Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 23 out of 27
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  1. Destroy All Humans is dead and Path of the Furon put the final nail in the coffin. Rest in peace Crypto.
  2. Games Master UK
    53
    It's just more of the same, but worse. [Mar 2009, p.76]
  3. The game feels like it exhausted all its ideas and is recycling the weakest missions from past games. In other words, Path of the Furon is a lackluster game with not much to offer those who enjoyed Crypto’s earlier adventures.
  4. While the game packs some potential, the constant barrage of technical glitches renders it all but unplayable and leave it feeling like an unfinished work that was rushed to the shelves a month or two too soon.
  5. Here, you’ll find little beyond groaners, pedestrian prattle, and underdeveloped monotony. Find another path to walk.
  6. Game Informer
    45
    The sad decline of the Destroy All Humans franchise is a minor tragedy, because the core idea here is fantastic. [Feb 2009, p.85]
  7. Repetitive and uninspired missions abound as do glitches that can make completing missions more difficult or even impossible without reloading. The lack of a co-op mode for the campaign is also a huge letdown.
  8. The strongest part of the game…and, that said, it’s not all that strong either, with the weak elements poisoning what should have been more fun.
  9. Avoid taking this Path and track down the original Destroy all Humans instead. It's more fun and most importantly, cheaper.
  10. If you enjoy tedious objectives, racially insensitive humor, and ugly graphics, the latest Destroy All Humans is right up your alley.
  11. 40
    The story is surprisingly lengthy and more compelling than most video game stories, but it overdoes things with far too many low-brow jokes, childish innuendos and absurd parodies. Chances are you’ll find yourself laughing harder at the deplorable number of technical issues that plague the game than the actual jokes.
  12. 40
    As much as it pains me to say this, THQ needs to put this series out to pasture. The franchise has been steadily declining since Pandemic let go of the reigns. Unless they're willing to really concentrate on making a quality game worthy of the "next gen" tag, I think it's time for Crypto to phone home.
  13. The game tries too hard to be funny and to clever and misses a few important things like pacing, dialog, and fun. There are some cool things buried in the game but you have to look really hard to find them.
  14. Unless something drastic happens to the series, perhaps THQ is better putting this old dog down.
  15. 30
    Skip this game. It looks terrible, the concept is stale, the storyline is lazy and full of racial stereotypes, and it feels like an unfinished idea.
  16. Destroy All Humans is, at best, a mediocre exercise in boredom and at worst, a glitchy mess of incompetent design. It's lazy, it's dull and it's hideous to look at. Clearly rushed out in time for the holidays, you will effectively be abusing a loved one if you give them this as a holiday gift.
  17. Avoid this one unless you’re a sucker for dickhead aliens. The Path of the Furon leads straight to disappointment.
  18. 30
    Say what you will about Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon's shoddy graphics, lame script and bad physics -- when you throw it in the trash, it at least lands inside of the can instead of embedding itself in the wall.
  19. Edge Magazine
    30
    This is a series that probably needs to be retired, because the joke isn’t funny anymore. [Feb 2009, p.89]
  20. For those who can look past the game’s flaws there are a few hours of mindless destruction and anal-probing to be had here, but only if you’ve exhausted every other game out there.
  21. Path of the Furon is, by far, the worst game in the Destroy All Humans franchise. Technically very flawed, with a very bad gameplay. We can't understand how destruction can be so boring and unappealing, but that's what this game has to offer. Better let the franchise die.
  22. One to avoid like Crypto's anal probe. [Mar 2009, p.93]
  23. 25
    Some will likely fight the flaws for another chance to terrorize their '70s-era brethren, but if the name "Crypto" doesn't bring to mind a litany of past quips, Furon will simply seem like an out-of-touch, thoroughly unpolished romp through mediocrity.
  24. It's as if Pandemic's once shiny, happy puppy grew old and tired, as is the way of things, but then instead of being put down was handed over to a bunch of tramps. Who shaved all its hair off and fed it on Tesco Value Pilsner and let it get mange. It's time for THQ to get the shotgun.
  25. The Destroy All Humans! franchise goes out with a whimper not a bang in this disgracefully poor sequel.
  26. Bad. Terrible. Horrendous. There's so many negative words to describe this flawed game that I could spend an eternity naming them. Do yourself a favor and pass this up.
  27. Time to dig up those copies of "ET"; there's a new extraterrestrial king of the landfill. Absolutely horrible.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. co
    Dec 2, 2008
    10
    The game is rough around the edges and the missions aren't incredibly inspired, but it's the sandbox gameplay that is so The game is rough around the edges and the missions aren't incredibly inspired, but it's the sandbox gameplay that is so impressive. There is an incredible number of things you can do in the world with even more combinations of weapons and abilities. There is a lot of emergent gameplay to be had. In addition to all this, there is the innovative weapon scarring system and building destruction. No other game does anything like it. Remember, it's a $40 game so it's not going to compete with a GTA4 or some other game with a 100 milliion dollar budget. Also, you can blow up nearly everything and you can take to the air as well as the ground. Naturally some visuals will have to be compromised to allow for all this freedom and activity. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2016
    1
    What a way to end the series by taking a massive dump on it with the last game just being an absolute bore vest. I'm not sure why butWhat a way to end the series by taking a massive dump on it with the last game just being an absolute bore vest. I'm not sure why but metacritic says the PS3 version was canceled which is strange because that's how I played it but none the less THQ ruined Something that was perfectly fine for the ps2 & xbox But atleast the first & second are coming on the PS4. Full Review »
  3. Oct 14, 2016
    4
    I'm rating this a 4 because of these reasons. One of the reasons is because it's not like the greatest graphics and the story is kinda bad, tI'm rating this a 4 because of these reasons. One of the reasons is because it's not like the greatest graphics and the story is kinda bad, t doesn't have the good Multiplayer like it had with Destroy All Humans 2, and the textures are off on this game I feel like if they put up better work like they did with the original 2 then this would be a decent game I was a big Destroy All Humans fan but this and Big Willy Invasion was pretty horrid I feel like if the company ever comes back they should stick with the destroy all humans 1 and 2 formula with the graphics and textures. This game is also disappointing because of the textures of the 1st game and 2nd game were made before this that would be 2005 and 2006 and that's pretty sad. I hope they can make a better game if the company ever comes back. Full Review »