The Reprobening: Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed Review

Title: Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed
Developer: Black Forest Games
Publishers: Nordic THQ
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 (Revised)
Release date: August 30, 2022

Way, way back in the year of our lorb 2020, the remake of the fan-favorite game destroy all humans came out and fans of the original lost their collective marbles. It was for good reason as the remake of the game had all the quirks we loved with new and improved graphics. Well get your ass ready one more time because Cryptosporidium is back, more or less, and it’s about to get weird Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed.

It’s 1969, 10 years after the events of the first game and Cryptosporidium-138 is on Earth getting groovy, baby. KGB Intelligence has noted the death of our OG Crypto and his clone becoming hooked up with the hippies on Earth. When the Soviets kill Crypto’s commander, Pox (don’t worry, he uploaded his consciousness to a Holo-Pox unit), Crypto must save Bay City from a Soviet attack. With all of this over, Crypto must find out why the KGB is in Bay City and what they want with the Furons. Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than he thinks.

Just like its predecessor, Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is a ton of fun. Again, the audio is the same, albeit cleaned up, with a big overhaul to graphics and gameplay. Crypto has his arsenal of space weapons like lasers that electrify, lasers that throw people like rag dolls, and the ability to take over the bodies of humans. Players also have control of a spaceship to rain hell on anyone who can earn it below or in the air with you.

One of my favorite things about Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed was his cloning system. Basically, tasks and quests allow you to unlock skins for Crypto like scary clown, skeleton, hippie and many more. Turning Crypto into a hilarious skin was almost as fun as the gameplay itself.

If there’s one thing about both destroy all humans games that make them interesting to play is writing. The dialogue between Crypto and, well, ANYBODY is hilarious to listen to and the story is really interesting and complex. You are dealing with espionage, cold war, space travel, beautiful busty women and body theft. If that’s not an interesting plot, then I don’t know what is.

In all honesty, I prefer Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed in the first game. While the 50s theme of the first game makes it look like you’ve stepped into one of those black and white space movies, the second game is just more fun. It feels more hollowed out and the silliness feels more fleshed out.

Whether you’re an old fan or new to the franchise, Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is a must have game. The gameplay was colorful and smooth with quick missions and silly stories. If Austin Powers was an alien he would be Crypto and that’s a top compliment.

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed (PS5) Rating: 9/10

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is even more fun than the first remake with enhanced, colorful visuals, smooth gameplay, and the same amazing sounds we know and love. Some games don’t need improving, but we’re glad this one did.

A copy of this game was provided to App Trigger for the purposes of this review. All ratings are ranked out of 10, with increments of 0.5. Click here to learn more about our review policy.

Lance B. Holton