PS5 Review: Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed

Crypto returns for a re-probing!

Crypto is back with a license to probe. The alien invader returns, groovier than ever and now with genitals! Experience the swinging ‘60s in all its chemical-induced glory and take revenge on the KGB for blowing up your mothership. As you uncover the schemes of your enemies, you’ll have to form alliances with members of the very species you came to enslave.

Back in 2016 we got a PS4-PS2 version of the original Destroy All Humans, in 2017 we got the sequel in the same format and then back in 2020 we got a full-on remake of the original game. 2022 sees this pattern follow with a full-on remake of Destroy All Humans 2, which makes me wonder if next we will get remakes of the lesser successful sequels “Big Willy Unleashed” and “Path of the Furon” or if we may get a whole new game? Time will tell, but it’ll be interesting to see what they do….

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is made by Black Forest Games who produced the 2020 remake of the original game, so it was always going to be in safe hands. That remake was handled well and scored decently with us so I had faith that Reprobed was going to be just as faithful as the original but also improved overall. Luckily, I was right on both counts.

That being said, there are some missions that time hasn’t been too kind to and feel a bit dated. That was always going to be the case with a game that tries to be both traditional and new, but these small issues aside, Destroy All Humans 2 is still a superb sequel that improves upon not only the original game in the series, but also its own original release. The game’s load times aren’t as long as they were with the PS4’s 2020 remake, thanks to the new hardware of the PS5.

Crypto handles well both on-foot and in his flying saucer, so causing mayhem on humans has never felt better. There are a few technical hiccups with framerate at times that is surprising, but I’m hopeful that updates will improve this over time. Still, it is a little disappointing to see alongside a number of bugs that are not of alien design.

The voice-acting of the game has always been a highlight with Crypto’s voice-actor doing his best Jack Nicholson-esque voice and the soundtrack is classic B-Movie, while sound effects for weapons and explosions are as you would expect and of a good quality overall.

The Verdict

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is a decent remake of a decent game, but it is disappointing to see performance issues and bugs hold it back. Hopefully updates can improve things, but more than anything I still think there’s hope for Cryptosporidium so I would love a new game next.

Score: 8.5