It was only a matter of time before Black Forest Games and THQ Nordic put together a remake of Destroy All Humans! 2, especially after the critical and commercial success of the first remake. Now, Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is on the way, taking the original version of the second game, applying the improvements added to the first game’s remake and creating a more well-rounded human murdering/abducting simulator as a result. If you liked what you played in the first remake, the sequel should be right up your alley.
Plus, the debut trailer has Rammstein, like the first game. We’re all living in a Amerika. It’s wunderbar.
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed takes the plot, weapons and settings from the original game and updates them from the ground up. The gunplay, traversal and abilities have all been overhauled from the original version of Destroy All Humans! 2, though the levels, missions and guns are all returning, and they’ve been upgraded too.
The plot itself sees iconic alien misanthrope Crypto taking on the KGB during the height of the swinging 60s, as the Russian organisation attempts to thwart Crypto’s world domination attempts at every turn. This means we’ll be travelling across the world to fictionalised versions of San Francisco, London, Russia, Tokyo and even the Moon. It’s about as silly as mid-2000s games get, but it’s all played for laughs. If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to anal probe a hippy, this is the game for you.
Crypto will have eight weapons to play with in Destroy All Humans! 2, with the four introduced in the first game along with the four weapons added in the sequel: the Dislocator, the Burrow Beast, the Gastro Gun and the Meteor Strike. The Dislocator, which fired discs at people and cars, causing them to bounce around, often towards Crypto’s face, was specifically mentioned by the developers as being improved, with the aiming now making it easier to hit targets. The discs also have a pinball like effect to them, making the Dislocator feel even more chaotic to use.
Again, remaking the second game feels like a smart choice, given how much it added and improved upon the original version the first time around. Throwing in features like abducting human types for certain upgrades, the Free Love ability which caused dance parties that the player could use to get away with certain shenanigans, along with the additional weapons and saucer upgrades, helps make Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed to feel more like a sequel than just the first game but with more levels. The local co-op is also an added bonus too.
On top of that, Black Forest Games seem to have refused to rest on their laurels, as they’ve included some key upgrades over the first remake to improve the overall formula. The PK abilities have been bolstered to include a slam, meaning you can easily slap cars, humans and other objects onto the floor for extra damage, which was hard to do originally. The building destruction system has been improved too, with flames billowing out from the windows in impressive fashion, and huge smoke plumes filling the streets once you’ve reduced the structure to rubble.
Black Forest Games established themselves as a team that can take more dated games and make them fun in the modern era, and with Destroy All Humans! 2’s kitchen sink approach to developing a sequel, all the makings are here for Reprobed to be a real winner. All we need is a release date for the game, and we’ll finally be ready for launch on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.
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