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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Oli Hawkins.

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

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

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-6 (6 online)

Genres: Fighting and Shooting

Developer: Team 17 (@Team17)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 15 hours to complete. You can complete Worms W.M.D. in around 12 hours but the real longevity is the multiplayer modes.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 6 players in the same room or as a 6-player online game. 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.

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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

 

BenefitsBenefits

This game has helped players develop their Relationships as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 12 with frequent mild violence and mild language. 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.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's a simple fun game, but because you are often picking moves and attacks with limited time younger players need to act fast and cope with things going wrong.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 16-year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

Worms usually costs £1.69 to £42.24.
 

Worms

Worms Anniversary Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £42.24

Worms Armageddon

Steam Store PC £10.99

Worms Armageddon Ps1 Emulation

Worms Battlegrounds

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99

Worms Battlegrounds + Worms W.M.D

PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99

Worms Blast

Steam Store PC £5.59

Worms Clan Wars

Steam Store PC £18.99
App Store Mac £18.99

Worms Crazy Golf

Steam Store PC £6.99
App Store Mac £6.99

Worms Pinball

Steam Store PC £5.59

Worms Reloaded

Steam Store PC £14.99
App Store Mac £14.99

Worms Revolution

Steam Store PC £10.99

Worms Ultimate Mayhem

Steam Store PC £10.99

Worms W.M.D

Worms World Party Remastered

Steam Store PC £10.99

Worms World Party Ps1 Emulation

Wormster Dash

Steam Store PC £1.69
App Store Mac £1.69
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.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Worms Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Team17) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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