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Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon

by Justin Hoeger

McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

10 April 2009

 
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2 ½ stars

“Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon” is the first game in the series not to jump ahead a whole decade; this one and the Wii-only game “Big Willy Unleashed” both take place in the 1970s.

The graphics are much more detailed than in previous “Destroy All Humans” games, but they’re lacking on the Xbox 360, with objects that tend to pop in abruptly. The game isn’t polished to a shine, but it has an amusing charm.

Alien invader Crypto is living large in Las Vegas stand-in Las Paradiso, running his own casino and tangling with local mob elements. But as he is getting back up to speed with his new weapons and ship, he begins to hear a voice in his head that urges him to develop his hidden potential.

The game play is still pretty familiar, though - Crypto possesses and destroys hapless humans, collects their DNA and flies around in his saucer while taking on missions and side jobs scattered around several large, free-roaming areas.

Microsoft Xbox 360; $39.99

Age rating: Teen

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