Parents' Guide to

Destroy All Humans! (2020)

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Silly, fun but violent sci-fi romp through middle America.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Honest and True rating.

First of all, I am not a fan of commonsensemedia’s “age ratings”. They can not be accurate for all children. Yes, there is an “anal probe” but it is NOT sexual. Yes there is violence. It is called Destroy all humans for goodness sake! The game is a little bit stressful, and crypto is not a good role model, but this is not that type of game. It is a game where you destroy things for fun it is also a game which is fun to play but not only because you’re destroying things it is also an intelligent strategy game, having to transmog and use holobob. I rate this for 8+ years because I do not support children under 8 years old playing video games. Fun game nonetheless.
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age 13+

Awesome alien game not for younger audiences

I've noticed other reviews are saying that this game is terrible and not to play. I beg to differ, yes it does have quite a bit of crude content and isn't suitable for younger audiences but its really no comparison to Mortal Kombat 11 or Skyrim. The only gore it has is cartoony and it doesn't even look like gore, more like yellow slime. It doesn't even show sex, makes references but doesn't actually show it. Might be suitable with some parental guidance but its really not as bad as other hot titles.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This is a kitschy action game that never takes itself too seriously. In fact, if you have a penchant for humor and/or classic sci-fi flicks, you'll get a lot out of Destroy All Humans! And at under $30 for the PC version (or under $40 for the console version) it's more affordable than most other new videogames released today. The non-playable cut-scene sequences at the start of the game set the tone perfectly, with silly banter between Furons before they fly to planet Earth and begin terrorizing farmers and barnyard animals. As you play, you'll earn the opportunity to upgrade your abilities and unlock other goodies along the way, such as urban and rural scenes to change up the environments (fans of the original game also get access to the never-before-seen "Lost Mission of Area 42"). Along with fighting, there are missions tied to infiltration, collection, and exploration. While the third-person combat may seem like it's similar to other action games, Destroy All Humans! separates itself with the various powers you have, such as using psychokinesis ("PK") to fling people, animals and objects around with your mind. This really feels good. There's also about a dozen other powers, like forgetfulness and hypnosis, impersonating someone ("body snatch"), and many more.

The campy storyline, silly characters and dialog also work to make this more a unique shooter. Despite its variety in powers, there are some limitations (and repetition) in the combat department, but it's still enjoyable if you don't mind a less-than-deep experience -- which may be more appealing more to younger or more novice gamers. That, and there are some restrictions in where you can go, so its not as much of a "Sandbox" game as advertised. Still, Destroy All Humans! is a fun romp through a funny '50s style sci-fi game that lets you get a sense of what it's like being the big-headed bad guy and unleashing havoc on middle America.

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