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  • Summary: The prequel to Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon. Control Crypto as he travels the world in the Funked Out 1970's, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and, for the first time, in the Big Willy mech. Set within an original storyline, Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed takes players around the world, lampooning hallmarks of the funkiest decade—the '70's. Take on humans and other enemies with a devastating arsenal of weapons and mental abilities—or take to the sky in your UFO to unleash massive destruction from above. Freely demolish 5 invasion sites as you take on over 30 story missions and 30 sandbox missions through three modes of play—Crypto, UFO, and BIG WILLY Mech. Explore 5 open world game environments and play through a variety of story missions and side-missions, or destroy everything and anything in sight via open-world sandbox gameplay. DAH! Big Willy Unleashed features all new multiplayer modes. [THQ] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
  1. Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed has its moments but they are primarily found in the first city, and while the Vietnam and Fantasy Island spoofs find their marks, there is far more material from the 1970s worth mining.
  2. While it may seem to be geared toward gamers who just enjoy mindless shooters -- and would therefore be enticed by the game's title -- it will likely be more appreciated by seasoned gamers who can appreciate the game for it's great sense of humor. But aside from that, the largest flaw with Big Willy Unleashed is that it's just not a very innovative game.
  3. Multiplayer is about as weak as the in-game humor.
  4. Oozed originality on PS2 a few years back but now feels stale. Wii controls are weak. [May 2008, p.56]
  5. Newcomers to the series will enjoy the mindless destruction and blowing up people indiscriminately - I'm just getting tired of retreading old ground. [Apr 2008, p.70]
  6. It's inherited all the original game's problems—a major feat, since it's developed by a whole new company—and lost some of its charm in the process.
  7. The gameplay in Destroy All Humans is getting stale, and Big Willy Unleashed beats the dead horse with a death ray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. AdamH.x
    Feb 28, 2008
    10
    Awesome game lots of fun and a best of all FUNNY
  2. MackB.
    Feb 27, 2008
    10
    I Love This Game So Much. I've played the first two on X-Box and I loved them. The ninjas on the second one were funny,but they were hard and they kept flying around. Expand
  3. Antb
    Jan 2, 2009
    8
    DAH: loved it DAH2: Loved it even more DAH:BWU: ... WHAT THE HELL X( the one liners just about save it... as does the comedic value of a few of the weapons. It takes some getting used to and the upgrade system is a bit sucky compared to the previous two... and there's one mission at the moment which reminds me sooo much of that highly annoying Coit Tower one in DAH2.... Fans beware, it won't be what your expecting from DAH... Expand
  4. MasJ.
    Feb 28, 2008
    7
    Could have been a lot better, longer and more engaging. DAH is one of my favorite game series of all time. Pandemic studios were pure genius when they invented DAH and did even better with DAH2. Pandemic should be doing DAH. Unfortunately Pandemic left THQ and now some other studio is doing DAH by re-hashing the same ideas done in earlier DAH without putting their effort into making it awesome the way Pandemic did. Cancelling the PS2 version to try to ride the Wii gravy wagon as early as possible was a big booboo against the original fans of the series. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2012
    5
    Though the story line of the overall franchise can be a bit stretched, it is very easy to have fun with this game but even easier to be bored with it, therefore this game deserves a "5". Expand
  6. RyanL.
    Nov 26, 2009
    4
    As a fan of the DAH! franchise, I was very disappointed at first. When I started playing this game, I was thinking, "Wow! How awesome is it! DAH! on the Wii!" Once I got to the 2rd area, I realized it wasn't. I realized the voice actors we fell in love with in the first two weren't there, the events with the random kid that would bomb people Crypto was after contradicted the story set at the end of DAH!2, and the jokes were half-arsed. Not to mention, the game was way too short. There were only four really short levels with only half of the amount of objectives were got in the first two DAH! games. Maybe this is all because it wasn't from the original company that made the game. Tear drops. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2012
    0
    I love the DAH games; this game was the reason why I bought the game but this game is true and uter **** in every way possible. I grew up with DAH 1 and 2 always loved playing them, I still do, they we great sand box games, this was not. the controls were awful, aiming was ridiculously difficult and I never got used to it. to tern, you had to move the cursor to ether side of the screen, this sounds fine but try doing it wast shooting moving and being shot at. weapons weren't satisfying at all; before (and after) the DAH games has fun and imaginative weapons that were practical to use and upgrade, in this, you use the disintegrator ray and nothing else (unless you have no other choice). levels were badly designed and riddled with glitches that at times could stop the game from working (getting stuck in walls, missions not appearing and other smaller ones). the vehicles (saucer and big willy robot) were badly implemented and weren't fun to use. there is no reason to play this game, its **** in every way. Expand

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