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Worms - Xbox Live Arcade review

Let slip the Worms of war


  • The humor
  • The simple-yet-deep gameplay
  • The variety of weapons


  • Bare-bones single-player mode
  • Sometimes-wonky servers
  • Missing a few instruments of doom

Saying Worms is a turn-based strategy game isn%26rsquo;t doing it justice. That description just sounds so complicated and stuffy. It%26rsquo;s accurate; but Worms is so much more than that. This brilliant 2D wargame of invertebrate annihilation is the perfect multiplayer title for fans of almost any genre.

Learning to play Worms is as simple as choosing a weapon and a target and pressing the fire button - but there's a lot of variety in that process. Your team of four annelid soldiers faces off against up to three other teams of four in randomly generated levels. It%26rsquo;s up to you to figure out how to use your single-minute turn to inflict as much damage to your opposition as possible. Do you swing across the level on a rope and drop a grenade on them? Do you fire your bazooka into a high wind and hope it%26rsquo;s not strong enough to send the rocket back at you? Or do you just slink up to your enemy and lay a flaming punch on him? There are so many different options, and it%26rsquo;s just so easy to play, yet so deep and fun, there%26rsquo;s no reason for 360 owners not to buy it at this price.

More Info

DescriptionThis brilliant game about invertebrate warfare is the perfect multiplayer title.
Franchise nameWorms
UK franchise nameWorms
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date7 March 2007 (US), 7 March 2007 (UK)