Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Pandemic should collectively stand up and take a bow because they have expertly crafted a sequel that goes above and beyond the top-notch original.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. Very rarely do I get to say that a sequel is actually better than the original, but Destroy All Humans! 2 manages to boost just about every level of humor, storytelling, and gameplay up at least a slight notch.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. Overall, Crypto's latest is itchily compelling and easy to recommend. As original-Xbox game go, DAH!2 is one of the best of the season. [Dec. 2006, p.82]
  8. This game actually supersedes the original in various aspects and the addition of a diverse number of side missions and multiplayer co-op make this game a blast to play so if you liked the first game you will love this one.
  9. Graphics are average, but the game is just too much fun to not like.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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]
  13. 80
    Its a solid weekend rental for someone looking to kill some time with a friend, and another example of Pandemic's awesome talent.
  14. 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.
  15. Stylish, explosive, and funny. The destruction is awesome fun, but dull missions ruin the overall experience. [Nov 2006, p.76]
  16. 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.
  17. 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 fond memories of the waning days of the original Xbox.
  18. The tone is jocular, the script humorous and well acted by, among others, Little Britain's Anthony Head.
  19. Crypto remains a supremely fun character and hopefully we'll get to see him again soon on next-gen hardware. A fun diversion.
  20. Destroy All Humans 2 is a crazy trip, but is not as far out as it could be.
  21. I'm not really sure what would be a benefit to the game, its still fun, it just seems like maybe the "World" needs to be bigger.
  22. I enjoyed tossing tanks into the ocean with telekinesis and leveling city blocks with my destructo-ray, but there's nothing here to win over people who didn't appreciate this formula the first time.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. A solid, but unmemorable game. The first stood out because it featured a unique premise and sharp humor, this lacks either of those, and ends up feeling like a mere add-on pack to the first instead of its own game.
  26. Killing foolish earthlings was more fun the first time, but this sarcastic sequel to last year's inventive action game is not without merit or amusement.
  27. An average sandbox title with a charismatic anti-hero and hilarious B-movie presentation as its saving grace. And we'll take that.
  28. Destroy All Humans! 2's scope should win a few converts, while providing enough originality to sate the fans. [Dec 2006, p.131]
  29. 70
    An improvement over the original, but these improvements are marginal, and it still has a lot of the same issues that occurred in the first game.
  30. Very much the title that the first invasion should have been, we're looking forward to what Pandemic could do with a possible third outing for the stubby Furon.
  31. A welcome addition to this version is two-player, split-screen co-op. It lets a second player drop into the game at any time, thereby doubling the destructive potential.
  32. DAH2 still suffers from its share of frustrating escort missions, cross-map fetch quests, and ugly graphical pop-up, but Pandemic's strides make second contact more pleasing than the first. [Dec. 2006, p.138]
  33. A minor improvement over the original, with just as many silly sci-fi shenanigans.
  34. The game suffers from a lack of new gameplay quirks, but those who couldn't get enough of Crypto's antics the first time will find plenty to enjoy here.
  35. Destroy All Humans! 2 really isn't a huge improvement over the original, more like a mild upgrade.
  36. Destroy All Humans 2 is initially enjoyable, entirely endurable and gratifyingly easy. But at its heart it remains an average experience. [Dec 2006, p.86]
  37. A very average action game that's only funny when it isn't trying to be. Vaporizing humans and terrorizing cities in a big flying saucer is still fun, but the missions are decidedly of this world.
  38. This game is, to me, nothing more than a sad attempt to cash in on the nominal successes of the first game.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JakeM.
    Jun 1, 2007
    9
    This game is amazing and fun if your into sci-fi.
  2. RickyW.
    Nov 28, 2006
    8
    The game is ok, but needs better grapihcs and should have more mutiplayer 1on1 battles. They could have made a longer, more excting, and more The game is ok, but needs better grapihcs and should have more mutiplayer 1on1 battles. They could have made a longer, more excting, and more fun campian, but overrall, it is a pretty good game. Full Review »
  3. Evilslacker
    Oct 25, 2006
    9
    Improves on the original and is fun to play. Easy to pick up, but has a balanced difficulty curve to keep it interesting. One of the last Improves on the original and is fun to play. Easy to pick up, but has a balanced difficulty curve to keep it interesting. One of the last good first gen. xbox games. I definitely recommend it. Full Review »