Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed is still a couple of months away, but its stand-alone multiplayer spinoff Destroy All Humans Clone Carnage is available now.
It’s available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One for $12.99.
If you’ve pre-ordered Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed, then this is included in your pre-order. If you are at all interested in Destroy All Humans 2, then just pre-order to get this instead of buying it separately.
It’s not worth $13 as is, as a standalone title.
Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S [Reviewed], Xbox One)
Developer: Black Forest Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Released: May 31, 2022
ESRB: T – Teen
Previous Destroy All Humans games have had multiplayer modes, but Clone Carnage here is entirely multiplayer. And that’s its biggest problem.
The game has six maps and four modes that are either PvP or cooperative. The modes are Rampage, Armageddon, Race and Abduction.
Up to four players can play online, or two players locally on split-screen.
The problem is there’s practically no one playing online, at least not at the times I’ve attempted to where I’ve sat around twiddling my thumbs for up to 10 minutes.
The game uses a lobby system, where you can create or join a lobby. You might see someone is waiting in a lobby for Rampage (Versus) while you want to do Rampage (Cooperative), or any other variation.
I’ve played the game in split-screen, and it was fun for like 30 minutes or so.
If you have kids, then you can definitely get some enjoyment out of this.
If you have friends that buy it and join up for online, then it could be a blast. But, for how long? Probably not $13 worth, if you buy it standalone.
Assuming you and some friends pre-ordered Reprobed, then this is absolutely fine. You can just view Reprobed as a $40 purchase and this was a freebie to play early and generate some hype.
As a standalone title though, it’s dead-on arrival. It’s been almost two weeks since release and it’s a ghost town on Xbox.
This title could’ve benefitted from a solo option or bots to take the place of other players in either versus or co-op modes. It would’ve at least made the game playable in something other than split-screen if you don’t have a buddy to hop on.
It looks decent and the framerate is solid (you can cap it at 30 or 60), and there theoretically is fun to be had. It’s just half-baked and not worth being a standalone purchase.
I’m giving it two stars, and that’s purely because of the split-screen. Without that, it’s a one because good luck finding anyone playing at the same time.
I wanted to like it, but there’s not much to it. Still excited for Destroy All Humans 2! Reprobed though. This entry is entirely skippable though.
Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage gets a two out of five: FORGETTABLE
* A digital code was provided by the publisher for review.