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Worms review

AT A GLANCE
  • Distilled to its purest essence
  • More voices, backgrounds and weaponry
  • Tense ranked matches
  • No single-player campaign
  • Uninspired solo challenges
  • Doesn't do anything really new

If you aren’t sick of the classic Worms concept then there’s a great deal of fun to be had with this snack-sized downloadable title. With smaller maps, and fewer weapons and modes than the 1995 original, this is Worms distilled to its purest essence – but the simple joy of lobbing grenades at cartoon annelids is almost worth the asking price.

This just pips the Xbox 360 edition, with more voices, backgrounds and weaponry – including the welcome return of the Holy Hand Grenade – but otherwise there’s not much between them. There’s no single-player campaign though; you’re limited to one-off matches, or the game’s uninspired Challenges if you’re thinking of playing Worms solo. But clearly you aren’t: Worms has always been, and will always be, a multiplayer game.

You won’t be dazzled by modes, but quick on or offline four-player matches are thoroughly entertaining. Ranked matches in particular will supply wonderfully tense rounds.

Apr 29, 2009

More Info

Release date: Apr 29 2009 - PS3 (US)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Team 17
Developed by: Team 17
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Language, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending

2 comments

  • CAPST3R - April 30, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    the points you made there, jacob, are standard in worms, and there's nothing wrong with them. the AI problem's a bit strange though. and how can you review a classic from the ps1 and say that there's nothing new? IT'S A CLASSIC!
  • Jacob816 - April 30, 2009 1:14 a.m.

    You forgot to mention that the enemy AI is terrible. It's ridiculously stupid, often setting dynamite and just standing there, and also its aim is really cheap. Plus, the character's spouting the same half dozen lines becomes beyond irritating after about 20 minutes.

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