Destroy All Humans! Reviews – What The Critics Are Saying

Are reviewers pleased with their new Furon overlords?

Destroy All Humans!

The review embargo has lifted for THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games’ remake of the 2005 cult hit Destroy All Humans, which launches tomorrow for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The remake introduces a host of new features to the game, including more upgrades and abilities, along with a mission that was left on the cutting room floor during the development of the original game.

But the real question here is has this extra work paid off? This is what the critics have had to say about the Destroy All Humans remake.


Cultured Vultures – Ash Bates – 8/10

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.


IGN – Dan Stapleton – 7/10

Blasting through the bright and cheery 1950s world of Destroy All Humans! is a simple but satisfying kind of fun, and there’s a lot to be said for that. Just like the original, this remaster’s comedy is a little hit or miss but its attitude is in full force all the way through thanks to some overpowered alien abilities that let you mow down the puny human resistance like an overlord.


GamingBIBLE – Phil Boon – 7/10

What Black Forest Games and THQ Nordic have achieved with the Destroy All Humans! remake is impressive. It certainly doesn’t feel worlds away from the original, which is always a concern when there’s a classic of this calibre being remade. Although some of the enhancements are a bit hit and miss, most do work really well, and can make you wonder how you coped without them in the original. It’s clear that a great deal of effort has been put into enhancing what already was a stellar title, whilst also introducing it to a new audience. Players who have been dying to play as Crypto-137 once again will feel right at home when they’re tasked, once more, to Destroy All Humans!


Critical Hit – Darryn Bonthuys – 8.5/10

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. – Josh Wise – 7/10

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.


God Is A Geek – Chris White – 8/10

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.


Dualshockers – Otto Kratky – 6.5/10

I had fun with Destroy All Humans, I mean how couldn’t I? You can give Crypto an alien skateboard to ride while he makes brains pop out of human heads. That sentence alone is reason enough to at least check out the game. That being said, Destroy All Humans doesn’t have the staying power of the alien Furon Empire, and I doubt I’ll be booting it up again any time soon.


Trusted Reviews – Jade King – 2.5/5

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.

Reviews have been mostly positive then, but it’s clear that some parts of the game have aged as well as others. Will you be picking up Destroy All Humans? Let us know in the comments.

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