One of the most underrated games of the PS2 era has been re-released thanks to the wonders of the internet!
Destroy All Humans! was developed by Pandemic Studios (of original Star Wars: Battlefront fame), and put players in control of an alien named Cryptosporidium 137 — or Crypto — of the Furon race, who is sent to Earth on a mission to capture a fellow soldier, and, of course, to destroy all humans.
It was released way back in 2005 for PS2 and Xbox, but is now available on the PlayStation Network on PS4 as a PS2 Classic. While the game received mixed reviews from critics among release, it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. The sequel wasn’t anywhere near as good as the first, and two other spin-offs were universally panned.
However, I thought the first game played on the open-world craze of the time with some really cool weapons and features. Few games put you in control of the antagonist, and it was good fun to be able to cause complete havoc in the world.
The series seemed destined for big things, with a sequel released shortly after, but poor sales and reviews led to future plans being canned. If you’re in the market for an old-school open world game, then certainly give Destroy All Humans! a try. At $29.99 it’s a little pricy for a ten-year-old game, but you’re bound to get your monies worth.
You can purchase Destroy All Humans! for PS4 from the official PlayStation Store.