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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Destroy everything
This is an enjoyable albeit short game (two weeks to complete). You play the part of a little grey man (not green) and have to complete linear missions either on foot or using your saucer. Think 'Mars Attacks' and you get the idea.
Crypto, the alien, has powers such as mind reading, psychokinesis and brain extraction. The latter is used for collecting DNA which is...
Published on 11 July 2005 by Y. Li

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, But not Great
One of the most original concepts to come along in a long time, Destroy All Humans is also one of the funniest. You play as Cryptosporidium 137 (also the name of an unpleasant type of bacteria) who is the 137th clone of the original Crypto. He's also something of a psycho, determined to wipe out as many Humans as possible. Much of the Humour comes from Crypto's demented...
Published on 4 July 2005 by cheeseman24


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Destroy everything, 11 July 2005
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Y. Li "Beaker" (MK, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
This is an enjoyable albeit short game (two weeks to complete). You play the part of a little grey man (not green) and have to complete linear missions either on foot or using your saucer. Think 'Mars Attacks' and you get the idea.
Crypto, the alien, has powers such as mind reading, psychokinesis and brain extraction. The latter is used for collecting DNA which is exchanged for upgrades.
It's fun using your array of zappers and bombs. For real destructive power though use your spaceship to blow up buildings and 'abductor ray' tanks and other hostiles.
The graphics are excellent and sound original. No real complaints except longevity. Once you complete the main missions, there is little replay value.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Save the aliens-destroy the world!, 25 Jun 2005
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C. O'Connor "chrisuk5" (Birmingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
Normally in games, you play as man, with big weapons, destroying all manner of alien, however, this game has turned the table.
You play as Crypto-Sporidium 137. He's a little annoyed, his brother, Crypto-Sporidium 136 took a trip to earth, and hasn't been back since, Therefore the Furon empire has decided to invade earth, (You'll see all of this in the introduction.) and most likely, destroy it.
Now, the game is graphically superb. Creating an atmosphere of fifties America, which is seen in the way people talk and dress. The levels include the farm, the fairground, and the white house, and more. All have been excellently created, all feeling like a world in themselves.
Now, the game allows you to follow a plot and this in itself is incredible. In one level, you must take on the form of a human, read the minds of all around to find which one has the most simple mind, and then convince them to come back to the spaceship (well hypnotize them to come back to the spaceship!) Thankfully there are also a number of side quests in each area. These include racing, to collecting enough DNA in each level. This DNA can be used to upgrade weapons you have on your spaceship and you own hand weapon.
This brings me on to my second important point. You can either engage in hand combat, OR use the spaceship to wreak havok on the inhabitants of earth! You have your death ray, abducto beam and Atomic Deconstructor, and it can be a laugh to level an entire level as you please.
So apart from all this, are the any major flaws-well, actually no, the graphics are good, the sounds and voices are hillarious, and its actually pretty funny. Its got length and side missions-what more could you want! But remember, its a 15 for a reason...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a laugh, 20 July 2005
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N. Gillies "chrisrn9s" (Oxford) - See all my reviews
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This is one of those games where you just want to muck around a bit on, the gameplay is more fun, than thrilling and engaging but the aded bonus is that its one of the funniest games around. However the gameplay is ubelievably repetative and after a while (being such a long game) it can get extremely boring. The graphics have been put together well and the there are some good music tracks to go along with the eary alien mood. Not forgetting ofcorse all the new , mad and giant weapons you get to lay your hands on, are extremely fun for vapourising the men in black with. The mind tricks (lifting cars and other objects about) is a little corny and you do get abit fed up with it after a while, but its still a real hoot to throw cars and eventually tanks all over the place. So if your looking for a seriouse game that you really want to get stuck into, don't buy this game, but if you want a game that you can simply fade in and out of for a bit of fun then this is the game for you
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B-Movies come to the PS2, 2 Aug 2005
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T. R. Alexander (East Anglia, UK) - See all my reviews
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This game is one of the most original and funniest games I have played in a long while. As the name suggests you play an alien who has come to earth to wipe humans from the face of the planet (he is also there to collect DNA and find his previous incarnation but he mainly wants to just kill people). To help you in your mission you have a number of weapons from the basic Zap-O-Matic through to the Ion Detonator grenade launcher that do everything from electrocute to atomize and all in brilliant 1940's styling. You also have a fully tooled up flying saucer with Death Rays and Abducto Beams aplenty and your innate psychic abilities that you can use to terrify the foolish humans that stand against you. The missions your superior sends you on range from the absurdly easy to the fiendishly difficult but there is always something to interest and challenge you. The only criticism that I have of this game is that there is no multi-player option but that is a minor dampener on an otherwise brilliant game.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars destroy!!!, 12 July 2005
This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
In this game you play as Crypto-Sporidium 137. He's a little annoyed, his brother, Crypto-Sporidium 136 took a trip to earth, and hasn't been back since, Therefore the Furon empire has decided to invade earth, (You'll see all of this in the introduction.) and most likely, destroy it.
Now, the game is graphically superb. Creating an atmosphere of fifties America, which is seen in the way people talk and dress. The levels include the farm, the fairground, and the white house, and more. All have been excellently created, all feeling like a world in themselves.
Now, the game allows you to follow a plot and this in itself is incredible. In one level, you must take on the form of a human, read the minds of all around to find which one has the most simple mind, and then convince them to come back to the spaceship (well hypnotize them to come back to the spaceship!) Thankfully there are also a number of side quests in each area. These include racing, to collecting enough DNA in each level. This DNA can be used to upgrade weapons you have on your spaceship and you own hand weapon.
This brings me on to my second important point. You can either engage in hand combat, OR use the spaceship to wreak havok on the inhabitants of earth! You have your death ray, abducto beam and Atomic Deconstructor, and it can be a laugh to level an entire level as you please.
So apart from all this, are the any major flaws-well, actually no, the graphics are good, the sounds and voices are hillarious, and its actually pretty funny. Its got length and side missions-what more could you want! But remember, its a 15 for a reason...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey the title says it all, 25 July 2005
This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
In this game you're not fighting evil alien hoards to save all of mankind. Rather you are one of the evil hoards who literally want to suck out the brains of all mankind!
This is a great game there is a lot of humour and the game play is excellent, by taking the rather original viewpoint of an alien you get to abduct innocent human females, fight metal robots and generally cause mayhem in your flying saucer.
While these are all good points the side missions are all very repetitive and quickly become dull, but this doesn't really detract from the overall experience. This is defiantly one to try. The mix of humour and outright daft missions is a great combo.
Ever felt sorry for the little green men you've sent to a better place in other games? If so this is your chance to even the score!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, fun and slightly twisted!, 11 Feb 2007
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Mr. S. W. Steel "stephensteel" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
This is a game that twists the normal plot of a bad 1950's B movie on it's hand and lets you play the role of the invading aliens.

Right from the start you get some exciting powers and weaponry to play with; all of them quite amusing to watch and play with.The anal probe is hilarious to use.Scanning people's thoughts is quite funny too - and the game developers are really poking fun at the American way of life at the start of the Cold War.You also get to use psychokinesis and this can be used to pick up livestock, humans and cars and throw them around.You can also posess livestock and humans - making a cow dance is extremely funny.

You also get to suck out peoples brains - in the pursuit of DNA for purchasable upgrades as the game progresses.The zapomatic is a nice old-style 'ray-gun' and the Ion Detonator is the equivalent of a grenade that gives you the opportunity for wholesale damage.

You also get to fly around in your UFO, using your Death Ray and Abductor, plus a few more as the game progresses.

All of your weapons on foot, and in your UFO are upgradeable and the extra firepower you gain will definitely help in some of the later missions.

As for the missions - they are fairly simple and enjoyable.My favourite was the mission involving protecting a Television Station.You get lots of ammo to destroy soldiers, tanks and robots.You can use the hologuise to imitate a human and walk amongst them without scaring them to death, or alerting the authorities.

The jet pack Crypto 136 uses is fun too - reaching strategically safe points, or areas where there is ammunition and hidden goodies.Crypto is fairly weak so you have to be quite tactical in your pursuit of completing the missions.

All in all i like this game a lot but there are a few down sides to it - not many though!

The worst thing is the camera - i find it such a hinderance to play with.It isn't appalling; just glitchy enough to be a pain at times.

Also, the missions get a little bit samey, and aren't too difficult even when you get closer to the end of the game.

However, it has a lot going for it. It is fun!!And far too many games these days take themselves too seriously.This is entertainment, not high-brow gaming.There are also enough reasons to try and complete the entire game - a few hidden extras lurk in the game.The voice acting is hilarious, and the plot is funny.

The game is now cheap and for the sort of money it is selling for you really can't go wrong at the price!

Buy it!And prepare to play the sequel......................
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One giant step on mankind!, 27 Jan 2007
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This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
Whether you're devastating towns with your flying saucer or extracting human DNA, Destroy All Humans has everything you need when it comes to invading Earth. You play as the short but temperamental alien called Crypto 137, sent to Earth to discover what happened to his predecessor (Crypto 136) and to collect brain DNA in order to keep his species- the Furons- alive.

In order to cause as much damage as possible, at Crypto's disposal are several alien weapons that are exciting to use. These include the electrifying Zap-O-Matic, the pain-inducing Anal Probe, the vaporising Disintegrator Ray and the highly explosive Ion Detonator, which is like a grenade launcher that can be detonated remotely to great effect. Throughout the game you can earn upgrades for each weapon, which can vary from greater ammo capacity to increased damage. All these weapons are original and necessary for invasion! However, if you're finding yourself a little outgunned, you can always retreat to your saucer and wreak havoc from the skies. Your ship comes equipped with 4 weapons, which may not sound a lot- until you see the damage they cause. The Death Ray is your main weapon, which as the name suggests, emits a deadly beam that burns and destroys objects, though you will need to charge between shots. The Abducto Beam is the least exciting feature, and this simply raises selected objects from the ground allowing you, for example, to dispose of a tank by dropping it into a lake. The Sonic Boom and Quantum Deconstructor are your most powerful weaponry and these cause devastating damage but ammunition is limited. Your saucer weapons can also be upgraded as you progress through the story missions of the game.

Concerning the missions, these take place over several locations in 1950s America- from the suburban Santa Modesta to bustling Capitol City, these places are reasonably large and interesting to explore. Scattered throughout the locations in the game, there are several probes to collect and this, as well as a variety of side missions, will keep you occupied even after you have completed the story. There are different foes within the game and these include the local police, the army, and the mysterious 'Majestic' agents as well as more.

Overall this game may be a little slow to start (with a limited amount of weapons and mind powers), but once you progress and game gets much more exciting and addictive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Destroy all Humans is the best game in the world at the moment, 1 Dec 2006
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This review is from: Destroy All Humans (PS2) (Video Game)
When I got this game I was amazed at the graphics and gameplay. The story starts off with Cryptosporidium 137, who is a furon being which is a type of alien. This is who you play in the game, the little grey/blue thing with a big head. Crypto 137 has been sent down to earth by Orthopox (your leader in the game) and your mission is TO DESTROY ALL HUMANS AND TAKEOVER THE WORLD!!!!!!

But this game is not like Dr. Who in any way. But because you are an alien being you think that America is the only state in the world, and you destroy all humans and their government. You can also turn into a human by inpersonating them. The humans are completely fooled. You can also cortex scan, which is when you scan the thoughts of humans. This is really funny because it is set in the 1950s and they think about Elvis and colur TV screens which they say will never catch on.

Then you get to impersonate the President of America and try to explain how cars have been flying around the place, cows started glowing, spaceships sightings. I love Crypto's sense of humor. Like every time someone says 'Little green men!!!' he says ' I am not green people!'. This is hilarious. And he likes to vapourize the plant as well. You can pick things up, like cars people and cows and signs. And you can burn buildings to the ground. There are many ways of killing a human you can, drop things on them, pick up their car when they are trying to get out, vapourize them, burn them, drop them in the water.

I also love the characters in this game:

Soldiers

Agents

Police men

Furons

Presidents

So far it is the best game around please buy now!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THEY HAVE LANDED!, 2 Aug 2006
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W. Nash "Orec12" (UK) - See all my reviews
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I got this game not long after it was released. I knew I wanted it after seeing the game advertised during episodes of Stargate SG1. The game sees you playing as a vicious little alien called Cryptosporidium 47. Set in the American 50's B Movie style environment, your job is to collect as much brain stems from unsuspecting humans as possible. This is done by using Crypto's mental abilities that involve, telekinesis, mind control and brain extraction where the human's brain literally pops out of their head. I adore the levels with the farmers as their reaction to witnessing this brain popping action is hilarious. They all sound like George W Bush!

The levels are quite large and the weapons are sweet. They range from Electro Ray's, Anal Probes and a Disintergrator Ray like something out of Mars Attacks. You can also fly your flying saucer above the town and decimate everything in site with Sonic Blast's, Disintergrator Ray's and grab things with the Tractor Beam. Another cool addition is by making use of a camoflage type device. You can make yourself look like a human, so as to move around unoticed, yet still retain your mental abilities. This is where the fun really begins. I kept jumping on top of a building, grabbing a human with telekinesis and seeing how many times I could throw them up in the air, catch them again before they hit the floor and throwing them back up again. Just watch the crowds gather and start clapping! HA HA!

The one down side with this game is "repetition". Each level is pretty much the same and the missions rather easy to complete. After you've become bored with making Cops and MIB's dance around, attacking people with the Anal Probe and throwing cars at people you'll find yourself switching off. But I will say, it takes a while to get really bored of doing all that. A very good buy and one to have in your collection, and to really appreciate the originality of this game you just have to play it.
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