Destroy All Humans! 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
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  1. 90
    Not all the missions are wildly inventive, but the majority are satisfing and entertaining, and each is more fun than the original title's simplistic collection quests.
  2. 90
    In the end though, what really makes Crypto-138 stand out from the pack is the combination of solid controls and side-splitting humor. It may not be politically correct, but it's going to keep you entertained.
  3. Play UK
    87
    Full of missions and side-splitting moments, the game delivers an enjoyable experience. There's more to it than the first, though the essence of play is very similar. [Issue#146, p.82]
  4. In Destroy all Humans 2 we see a franchise that has hit its stride and is spewing potential like a drunk on a Tilt-a-Whirl.
  5. Game Informer
    85
    Even so, the improvements to the controls and mechanics, plus an option to have a buddy jump in for co-op at any time, means there's never been a better time to pick up a Zap-O-Matic and vaporize some meatbags. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
  6. Graphics are average, but the game is just too much fun to not like.
  7. Games Master UK
    81
    "Mars Attacks!" meets "GTA" and the result is a game that'll make you laugh like a drain. [Dec 2006, p.72]
  8. 80
    The graphics won't amaze you and you may be under whelmed at the multiplay, but it'll put a smile on your face and give you something to do while you wait for the dude from EB to call to tell you your PS3 pre-order is in.
  9. Play Magazine
    80
    Flower power takes it on the chin here, and Love is agreeable enough to put it down for the count. And the mayhem here should be enough until Crypto turns his guns on bell-bottoms, disco, and Jimmy Carter. Watch the skies. [Nov. 2006, p.84]
  10. It plays nearly identically to the first game, although the new weapons and co-op mode are fun distractions.
  11. While the game is not perfect (the saucer is still too slow), Pandemic has made a game that's a lot more fun than the original. Crypto's return to plague sixties Earth is filled with amusing NPCs, psychic powers, anal probing, adult humour, and the chance to play on the other side for once.
  12. 80
    If there is a guide on how to make a sequel, Pandemic read every chapter a dozen times. Taking everything that made the first game good, taking out everything that held it back, and adding just enough to make it fresh is certainly a recipe for success.
  13. Crypto returns for some more probing in the sequel, and is just as fun and wild as the original with even more wacky weapons and diverse missions.
  14. 80
    There’s a lot to like here, and the game does a nice job of blending mindless destruction with equal parts stupid- and well-thought out humor.
  15. AceGamez
    80
    I have absolutely fallen in love with Destroy All Humans! 2 - it's fantastic fun to play, even when you're not engaged in missions but just wandering the streets messing with the humans.
  16. PSM Magazine
    80
    Destroy All Humans! 2 expands on the original, giving you even more freedom as an alien invader. [Holiday 2006, p.73]
  17. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    Funny, packed with entertaining physics and more variety than the first game, but marred by the occasional annoying mission. [Nov 2006, p.84]
  18. 80
    While the profane approach to story telling may not be for everybody, those with an open sense of humor will find a lot to laugh at and some compelling gameplay. The voice acting is top notch and the action oriented approach works quite well.
  19. The tone is jocular, the script humorous and well acted by, among others, Little Britain’s Anthony Head.
  20. In the end, Destroy All Humans! 2 removes all the annoying issues from the first game, but also feels a little too safe in certain instances.
  21. A ridiculous rampage through the sexual revolution and beyond that will make you turn on, tune in, and eventually, drop out. There’s lots of fun to be had with the cutting-edge, human-hampering technology, but the rest of the design is so twentieth century.
  22. 75
    Despite all the fixes, the game, much like that umpteenth alien abduction story on TLC, wears thin. Sure, the improved story buoys the "take me to your leader" trappings, but your tasks still tap into the cloning machine a few times too many -- one can handle only so many escort missions and cross-map fetch quests.

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 2, 2013
    9
    I played and finished DAH 1 and 2 and i found them to be pretty good games the story graphics and plain havoc you cause I'm not sure i speltI played and finished DAH 1 and 2 and i found them to be pretty good games the story graphics and plain havoc you cause I'm not sure i spelt that right, And the inclusion of more sandbox based gameplay also makes it more of a satisfying experience. This is a great sequal to a good game but i really hope the two sequals are worth extending the story. Full Review »
  2. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    The single funiest game I have ever played. Also, the needless A.I stupidity is a massive bonus. Anal probing policemen and then launchingThe single funiest game I have ever played. Also, the needless A.I stupidity is a massive bonus. Anal probing policemen and then launching their corpse 300 feet sums up the game. It's a shame that 1)My ps2 broke
    2)The xbox original version is not backwards compatible.
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  3. May 2, 2011
    10
    My single favorite adventure game on the PS2. I liked playing as the alien defeating the humans and not the humans defeating the aliens. FunMy single favorite adventure game on the PS2. I liked playing as the alien defeating the humans and not the humans defeating the aliens. Fun weapons, funny characters and huge maps make this one to rush out and get this minute. PLAY THIS GAME! Full Review »