• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2005
  • Also On: Mobile
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45

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  1. Aug 10, 2014
    7
    I think this game has a very interesting concept and I love that they incorporate comedy into it as well. More upgrades would have been better for the Saucer or more guns on Crypto. There are only 5 enemy classes which isn't bad just could have been more. The other thing im critical about is the anal probe. Definitely should have allowed you to upgrade that so you can extract brainsI think this game has a very interesting concept and I love that they incorporate comedy into it as well. More upgrades would have been better for the Saucer or more guns on Crypto. There are only 5 enemy classes which isn't bad just could have been more. The other thing im critical about is the anal probe. Definitely should have allowed you to upgrade that so you can extract brains quicker. The best part about this game is simply running around doing what you want. 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
    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. 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 beA 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
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. Alcatraz34Monkeys
    Jan 4, 2006
    10
    Great game! I wish there weren't any invasion sites, but other than that, you can't go wrong!
  7. CryptoS.
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    I like the game! I just like how you could come home from school and release your anger on the people.! I just wish it came in eyetoy version to put teachers faces in in the people faces. I also like the graphics.
  8. DavidM.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    It's great. computer games magazine doesnt know what they're talking about.
  9. JesseE.
    Sep 21, 2005
    9
    Short but has hard parts and was fun picking up stuff and had greatly enjoyable environments.
  10. amirh.
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    It is an excellent game,buy it!!
  11. Huggy
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Woah this is a cool game.
  12. M.C.
    Jul 23, 2005
    9
    Awesome game obviously has some flaws but a great and original concept with humorous dialouge.
  13. DenizK.
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    Is amazing trading DNA for upgrades, fly with the jet pack, cool guns, mind power, destroy the majestics is a lot of fun buy this cool game!!!
  14. JohnM.
    Jun 28, 2005
    10
    Great game! Bit expensive but still very good.
  15. KyleK.
    Jun 26, 2005
    9
    Its very good. fun to destroy buildings and shoot people. i enjoy it.
  16. Jimmyd
    Jun 23, 2005
    9
    SHAZBOT!....this game is a blast.
  17. GeorgeI.
    Jun 22, 2005
    9
    Totally kickass game. Campy fun anyone can enjoy. Lots of B-movie references, great lighting, lots of weapons, free run of towns and environments. It's like playing Mars Attacks the video game. A good buy and a great rental.
  18. BrandonE.
    Jun 20, 2005
    9
    This game is awesome! It is very creative, and has a lot of replay value.
  19. ParkerS.
    Mar 10, 2005
    8
    This game is very good . With all the guns- good game play. Excellent graphics.
  20. BobJ.
    Nov 24, 2004
    10
    Totally original and kick ass.
  21. Apr 16, 2013
    0
    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
    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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Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Destroy All Humans! is a successful mix of 3d-action, free roaming game play, conspiracy theories and sci-fi silliness. It has no apparent flaws but there’s still something missing from the mission design and the game as a whole. It promises a bit more than it manages to deliver. [June 2005, p.64]
  2. No aspect of life remains unscathed, from sexual repression and homophobia to government conspiracy and rampant paranoia. And it's funny. Very funny. [July 2005, p.114]
  3. Bottom line: being an alien is fun, even if it is a bit rough around the edges. [July 2005, p.76]