Game news Destroy all humans! 2: still just as politically incorrect
Steam Neo Fest kicked off earlier this week and there are a good number of independent games. Among them there is one name that sounds more familiar than the others: Destroy All Humans! 2. This remake of Crypto’s adventures is scheduled for this summer and offers us an irreverent demo of more than an hour. Here’s what we thought.
- Even less politically correct than GTA?
- Yesterday’s science fiction
- Find our review of Destroy All Humans 2020 Remake!
Steam Neo Fest
All Steam Neo Fest demos are available from June 13th to 20th (7pm PST). So there is still time to try some games that fascinate you to make your own joystick/mouse opinion in hand.
Even less politically correct than GTA?
Crypto is back, and of course, to pull a nasty prank on you. LThe extraterrestrial hasn’t lost any of his lust and nonchalance. In so doing, he brings to this remake the good taste of eternal transgression that animated his ancestors. Nothing has moved on this side. Therefore, those who like the spicy spirit of Crypto will be conquered and the others will stay down to earth. Nevertheless, we would have liked the jokes to be a little more varied. After an hour of play, they quickly turn out to be superfluous, concrete in the overall sarcastic tone of the title that couldn’t tire us.
As a Mars Attack, This destroys all people! 2 – Reprobed doesn’t take itself seriously and feels good. As a reminder: Destroy all humans! was also conceived as a parody of 1950s science fiction, and in a broader sense a satire of 1960s American society, which splits into two here very cartoonish tendencies: the hippie movement and the cold war.
We therefore find hippies more wacky and cocky than ever, accompanied by Russian agents who are as cliche as possible. The whole thing offers us a scenario that has neither head nor tail and serves more as a pretense than a true story. Nothing surprising in itself: Destroy All Humans! I’ve always worked like this. That’s why we appreciate this wacky side that sometimes even gives us a few smothered laughs.
You will understand, Destroy all people! 2 does not reinvent the formula, but serves it up to us. By keeping its extraterrestrial DNA so special, the title will no doubt appeal to fans from the very beginning and even manage to entice some of them. But if you’re hermetic to that kind of tone, there’s no wonder on the horizon. And that’s not the only thing that might put some people off.
Yesterday’s science fiction
Despite its very successful graphic facelift, Destroy all humans! 2, like its predecessor, is an aging game. From what we’ve seen, it retains the same flaws as the 2020 remake. The chapter construction is still just as dated, and the difficulty continues without much logic. Despite the improvements to the weapons, some are still imprecise and combat becomes confusing very quickly. On this level, however, we can’t accuse the title of being stingy in terms of content.
Between the weapons, the powers and the phases on board the ship, the title offers a varied and rich gameplay. Whether in the guise of Crypto or a hippie on a road trip, browsing Bay City during this demo has proven to be very enjoyable. So much so that we quickly forget the few technical and visual problems and embark on the varied missions that the beginning of the game offers us. Whether Destroy All Humans! 2 maintains that pleasant breeze of lightness over time.
In short, if you like Destroy All Humans! liked it, you will no doubt appreciate this new title. After more than an hour of play, the conclusion is actually clear: the 2 is in the right line of the 1. No big surprise on the horizon, apart from the possibilities of destruction, bigger and more ambitious than in the previous remake. That aside, the title is resting on its laurels but doing well in providing a fun experience for both nostalgic fans and the uninitiated.
As a reminder: Destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed is scheduled for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series on August 30th.