Is Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed a Remake or a Remaster?

Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is just weeks away from its long-anticipated launch. The alien invasion series has held a special place in the hearts of gamers since the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox days. So it’s exciting to see a brand new generation of platforms getting in on the action. Although Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is actually the third iteration of the second game in the series. Given the massive gap between the original release (2006) and now, it’s understandable that there’s confusion over whether Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is a remake or a remaster.

Is Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed a Remake or Remaster

Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is a full remake of the original game. Where things get confusing is that it often isn’t clear what remake and remaster mean for most games. Especially when the lines begin to blur between the two.

In short, a remake of a game is when the game is essentially made again from scratch. The level design, story, and characters remain, but the developers are building practically the entire thing from nothing.

Remasters have a looser definition. A remaster of a game could be as simple as bumping the resolution and frame rate and calling it a day. Other more in-depth remasters will improve under-the-hood elements like the physics. However, the developer is building on top of what was already there, not making the game from scratch.

Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed is a full remake because building a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S game on top of a PlayStation 2/Xbox game just wouldn’t make any sense. At that point, it’s much easier to just start over and create a whole new game that captures the experience of the original title.

Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on August 30.

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