Worms 2: Armageddon
Ten years on from Worms™ Armageddon and the
turn-based mayhem and destruction continues! Worms™ 2: Armageddon is the
most fully-featured digital version of the game ever. With four player
online and offline multiplayer, voice support, a raft of new weapons
(including the return of some iconic weapons from the past), all-new
high-definition landscape themes, new play modes, hats, skins,
speech-banks, loads of other customization and to top it all off, a
highly-involving single player experience with tutorials, deathmatches,
races, fort games, and puzzles. It's a package as high on fun as it is
Another classic game returns on XBox Live
with Team 17's Worms franchise that boasts the same fun gameplay
and some updated high definition graphics. So what is a game about dirty
worms all about?
single-player content: Play through three tutorials, three firing
ranges, a thirty-mission campaign, plus five secret unlockable
Online and offline
multiplayer: Battle it out in four different ranked game types and
customization: Choose from new hats, skins, speechbanks,
gravestones, victory dances, and much more.
landscape artwork: The high-definition artwork is based on the most
loved Worms game ever made.
Return of iconic
weaponry: You've got more than 40 weapons out of the box, including
the return of fire weapons and the beloved Holy Hand Grenade.
Actually, worms are a
rather clean creature but in terms of the game, it's a turn based
strategy game with a healthy dose of action and humour, not to mention a
plethora of weapons available for your worms from grenades to bazookas.
Although this current
version is based on the PC game, Worms Armageddon, this current
installment "2" features some exceptionally sharp and colour graphics.
Although the premise is virtually still the same, the online version
gives the player access to achievements, leader boards and a brilliant
four-player online mode.
The main objective of
the game is to solve the current level that you are on which is
reminiscent of those old puzzle games such as Lemmings. You basically
need to eliminate your enemy worms, however they also have access to
weaponry too which turns the title into a game of skill.
Add in the difficulty of
getting from A to B and it's a fun yet annoying experience as you try to
figure out these colourful gaming environments. You are also
awarded gold which can be used to purchase additional items for your
worms such as clothes (yes, I know) but more importantly, more kick ass
is fun, the multiplayer is where Worms 2: Armageddon goes into high kill
as players attempt to eliminate each others worm armies. Add in a "race"
mode and things become fast paced which elements of frustration
and of course entertainment as you attempt to beat your foe.
Graphically, the title
may not boast state of the art next generation graphics, however it's
Saturday morning cartoon look suits the genre perfectly. Match that with
some interesting special effects from explosions and lighting and the
game looks decent.
The soundtrack is a
little "90's" but it does pay homage to the original PC game but the
best aspect is the Worms-like talk which sounds fast and funny. Add in a
variety of sound effects and this compliments the graphics and of course
At the end of the day, Worms 2: Armageddon is an entertaining
game and is a breath of fresh air from stock standard sports and shooters. It's a
thinking man's game that can be played for 15 minutes to hours upon
hours. With DLC planned for the franchise, this game is going to get
bigger and better. Whether you're a casual or hardcore gamer, Worms 2: Armageddon
might be the break you need.