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Worms Armageddon (PlayStation)

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Description

A sequel to Worms 2, Worms Armageddon expands upon its predecessor by enhancing a few facets of gameplay and including play over the Internet through Team 17's WormNet.

Like the previous Worms installments, the game is an artillery variant. The player give an artillery piece a shot angle and shot power, and try to hit the opponent, taking into account wind effects. The player and the opponent exchange these shots in a turn-based fashion. The game puts the player in command of a team of up to eight worms, which can move around the landscape (one at a time), using many types of weapons to try to dispatch the enemy, from bazookas to mini-guns to exploding sheep. In some situations, the worms can also jump, swing by rope, and descend with a parachute.

The game includes an expansive editor that allows players to customize nearly every aspect of the game. Custom teams can be created, and players are able to edit their special weapons, grave markers, flags, victory fanfares, and voice sets, which can be imported into the game from outer sources. A random terrain generator and a terrain-import system are provided as well. The latter makes it possible to import into the game files in image formats, which the game converts into playable terrains.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Worms: Армагеддон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Worms 3" -- Informal title
  • "Wormageddon" -- Working title

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The Press Says

NowGamer Jan 01, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
Power Unlimited Apr, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PSM Mar, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Absolute Playstation Nov, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Nov, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jan 25, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Dec 16, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

Worms Armageddon was at first intended to be an add-on for Worms 2, but there was so much new content that in 1998 Team 17 decided they would make it as a stand-alone game and improved the engine.

Related Web Sites

  • Official Worms: Armageddon Site (Still hosted by Team17, the official website holds many goodies and frequent game updates that make it more compatible with newer systems.)
  • The Allotment (Almost everything about Worms Armaggedon can be found here. Strategy guides, speech packs, new graveyards, and of course, Worms news.)
  • The Worms Universe (One of the biggest and oldest Worms sites around. Tons of content are available there.)
Adam Baratz (1350) added Worms Armageddon (PlayStation) on Apr 14, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10772), Vincent Valentine (25) and Adam Baratz (1350)