Destroy All Humans! 2: Make War, Not Love Preview

Crypto 137, that fun and furious Furon with the propensity to use anal probes and mind devices to suck the brains out of humans is back again with the coming of Destroy All Humans 2: Make War, Not Love.

The DAH franchise is known for its satiric wit and humor, as well as its parodies of the early sci-fi movies made in the 50,s. Everything bad about these films was turned on its head in the first DAH and proved not only to be funny, but entertaining as well. DAH2 takes this original idea and relocates the action in the 1960,s, with many of the trademark features that made the original a hit.

In this latest game from THQ, Crypto 137 is enjoying the fruits of his labor by ruling over the good ol’ United States of America. Things go quickly south, however, when the Soviet Union discovers that the leader of the free world is, in fact, an alien from outer space. The solution to the problem? A nice big missile aimed at Crypto,s alien mothership. Bada-bing, the ship is destroyed and Crypto 137 is a marked man – er, that is, a marked alien – courtesy of the KGB.

As far as the overall game is concerned, many gameplay elements of the first title will be present in this next chapter. Game control is essentially the same, and although Crypto 137,s precious ship has been destroyed, he was smart enough to eject a cache of weapons from the mothership before it was transformed into metallic confetti. These weapons are sprawled around the world, and it is up to you, Furon,s only hope, to recover these devices to destroy the irritating and puny human race.

Crypto 137 won,t be totally earthbound, as he has a personal flying saucer at his disposal. It doesn,t have the same firepower as the mothership, but hey, something is better than nothing, right? In addition to destroying all humans, Crypto will be able to actually enter the bodies of humans rather than just posing as them. But the switch is only successful if no one sees you do it. You,ll be able to take on the bodies of such greats as America,s first astronaut, John Glenn, Russia,s leader, Nikita Khrushchev and other famous figures from the 1960,s setting of the game. You,ll also be given the opportunity to abduct your fair share of hippies and cops in order to take over the world.

Over-the-top weapons, a signature feature of the series, will come back in full force with the addition of new ones such as the Meteor Strike, Disclocator and Gastro Gun. (We,re a little worried about that last one.) Crypto,s legendary mental powers will also have an upgrade in this new title; he,ll sport additional abilities such as Transmogrify and Mind Flash. Of course, such favorite mental antics such as PK, Cortex Scan and Hypno Blast will still be there.

DAH2 offers more of a free roaming methodology in your quest to squash the human race, and will also offer a co-op multiplayer mode so you and your friends can reek havoc upon anything and everything on terra firma. Various places of interest in your travels of trashing will be San Francisco, Tokyo, Russia and London. The game renames these places, but the real locales become evident from the landmarks and surrounding environments.

But at the heart of this title is what all true gamers really are after: a truckload of destruction. In DAH2, every single object, human, animal and plant will be at the mercy of your massive weapons of disintegration, and (if applicable) your mind manipulation powers.

Destroy All Humans 2: Make War, Not Love looks to be more of the mayhem and marauding that all good DAH fans have come to expect. If first looks of this game are any indications of how fun this title will be, it looks like Crypto 137 will be smiling from ear to ear. If he had any, that is.


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