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One giant step on mankind!,
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.