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Worms review

The worm has turned… up on PSN

For

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

Against

  • 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<p>Even without a single player campaign,&#160;Worms still manages to stay fun with its multiplayer modes. Available from&#160;the PlayStation Network.</p>
PlatformPS3
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date:29 April 2009 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PS3
Genre:Strategy

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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