Excerpt: We all know that hundreds of games are released every year. A lot of gamers are also starting to realise that multi million pound budgets with great cinematic experiences may not mean that a game will be successful. Over the years a lot of attention has been put on driving the latest tech forward to make a stunning looking game. Unfortunately, a lot of these developers lose sight of the key element of videogaming and that is the gameplay and overall experience.
Conclusion: It's rare that a videogame can remain just as relevant today as it did at the turn of the decade, but precisely because of the stylised graphics, simplistic physics and endless customisation options, Worms remains evergreen to this day. With a relatively low price, it's a nostalgic celebration you really shouldn't pass up.
Conclusion: Again, for all but the most obsessed longtime fans, there isn’t enough new here to warrant a fresh purchase. However, anyone looking for the best possible Worms experience will find it here, and lapsed fans who haven’t played since the late 㣾s just might rekindle their interest in the franchise.
Excerpt: I have to admit, even though the series has been around since 1995. This is my second time playing a Worms game. And with such a long running series I shouldn't have been surprised with how much fun the tried and true gameplay is 15 years later. However, the cartoon graphics tricked me into not taking the game very seriously. As it turns out, there's a lot of strategy involved when killing worms.
Excerpt: The Worms conflict has been raging for so long at this point that nobody can remember why it started or who fired the first shot. It's well documented that hostilities broke out some 15 years ago and that countless annelids have lost and continue to lose their lives, but why do they fight? No borders are being contested, no dictators have been overthrown, and there's no evidence to suggest that oil profits have anything to do with it.
Pros: Improves upon already-excellent Worms gameplay with smart additions, Huge and varied arsenal of weapons, Multiplayer is loads of fun, both locally and online, Great value for money
Cons: Enemy AI is superhuman or stupid, with not enough options in between, No easy way to share custom landscapes online, Voice samples aren't funny for long, and grate after a while
Excerpt: Although the worms continue to pop up on damn near every platform available, it seems like it’s been an eternity since the series graced the one platform it truly belongs on: the PC. Worms Reloaded is in fact the first PC entry in the franchise since 2004’s Worms 4: Mayhem , and the first 2D PC Worms title since World Party , nearly a decade ago.
Summary: Worms has taken its wholly unique brand of addictive gameplay, hilarious humor and wild weaponry across almost every console possible, and it will be returning to the format that made it most successful: the PC.