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Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Remake of sci-fi parody casts players as a killer alien.

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Players hoping for a completely reimagined version of the original game won't find it here. Instead, Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed is a faithful re-creation, a game that wants to provide nearly the exact same experience as its forebear, just with prettier graphics and a few quality-of-life improvements. For many, this will be enough. Crypto's creative arsenal has aged surprisingly well. Whether you're using the Dislocator to shoot a charged disc at enemies and objects to make them jump and bounce around until destroyed or using Free Love -- a set of colorful spectacles that shoot out rays that force everyone in the immediate area to start dancing, making it easier to jump into and possess people without anyone noticing -- there's a sense of inventiveness and whimsy here that folks looking for something more than a simple shooter may find appealing. It's also still pretty funny in spots, though some of Crypto's sexually charged wisecracks haven't aged well, coming off as crass and/or creepy.

Despite the rebuild, players should not expect any graphical miracles. The world feels strange in places -- too small and oddly proportioned to feel like a simulation of real places. And while the environments are more detailed and have additional non-player characters wandering about for added busyness, those characters are low in variety, meaning you'll sometimes see two copies of the same person walking next to each other. Plus, there are some noticeable bugs. From cars that drive below ground with only their windshields poking up to occasional game freezes, players should be aware that their immersion will be broken by technical hitches. Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed isn't going to catapult this aging franchise back into relevancy, but players old enough to have played the original will likely enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

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