Review by tranmerefan

"One of the best games ever made!"

Worms Armageddon is undoubtedly, one of the greatest games I have ever played and you will play too. It is simple and addictive. There are many fine points to this game making it a game that you simply have to get. It is fun to play on your own, and you can bring your friends round and have a major championship. You take the place of worms, and you can hold championships, play ‘friendly’ matches and there is challenge mode.

You take control of a team of worms, each have 4 worms. There can be up to 6 teams playing at a time. The object of the game is to stay alive. You take turns to shoot/maim/blow up/hurt your opponent’s worms using a fairly detailed array of weaponry. Once a worm’s health has fallen to 0, then that worm is dead and the team has to carry on without him. After all of the opposing teams have no worms left then the game is over, and the team that is still alive has won the game. The challenges that you face are different. You have to compete the task you are told to.

The gameplay is very good. The game runs smoothly without a hitch. The game is in a 2D view of the area but this enhances the gaming experience of Worms. You have a good clear view of the whole map, you can move your worm using the controls and the aiming is easy. Any other visual would make the game more complicated than it actually is, but Atari and Team 17 have worked hard, and have done a fantastic series justice.

The controlling is simple. You use the keyboard and mouse to aim with, choose your weapons and fire. You use the keyboard and mouse to control everything on screen; it is much simpler to use these than to use a joypad.

The Visuals are great. Whilst not being in the top range for PC Visuals, for the time this was created there were great. If the graphics were any different then the game would struggle to be as captivating as it currently as, and the Flat 2D Side view is welcome and makes the game fun, enjoyable and easy to play. From a game, all you can ask from the graphics is to fit in with the style of game, and I can safely say that in this case – it does.

The only, albeit small, drawback to Worms Armageddon is the sound. Every now and then worms will make comments ‘I’ll get you’ and other phrases like that. After playing for a long time these become tiresome and the value soon wears off. However the title music is very catchy and I can assure you that you will be singing it to yourself at work/school the next day. In fact, the price tag is worth the title music alone.

This game will be played over and over again. There is nothing more satisfying than training up and beating your friends time and time again. You can limit weapons and make it harder and harder each time. A long, drawn out and bloody battle between you and your friends will be good fun and can last you the whole day. The multiplayer aspect of this game is fantastic and Atari and Team 17 would struggle to improve the multiplayer option.

Gameplay – 10/10
Graphics – 9/10
Sound – 8/10
Replayability - 10/10

Final Recommendation
I would advise you to go out and buy this game now. It is one of the best games ever made and some might say worth buying for the title music alone. This simply, is a must buy game.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 11/16/03

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