In 2006 Pandemic Studios released a video game following on from Destroy All Humans!, the quirkiest of alien games, called Destroy All Humans! 2. The action-adventure game set in 1969 follows the protagonist, Cryptosporidium-138 (or Crypto), the genetically engineered clone of Cryptosporidium-137 from the former game. With the gameplay consisting of 23 missions across six different map locations, the storyline can get a little messy—Crypto fights against the KGB who wish to destroy his spaceship and then discovers he’s not the only extraterrestrial on Earth.
In the memorably humorous game, which was probably not appropriate for six-year-old me to be playing, Abducto Beamed us into a wonderful world of funky weapons, out of this world jokes, and stealth scenes where you ran down the middle of an open road. It managed to make some witty political remarks too, such as “Prison Island? Are the KGB holed up in Australia?”, whilst capturing the fun of entering the 70s with Crypto forcing his host bodies to dance to psychedelic music.
With an 8/10 average rating on IGN, it’s easy to understand why it’s a cult classic for many young video game players.
A 7/10 from me, the first one was still better.