Destroy all humans! 2 Reprobed is a remake of a rather unusual action game in which we play the role of an alien, a representative of the Furon race, and then wreak havoc among the population of the Earth. The game will premiere at the end of summer vacation, and we’ve already had a chance to test it in action. Everything indicates that there is something to expect, especially if you like slightly twisted shooters, but not only!
Destroy all humans! 2 Reprobed is set on Earth in the 1960s and is sort of a continuation of number one. The main character is Crypto and he is a communist… alien. After the communists (pronounced Russians) destroy his mothership in surprising circumstances, the protagonist is forced to take revenge on them. Then begins an unequal struggle – for the KGB, of course – with people who try to disturb it.
While playing, we encounter various fully open areas in which we can move around quite freely. The characters we meet give us tasks in the storyline, but we don’t have to accept them. We can search for secrets or simply exterminate Earthlings. We do it in different locations, and each is not only a different style, but also different enemies and potential allies. What exactly? I will write more about this in the review, because in the preview version I had to focus on the first two steps.
It can be seen from the very beginning that the developers felt the atmosphere of the original very well. We are dealing with a really relaxed production, in which various jokes are served to us at each stage. The humor is sometimes higher and sometimes lower, but in general it’s hard to complain, because it’s okay. It should be mentioned at this point that many gags will only be understood by people who know English well. The Polish translation, while quite good, does not reflect the meaning of most of the licks on the words. It’s just not possible.
Back to the game itself, Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is action-packed. We start the game with a single energy gun, capable of hitting even multiple opponents at the same time; and a gravity cannon, allowing us to grab objects and then throw them (we can also throw KGB agents, of course!). Over time, new types of weapons are added to our arsenal, including a jetpack and weapons that increase the target’s resilience. As a result, he starts jumping around like crazy, increasing the joy we feel watching what’s happening on screen. There’s a lot going on!
Crypto spares no one. It walks, shoots, throws, bounces, flies…what are you inventing, an alien is capable of. Of course, this attracts the attention of law enforcement, who may show up in large numbers on the spot, and we don’t always want to cause mayhem. Sometimes we also need to get crucial information for further progress. In such a situation, the next skills of our anti-hero come in handy. One of them is to sow love (free love…). Using special glasses, we can charm the Earthlings, then play (ghost-control) a cop and use a phone booth to inform our superiors that the situation has stabilized and that they do not need help. send reinforcements.
The protagonist’s second special ability, Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is associated with his above average brain. Because people are reluctant to talk to strangers who shoot them, sometimes we have to go so far as to read their minds. So we approach the selected offender, press the appropriate button and in an instant we know what to do next. Like a trifle, like crap, but it differentiates the game well.