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Worms (Series) Review

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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is a long-standing turn-based multiplayer combat game. The twist is that all the players are worms. With bizarre attacks on opponents that range from exploding sheep to self-deploying ninja rope, the battle is on the far end of crazy.

Players take turns choosing an attack for each of their worms to make, although once chosen they have a limited time to target and fire. The worm characters have become embellished with hats and funny voices over the years, so this now looks and sounds like an episode of Monty Python. The lightheartedness works well to diffuse the intense competition with comedy. It's funny but also needs considerable strategy and tactical skill.

A popular recent version is Worms W.M.D. It has updated hand-drawn style visuals and adds the new ability to craft items as well as vehicles and buildings. It includes many of the classic Worms levels.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 23/08/2016, updated in 2018

Price: 75% off

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Fighting, Shooting and Turn-Based

Developer: @Team17

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 15 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room and up to 6 players online. 6 players can compete against each other in teams of 2-4. Each team has multiple worms to control in their turn. Because you are taking turns you only need one controller. You can complete Worms W.M.D. in around 12 hours but the real longevity is the multiplayer modes.

Worms 3 on iOS and Android offers asynchronous online play where you take turns on your go without having to both play at the same time.

CostsCosts

Worms usually costs £6.49 to £42.24. 

Worms

PS3 £7.99

Worms 2: Armageddon

PS3 £11.99
PS3 Free

Worms 2: Armageddon Game Of The Year

PS3 £18.99

Worms Anniversary Edition

Xbox One £42.24

Worms Battlegrounds

Worms Battlegrounds + Worms W.M.D

Xbox One £29.99
PS4 £29.99

Worms Crazy Golf

PS3 £6.49

Worms Revolution

PS3 £11.49

Worms Revolution Extreme

PS Vita £11.99

Worms Ultimate Mayhem

PS3 £9.99

Worms W.M.D

Worms: Battle Islands

PS Vita £11.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Worms WMD has free additional content. But Worms 3 on iOS offers in-game purchases for "Forts Mode" and other enhancements.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

 

PEGI 12 with frequent mild violence and mild language. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence is very mild and consists of worms using multiple weapons including old ladies and sheep to attack and destroy other worms. Mild language is random includes: Bloody, Crap, Christ, Damn, Douchebag, God, and Hell.

The game features online playing capability which may involve real-time interaction with other players.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Worms Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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