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  • Summary: Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force.Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintegration! Arm yourself with a variety of alien weaponry on land or in the air. Use the Ion Detonator, the Zap-O-Matic, the Sonic Boom, or even the Quantum Deconstructor to eradicate feeble humans. Explore and interact with 5 huge environments using an arsenal of alien abilities to manipulate humans into submission: hypnotize, body-snatch, read minds, levitate and more. Take to the skies in your UFO, abduct animals, cars, and humans for research, or cause large-scale destruction. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. You really can't go wrong with this game - there's nothing else quite like it at the moment.
  2. It's got originality, solid gameplay, and is outright fun. Come on, you're the alien! It's time to kick some Human butt!
  3. It could be argued that Pandemic’s extra-terrestrial effort is a little on the simple side, but in terms of sheer playability, scale and freedom - albeit within fairly limited areas - Destroy All Humans! is a class act indeed. [July 2005, p.96]
  4. And while the gameplay doesn't really do anything especially remarkable, and the adventure is unfortunately quite short, Destroy All Humans! shows such enthusiasm for its thematic inspiration that you can't help but at least appreciate what it tries to do.
  5. Pandemic failed to make the core gameplay as compelling as it should have been and we're left reflecting on a game where no one play component really stands out as being good enough, and the missions just lack the spark that more solid core mechanics would have leant them.
  6. Perhaps if the reward system offered better mini-games this game might have been an instant cult classic.
  7. Unfortunately, unless Crypto's race is looking to harvest tedium and repetition from our earthly minds, he's better off just harassing than destroying them. [Sept 2005, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    A great game controlling a classic alien from movies and what not, you get to do pretty much everything you've ever wanted to do as an alien. From flying around your very own ufo, sucking up cows (Classic!), cars, humans, destroying buildings. And even on foot it just keeps getting better and better. With a decent storyline for a game like this, it's a great pickup from '05. You'll be facing everything the human race can throw at you, military, even the Majestic 12! I highly recommend it if you're into alien games with humour. And when you've completed the game, you can always go back to the "zone/maps" and replay them as much as you want. Excellent game if you love replay games. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    8
    A really fun and unique idea at the time. Destroy all Humans just was a ton of fun with some really great characters. Crypto is basically Jack Nicolson playing a sadistic little alien that isn't that bright.

    Crypto is just a riot. Everything and anything he says just cracks me up.

    However the game is not flawless. For all the good there is also bad. Controls are a little weird at time and the possession mechanic a bit too strict. For a game that requires you to hide and remain out of sight, it really has poor stealth mechanics. Gameplay on the whole is rather bland and feels like a dumbed down version of GTA.

    Saucer mode is Awesome! A shame it could not of been utilized better.

    Overall:
    Destroy all humans, as the first game in the series, is a great game. Deeply flawed as you can see the developers are still getting their bearings, but this can be overlooked as it has a funny story and some truly memorable and well written characters.
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  3. Feb 1, 2011
    7
    Is the game emotional, intricate, deep? No. Is it a ton of fun? Absolutely. You really can't go wrong: you're an alien who is on Earth to do one thing: kill humans. It actually ends up being quite hilarious and witty in parts, which is definitely a bonus. I would recommend this, for sure, if you're in the mood for stupid, silly, violent fun. Expand
  4. Apr 26, 2011
    6
    A dull, but undeniably unique sci-fi shooter for the PS2. Pros: Hilarious; varied stages to play through and lots of weapons to play with. Cons: After awhile, it's frustratingly repetitive; overall, visually unimpressive. Expand

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