There are so many great game remasters and continuations of long running game series being released for the PlayStation 4.
What’s more, the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner with a whole host of possible titles yet to be announced.
Over the list couple of years alone, think about the great games that have been released.
Titles like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Kingdom Hearts just for example. Talk about nostalgia!!
With all of this in mind, I thought it would be fun to ponder what games I would like to see either remastered or continued on the PlayStation 4 and beyond.
One of the first games that came to my mind was Destroy All Humans.
In this post, I talk about what this series of games entails and why I would like to see a remake or remaster.
Destroy All Humans
This series of games are pretty unique in terms of their idea.
It is a different take on the common b-movie, alien invasion type games that you might see more commonly.
In Destroy All Humans, you control an alien called Cryptosporidium (or Crypto as he’s more commonly known), who is a member of the furon alien race.
Crypto’s goal is to harvest as much DNA as possible from the human race. Seems interesting enough, it may also seem dull.
What this series of games has in spades is character. The story the games tell, the way the characters interact with each other and the way in which the cultural tropes of the time are poked fun at all contribute to a truly unique experience.
Games in the series
We follow Crypto and his boss and mentor Pox on their adventures through a number of games in the series including:
- 2005 – Destroy All Humans!, PS2 & Xbox
- 2006 – Destroy All Humans 2, PS2 & Xbox
- 2008 – Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed, Wii
- 2009 – Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon, PS3 & Xbox 360
What makes these games great
What I love about these series of games is the way they parody the culture and lifestyle of the time in which they are set.
The first game is set in 1959 in the United States, which is an interesting time to say the least.
For example, this game pokes fun at the politicians, people in power, celebrities, music and more by imagining what an outside perspective (in this case an alien) might make of them.
You might often imagine as a kid, or as an adult (hey not judging) what aliens would think of us if they were to come across us and our every day behavior.
This game takes that concept and turns it into an experience for you to play through.
For instance, in your first interactions on earth, as you begin the first game, you can tell this is going to be interesting.
You land on a farm and are perplexed and amazed at a group of cows grazing in a nearby field; cows!
You approach the cows and of course, try to interact with them.
However, they are cows so not too adept at any languages.
For me, this is such a great example of the fun and uniqueness of these games.
There are so many more examples of this throughout all of the games that it is always so enjoyable to play through them.
I want to see more
What would be truly amazing would be to see a brand new game on the current gen consoles.
I am a realist though, and a faithful recreation of just the first game would still be a good consolation prize.
Now I know the first 2 games are actually available on the PlayStation store.
With that said, what would be excellent to see here is something similar to the approach developers took with the Spyro: Remastered Trilogy.
Think of how amazing that would be. Updated graphics, more quests same old enjoyable characters and experiences. Sign me up!
What do you think?
Well, this is just my humble opinion but what do you think?
Would you love to see a remake or remaster of this series of games? Let me know what you think!
- Destroy All Humans, PS4 – PlayStation Store
- Destroy All Humans 2, PS4 – PlayStation Store
- Metacritic – Destroy All Humans PS2
- Metacritic – Destroy All Humans 2 PS2
- Destroy All Humans, PS4 – PSN Profiles
Status Update 2019: Quick update to note here as I am reviewing some of my older posts. At this year’s E3 conference, we got an update from Destroy All Humans. A new game is on the way in 2020! This will be a remake of the original game from the PlayStation 2.