Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is as Weird as You Think

We had the chance to attend a press event for Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed, the results were weird. Read our thoughts to find out why.

Published: September 17, 2021 3:30 PM /


Destroy All Humans! 2

The Destroy All Humans! remake last year was an impressive rendition of the classic game. It stayed true to its roots with its feel and humor whilst giving enough upgrades to make the purchase worthwhile. It's safe to say that if you liked the first game, the remake is perfect for you. That's why it's no surprise to see Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed making its way to Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC next year. For a game all about critiquing human beings themself and their predictability, THQ Nordic has done exactly what we were expecting.

Destroy All Humans! 2 is back

Recently, TechRaptor was shown some behind closed doors trailers for the newly announced Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed. The announcement trailer has Crypto travel all the way up to space to shoot a goofy music video. Complete with hard rock guitars and a German accent, it rocks that weird charm the game is known for. As an astronaut picks up a Les Paul and Crypto starts singing, he explores the world showing us some of the environments the game hopes to tackle.

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed

He walks through the streets of England making civilians dance and police officers lose their trousers. He flies through Russia, exposing a man and a bear playing strip poker(?) only to then find himself jetting through San Francisco and tonnes more locations with that song still playing in the background. As a trailer, it kind of nails what drew people to Destroy All Humans! years ago. It's wacky and weird with a very self-indulgent sense of humor but, if that's your type of thing, you might just love it. 

As well as seeing the trailer a little early, we got a rundown of some unique gameplay. As someone who quite enjoyed playing the remake last year, the environments and look of Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed made me look forward to tearing down cities all over again. It looks prettier and more colorful this time and the buildings have a more satisfying crumble. Getting used to trials from last year's game has made me feel like some sort of destruction speedrunner watching these trailers. That's a great thing. 

In this process, we were shown a pair of "groovy glasses" that made civilians dance forever - a great distraction to take over another body. This shows something important to me about how they're handling this game. Whilst they're bringing you in with what makes you nostalgic, they're adding even more to the game to keep you coming back. We got word of a special gene-splicing weapon though I don't fully know how it works just yet. 

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed is a revisit of the classic 2006 game with brand new graphics, new weapons, and hints at interesting new modes. We don't have word on a release date just yet but it's being tentatively hinted at some point in 2022. If you haven't played the second game but played Destroy All Humans! From 2020, this sends Crypto to 1969 (ten years after the first game) where you have to deal with USSR meddling and the threats of the cold war. Hopefully, that war isn't too cold by the time we get to it next year.

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