It is crazy to think that originally Worms Armageddon was going to be an expansion for Worms 2! I am glad that they did not go down that route as this is one of the most fun games of its generation. I know a couple of folks who would have this in their top games of all time list and I can see why!
The Life of A Worm!
In many regards, if you have played the two Worms games that came before it, you know what the deal is here. Worms Armageddon features tribes/armies or whatever you want to refer to them as of Worms waging war with each other. The premise is crazy and stupid, but the game is very self-aware and it has a fantastic sense of humor. It is the kind of game that is impossible not to smile at, even when your favorite Worm has been blown to smithereens!
Show Us Your Smile!
The game has a ton of personality in every regard. The presentation is very similar to what we had with Worms 2, but I do feel that things are a bit sharper all around here. The Worms themselves have a bit more detail and they have as much personality as always. This is made even more so when you customize them the way you want, especially with the way they talk.
The backgrounds and levels are nice and bright for the most part and have a kind of cartoon effect to them that I liked. While I liked the amusing voice samples that Worms Armageddon offers, the music did start to get on my nerves after a while.
Worm War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!
I really like how packed with game modes this is. You have a single-player campaign where you have to take on various missions. These usually have some kind of predetermined game mode or health situation for you to deal with. If you really fancy yourself as a great player, you can take on the Deathmatch mode which pits you against wave after wave of Worm armies!
You also have a tutorial which is great for showing you how to use some of the fun new weapons as well as giving you a better understanding of how the game works. For those new to the series, I highly recommend that you do this as it teaches you how to play, but it does it in a fun and amusing way. You also have multiplayer! I cannot tell you how many hours I wasted during my college years playing this with my buddies (the PlayStation 1 version). It is the kind of multiplayer game where you are always having fun, even if you are on a massive losing streak it is impossible not to have a good time playing this.
As you can tell, I love Worms Armageddon! I love the series in general, but I would probably rank this game at the very top or at least number 2. It is very, very well made, and while it does require you to think about what you are doing. I love the fact that the developers never lost sight of the fun factor. It just oozes personality and even those that normally do not like strategy style games will enjoy this.
- I love the personality of the different Worms
- Many different game modes
- It is a very addictive game!
- The visuals are nice and sharp
- Playing with friends is a great way to spend a whole game night!
- You will not want to stop playing
- Some of the sequels struggled to live up to this
Processor: PC compatible, Pentium 100 MHz or faster (Pentium 133 MHz or faster recommended), 32 MB RAM (64 MB RAM recommended), 140 MB free hard disk space, SVGA 2 MB VRAM (SVGA 4 MB VRAM recommended)
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode