sounds that we know and love. Some games don’t need to be improved but we sure are glad this one was.

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