Destroy All Humans! (2020 Remake)

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Destroy All Humans! (2020 Remake) is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 151 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 151 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
B+
B+
Jul 28, 2020

Crypto’s return is a piece of pure B-grade Sci/Fi fun. Come for the one-liners, stay for the engaging combat and cheesy story. The perfect way to lighten your dark and depressing 2020 gaming library.

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Games Xtreme
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 19, 2020

Whilst I did have immense fun with Destroy all Humans the game feels dated in its controls and content and I feel that the asking price is on the high side due to a variety of factors of which the main one is that Microsoft themselves gave the original game away for Free as part of the Games for Gold program a month or so before the release. I believe this was done to drum up anticipation for the game but I cant help feel that it backfired as there isn't enough additional content or changes to warrant the price.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Jul 27, 2020
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Expansive
Liked
Expansive
Brad Baker
Liked
Jul 27, 2020

You can still have a lot of fun with Destroy All Humans but it does come with a content warning that, unfortunately, lasts the entirety of the game and some archaic concepts that have been far surpassed since the game first launched. But Destroy All Humans can definitely present a good time whether you want to relive a classic game you grew up with or fancy something different to play.

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pressakey.com
Liked
Liked
Aug 11, 2020

My brief intermezzo with Destroy All Humans! did for me exactly what I had expected. A bit of nostalgia, fired up with chic graphics and lovingly fooling around in free mode. The controls are really easy to use, the constantly bad-tempered Crypto involuntarily radiates humorous charm and the social criticism of the USA in 50s style is still as meaningful today as it was when the original was released.

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Unboxholics
Maybe
Unboxholics
Στράτος Χατζηνικολάου

Top Critic

Maybe
Aug 8, 2020

Destroy All Humans! has a lot of weaknesses, with medicore graphics and reptitive gameplay. Despite that, it earns some points from its quite good humor and the endless

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GameXplain
Unscored
GameXplain
GameXplain

Top Critic

Unscored
Jun 28, 2021
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a damn fine B-game from an era when publishers bothered to fund such things.

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ThisGenGaming
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 15, 2020

All in all, Destroy All Humans marks yet another great remake from the THQ Nordic team. It balances the line between keeping faithful to the original whilst sprucing it up enough to pass as a modern game. Some elements remain outdated but for some dumb, b-humour fun and wreaking havoc, you can’t Destory All Humans.

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Entertainium
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is nowhere near a mind-blowing experience in any way nowadays, but it’s still a fun and silly game to blow through and have some laughs while at it.

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Scored Reviews

Demon Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a semi-open world game as players are thrown into different open areas to complete mission objectives in order to move on to the next. Each mission contains a vast open area where players can take a bit of time to explore before heading directly for the objective.

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MMoinGame
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

We have in front of us the remake of a classic, we recommend this title not only for the nostalgic ones, but also for the players who want to let off steam for a while on foot or in a ship destroying everything that we find and enjoying the foul-mouthed Crypto and its cracks.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

This remake of Destroy All Humans! is really quite incredible and the developers at Black Forest Games should be applauded for what they’ve achieved. The original has been torn apart and rebuilt with the benefit of modern day visuals and game play design while retaining the game’s original character.

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MSPoweruser
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans serves as yet another example of how to recreate a beloved classic, without destroying what made it special. If you loved the original game, then everything that captured your originally his here and accounted for. Hopefully, this remake will mark a triumphant return for the series, which in turn would ensure that this weird little freak of a game can maintain its presence within game libraries for years to come. In any case, we welcome more Destroy All Humans.

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8Bit/Digi
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is another fine example of a remake done right by modernizing the gameplay and graphics but respecting the overall experience. It's the same great game we all played back in the day only with a lot of major improvements.

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Checkpoint Gaming
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 28, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a game that serves up high energy 1950s alien invasion realness. For me it ticked all the right boxes – fun, imaginative storyline, freedom to play the game in different ways and satirical humor. Throw in a good helping of 1950s architecture and culture, and this gaymer girl couldn’t help but love every second of this crazy space ride.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jun 28, 2021

Destroy All Humans! is a semi-open world game set in a fictional 1959 where Cryptosporidium 137 (or Crypto for short) is sent to Earth by his leader, Orthopox 13. His task is to find out what happened to his predecessor Cryptosporidium 136, who disappeared in 1947 after he was sent to Earth for a similar mission. Orthopox 13 (a.k.a Pox) asks our grey little protagonist to harvest human brain stems to prevent his Furon species from going extinct. Why do you ask? Well, a long long time ago, after an encounter between humans and Furon warriors, the human DNA now contains particles of the Furon DNA. Unfortunately, a shadowy government organization called Majestic, and led by Silhouette stands in the way of Crypto’s mission.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Rebuilt from the ground up in every way, Destroy All Humans! (2020) puts every other remaster on notice -- this is how it's done.

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Spiel Times
9 / 10
Spiel Times
Blakwoodz
9 / 10
Jul 27, 2020
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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2021

I try to give each game a fair shake regardless of whether it’s new or a port, reboots, etc. So, all by itself, Destroy All Humans for the Nintendo Switch is a romp. It isn’t quite as long as I hoped, but playing a jet pack wearing, Elvis impersonator looking, little green (gray, actually) man from outer space with a Zap-O-Matic and a flying saucer capable of blowing up tanks is a barrel of fun.

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Gaming on PC
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! (2020) is a faithful remake that captures the joy of the 2005 original while at the same time looking and feeling like a modern game.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a fantastic, faithful experience. Both older fans and new fans will find a lot of enjoyment here and hopefully we will see a lot more of Crypto's antics going into the new generation.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

It may be a bit of a stretch to see if any game holds up after 15 years, but Destroy All Humans! is still a mindless romp of manic mass destruction that excels in the replayability department. A brilliantly polished slice of nostalgia, Destroy All Humans! knows exactly where to focus its energies with its silly story, updated gameplay and a graphical overhaul that is light-years ahead of the original invasion.

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GamePitt
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is yet another game to add to THQ Nordic‘s pile of brilliant remakes and remasters. The humour may be crude but the presentation is very polished, with a number of mechanics and abilities upgraded and expanded upon rather than simply being a 1:1 remake. If you’re not having fun shoving your probe in everyone’s bottom, you’ll be letting out a maniacal laugh as you tear cities and country buildings to the ground. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the challenges but there’s enough content in this faithful remake to keep you entertained for at least 15+ hours. Great for both fans of the original (with its new content) and newcomers to the franchise.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2020

Though it misses the mark on some important points, Destroy All Humans! (2020) is an incredibly faithful remake that is well worth picking up.

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Niche Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is as short as the bitter Furon protagonist, but the little package is packed with personality. You are getting quality over quantity.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

With a strict adherence to the style and performance of the original game, Destroy All Humans! brings all the fun of 2005 (and the frustrations) of the original. This is a game that was fun 15 years ago, and that fun still holds up, only now it has a shiny new coat of paint. Though some cultural references are a bit wince-worthy and there are some ridiculous difficulty spikes, in general Destroy All Humans! is a rollicking good time.

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Marooners' Rock
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Overall, the Destroy All Humans remake has exceeded all of my expectations.

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PowerUp!
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

If nothing else, jumping in his saucer and decimating an entire town can be quite cathartic. Or is that just me?

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Impulsegamer
4.1 / 5.0
4.1 / 5.0
Aug 3, 2020

Overall, this is a great title, and I will be returning to this game long after this review. Destroy All Humans is recommended, and I'm giving this title 4.1 stars out of 5.

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SomosXbox
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

‎Destroy All Humans! is a remake that manages to live up to it, improving on what was played in 2005.‎‎ The game is a scathing satire of cold war America and its gameplay, characters and above all setting will catch us. Without being any technical wonder, it delivers what it promises. So you already have a mission for this summer, perhaps the most important of your lives: to destroy all humans.‎

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Gamerheadquarters
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020

This Destroy All Humans! remake is great, it captures the original feel and updates the visual elements for the modern era.

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IGN Middle East
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

A carefully crafted remake that brings back the fun of the original title and respects it’s art, with an updated design alongside new futures.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! definitely falls under the 'faithful remake' category, with great humour, short and sweet missions, and lots of stuff to blow up. Blowing things up does become repetitive, but it's still a lot of fun.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is not a complicated or even particularly difficult game. But it sticks to the original game's strengths.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Destroy All Humans! Is still a fun game in 2020. With the quality of life improvements and updated visuals it passes as a game that could have been released today, just not a showcase piece. I loved these types of B-tier titles last generation and am glad to see them making a somewhat return to prominence. Now if we could only get a new title in the series of the same quality I would be down with a next-gen version of Crypto’s shenanigans. Just forget that Big Will Unleashed ever existed and we will be just fine.

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We Got This Covered
Jul 27, 2020

Rather than completely re-imagining its core aspects, Black Forest Games has recreated the best portions of Destroy All Humans! for a modern audience. Aspects from the 2005 original that have been brought over hold up well, and the studio has introduced a handful of smart, but important, improvements.

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SelectButton
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 6, 2020

The remastered Destroy All Humans! visual enhancements and gameplay improvements make this the best way to experience the comical alien invasion of the 1950s.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

While it won't be a game of the year contender, Destroy All Humans stands tall against other 2020 competitors by updating itself for the modern age. With smooth and efficient gameplay, across the board upgrades, and a timeless satire on the 1950s, Destroy All Humans almost effortlessly sets the stage to rebuild itself as a prominent franchise once again.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2020

Destroy All Humans! keeps the best parts of its 2005 game in mind while rebooting the series with a short, but engaging story and addictive alien destruction.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a rare example of a remake that changes just enough to maintain the essence of the original while improving the overall experience. The gameplay enhancements give this a more modern feel but it maintains the original story and visual style to appease those seeking a nostalgia fix. Destroy All Humans! was always a fun game though hasn't aged all that well. This version revitalizes the title, changing just enough to make revisiting Area 42 a worthwhile invasion.

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Gamers Heroes
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

If you have not played the original Destroy All Humans, and the mindless destruction of the human race is appealing to you, the 2020 remaster is a must-play. While some of the gameplay fundamentals show their age, the fantastic dialogue and voice-over work, especially with Crypto and Orthopox, is entertaining, funny, and top-quality throughout.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 28, 2020

In some ways, Destroy All Humans! shows its age, being a remake of a game that's now 15 years old, in a genre that's grown a lot in those years. But it's also got a sense of humour and parody of American life that feels more relevant today than when the original game first came out.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

The Furon invasion begins. Arm yourself with a variety of strange weapons and abilities along the way to enslave the human race.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

‎Destroy All Humans! it arrives to disguise the years that the original video game has behind it. Although there is some crack through which to glimpse these 15 years that have passed since the premiere of the original work, the remake of Destroy All Humans! it is able to solve much of its problems and position itself as a fun and casual sandbox that offers hours and hours of fun, in addition to perfectly adapting the culture surrounding the UFO phenomenon of the 50s.‎

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Black Red Gaming
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a fun power fantasy with gorgeous visuals and fun abilities. It's a bit on the easy side, but I think overall the game is worth its 30 USD price tag.

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RedTieGuy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020
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Cram-Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020
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Saving Content
Jul 27, 2020

This is the 15th anniversary of the original Destroy All Humans! release, and the remake is wonderfully timed and priced for a comeback. Black Forest Games remained faithful to that release, and modernized it in all the right ways to make it even more enjoyable. It’s a much better and richer game experience because of it, and I really hope this paves the way for a Destroy All Humans! 2 remake. Crypto-137 and Destroy All Humans! is the perfect way to beat the heat this summer.

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NookGaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

I really enjoyed Destroy All Humans. In many ways, this feels like what a remake should be – it’s modernized and improved to the level of many current games, but very much kept the original spirit. While there is some further room for improvement that prevents it from getting a higher score, I’m certainly happy that I had the chance to play this. It’s left me hoping that the other games get a remake or a new sequel is announced.

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GameByte
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is such a welcome break from the real world right now. The comedy still holds up all these years after the original release of the game and the storyline is still very solid.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

The Destroy All Humans remake takes everything players loved about the original game and refines the formula, making it more enjoyable for fans and modern audiences alike.

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Skewed & Reviewed
Jul 27, 2020

I really enjoyed the upgraded version of the game and hope this leads to either a new game in the series or remasters of the prior games as it would be fantastic to see this series continue.

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33bits
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! it is as good as in its day, but with renewed graphics and some extra mission. If you like to be an alien and kill human beings, buy it. And if you don't like any of this, buy it too, the Furon empire orders it!

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Forget about compelling storytelling, forget about being serious, Destroy All Humans is about having fun, being entertained, and giving you a nice laugh of it being satire and cheesy. This remake adds a layer of beauty and improvements, it’s another faithful recreation of an old game that invites newcomers to play what we consider to be a classic gem.

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NoobFeed
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! was a unique title when it launched back in 2005. With players taking the role of an alien invader set on conquering Earth and taking revenge. The first title was well-received for having players play as the villain but lack variety and was short for a full-price title. There were 2 more games after the first, with the third game being the final due to poor sales and reception and the series being dormant. THQ Nordic has revived the franchise and remade the first game for modern gamers to enjoy and older gamers to revisit but this isn’t a simple HD remake. Black Forest Games has provided a refreshing update to the dated visuals and massive improvements to the core gameplay. Destroy All Humans! doesn’t take itself seriously and in doing so provides a fun and short adventure as you kill humans and conquer Earth in the name of the Furon Empire.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a delightfully violent and devilishly humorous remake that, for the most part, updates the original game in an entirely pleasant and fitting way.

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Gamerweb.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

This fantastic remake is a perfect occasion for new players to finally experience Crypto’s adventures on Earth. It is still as funny and playable as the original, but now with some stunning visuals (unless we are talking about the pedestrian models).

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jul 27, 2020

The year is 2020 and yet the world is not at its peak; therefore, many individuals look to nostalgia to remind them of happier, better times. The current generation is one of remakes and remasters aplenty, and THQ Nordic is capitalizing on that. Not long after the release of their remake for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (which was a flop), they follow with a remake for Destroy All Humans!.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! remake is a great option if you are looking for a different action adventure title, and while it has its fair share of flaws, it can still be considered one of the most entertaining games currently available on the market.

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The Games Machine
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Playing Destroy All Humans! is like watching an old alien movie in a summer drive-in. The movie may not be a masterpiece, but atmosphere and context play a fundamental role in enjoying the experience. So the not particularly clever mission design and the not-so-inspired mechanics feel a little less annoying when you are playing a game that makes you laugh, does not take itself seriously and does not require a month of vacation to be finished.

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GaminGuardian
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Conquering Earth can be a violent thing, but in Destroy All Humans, you'll have fun wiping out everyone who gets in the way, with your weapons or UFO and a touch of humor.

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Spaziogames
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

The remake of Destroy All Humans! brings back a little cult classic from the early thousands, with great respect for the original material, a shiny new engine and a couple of QOL improvements.

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Twisted Voxel
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a refreshing remake that harkens back to the classic times when developers were more concerned with experimenting with gameplay and story instead of creating the next cinematic masterpiece.

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Game Debate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Overall, the Destroy All Humans! Remake is a fun trip down memory lane, very fun in fact. And whilst the crude and immature humor appealed more to my younger self than now, it's still a ridiculously entertaining ride. The remake's biggest saving grace is nostalgia, and finally bringing this old classic to the PC system. Whilst fans of the original will be very pleased with the nostalgia trip and additional new content, even if it isn't quite substantial.

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Gamefa
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2020

With its improved visuals, polished gameplay and overall fun vibe, Destroy All Humans is a decent remake. Although it sometimes feels old and awkward, especially when it comes to stealth mechanism and upgrade system, but THQ Nordic has done a very good job in bringing 2005 memories back. Destroy All Humans surely deserves attention.

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ThisGenGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

The game does show its age in some of the mission design and the audio but improvements to the controls and graphics have made this far better than the original game ever was. Now when can we see a brand-new entry?

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Vamers
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Given the original title is over 15 years old, the remaster may be forgiven for some of its strange quirks. Although a much longer and deeper narrative or a more streamlined and involved gameplay loop would be preferred, it is a product of its time. This knowledge helps to ease any discontent the title may exude from dated gameplay and narrative elements. In addition, developers Black Forest Games have made some wonderful improvements to the older title, including the addition of the long lost Area 42 Mission - originally cut from the game due to time constraints. Overall, the enhanced visuals, slightly updated gameplay, and old fashioned call-it-as-it-is humour; helps to elevate Destroy All Humans! as one of the better action games of 2020. Granted, it may not be a grade-A contender by modern standards, but it is a faithful and wonderful remake of a classic, and is far better than anyone could have hoped for.

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JVL
15 / 20
JVL
Chrysos

Top Critic

15 / 20
Aug 2, 2020

Although it will seem short for most players, the title manages to shine thanks to its very cartoonish artistic direction as well as its crazy, characteristic humor.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans' impact on you is definitely going to depend on how much you played the original release. As a fan of the original, I was sat gleefully destroying all the humans and basking in the improvements, but I could also see people who haven't played the 2005 release not quite "getting" it. For those in the same boat as me, it's exactly what it needs to be: a faithful improvement on the original game, and an indication that Crypto has plenty of life in him yet. Hopefully it can pave the way for an all new adventure someday soon.

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GameBlast
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

Destroy All Humans! will surely offer you an immersive adventure. Although it suffers from long loading screens and requires some knowledge of his historical context, there are some qualities: the gameplay is good, we have several weapons and skills at our disposal and many missions and collectibles to complete and obtain.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021

GOOD - Crypto-137 is back and he’s just as pissed off at humanity as ever. The game is a blast to play, but this might be the worst looking version of the game available, especially when docked on the TV. It does look good in handheld though!

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Noisy Pixel
7.5 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Jake Yoder
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a faithful remake of a great action-adventure series from our past. It brings the series to a new generation while retaining its classic quirks and gameplay systems. In many ways, this works, but not without noticeable systems appearing dated. That said, I was happy to have the chance to get beamed up to invade Earth once more.

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Bazimag
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2020

If you are looking for a hyper realistic shooter, look somewhere else but if you are looking for a fun ride that is a fun page out of not that long ago gaming history, Destroy All Humans is blast.

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MondoXbox
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2020

Destroy All Humans! brings the original Pandemic Studios game to Xbox One, with a surprising graphical remake but keeping the original design and gameplay with too little improvements. The game is still pretty much enjoyable, but it brings with it some old flaws we would have liked to see reworked.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

While Destroy All Humans! is a great nostalgia trip for me and I really enjoyed replaying the game, in the end it does feel like I'm replaying that PS2 title just with some enhanced graphics. While it doesn't really feel 15 years old, there are certainly moments where you question whether an improved touch would've been better for some aspects. It isn't bad, but it isn't the best it can be.

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Generación Xbox
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy Al Humans! is what the original title was 15 years ago, but losing the surprise factor. It's still as much fun as it was originally, but it won't surprise you.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

The Destroy All Humans! remake recaptures the simple, campy joy of of rampaging through 1950s America as an angry gray alien.

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Game Revolution
Jul 27, 2020

The dated DNA is still there in some respects, but the genetic engineers at Black Forest have done some intelligent gene editing to ensure that it is still a subject worth harvesting, which is what any true Furon would want anyway.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Crypto-137 is hellbent on ensuring that humanity meets a terrible fate. By comparison, Destroy All Humans has met an enjoyable-enough-but-certainly-not-amazing fate. That's fine, but it's tough to not feel as though something truly great could've happened with some more creative license. If nothing else, this remake left me thinking that Destroy All Humans is still a viable property and that a brand new game might not be such a bad idea. But maybe that's because an extraterrestrial has control of my cortex.

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Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! brings back all the mindless fun of this series of extraterrestrial action. It might not be the best designed game out there, or the most graphically advanced... But how many games let you throw explosive cows with the power of your mind? Yep, just this one.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Overall, Destroy All Humans! does a really great job of recapturing the spirit of the original. But, in a time where we’ve seen some developers take the originals and expand on them greatly, often adding new features altogether, the remake for Destroy All Humans! feels like it missed the boat.

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Like the original title, this graphic remake of Destroy All Humans! presents itself as a fun title for some gameplay ideas and for its style, without however being able to leave a mark. Unlike 2005, however, the renewed graphic version is not enough to balance a well aged, but still aged, gameplay. Who has never had the opportunity to help the Furon to conquer the earth, could find in Destroy all humans! a pleasant interlude from other more demanding or massive productions. Those who have already taken part in the invasion in 2005, this time may not find a satisfying stimulus to help the imperial cause.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

I would recommend the remake to anyone with a nostalgic thirst for the original, but so, too, to those that like their laughs with a dark bite.

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Game Rant
Jul 28, 2020

Destroy All Humans has been brought forward into 2020 with a new remake, but it still struggles to shake its antiquated design.

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Slant Magazine
Aug 4, 2020

To say that the game feels like a relic from a different age would be an understatement.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Fifteen years after the first invasion of the Furon Empire, Destroy All Humans! back on the shelves with a remake that lives on ups and downs. On the one hand, they appreciated, and much so, the work of review and modernization carried out on the technical side, with the aim of bringing the graphic sector and game mechanics closer to current industry standards, while on the other hand we could not help noticing almost total conservatism with regard to the structure and composition of the campaign.

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Press Start
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! makes an earnest effort to improve on every aspect of the original, but it’s hard to avoid the issues stemming from the era in which it came from. Despite it’s numerous improvements, Destroy All Humans is still plagued with banal repetition and tedium especially as the adventure draws to an end.

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Digital Chumps
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a fun 1:1 remake of the original but offers very little in terms of new content. The game's updated visual flair and modernized controls are weighed down by technical issues, which often gets in the way of the destructive fun.

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Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2020

All in all, Destroy All Humans! is a competent remake featuring revamped visuals and a unique premise that will surprise newcomers. The only thing holding this remake down though is boring missions and outdated gameplay mechanics.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 16, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is an example of a remake done right. It keeps all the charm from the original while updating the aspects that didn't age well.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! has no qualms with being a silly, dumb game that just wants its players to have a good time, and it's better for it.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Overall, then, Destroy All Humans! isn’t going to wow you. It will make you chuckle, however, and frequently put a smile on your face. It’s not overly polished, nor is it complex, but it is fun.

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Zoomg
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! (2020) is a good remake; Not a perfect one, But absolutely a good. It can't change the fundamental things about the gameplay and let's be honest, that 2005's Game gameplay can't make an excellent impression on the new players. But If you are someone who has memories of that old cult game and wants to recall the memoires, This Remake is worth your time and money. At the same time, if Aline Invasions, Dark sense of humor, repetitive but fun gameplay, and fair games with some problems are your thing, Destroy All Humans! (2020) will get $40 and will give something like 9 hours of forgettable but totally OK entertainment.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2020

Despite these issues, Destroy All Humans! keeps its charm and unique appeal. If you can overlook the obsolete mechanics and level design, the adventures of Crypto are actually fun. Thanks to the budget-friendly price tag, the game can be recommended to those who finished games like Maneater and are looking to a new dose of mayhem.

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LevelUp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

Destroy All Humans! honor its past, and if you place yourself in your 2005-self, you'll have fun, but in the end, this game ends up not being a remake, but a relaunch with a nice visual skin.

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Handsome Phantom
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy all Humans! Remake is going to be a pleasant time for fans of the series wanting to revisit one of their favorite games.

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Cerealkillerz
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Even 15 years after the original release Destroy All Humans! is a great example for satire done right. The gameplay and graphics are adjusted to modern standards but there isn't much more added to the original, which makes the Remake also an diverting adventure, missing its potential.

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WayTooManyGames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

It’s a relic of its time with a brand new coat of paint and an unapologetically dumb parody of B-movies and Cold War hysteria. Even though it’s riddled with issues that are mostly likely caused by its low budget, I think that THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games’ decision to remake the game as a simpler AA title was a smart move.

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But Why Tho?
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Overall, Destroy All Humans! is a fantastic remake that I’m sure will please returning fans of the series but might frustrate new audiences. Everything about the game looks great and runs well but since nothing about the core gameplay has changed, it feels stuck in the early 2000s.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
Jul 27, 2020

All in all, Destroy All Humans is a solid remake of a great little game. Naturally the mission designs and some of the other gameplay elements are a little creaky in 2020, but the developers have done a good job of modifying the core gameplay so that it holds up quite well while still retaining the feel of the original game. Hopefully those who played Destroy All Humans back in 2005 can relive their memories along with a brand new audience who can discover the joys of anal probing.

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Killa Penguin
Jul 27, 2020

I decided to track down an original PS2 copy and alternate between the two versions, first playing through the original game before jumping back to the PC version I’m reviewing to get an idea of what’s similar and different. There have undoubtedly been improvements, but there have also been some unnecessary and arguably questionable changes that hardcore purists will find aggravating because of how they alter the gameplay (which is to say nothing of how they contribute to two major difficulty spikes). The original version of Destroy All Humans! was deeply flawed, however, and the remake’s quality-of-life features easily make it the definitive version.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Overall, this remake of Destroy All Humans is essentially the 2005 original with a fresh coat of paint and a few tweaks, and it carries over everything, warts and all. While there are definitely some frustrations in the gameplay mechanics, taken as a whole, the game holds up surprisingly well.

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WellPlayed
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

The effort made in reimagining this oddball classic is impressive, but Crypto may have lost his currency

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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 28, 2020

If you’ve yet to experience Crypto’s origins story, there’s no better time than the present to embark on this anal-probing, body-snatching quest for revenge.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Aug 19, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is another wonderful remaster from THQ Noridc. The overhauled graphics make the game pop, while the action and general premise are just as entertaining now as they were back in 2005.

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Enternity.gr
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2020

These small imperfections, however, will not spoil the overall picture of the game, which reminds us of “Mars Attacks!” with entertaining gameplay and lots of “B-Movie” moments.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 14, 2020

We recommend the game for 7 points and we hope that we will see a remake of the second game, which was threefold in its content, you fought against ninjas and Kojira, and mainly supported the splitscreen game.

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XboxEra
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 26, 2021

Destroy All Humans! is a modern looking remake of a game that is clearly from another time. The open level structure allows players to create chaos and play around. The story isn’t anything to write home about and is still stuck in 2005 but all things considered this is a decent remake of a game that didn’t set the world on fire over 15 years ago. Is it a must-play title? No, not in the slightest. Would you have a fun time playing this? Yes, for sure

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TheGamer
Jul 31, 2020

As I've always been an advocate for imagination over mechanical perfection, Destroy All Humans! is something that works for me. Perhaps it isn't the most polished or modern game of 2020, but it's definitely one that I'll keep coming back to, and it's absolutely the best remake to come out of THQ Nordic yet.

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Serial Gamer Italia
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

After fifteen years it’s difficult to return to the market with the same ideas seen on PS2 and Xbox 360 but THQ Nordic and the guys from Black Forest Games have done a good job especially with regard to the graphics sector and the modernization of the title to bring it to today's standards. Unfortunately, however, the changes did not affect the structure of the game which suffers from the problems already known of the original versions, that is a basic repetition and a series of missions not too articulated with a limited variety. Overall Destroy All Humans! it’s an enjoyable title especially if you are looking for a light-hearted product that allows you to have fun without thinking too much about the details and a thick story.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is an endlessly entertaining alien-superpower playground, but tends to crush under the weight of its own structure.

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GameWatcher
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

As awesome as it is, the arcade action in Destroy All Humans! is only a part of the experience, struggling to carry its rudimentary stealth missions and hit-or-miss writing. It's definitely a blast to level entire neighborhoods and disintegrate humans; we just wish we had to spend less time impersonating them.

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TechRaptor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

If you thought the original was good, Destroy All Humans! looks and plays even better. Crypto-137 controls incredibly smooth and looks awesome in action. However, an unfixable, corrupted save file, short length and untouched voice acting are quite disappointing.

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KeenGamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2020

The Destroy All Humans franchise has a strong cult following, but does this remake have anything to offer modern gamers? While fun and saturated in periodic sarcasm, this remake can't escape the pitfalls of the original, laying bare the frayed edges of nostalgia. Scanning: Destroy All Humans Review.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

If you can put all of that aside or appreciate Destroy All Humans! in a state that is undoubtedly close to how it played back in the day, there is a lot of fun to be in the PS4 remake.

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Stevivor
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Destroy All Humans isn’t bad, per se, it’s just bland; a fresh coat of paint on a dated game, clunky in some areas and polished in others.

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PSX Brasil
65 / 100
65 / 100
Aug 31, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a good remake of a game that has become a cult classic over time. It has refined graphics in a new engine, but at the same time an excessive number of loadings. Regarding the base material, it has a good mood in certain parts, but the really fun parts (like destroying everything) are overshadowed by the bad stealth missions.

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ThisGenGaming
6.5 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
Justin Oneil

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

Destroy All Humans on the Nintendo Switch isn’t the best remake of an older game that we’ve seen but it’s still a solid one. As someone who spent a lot of time with Crypto-137 back in the day I was happy to jump back into his boots and terrorize humanity once again. Some parts of the game like the mission design and the audio do show their age but improvements to controls and graphics make for a better experience over the original version. The Switch version doesn’t do this remake justice though and if terrorizing humanity on the go isn’t that important to you then I’d recommend playing it on any other platform.

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Nintendo Blast
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2021

Destroy All Humans! finds itself in a peculiar position on the spectrum of video game releases. A remake of a game from nearly three generations ago, it delivers exactly what it promises: an improved but faithful version of the original. The problem arises when you realize that this re-release is sometimes much more faithful than it should be.

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TrueGaming
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a fun game, for a limited time that is.

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Geek Culture
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Long story short, Destroy All Humans! is a remaster that came five years too late, and even then, still comes up short in terms of delivery. But if you’re just back to rekindle an old flame on your current-gen console, slightly dated graphics and audio shouldn’t really deter you from destroying all humans!

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

This remake successfully preserves the Destroy All Humans experience, regardless of whether it's fun or funny today

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GameSpot
6 / 10
GameSpot
James Carr

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 3, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a fun sandbox to wreak havoc through, but it spends too much time on other things.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a faithful remake that retains the charm of the 2005 original, while dramatically overhauling the visuals and making some improvements to the gameplay. Perhaps a bit too faithful, with missions that now feel too simple and limited to the point of just being a bit boring.

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Windows Central
Jul 27, 2020

Black Forest Games did a fantastic job recreating the original Destroy All Humans, but its problems run deeper than superficial graphics. Its nostalgia and a few gameplay enhancements, while welcome, won't make this an adventure worth revisiting for most.

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Push Square
6 / 10
Push Square

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is a good attempt to bring back the cult classic in 2020, but it misses the mark in a few key areas. While there are some nice improvements to the core gameplay, they don't do enough to rescue the old fashioned mission design and difficulty spikes. It's a shame, because there's some fun to be found here -- you just have to put up with quite a lot of PS2 era baggage. Fans will be delighted, but this remake is hardly out of this world.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is a respectable clone of the 2005 original, featuring impressive visuals and moments of explosive fun, but painfully-dated writing and some frustrating missions bring the game back down to earth. Destroy All Humans! is like a pristine 4K Blu-ray re-release of a campy cult movie – a certain niche audience will appreciate the effort, but many may question the point.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 24, 2020

Destroy All Humans! it's hard to criticize. It's not a bad game, it's just a product of its time. So you can only recommend it to those who liked it in 2005. These players will appreciate an upgraded visuals and laugh at silly, but still funny jokes. For others, it's a game with a repetitive gameplay and unremarkable visuals.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 28, 2021

Destroy All Humans returns in a remake that refreshes the original's visuals, modernises its controls and adds a few new weapon and traversal upgrades to proceedings, all whilst failing to make any meaningful changes to the game's rather outdated core gameplay. What's here is still silly fun, for sure - decimating dullard humans with Crypto's high tech alien gadgets and unstoppable flying saucer can still provide some chaotic catharsis - but there's no denying this one's showing its age mechanically and newcomers to the series may well be left feeling a little underwhelmed.

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is never better than when you're carrying out the remit of the game's title. When you're doing stealth missions, it's not nearly as fun. As far as its remake credentials are concerned, meanwhile, this is a perfectly solid, serviceable piece of entertainment, if somewhat unremarkable. That said, if you lapped up Destroy All Humans! fifteen years ago, you'll no doubt be more than happy to do it all over again.

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DarkZero
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 31, 2020

Destroy All Humans! was never trying to be a masterpiece back on PS2 and it still isn't one now, however it is a fantastic remake and if you are a fan of the old game I don't see why you wouldn't love this. People have begged for a return to this franchise but I'm not sure a remake was the way to do it; I truly hope they reboot this franchise for newer consoles.

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GBAtemp
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Scoring around the 7.5/10 mark in 2005, this "Remake" doesn't really improve anything over the original. Yes, the graphics are updated, and yes the HUD and interfaces are decluttered, but the core lacklustre quality of the "exploration" shines through worse than before.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2020

Pretty graphics can't hide the humor that didn't age well and questionable mission design. Nostalgic fans probably will find the remake decent, but new players won't be impressed.

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GideonsGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

I think if you had actually played the original, you may appreciate this upgrade on your walk down nostalgia lane. As a newcomer, it just has no proper place to sit beside the games that exist today and there is no room for it on the shelf. It can be an amusing romp, but you kick up the dust of this Dinosaur at every turn, and the new can of paint just can’t hide that fact.

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VDZE Media
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans is by no means a classic, then. It’s showing its age in more than a few ways in 2020, however it’s unique “charm” (read: crude humour) holds up in 2020 and will serve to provide a solid nostalgia trip for fans of the original release. For this reason, it’d be hard to recommend at full price, but if it paves the way for a true, modern sequel with a proper open world, then all aboard the flying saucer!

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Screen Rant
Jul 30, 2020

Destroy All Humans!'s remake definitely feels old-fashioned.

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cublikefoot
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2020
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Kakuchopurei
60 / 100
60 / 100
Aug 6, 2020

I enjoyed my time with Black Forest Games' 2020 remake of Destroy All Humans, despite my frustrations with imbalances and some bugs. However, most of that is because I played the original 2005 game, and thus I still like a lot of what the game has to offer. Objectively, it's a missed opportunity on both publisher THQ Nordic and developer Black Forest Games' parts that they didn't just do a full-on remake or reboot from scratch.

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Game Freaks 365
Aug 15, 2020

Destroy All Humans shows its age with poor level and game design, but the chaos that can be wrought upon the Earth with Crypto's arsenal of weapons makes it worth a playthrough.

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SmashPad
Aug 4, 2020

Destroy All Humans! is worthwhile only to the small number of people who have enjoyed the original and no longer have access to it. As for those who have previously slept on the original game, there is nothing here to prevent you from doing the same this time around.

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But Why Tho?
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2021

The biggest selling point for Destroy All Humans! on the Nintendo Switch is the ability to play the game on the go, and it is perfectly playable that way. In fact, I actually enjoyed playing it handheld more than I did docked. There wasn’t a very noticeable difference between the two outside of screen resolution. If you have not purchased the game on another system or the idea of playing it on the go is the most important thing to you, then I would say the game is worth checking out. With that said, I would not recommend anyone just looking to play the game purchase it on the Switch if they have the ability to play on another platform. Switch ports are always going to suffer from being a slight step down from their other console counterparts, and Destroy All Humans! is no different.

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Screen Rant
Jun 29, 2021

Destroy All Humans! is beat for beat a remake of the original title with the exception of one new mission that manages to blend right in with the rest of the game. The biggest concern with this port is that it crashed a number of times and there never seemed to be a consistent reason for why - hopefully this is something that will be addressed in early updates. While it's awesome to see Switch players get access to this cult classic and all its new content, it would be better to purchase the port on another console if possible, as doing so will likely provide a more consistent and enjoyable experience.

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PC Invasion
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 27, 2020

Destroy All Humans! has excellent visuals and is fun for a couple of hours. But it's so redundant, uninspired, and devoid of any real energy that I can't recommend it to anyone that doesn't already love the original.

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COGconnected
55 / 100
55 / 100
Jul 27, 2020

Was it always this bad? Or was the original merely a product of its time, having no business in the year 2020? Either way, this remaster has been the sort of letdown that’s made me reconsider if anything from my childhood was as good as I remember.

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TrustedReviews
Jul 27, 2020

Black Forest Games' remake of Destroy All Humans is a worthwhile adventure for fans of the series and those who grew up with Crypto's antics on the PS2 and Xbox. However, you'll need to make peace with its outdated gameplay mechanics alongside tired dialogue and story beats, many of which feature a number of offensive stereotypes.

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GameSkinny
Jul 27, 2020

For a time, the beats of nostalgia carry this remake, but eventually, the goggles fall off and its dated gameplay is laid bare.

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Video Chums
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

If you played Destroy All Humans! when it originally released and have some nostalgia for it then this might be worth playing but for the rest of us, this is a game that should have stayed locked away in Area 51.

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Explosion Network
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

There’s no world in which I see this game attracting a new audience. The humour, references, load times and mission structure are evidence of an old game. Returning fans will enjoy their moment with Crypto-137 once again, but in time to see a fresh entry? I’m doubtful.

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Gameliner
Aug 1, 2020

It should have taken fifteen years, but the remake of Destroy All Humans! has finally appeared. Rudy left for Roswell and went on a murder trail.

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Inverse
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

Sometimes games are forgotten for a reason. Destroy All Humans had ambitious ideas, but retreading old ground isn't the best way to showcase them.

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