Destroy All Humans!

aka: Destroy All Humans!: Ein Grosser Tritt für die Menschheit, Destroy All Humans!: One Giant Step on Mankind, Destroy All Humans!: Un Pas de Géant sur l'Humanité!, Destroy All Humans!: Un Paso Gigante para la Humanidad, Destroy All Humans!: Un Passo Gigante Sull'Umanità
Moby ID: 18398
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Greetings earthlings! I, Cryptosporidium 137 of the Furon Empire, happened upon your planet on the way back from destroying the martians. Due to some experiments with atomic weaponry, we lack genitalia and the quality of our clones has degraded. Since you pathetic humans all carry Furon DNA in your genetic code, I have been instructed to collect fresh samples. Survival is not an option, but you should be honoured to support the legacy of the Furon Empire!

Destroy All Humans! is a humorous action game with winks to the era of the goofy fifties' sci-fi movies. Crypto can hypnotize and scan people, and lift objects using psychokinesis. He can also control humans using the Hypno Blast to impose his commands. Extracted DNA can be exchanged in your mothership for new weapons and ability upgrades. Furon weaponry includes a Zap-o-Matic, disintegrator ray, abducto beam, quantum deconstructor and even the famous anal probe. Not to be overpowered, you have to disguise yourself using the Holobob. There are different alert levels, similar to the Grand Theft Auto games and if you are not careful, you will be hunted down by the police, military or the government.

You are constantly in contact with the mothership, where you can purchase upgrades, save the game and apply for new missions. Crypto does not have to run all the time, he can also use his flying saucer to abduct humans or animals, cause havoc or face bigger threats. Next to the story-based missions, you will also be instructed to collect specific samples or kill a certain amount of humans in a race against time.

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  • デストロイ オール ヒューマンズ! - Japanese spelling
  • 绝杀计划 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 75% (based on 45 ratings)

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Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 40 ratings with 3 reviews)

Humourous take on the 1950 obsession with aliens

The Good
This Playstation 2 game is a sexually charged and funny look at the American heartland obsession with alien life force. The aliens have landed in a small western town where they clearly intend on destroying all humanity. The aliens are able to scan the minds of humans and animals and extract information as they vaporize same. The ability to "holobob" or transform into another being is a fun and interesting way to get through the levels of the game. Boxes on the top of the screen show whether or not townsfolk agree or not with the holobobed alien - checks or x's indicate if your mission has failed. The weaponry in the game is excellent with the zap-o-matic a useful tool to upgrade. The ion detonator rocks except for the fact that is has a low ammunition- blast radius should be expanded. Death ray needs to be more powerful. Extraction of brain DNA and purchase of powerful upgrades is excellent. The graphics are good, although not great (in keeping with the feel of the 50s science fiction films).

The Bad
You can't have more than one alien at a time which makes it difficult to play with more than one person. There is not alot of psychic power. The fact that Majestic can catch you in holobob mode is a terrible aspect of the game.

The Bottom Line
The game is a funny take on the science fiction genre with goofy looking aliens and small town characters. While the game is rated T it really should be rated M for mature audiences due to explicit sexual content and violence (there is a portion where a young woman is "humping" the air).

PlayStation 2 · by ellen feig (2) · 2005

What a fun kickass game!

The Good
I loved everything about this game. What a great twist! You get to play the alien! What a whole bunch of fun!

The visuals were outstanding, with great detail even while flying around in the ship. You felt a rush of Godlike omnipotence as the little human bugs scurried about in a panic, hoping and praying to their God that they wouldn't be vaporized! whew

The game is very, very comical with it's running commentary, not only from Crypto the main character, but from EVERYONE else you encounter. They all have hilarious lines as you probe their minds and read their thoughts! In fact the makers of the game even had a contest while making the game. Fans were asked to submit "thoughts" to use in the game and winners got finished copies and other swag like posters, caps, tees etc.

The game play is lots and lots of fun as you land you must execute various tasks to move the game forward, getting powers and upgrades to you, your ship and your weapons.
What crazy sob came up with these weapons? Hilarious! An anal probe? A antigravity beam, etc. etc. You can have a ton of fun "probing" hillbilly farmers or city folk. You can actually pull peoples brains (with spinal cords ) out of their bodies for DNA points. It even has a weird wet zipping sound while it happens!

The world is huge, it's not totally limitless, as there are those "walls" but they are so far away you really feel tired running around from one end to the other! And in this HUGE world you can pretty much interact with everything and everyone! You can't enter buildings or vehicles, but that isn't important to the game. Besides, the action is doing stuff to the humans!

The other part of the gameplay is flying around in your ship and that is pure destructive FUN! Using various weapons you can utterly destroy everything in your path! You can lift cars, trucks, tanks, debris and people with your tractor beam and fling them about at will. You can fry building, vehicles and people with your ray gun.
There are countless ways to cause havoc and chaos, and it gets better with every upgrade!

But even this wanton destruction could become boring if not for the story and gameplay. You have to progress through the game and increasingly difficult tasks in order to achieve upgrades and further your objective. Surprisingly, after talking about all that destruction, you wouldn’t think that there is an element of stealth and espionage woven into this game, but believe it or not there is!

You must obtain files, or other objects, without being discovered. How do you, a butt ugly alien do this, you ask? Through hypnosis, disguise and stealth. This rounds out this game and gives the player some great targets to try and achieve. Believe it, they aren’t a walk in the park either. You are only seconds away from being discovered at any moment!

If you do, all Hell breaks loose and you must retreat and regroup before the alert level reaches the group known as “Majestic”, the secret “men in black” who are aware of your arrival on Earth, and always ready to come after you, in force with better weapons than the cops or even the army!

Each landing area also has bonus timed "mini" quests, like killing x number of cows in x minutes.

There is lots to do, lots of fun and lots and lots of brains to control or yank out!

The Bad
With all large, open ended games the tasks can become tedious and boring. When you are looking for that last item to complete the given task, it gets really frustrating trying to find it, and continually going under cover etc. to do so.

Some of the tasks are VERY VERY difficult, and not fully explained. It takes quite a lot of trial and error to get it right. And if your stuck on a level, waiting to get on to the next, it gets really repetitious.

The Bottom Line
An original, wham bam fun game! Lots to do, lots to find and explore and......DESTROY!
It's not just a smash game, there is a point which makes it all worth while! A very very fun game, with great graphics, sound and superb voice acting!
Minimal gore, some minor adult comments and ideas, but no swearing etc.. The gameplay required is best suited to 10+.

PlayStation 2 · by Oblio (97) · 2006

Heh...

The Good
This game's take on the red scare and aliens in the 50s is quite funny, and as you run around the town you are currently exploring, its great to listen to the townspeople scream, or scan their minds for funny moments.

The Bad
My only problem with this game was the limits placed on your exploration. The game was separated into zones, instead of one big map, which would have been quite doable.

The Bottom Line
This game's LOL humor kept me entertained for a while, but overall, it was just too short.

Xbox · by lord of daedra (62) · 2007

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Contest

During development, fans were invited to sent in one-liners for the characters. The ones that made the developers laugh were included in the game and the winners are listed in the "In Game Thought Contest Winners" section of the credits.

Music

A list of all the artists and songs featured in Destroy All Humans: * Garry Schyman - Introduction * Citizens of Santa Modesto * The Crew Cuts - Sh-Boom (Junkie XL Mix) * Junkie XL - Destroy All Humans Theme * Timo Maas Feat. Kelis - Help Me * My Fellow Citizens * The Elegants - Little Star (Static Revenger Mix) * Did you see what I saw * The Chordettes - Lollipop (Ursula 1000 Remix) * Good Day, John and Jane America * Walter Wanderley - So Nice (Summer Samba) * If My Kitchen * Junkie XL - Beyond The Stars * Meat Beat Manifesto - Mind Over Matter * Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (Angelmuse Mix) * Meat Beat Manifesto - We Shall Destroy You

References

The name of the main character Cryptosporidium is taken from a single cell parasite of the same name. The parasite is usually transmitted by contaminated drinking water. Symptoms include nausea and abdominal pain which lead to diarrhea and vomiting. The illness can last up to a month. So just like in the game, it's a pain in the arse.

Information also contributed by festershinetop

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Game added July 14, 2005. Last modified December 28, 2023.