Destroy All Humans! 2 Xbox

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
Buy On
  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. 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. 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. 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]
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    85
    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. 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.
  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. 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]
  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. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    80
    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.

Awards & Rankings

29
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#23 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 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 »