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Ike. The Red Scare. Tupperware. That's what the people of Earth are thinking about in Destroy All Humans!
Flipping the script on Space Invaders
, this game casts you as Crypto, an alien armed with an addictive array of futuristic weapons and mental abilities. You'll read minds to reveal those deep Earthling thoughts. ("Boy, do I love my new Edsel. It's a classic in the making!") You'll also vaporize civilians (just like your brethren do in War of the Worlds
) and trash towns from the comfort of your flying saucer. Humorous dialogue roasts idyllic 1950s America while a spooky score toasts the era's cheesy sci-fi flicks. And you'll know you're well on your way to world domination when you're surrounded by screams. Combine all that with expansive environments à la Grand Theft Auto
(yahoo-run family farms, top-secret government sites), the explosive mayhem of Mercenaries
, and the twisted satire of Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!
and you get gameplay so hard to resist, you'll feel like you're caught in the grip of Crypto's Abducto Beam.