Destroy All Humans! brings portable probing to Nintendo's handheld
That's all the anal probing you can take, now conveniently available in the palm of your hand.
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As games go, Destroy All Humans! was always a little bit vulgar. First available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox way back in 2005, the game returned in visually upgraded form in 2016, and after that received a proper remake that has now reached Nintendo Switch.
Developed by Black Forest Games, the remake of the Pandemic Studios original reached PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this time last year. It allows players to assume the role of the evil Crypto-137, an alien intent on harvesting human DNA and bringing down the US government.
On Nintendo Switch, the game includes all available skins that were created for the remake as it reached modern platforms, including the Skin Pack DLC.
While wrapping up last year's review for the PC release, EmP wrote that, "Destroy All Humans has been carefully taken apart and put back together so that, while all these things happened back in 2005, they’re replicated in today’s finery." He awarded the game a perfectly thrilling 4/5 stars, and probably wasn't even influenced by the irrational fear that someone might come along and probe him if the score were any lower.
If you live in Europe, note that two special physical editions of the game are available: a Crypto-137 Edition that includes a figurine, backpack, keychain, lithographs, an anti-stress toy, all packaged in a premium box for €399.99 | £349.99, and a DNA Collector's Edition with a lot of the same stuff but no backpack and a different figurine. The latter edition retails for a more modest €149.99 | £139.99.
If you've missed playing a version of Destroy All Humans! up to this point but you like sandbox mayhem with bite, this might be the perfect time to make up for that indiscretion. If, on the other hand, all that talk about probing made you uncomfortable, you're probably best off steering clear. You can't say we didn't warn you!
Staff article by Jason Venter (June 29, 2021)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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