Publisher THQ Nordic continues to delight with releases, following Way of the Hunter, Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed by Black Forest Games launched on August 30th. Taking into account the fact that the first part, which was released two years earlier and rethought within the framework of the current graphics, received good user reviews, this part also has every chance of repeating success. Just like the hunting simulator, it will not be released on past generation consoles. Due to this, detailing has been improved, the number of NPCs in locations has been increased, and other optimizations have been carried out.
We passed it completely on the PlayStation 5 platform, received the coveted “platinum trophy” and today we are ready to share our impressions.
The game takes place shortly after the completion of the first Destroy All Humans. But even if she passed by you, then you can deal with the features of the plot and the background of the story already during the first dialogues. The story itself is completely independent, they are united by the main character – the alien Krypto.
Everything takes place in the 1960s and the atmosphere of this time is visually well conveyed. Hippies, rock and roll, communists, KGB, nesting dolls… For each of the five locations (USA, UK, Japan, USSR and the Moon) available in the game, the developers have created their own unique atmosphere, color palettes and content.
In each of the locations, there are grotesque and national details, clichés and a complete disregard for the modern agenda with the need to please all minorities. The jokes here are bold, the humor is black and all this goodness is seasoned with the main villains – agents of the Soviet KGB. Where without the evil Russians, threatening the world domination of an alien race.
Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed has the ability to both progress through the story and complete side missions, such as creating your own religion and gathering followers. For some of them, they give access to a new type of weapon. The general essence lies in mixing espionage with obtaining information and reading minds, destroying people and saving some lucky ones.
A noticeable difference from the first part was the stealth mechanics, instead of distracting maneuvers, there is penetration into the body, erasing thoughts and capturing people with their direction behind them. The arsenal, in turn, is replenished in the course of completing tasks, includes various types of weapons, both individual and mass destruction, and an anal probe is not forgotten, extracting DNA and forcing enemies to run, grabbing their ass.
If you are tired of moving on the ground, you can always transfer yourself to a flying saucer. You can amuse your ego, inflated to a universal scale, by destroying everything and everything in the location. All buildings, landmarks and even public toilets are destroyed. Each of the five locations here is a completely open world, ready to explore and fly.
Krypto also has her own Rivet from Ratchet Rift Apart, this is a “cute” spy defector Natasha. In the course of the story, she will say quite a few smart thoughts and help the main character think in the right direction.
Leveling in Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is not annoying. Despite the free exploration of all five locations, there is no annoying cleaning outposts and performing monotonous activities. This is not a second work, nothing prevents you from playing according to your mood and enjoying black humor.
But those who do not run superficially through the plot will also be awarded. Each of the tasks has additional conditions that are not mandatory, but if they are successfully completed by 100%, additional skins for the main character and plates are opened.
There are several levels of upgrade available for the alien weapon and saucer. Points for her are issued after completing missions and are collected scattered around the location. Telepathic abilities are pumped by capturing different types of people from each of the cards, after collecting the required amount, DNA is mixed.
Online mode available. It was possible to play on one screen, dividing it into two parts. Choose between story co-op, duel mode, and tennis mode using telekinesis.
In general, we get a high-quality cosmetic update with a simple plot, seasoned with humor with a slide, not bothering with the already annoying tolerance. Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed will allow you to spend several evenings alone or with friends in a pleasant atmosphere. The predictable behavior of enemies and a small variety of missions can not be arranged in it.