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Critic Reviews

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90
GamePro (US) (Jun 22, 2005)
Every once in a while there comes a game that truly defines creativity. Destroy All Humans is indeed one such game; it has all the right elements to make it a smart, intuitive, and hilarious experience of which all other adventures should take note.
86
Game Chronicles (Jul 21, 2005)
After countless years of defending Earth or some other fictional planet from invading aliens, gamers can finally get to do the invading in THQ’s latest action-comedy, Destroy All Humans!. Not only is it a brilliant concept, the gameplay and overall presentation just ooze with a rich and unique style not unlike Tim Burton’s, Mars Attacks.
85
Kombo.com (Jun 19, 2005)
Destroy All Humans! is the epitome of an AAA title: good graphics, some fantastic sound, an enjoyable story, an utterly hilarious script and the gameplay to back it all up. If your a fan of freeform gameplay, science fiction, have a sick sense of humor or just want to enjoy one of the best games released this year, you'd do well to buy . You certainly won't be disappointed. Now if you'll excuse me, there is still a lot of probing to be done, and it's not going to get finished itself.
85
All in all, Destroy All Humans is an excellent title that's a blast to play and hilariously funny, although it's a tad lacking here or there. Still, this is a fine addition to the collection of any gamer who craves destruction, and an excellent study material to prepare you stupid humans for our coming invasion.
84
XBox Front (Jun 06, 2005)
Greenpeace-Aktivisten aufgepasst, dies wird euch nicht gefallen: In Pandemics neuestem Actionspiel geht es auf einen fiesen Feldzug gegen die Menschen und den Planeten Erde. In B-Movie-Atmosphäre schnappt ihr euren Crypto-Blaster, ladet den Todesstrahler auf und macht euch auf den Weg auf diesen unwichtigen, dreckigen und insgesamt abstoßenden blauen Winzling, der mit Rinderoiden und den total bescheuerten Humanoiden besiedelt ist. Ob die Antwort auf die Frage des Lebens wirklich „Muuuuhhh!“ ist oder die Erde schnell zerstört werden kann, erfahrt ihr in unserem Test.
83
Gamers.at (Jun 29, 2005)
Gegen Außerirdische kämpfen, ist nichts Neues und gehört bei vielen Computer- und Videospielen quasi zum Standard-programm. Die Entwickler der Pandemic Studios haben sich bei ihrer neuesten Kreation am Action-Sektor aber wohl eher am Kinofilm "Mars Attacks" orientiert und so dürft ihr in "Destroy all Humans!" in die Rolle eines grünen, äh, grauen Männchens schlüpfen um der Menschheit den Garaus zu machen!
82
The controls may be a bit clunky and the missions may grow repetitive after a few hours, but the thrills are constant. By all means, if you are just looking for a quirky, fun little game, you can't go wrong with Destroy All Humans.
80
Gamesmania.de (Jul 29, 2005)
Auf Destroy all Humans habe ich mich im Vorfeld sehr gefreut und meine Erwartungen wurden auch weitestgehend erfüllt: Das Spiel ist grafisch eine Augenweide, sorgt mit Physikengine und reichlich Zerstörungspotenzial für Spaß, bringt mit humorvollen Einlagen herzhaft zum lachen und versprüht dank 50er Jahre Atmosphäre einen unwiderstehlichen Charme. Schade, dass doch nicht alles rund läuft: Das sensible Alarmmeter erlaubt selten richtiges Austoben, die Schleichpassagen sind unnötig trickreich und die Nebenaufträge lassen schnell Langeweile aufkommen. Ohne Mehrspielermodus oder richtige Spielfreiheit ist Destroy all Humans ein verführerischer Snack für zwischendurch, aber eben doch kein Hauptgericht für alle Alien-hungrigen.
80
TTGamer (Aug 11, 2005)
Destroy All Humans probably could have been a little better but overall does what it set out to do quite well. The unique gameplay mechanics paired with a tried and tested style of play makes it one of the sleeper titles of the year and while its not a smash hit best selling AAA game, it’s something that thinks otuside the square of normal gameplay and offers great fun.
80
Games TM (Jun, 2005)
Pandemic's extra-terrestrial effort is a little on the simple side, but in terms of sheer playability, scale and freedom - albeit within fairly limited areas - Destroy All Humans! is a class act indeed and serves as a further testament to Pandemic's ability.
80
Thunderbolt Games (Jun 23, 2005)
Even with some great unlockable goodies, the shortness of Destroy All Humans is its biggest fault. The sheer amount of destruction is satisfying and the sense of humor is refreshing, but the short length and lack of saves during lengthy missions are what makes this potentially great game merely a good one. Even so, it’s still hard to resist the Destroy All Humans’ charm.
80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Sep 26, 2005)
I wouldn't recommend buying Destroy All Humans! at full price, really-- due to it's overall short length and fairly run-of-the-mill gameplay. But it's a definite renter, and when the price drops down to $20, a definite pick up title.
80
We are taught at an early age to be kind to our fellow humans - to bring enough to share and to lend a helping hand whenever possible. The Furon warrior Cryptosporidium, on the other hand, was taught that humans are nothing but feeble genetic sacks meant to store ancient DNA and it is his mission to retrieve it, vaporizing anything in his path. Destroy All Humans may require a particular sense of humor to appreciate, but if you are the kind of person who would rather extend an Ion Distruptor than an olive branch, it is simply too much fun to resist.
80
While nothing will ever replace them, classic sci-fi schlock like Plan 9 from Outer Space has probably inspired more modern cinema and video games than true classics like Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. The parodies are constant, and Destroy All Humans runs with just that. It's been regarded as Grand Theft Auto with an alien, and it's hard to find a better description.
80
Extreme Gamer (Jul 15, 2005)
Destroy All Humans! is a great little game from Pandemic Studios and THQ. It's addictive, humorous and easy to get into three traits that go a long way in the gaming. Even though the game is an overall success it is a little repetitive and dull even with all the destruction and giggles... Most critics agree that it could have been so much more. Hopefully this isn't the only human trampling event from the Furon Empire because I could get used to exploding brains on the 360.
80
3DAvenue (Aug 11, 2005)
Destroy All Humans probably could have been a little better but overall does what it set out to do quite well. The unique gameplay mechanics paired with a tried and tested style of play makes it one of the sleeper titles of the year and while its not a smash hit best selling AAA game, it’s something that thinks otuside the square of normal gameplay and offers great fun.
80
GameSpy (Jun 23, 2005)
Destroy All Humans! is currently available on both the Xbox and PS2 (sorry GameCube owners). There's very little difference between the two versions of the game, though the Xbox does edge out the PS2 in graphical clarity. And while the title may never be mistaken for the deepest game on the Xbox, Destroy All Humans! could very well be one of the funniest.
79
4Players.de (Jul 12, 2005)
Alleine die Idee, einen cholerischen Außerirdischen in die Hauptrolle zu setzen, ist innovativ und dank der witzigen Dialoge und Situationskomik immer wieder für einen Lacher gut. Und dieser Humor rund um den miesepetrigen Cryptosporidium-137 ist im Wesentlichen der Hauptgrund, weswegen man Destroy All Humans das hin und wieder ins Banale abgleitende Third-Person-Gameplay verzeiht. Denn auch wenn die Kampagne etwas kurz geraten ist, die Sprachsamples sich genau so schnell wiederholen wie das Aussehen der Erdbevölkerung und die Entwickler letztlich zu sehr auf alt hergebrachte Action-Mechanismen zurückgreifen, kann man dem außerirdischen Zerstörungstrip eines nicht absprechen: Spaß! Untermalt von einem grandiosen Soundtrack, der Erinnerungen an einschlägige Filme der 50er Jahre wach ruft, nimmt man das Pad immer wieder gerne in die Hand. Allerdings sollte man nach etwa einer Stunde wieder Pause machen, da sonst sowohl der Humor als auch die Spielmechanik Abnutzungserscheinungen zeigen.
77
JustPressPlay (Jul 14, 2005)
Rent, Buy this game. Do something to supportTHQ and Pandemic Studios. I feel I could always come back to this gameand have a little fun killing, and probing humans once in a while. Thegame also has a few bits of humor here and there.
77
GameZone (Jun 30, 2005)
The question of whether we’re alone in this expansive universe or share it with a yet-to-be-seen species of intelligent life forms is one that we’ve all been asking for a very long time now. Through movies we’ve imagined what these first encounters would be like and, for the most part, they usually end up with the human race fighting back an invasion. So imagine how fun it would be to take part in the invasion by playing a crafty alien intent on destroying the planet and its inhabitants. Destroy All Humans! for the Xbox is here so grab your ray gun and let’s start vaporizing those pesky humans.
75
GameSpot (Jun 21, 2005)
Ultimately, what makes Destroy All Humans! work isn't its gameplay. Rather, it's everything else that goes around it. The combat isn't really interesting enough to hold your attention by itself, and the game is only around eight hours long (it's longer if you try to get 100 percent on every level, which you probably won't want to do). So it isn't exactly teeming with lasting value. However, some of that is forgivable simply because the game does such a great job of creating a splendidly goofy world. The comedy is frequent and consistent, and from a purely presentational standpoint, this game does its concept extremely proud. Though perhaps that isn't enough to make the game worth its full retail price tag, games don't come much more suitable for rental purposes than Destroy All Humans!.
74
Game Over Online (Jul 26, 2005)
The combination of frustrating mission mechanics and limited replay value leads me to strongly suggest renting Destroy All Humans before buying, if at all, regardless of your love for bad sci-fi. The chance to probe and incinerate the Cleavers isn’t necessarily worth much money.
70
X-Power (Jul 09, 2005)
DAH! is helaas geen volledige aanrader geworden. Het science fiction sfeertje is perfect en heel eventjes wekt het de illusie een perfect actiespel te worden. Maar de gameplay valt door de mand na een paar uur spelen, en in de eindafrekening blijkt toch dat DAH! net iets te weinig brengt om een aanschaf te verantwoorden. Dit is echter wel het ideale huurspel voor een doods weekendje!
70
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 24, 2005)
Destroy All Humans fait partie de ces titres originaux et audacieux que l'on a envie d'essayer pour leur dimension décalée et parodique. Le jeu est un véritable hommage aux premiers films de SF mais il vaut davantage pour ses situations improbables que pour le plaisir de jeu qu'il procure. Le tout reste sympathique mais pas aussi marquant qu'on ne l'espérait.
70
Pandemic have already produced titles such as Full Spectrum Warrior, Star Wars Battlefront and Mercenaries, and are becoming one of the most prominent studios around, always producing quality games that I can’t wait to see, but sometimes they seem to just miss the mark due to gameplay flaws that maybe could and should have been sorted out before release. Destroy All Humans fits this description perfectly, and it would be easy to skim over its faults and rate it up there with its stablemates, but the fact is that this potential blockbuster ended up being no more than a B-Movie disappointment.
70
Gamezine (Aug 23, 2005)
Destroy All Humans fait partie de ces petits jeux qui passent souvent inaperçus, noyés au milieu de la masse. Pourtant, on prend un réel plaisir à y jouer malgré ses quelques défauts, pour peu que l’on soit fan de Mars Attack et consorts. Au-delà de l’aspect graphique moyen, il reste à espérer que si suite il y a, la durée de vie sera plus conséquente… Un jeu à essayer, surtout s’il traîne dans le rayon « occasion » de votre magasin JV…
70
DreamStation.cc (Jul 04, 2005)
As mentioned, Destroy All Humans! is a lot of fun, but it’s just too repetitive. The levels come down later in the game to where you have to sneak around, and if you do happen to get seen, you pretty much have to start the level over as the opposition closes in much too quickly to deal with. The campy 50’s feel does fit really well, and many times during the game you will laugh out loud. This game is just too short and repetitive to be a must-buy. It’s more like a must rent. It’s a shame because with just a little less repitiion, maybe a few mini-games which weren’t simple destroy X things in X seconds, or run to X locations and we’d have a possible game of the year. As it is, you really do owe it to yourself to rent this puppy, as the first 5-10 hours will have you glued to the screen. It’s shortly after that where the true flaws of the game show themselves.
70
IGN (Jun 20, 2005)
The great galactic Furon Empire is about to implode. Countless centuries of cloning clones has led to a diminished stockpile of pure DNA from which Furons can duplicate themselves to effectively remain immortal. New copies of older copies have become so genetically smudged that they're hardly even Furon at all. This is kind of a serious problem seeing as how Furons have no genitalia to propagate the old-fashioned way. Too much TV, we suppose.
65
1UP (Jun 24, 2005)
Destroy All Humans! certainly has a lot going for it. With a hot developer (Pandemic's recent track record includes the well received Mercenaries, Full Spectrum Warrior, and Star Wars Battlefront), a great premise (GTA meets aliens--right on), and even an entertaining, black-and-white TV Land-style ad campaign, it sure seems set to make a noticeable splash. The fact that it does so much well, though, makes its flaws stand out all that much more.
60
Diehard GameFan (Jun 29, 2005)
This game is a ton of fun, and while I am sure that sci-fi fans will get the most enjoyment out of it, there is plenty here for anyone. With its quirky sense of humor, easy control system, and fairly enjoyable gameplay, it’s not hard to get sucked into this one. You’ll want to keep playing just to hear what the next exchange between Crypto and Orthopox is, or to find out what your next kooky ability will be. The only downside is the lack of unique gameplay. Sure, you can levitate cows or send women screaming in terror with a well placed shot from your anal probe, but in the end you have just another standard action game. Albeit one that will probably keep your glued to your chair.
60
ESC Magazine (Jul 10, 2005)
Is that enough to justify dropping $50? Well, no. I'd recommend Destroy All Humans! as a rental first and foremost. It's short, and so is a good way to kill a quiet weekend.
58
Game Revolution (Jun, 2005)
If you’ve got that kind of time for an alien fix, you might go with a marathon of E.T., Close Encounters and Killer Klowns From Outer Space rather than watch your high hopes slowly disintegrate with Destroy All Humans. While there’s some good stuff here, its sense of humor and playful vision doesn’t extend to its repetitive gameplay. Must be another Commie conspiracy.
30
Netjak (Sep 01, 2005)
Uninspired visuals, disgustingly easy gameplay, and a complete lack of any real motivation to play the game awaits any who dare purchase this title. It is tedious and boring at every level. Destroy All Humans is at best a very expensive audio demo. Get your alien fix elsewhere.