THQ (PS2, Xbox)
One of my favorite games last year was Destroy All Humans!, a campy action-adventure title that introduced the surly yet lovable Crypto Sporidium 137. The new installment is yet another thoroughly addictive game.
What made the original so much fun was its wickedly funny plot, a spoof on 1950s-era sci-fi movies in which Crypto was sent to earth to harvest DNA from humans. In the new game, a spoof of 1960s-era spy films, the Russians blow up Crypto's mothership and send a KGB hit squad to take him out. He spends the rest of the game battling KGB goons and foppish British secret agents.
Combat is both simple (with a pretty standard third-person shooter interface) and entertaining. All the weapons you loved from the first game, from the Zap-O-Matic to the Anal Probe, are back and can be modified to be even more lethal. To add extra fun, Crypto gets his hands on a few new ones, most notably the Meteor Strike and the Gastro Gun.