Worms: Armageddon

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 64
81
3.3
Game Boy Color
76
3.1
Windows
82
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 Ready for action. The top message notifies that some seconds are left before the player takes control.
Worms: Armageddon Windows Ozzy has a bad day.
Worms: Armageddon Windows Super Sheep.
Worms: Armageddon Windows My team gets in trouble as Reporter and my buddy are not noticing the grenade that is about to explode.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

So frustrating! Ahhhh! Windows Quackbal (51)
Bow before the power of my Old Woman! Windows Makkios Del (5)
"This is a game for people who like to have fun!" Windows Unrealist (179)
Good Old Fashioned Fun... PlayStation Kid Fraser (13)
Just plain sucks...but nice try Game Boy Color Dason Rise (20)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 89 out of 100 89
IGN Windows Jul 02, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Game Boy Color Jan, 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 25, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamesmania.de Windows 1999 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Jan, 2000 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Accelerator Windows Jul, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Dec 08, 1999 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

There aren't going to be any more sequels to Worms at least in its present 2D form for a long time, because the developers at Team 17 believe they have exhausted all the possibilities with the concept. A 3D sequel was being looked into, but the team couldn't find a good way around the control problems.

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.)
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