Taking the best bits of 1950's sci-fi schlock and bending it...
A hysterical blend of outrageous cartoon violence and 1950s sci-fi schlock, Destroy All Humans! plays like Grand Theft Auto directed by Tim Burton. But rather than casting players as the bumbling hero of an Ed Wood flick, DAH! stars a bug-eyed alien with an insatiable hunger for human DNA.
Taking its lead from todays biggest console titles, DAH! liberally mixes gaming styles; one moment youll be disguised as a farmer, sneaking around sleepy villages Splinter Cell-style to avoid pesky G-men, the next youre behind the wheel of a tooled-up UFO, using a death ray to destroy everything in sight à la LucasArts Mercenaries.
The game also does a fine job of paying homage to its source material the music and unearthly sound effects perfectly capture the mood of alien-invasion classics such as The Day The Earth Stood Still but repetitive saucer missions and a smattering of shallow challenges mean DAH! falls short of five-star glory.