It’s the 21st anniversary of Worms, and Team17 is celebrating it by launching the best version of the game yet! Worms W.M.D has a new look and new features, delivered by an engine that creates the best Worms gameplay experience ever.Read full description
It’s the 21st anniversary of Worms, and Team17 is celebrating it by launching the best version of the game yet! Worms W.M.D has a new look and new features, delivered by an engine that creates the best Worms gameplay experience ever.
Be sneaky and hide out in buildings, use mounted guns, and get around in a range of different vehicles. Take the fight online and compete in multiplayer matches, all with the essential feel of the classic Worms experience.
Keep your eyes out for more exciting W.M.D content to be announced!
Worms™ W.M.D. Developed by Team17 Digital Ltd. © 2016. Team17 and Worms™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. Original concept Andy Davidson. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners. Developed and published by Team17 Digital Limited.
If you thought the recent games that strayed from the original formula weren't quite right, I'm with you. Weapons of Mass Destruction, however, is exactly what I wanted. This is the best Worms game since Armageddon by far; all the oldschool stuff is there (ninja rope!) while adding some new stuff (crafting weapons and vehicles) while not intruding and ruining the classic feel of the game. My biggest gripe is that some of the pre-order weapons are pretty strong, and the playerbase is lacking a little bit. Also the price doesn't exactly compete with similar quality titles. If you've never played a worms game, or you're looking for the 'best new one', this is definitely it.
After a lot of attempt to bring 3D into their games, Team 17 made us a good old 2D worms ! And it is well made. Let's start with the new stuff in this worms, that's what we want to know in a review after all ! There is 3 big change in it, the first one is the buildings. You'll have some buildings that will spawn randomly onto the map, where the worms will be hidden from the other players. The second is the vehicles/mounted guns, they will appear randomly aswell on the map, and affect a lot your games. They do some good damage, and you take less damage when you are in a vehicle. The last one is the crafting. During your turn and the turn of other players, you'll be able to craft some weapons, from the classic rope to a holy grenade, there is a lot of different craft. So even if there is less weapon, the fact that there is modifed version of them increase their number drastically. These change give a new dimension to worms, this is some fresh air, and at the same time, you won't be disoriented. There is also a campaign, and some customization for your team that you'll gain by doing it. For the multiplayer, in addition to classic custom games, they added a ranking system. You can queue for a 1v1 game and try to climb the ladder. Personally, i really like this worms, it's one of my favorite worms, and if you never played one before, it's a good opportunity to try it now !
I have played Worms games since Worms 2 in 1997 and it's a game series I'm very fond of. My favourite title until this date has been Worms World Party, Armageddon and Worms 2 coming close behind it. After those games I felt that they lost the magic of Worms for a long time. It was probably because the great coming of 3D era and the developers somehow felt that they too had to go 3D with their game series. I personally think that was a very bad idea. In my opinion 3D just doesn't fit into Worms games. I was pleased to find out about this game. This feels very much like the good old Worms World Party or Armageddon. The physics feel familiar and many of the classic weapons are back. There's some very nice additions to the arsenal and now you can even craft weapons during the game. One of the more interesting additions to the game was the vehicles which include a tank, a helicopter and a mech for example. The vehicles as a game mechanic has been done really well and it doesn't make the game feel unbalanced. You can steal enemy's vehicle even though there already was a worm inside it so the matches are not win by who gets to them first. In WMD you can also go into buildings which gives you tactical advantage because the enemy outside cannot see you. There's plenty of singleplayer content including a campaign. You can find wanted posters from campaign missions to unlock special missions in which you have to defeat a certain enemy worm with limited equipment in limited time. You also have ok customization options for your team but in my opinion they are not as great as in World Party. I would have especially liked that there would have been more different voices to your batch of worms. Now they sound too much like they had been voice acted by one or two persons. Worms WMD is easy to recommed especially if you have not played the games in the series for a while or have disliked the direction the developers took after World Party. The game runs solid and looks nice. There's enough content for the price of the game and the only thing I can really complain about is that there could have been more room to customization for your own team.
Worms WMD (what does that even mean?) is the Worms we've waited and asked so long for. After the explosive success of Worms Armageddon (released in, astonishingly, 1999), Team 17 came up with a lot of ideas. Pretty much all of them included the Worms series, and this is no surprise given this is their only hit. We then got Worms Golf, Worms Pinball, Worms Crazy Golf, Worms Blast and even a Facebook game (called Worms). But of course spin offs don't make a franchise, so we also got new proper sequels. Unfortunately, none of them managed to hold the flag as high as Armageddon once did. They we're not bad games, though, and I think they receive a lot of undeserved hate, but their lower quality compared to Armageddon is unquestionable. Now, 17 years later, we finally got what we wanted: Armageddon 2. Worms WMD brings enough new to the table that it doesn't feel like a straight up copy paste. However, it brings back all the good things we missed for so long. Worms WMD is a must have for any Worms fan, new or old school. Gather some friends and have the Worms time of your life, and be sure all those good feelings of playing Armageddon will come back.
Definitely a good attempt to bring us back the joy of Armageddon, with some twists. After a number of games developed by Team 17 which tried to innovate or modify some core aspects of the game... this one falls short on that department, putting the bet all on the good ol' style with nice additions such as crafting and vehicles, which work just fine. It's target audience is indeed the one formed by seasoned players of the series which will find here the much loved classic game we all love and miss. In the end, by the way, there's not much more than we could expect: traditional story mode (which is not so long), classic versus mode and maybe so not so much effort put into variaty towards the replayability aspect, that again will indoubtly see you having fun with your friends over some couch and cold beer, laughing and killing each other's teams. If you have your expectations set straight, it's just another good installment in the series, that I personally prefer a hundred times over the low peak reached with Revolution and a step-forward in respect of Reloaded, which I also liked when it come out despite all the flaws it had.
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