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Worms Armageddon (Windows)

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4.0
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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 main menu (there are plenty of sub-menus though)
Worms Armageddon Windows title screen
Worms Armageddon Windows Ozzy has a bad day.
Worms Armageddon Windows 4...3...2.....

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

Electric Playground May 04, 2004 10 out of 10 100
IGN Jul 02, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Play Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 10, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Game Over Online Feb 04, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 1999 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 1999 78 out of 100 78
PC Accelerator Jul, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 29, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 02, 1999 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Once upon a time this game was going to be named Wormageddon, but for some reason it's name was changed before release.


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 (10766) and Adam Baratz (1344)