Destroy All Humans!
(also known as Destroy All
Humans! 2: Make War Not
as seen in the title screen) is a video game
for the PlayStation 2
consoles and is the sequel to Destroy All Humans!
. It was
released on October 17, 2006, in North America. It marks the last
game in the series to be developed by Pandemic Studios
. Two sequels were made,
developed by Locomotive Games
The game is set in 1969, 12 years after the original. The main
character from Destroy All
, is now deceased for
unknown reasons. His clone
(Crypto for short), made of more pure
furon DNA, is now taking his place and continuing to pose as the
United States President. KGB intelligence reveals that Crypto-138 is the first
and only Furon to have genitalia, referred
to only as "The Package".
Seeing the furons as a threat to
the Soviet Union, the KGB destroy the furon mothership.
Soon after, Crypto's new adventure begins. Not only must Crypto
stop the KGB from destroying America, he also desires revenge for
the destruction of the mothership. Crypto's commander, Orthopox 13
, downloaded a copy of his
consciousness into a holographic unit (called a HoloPox
) just before he died. The unit projects a hologram of
Orthopox and possesses a copy of Pox' consciousness. After saving Bay City
from nuclear annihilation at the hands of the Soviets, Crypto
discovers that the KGB have fled to Albion and promptly follows,
where he meets Reginald Ponsonby-Smythe, the James Bond-esque head of M16 (a parody of
MI6), and a
rogue KGB agent named Natalya Ivanova.
discover that the KGB have created a type of spore that causes
humans to mutate into monsters. Eventually Ponsonby betrays Crypto,
revealing he is the leader of the English branch of Majestic,
Majestic Command 16. After killing Ponsonby and puzzling over his
cryptic reference that the furons may not be the only alien on
Earth, Crypto learns that the KGB have a base on Takoshima
Arriving in Takoshima, Crypto has to rescue a man named Dr.
from the Black Ninjas and KGB. He provides access to the
KGB base hidden in the island's volcano. Inside Crypto and Natalya
are addressed by the mastermind behind the spore plot, Soviet
. Milenkov shows a film clip of his men using
spores on a Takoshimese intern, who transforms into a giant
-like monster called "Kojira".
After defeating Kojira, Crypto follows Natalya to Tunguska, home of
"Project Solaris." In the USSR, Crypto
discovers that another alien race has crash-landed on Earth.
They are the Blisk, the enemy that the Furons had thought they
defeated during the Martian War. Pox realizes that the Tunguska event of 1908 was actually a downed Blisk warship
crash-landing into the Tunguskan hillside, not a meteorite.
After destroying the crashed
Blisk warship and rescuing Natalya from a Blisk gas bubble
, Crypto meets Milenkov face to face.
Milenkov then retreats to his moon base, Solaris, in a Blisk
Crypto body-snatching a human
the moon, Crypto discovers that Project Solaris is actually a Blisk
bombard the Earth with Blisk spores and radiation, granting the
Blisk control of Earth as their new irradiated, water-logged
homeworld. Using his ability to "body snatch," Crypto disguises
himself as Soviet cosmonaut Leonid
, the head scientist on the moon, and convinces
the rest of the humans to go to war with the Blisk. Then Crypto
manages to sabotage the weapon's firing mechanism. Upon doing so,
Milenkov confronts Crypto. He then reveals that ever since the
blisk crashed, they have been controlling the Russian government,
each premier before him had been a blisk, and they were responsible
for several world crises, including the Cold
. After their conversation, Milenkov leaves. Crypto and
Natalya battle for their various species to save the Earth by
attacking and successfully destroying the Blisk Hive with the
O.M.G.W.T.F. virus Pox developed in his lab
, but after the last battle, Milenkov shoots
Natalya in the back the moment she was going to kiss Crypto and
then Milenkov reveals his true form, a heavily-armored blisk. After
defeating Milenkov, Crypto relaxes in his flying saucer
while Pox appears on the video
monitor, congratulating Crypto and eagerly anticipating his
newly-cloned body. However, he has detected activity in the
emergency cloning lab. He questions Crypto about it, then realizes
that Crypto has cloned Natalya, and is extremely infuriated by this
and begins yelling at him, just before Crypto abruptly shuts off
the video monitor mid-sentence. Lying next to him, Natalya awakens
briefly and favors Crypto with a smile and an invitation to wake
her "in time for re-entry." As the game ends, Crypto leers at the
player and admits to having made "a few adjustments," and sips on a
In addition to the return of Crypto and Pox, the following main
characters are introduced:
Crypto and Natalya
- Natalya Ivanova - was a KGB agent who went
rogue after strange things begin to happen. She allies with Crypto
in order to save both their species from Milenkov and the Blisks.
She is killed at the end of the game, but Crypto reclones her. It
is revealed in Big Willy Unleashed that they had a son. In an
in-game conversation, Pox reveals that her clone died about six
years before the events of Path of the Furon
due to human clones having a short lifetime.
- Agent Ivan Oranchov - he was a commanding KGB
officer, and was in charge of the KGB operations in Bay City and
Albion. In a final duel with Crypto, he uses Blisk spores to
transform himself into a humanoid Blisk creature, but is ultimately
killed. KGB agent's thoughts sometimes contain questions such as
"Why does Agent Oranchov always shout at me?", even after the
Soviet spymaster has been eliminated.
- Reginald Ponsonby-Smythe - is secretly leader
of the Majestic command in Albion. He helps Crypto in two missions,
but then betrays him. He is killed by Crypto after he escapes. He
speaks with a posh British accent and wields an umbrella rifle. It
is discovered through mind-scanning Ponsonby or listening to his
speech during his final battle, that he was in love with Silhoutte
from the original game.
- Blisk - The aliens that the Furons defeated in
the Martian War. Pox describes them as "brutes with large claws and
withering halitosis" and the result of "a
cockroach mating with a lobster." They have a single hive mind, and
are attracted to radiation, as it nourishes them.
- The KGB - A original enemies of Destroy All
Humans! 2 until the Blisk are discovered. KGB commanders include
Agent Oranchov, Sasha Soyisorski, Soviet Premier Milenkov,
Blazitsky, Zablazitsky and Leonid. The KGB base: in Bay City is The
Rock, in Albion is the abandoned tunnel network (as well as M16),
in Takoshima is the volcano, in Tunguska is the large KGB Base and
on the moon is Solaris. If subjected to Crypto's psychoknesis, then
the KGB agents may quote "I will lease to levitate me this
instance!" or "You think we cannot do this in Soviet Union?!"
- Majestic Command, Sixteenth Sector - The
British Majestic, controlled by Reginald Ponsonby-Smythe and
ultimately Her Majesty. If a British Majestic agent (or Secret
Agent) is manipulated by Crypto's psychoknesis, then they will
quote "I bet Blofield put you up to this." or "I haven't got a
lisence to levitate!"
- Citizens - The Urbans and Hippies of Destroy
All Humans! 2 that are unarmed and will flee if they spot you.
Should something suspicious happen, they will investigate; citizen
quotes include: "Good heavens, an alien!" (Male Albion Urban),
"Like kite-ski!" (Male Tunguska Urban), "I'm flying, and not in a
good way!" (Male Takoshima Urban) and "I can see my house from
here!" (Female Bay City Urban).
In Destroy All Humans! 2, Crypto is able to go to San Francisco (Bay City), London (Albion),
a Japanese island (Takoshima), Tunguska
(Siberia), and the
Russian moon base Solaris.
Crypto can now body snatch
humans, using them as a disguise.
In addition, new weapons are unlocked by finding data cores ejected
from the mothership before it was destroyed. New saucer landing
points are unlocked by completing the challenges of the ancient
furon god Arkvoodle. The player is now able to call their saucer
from an empty landing site in order to eliminate back tracking, and
the UFO can now cloak
periods of time. In addition, the Abducto Beam actually abducts
humans into the UFO for usage in the Gene Blender, which upgrades
Crypto's abilities. Also, Destroy All Humans! 2
has a co-op multiplayer mode, so the player can play through the
story mode, free roam together and minigames, such as PK Tennis and
Duel, with a friend. The new "Free Love" feature enables Crypto to
momentarily force his victims to groove to psychedelic music, thus
making them forget they saw him. The new ability called "Mind
Flash" mentally stuns everyone in the world for a brief period of
time. The Jetpack has a longer lasting battery.
The game was met with generally positive reviews. Critics felt it
was a solid sequel, citing "If you liked Destroy All Humans!,
you'll likely be pleased and amused by this sequel". GameZone
stated "The new weapons and body snatching
ability just add more fun to a game with huge open worlds and the
plentiful side missions." and that the "game actually
supersedes the original
". The AI was criticized by Team Xbox
, stating "every enemy seems as brain
dead as Crypto thinks they are.
" The game sold over 340,000
copies and had a generated revenue of $13,000,000 in North America
s Diak Watch
commends the game for its "funny script, lots of side missions
[and] well structured".