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Worms review

The worm has turned… up on PSN

Pros

  • Distilled to its purest essence
  • More voices
  • backgrounds and weaponry
  • Tense ranked matches

Cons

  • No single-player campaign
  • Uninspired solo challenges
  • Doesn't do anything really new

If you aren%26rsquo;t sick of the classic Worms concept then there%26rsquo;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 %26ndash; 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 %26ndash; including the welcome return of the Holy Hand Grenade %26ndash; but otherwise there%26rsquo;s not much between them. There%26rsquo;s no single-player campaign though; you%26rsquo;re limited to one-off matches, or the game%26rsquo;s uninspired Challenges if you%26rsquo;re thinking of playing Worms solo. But clearly you aren%26rsquo;t: Worms has always been, and will always be, a multiplayer game.

You won%26rsquo;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

GenreStrategy
Description

Even without a single player campaign, Worms still manages to stay fun with its multiplayer modes. Available from the PlayStation Network.

PlatformPS3
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date29 April 2009 (US), (UK)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

When he's not dying repeatedly in roguelikes, Tom spends most of his working days writing freelance articles, watching ITV game shows, or acting as a butler for his cat. He's been writing about games since 2008, and he's still waiting on that Vagrant Story 2 reveal.
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