Destroy All Humans!, a beloved open-world adventure franchise that parodies Cold War-era alien invasion films, just got a surprising new release just months before the launch of Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed — a sequel to the 2020 remake of the original game. This cult classic allows gamers to play as an alien named Crypto, who brings about tons of destruction in an attempt to conquer the planet.
According to ComicBook, the beloved franchise just received a multiplayer spin-off of the first game, allowing gamers to unleash unprecedented levels of destruction upon the US cities and their citizens and cause massive mayhem with up to four players in multiplayer co-op gaming mode. Players can even blow-up buildings, probe people, mind control citizens, and fling cows around with flying saucers. This incredibly chaotic and fun experience that is Destroy All Humans resurged after THQ’s closure, and the most recent remake has reintroduced the beloved franchise to younger generations of gamers.
Those interested in Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage can obtain the game for $13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Owners of current-gen consoles may still enjoy the game through backward compatibility, which recently became a thing on PlayStation 5. As stated above, the new release is a multiplayer spin-off of the original game, which allows players to act out alien invasions, from the perspective of aliens, with up to four friends online, or even a local dual-screen co-op mode.
Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage features four different game modes, including Rampage, Armageddon, Race, and Abduction, all offering variety in how death, destruction, and probing are dealt to alien-fearing American citizens. It’s worth mentioning that the game dropped days before Destroy All Humans 2 got its official release date, set for August 30 this year. Unlike the 2020 remake, the sequel will be released for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5 — likely due to the fact that Microsoft discontinued the Xbox One, and Sony’s planning the same with PlayStation 4.
Players who preorder the upcoming sequel will also get access to Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage for free. This is the first entry in the franchise that’s nothing more but an elaborate multiplayer offering. It’s far from being the only multiplayer offering in the series; previous releases all featured multiplayer and co-op modes, but these were never the strong suit of the series. This only made the surprising release of Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage even more interesting to the franchise’s fandom.
However, it also raises some questions, like whether the developer, Black Forest Games, is attempting to test out the waters with new ideas in a budget-priced standalone spin-off, which is obviously made from parts used to make 2020’s Destroy All Humans remake? Is this an experiment about the series multiplayer mode and how it can be improved an incorporated in future releases? Well, the answers to these questions remain to be seen in the following days leading up to the release of the new entry into the franchise.