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Worms Armageddon (Windows)

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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.

Screenshots

Worms Armageddon Windows Super Sheep.
Worms Armageddon Windows and there's even more equipping arsenal
Worms Armageddon Windows Ozzy has a bad day.
Worms Armageddon Windows main menu (there are plenty of sub-menus though)

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

So frustrating! Ahhhh! Quackbal (48) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Bow before the power of my Old Woman! Makkios Del (5) unrated
"This is a game for people who like to have fun!" Unrealist (179) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

WomenGamers.com Aug 31, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Revolution Jul 01, 1999 A- 91
GameSpot Jul 26, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Jul 02, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 10, 1999 80 out of 100 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1999 72 out of 100 72
PC Accelerator Jul, 1999 7 out of 10 70

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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.)
Vincent Valentine (25) added Worms Armageddon (Windows) on Dec 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10775) and Adam Baratz (1351)