Destroy All Humans!

2005 - THQ - Pandemic Studios

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Destroy all humans isn't that bad a game but it's not that great either because it's let down by its own execution. Whether that's limitations at the time or the inexperience of the developers, we'll never know. The controls, weapons & ship handling is spot on, considering the large amount of controls to remember you never find yourself struggling because it's so easily laid out for you. 

My main issue is with the mission structure, the pacing is way off and a lot of the time (almost half the game) is spent in disguise during one of the many stealth sections. The annoying thing is that these are usually the first half of a mission so at some point it will switch to a defend/timed objective and you won't be prepared. There are no checkpoints either so should you fail, you'll have to retread the whole stealth section again. There were a couple of missions I really enjoyed but they're few and far between. 

I find the title a little bit misleading as most of the game is made up of stealth missions and at the end you don't actually destroy that many humans. But hey, it's not the worst game I've played lately, it's just average.

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