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Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage Review – Destroyed All Fun!

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Reviewed on PlayStation 5

Read our full review of Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage Review the multiplayer-centered probing apocalypse.

Destroy All Humans! quickly earned a name for itself since it allowed players to experience an alien takeover from a new perspective. No longer would players run in fear of aliens. In Destroy All Humans! players were the ones that humans ran from.

With Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage THQ Nordiq and Virtuous set out to bring the appeal of human probing to a multiplayer setting.

It builds on one of the core gameplay mechanics of Destroy All Humans!, causing mass destruction to the humans. Most modes will require players to take control of one of the alien clones and destroy some humans or some property.

Unfortunately, Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage is one huge step back for the alien kind.

It’s meant to be a small multiplayer expansion of the upcoming Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed that could be bought separately or obtained as a pre-order. This makes sense when you first load up Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage because you’ll find yourself asking where the rest of the game is.

It lacks any sort of tutorial or even introduction.

Unfortunately, Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage is one huge step back for the alien kind.

Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage

This is a bummer since I really wanted to like it. Destroy All Humans! is a franchise that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed throughout the years due to the ability to just have a great time with its characters and world. It’s straightforward in what it tries to do, and it’s always a great time. That is until I played Clone Carnage.

When it comes to the game Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage, there are two different ways to play. Players can choose to either play Local Splitscreen Multiplayer or Online Multiplayer with friends.

The maps lack any real essence to them.

If you choose Local Splitscreen Multiplayer, you’ll be able to be joined by one other player. When you select Multiplayer Online, you can play with up to three other players.

There are six different modes to choose from. These include: Versus Rampage, Co-op Rampage, Versis Armageddon, Versus Abduction, Co-op Abduction, and Versus Race.

Each mode can be played in one of the six maps: Turnipseed Farm, Rockwell, Santa Modesta, Area 42, Union Town, and Capitol City. Each of these locations will be instantly recognizable to any fan of the series.

But this is primarily due to the landmarks. Anything else you remember of these locations is gone. Most of these maps are baron landscapes with only the objective you need to fulfill on the map. The maps lack any real essence to them.

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DAH Saucer

Each of the maps does change some of the game modes a bit. If you’re playing Rampage or Abduction, then whatever you need to kill or abduct will vary with each map.

I found myself trying the different modes but ultimately just doing the same thing over and over again.

The gunplay in Clone Carnage is severely lacking. There are perks that players can choose to boost their attack, but they almost feel like an afterthought.

It feels a bit tedious, and with so much “destroying” of the same things all the time, it gets repetitive. I found myself trying the different modes but ultimately just doing the same thing in all of them, mindlessly shooting around the map.

Even the few times I was able to jump in the saucer and destroy some buildings just didn’t feel as gratifying as in past games.

Since this is just a standalone expansion, many things are missing from the series’ appeal. For starters, it really didn’t feel like I was an alien that came to Earth to turn everyone into my minions. It felt like I was just an alien that was mindlessly shooting at everything that came near me.

If you’re a solo player, you might not even get a chance to try the game yourself, even if you spent money on it.

And this isn’t even counting on the fact that it is practically impossible to find a match online. There are very few lobbies, and 90% of the time I tried to join, I would be given an error.

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Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage

So if you’re a solo player, you might not even get a chance to try the game yourself, even if you spent money on it. There is no way to play alone. You need to either play with a friend on split screen or hope you luck into a match online.

Thankfully, this is just a multiplayer expansion and not the next mainline Destroy All Humans!. Otherwise, I don’t think we’d be seeing Crypto in this galaxy again anytime soon.

Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage Review – Destroyed All Fun!
Conclusion
Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage is one huge step back for the franchise. Even if the gunplay wasn't lackluster, it's incredibly hard to join a lobby without receiving multiple errors.
PROS
You can play splitscreen with a friend
CONS
Gunplay is lacking
Maps feel lifeless
Frustratingly difficult to find an online game and successfully join the lobby
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Reviewed on PlayStation 5

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