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Worms: Open Warfare 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
75
4.2
PSP
80
4.7

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Platform Votes Score
Nintendo DS 2 4.2
PSP 3 4.7
Combined MobyScore 5 4.5


The Press Says

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100
PSP1UP
There's very little to fault in OW2. The odd control issue still exists (like accidentally jumping off an edge when you meant to jump backward), but that's a running fault of the series and not exclusive to this installment (though it should still be fixed). It can also be crushingly hard, especially a little way into the campaign; it's nothing a Worms regular can't handle, but it may be frustrating for newcomers. In the end, OW2 looks and sounds great, and offers more content than any Worms before it. It's an excellent value and a wonderful addition to the PSP's action-strategy lineup.
90
PSPPlaystation Illustrated
All the working pieces of Worms 2: Open Warfare can be summed up nicely in a few words. The only buttons you press are to select a weapon and fire a weapon. Moving around the screen is a strategic component since the worm soldiers move slowly and have relatively no cover from weapons. Only the inaccuracy of your enemy saves you sometimes. Learning to leverage some weapons to move your soldier around the battlefield more quickly is essential. Not overdoing it on your attacks, using attacks incorrectly, or triggering the correct attack at the wrong time are all learning lessons. Like The Colonel's Recipe, the secret of success for Worms is secure but in evidence constantly. The addition of online features makes this a complete keeper and a title sure to knock most other strategy games off your bookshelf. Get your Worms on...
90
PSPGameplanet
If you are looking for a game to play anywhere, anytime, and with anyone for that matter Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a great place to start.
90
Nintendo DSRealVG
I'll get the ball rolling by pointing out that this is not the same game as the first Worms Open Warfare on the DS. That game was a terrible mess of a port, developed by a company who had no idea what they were doing. This time the job of porting the game to the DS has been given to TwoTribes, who have a great track record and an apparent love for the series, having themselves been responsible for porting Worms World Party to the Ngage, rather superbly I might add, some years prior.
89
Nintendo DSAtomic Gamer
Overall, Open Warfare 2 is a far superior product to the original Open Warfare game on the DS. You have much better multiplayer, a wider variety of weapons, and a wealth of customization options. This is the type of game you can toss in your DS and play for a few minutes on a quick bus ride or for a couple of hours on a trip. If you’re at all leary of picking up Open Warfare 2 after the lackluster opener to the series, don’t fret – this game is the real deal.
88
Nintendo DSWorth Playing
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a terrific game. The gameplay is simple, fun and forever addictive, and it's coupled with chunky, colorful graphics and a multiplayer system which has served as the de facto model for many other titles. It incorporates the touch controls system and graphical capabilities of the DS so well that you'd never expect the series had been offered on any other platform. The only complaint that can truly be brought is that the concept has been done again and again. Even though the game plays like a dream and doesn't look or feel dated, veteran Worms gamers may find little here that they already haven't seen in previous titles, indicating that this may well be one of the last times Team 17 can use this formula successfully.
87
Nintendo DSIGN
The Nintendo DS and its tiny screens may not be the best outlet for the classic Worms experience, but THQ and Two Tribes managed to bring it all together for the handheld gamers. Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a massive upgrade to the original game, so much so that it really should have been its own brand instead of "Number Two" of the 2005 release. Awesome single player campaigns, fantastic multiplayer support, and some unexpected treats specific to the unique features of the handheld. It absolutely trounces the first game in every category and finally gives the Nintendo DS the true Worms experience.
85
PSPPSX Extreme
If you're a big fan of strategy games, then I strongly urge you to take a look at Worms: Open Warfare 2. Team 17 has crafted yet another entry into this fine franchise, and the overall results are nothing short of solid. Worms is a highly simplistic, yet very addictive and engaging strategy game that is sure to have you coming back to it very, frequently. And with a price tag of only $30, it makes the purchase all that much easier
85
Nintendo DSKombo.com
It's pretty safe to say that at the end of the year when we look back that Worms: Open Warfare 2 will most likely stand out as one of the finest titles the DS saw all year. While it's easy to miss the game due to its release so close to some other heavy hitters, we hope that DS owners will find a way to give this game a try. The game is another great asset to an already stellar library for the Nintendo DS.
85
PSPGameZone
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is top-of-the-line strategy game entertainment. It’s so different from everything else that’s out there (outside of other Worms games, of course). If you enjoy the series, don’t wait for Christmas, your birthday or some other big day – this is a game to own now, before the crazy fall gaming months are here. And if you’ve never played a Worms game before, make this your first journey into the greatest multi-platform strategy franchise.
84
PSPGamingExcellence
Much like almost every iteration of the series, Worms: Open Warfare 2 does not seek to completely revolutionize the series, but merely adds another layer of weapons, modes, and customizations. The AI can be a bit frustrating at times but looking beyond that is the standard enjoyable gameplay that everyone has come to expect from the series.
83
Nintendo DS4Players.de
Jawoll, so mag ich das! Ich hatte noch nie so viel Spaß am Würmer metzeln wie mit dem neuen DS-Teil. Diesmal gibt es nicht nur eine lauwarme Neuauflage mit ein paar neuen Waffen und Szenarien. Statt dessen wartet ein umfangreicher Online-Modus auf euch, bei dem ihr nicht nur Bekannte mit einem Freundescode, sondern auch ebenbürtige Mitspieler aus dem Matchmaking in einer Liste sammeln dürft. Außerdem bringen Erdbeben, die Sicht verdeckende Wolken und andere Zufallsereignisse frischen Wind in den Spielverlauf. Auch Solisten werden dank dem neuen Rätselmodus und den Minispielchen gut unterhalten. Leider merkt man an allen Ecken und Enden, dass das Spiel offenbar mit der heißen Nadel gestrickt wurde: Die Menüs sind unübersichtlich, die KI-Würmer immer noch nicht schlauer und im Rätselmodus müsst ihr nach jeder Aktion sekundenlang warten, bis euer winziger Kriechtier zum tausendsten mal »Verstanden!« gebrüllt hat.
83
PSPGame Revolution
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a great version of the classic game for the handheld systems. Besides some neat online features for the PSP and interesting gameplay modes on the DS, this game doesn't really offer anything new, but that's not a bad thing. What you have here is a solid game and an excellent purchase for anyone owning a portable system.
83
PSPIGN
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a well-made game and deserves the attention of any Worms fan. The impressive collection of modes and customizable options, including an extensive level editor, gives you plenty of play time out of this single UMD, and the amount of strategy that stems from the weapon set diversity is stellar. Finally, Worms just has a good sense of humor and the quirky animated cutscenes are a testament to this mentality. If you want a very good (though somewhat flawed) strategy game, this is certainly one to look out for. Just be careful of Super Sheep... they're vicious little critters.
80
Nintendo DSFragland.net
Don't expect tons of innovations in this new part from the Worms series. The game is the same as years ago and I can only applaud that. This is the Worms I fell in love with and still have warm feelings for. Open Warfare 2 is an amusing total package that guarantees ours of gaming fun for young and old.
80
Nintendo DSGameSpy
Diehard Worms fans might have thought they'd hit the jackpot with the recently-released Xbox Marketplace version, but Worms: Open Warfare 2 takes that quality return to form to another level. By picking and choosing the best elements of every traditional Worms game and adding a number of new ones to the mix, THQ, Team 17 and Two Tribes have not only turned out the best Worms game of all time, but a title that stands on its own as a truly excellent piece of DS software.
80
PSPEurogamer.net (UK)
This surfeit of options sums up the whole Open Warfare 2 experience. There's so much gameplay crammed into this UMD, all of it undeniably part of the series heritage yet often refreshingly unique, that it's arguably the first truly essential Worms game since Worms 2. And, best of all, this explosion of new additions enhances the core appeal, rather than simply being mindless clutter thrown in to pad out a press relelase. Team 17 clearly took a long, hard look at what Worms fans would want from a handheld title in this age of wireless multiplayer, and went out of their way to deliver on that promise. From the fully-featured multiplayer to a host of carefully crafted single player modes, Worms hasn't been this fresh in years. Yay.
80
PSPGameSpy
Diehard Worms fans might have thought they'd hit the jackpot with the recently-released Xbox Marketplace version of Worms, but Worms: Open Warfare 2 takes that quality return to form to another level. By picking and choosing the best elements of every traditional Worms game and adding a number of new ones to the mix, THQ and Team 17 have not only turned out one of the best Worms game of all time, but a maddeningly addictive title that stands on its own as a truly excellent piece of PSP software.
80
PSPvideogamer.com
So, whether online Worms floats your boat or it's a nostalgia trip you're after, this is the Worms game to get. At £30, it's a bit pricey for what is essentially something not much different from the last game, but with online play, Worms Open Warfare 2 has to go down as the series' definitive version.
80
PSPHonestGamers
At its very core, Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a simple game. It's entertaining, but not overbearing. It's small, but not insignificant. The game keeps an aging license fresh enough to be worth a purchase. It provides a slew of gameplay options, and is basically a portrait of what all portable games should be. Playable for a short time, but fun for a long time.
80
PSPWorth Playing
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a title that is easy to learn, but difficult to master. The game will provide hours of fun both in single- and multiplayer modes, and the ability to design your own levels and download new content adds an enormous amount of replay value to a game that rarely plays the same way twice. The game's pacing could be picked up a bit, but it won't keep you out of the war. I recommend seeking out the enemy worms and enjoying some small-scale portable destruction.
80
Nintendo DSSuper Play
För en gångs skull bjuder Worms på engagerande uppdrag och märkligt underhållande pussel för ensamma spelare. Multiplayermöjligheterna är fortsatt suveräna.
80
Nintendo DSJeuxvideo.com
Worms Open Warfare 2 nous promet de longues heures de rigolades et de batailles acharnées. Réussi dans tous les domaines, ce nouvel opus enterre littéralement son prédécesseur. Le titre parvient en effet à retrouver l'essence des vieux épisodes de la série, tout en modernisant un tantinet la formule. Il est évident qu'on ne parlera pas de révolution, mais il est clair que nous nous trouvons en présence d'un des meilleurs épisodes à ce jour.
80
PSPJeuxvideo.com
Worms Open Warfare 2 nous promet de longues heures de rigolades et de batailles acharnées. Réussi dans tous les domaines, ce nouvel opus enterre littéralement son prédécesseur. Le titre parvient en effet à retrouver l'essence des vieux épisodes de la série, tout en modernisant un tantinet la formule. Il est évident qu'on ne parlera pas de révolution, mais il est clair que nous nous trouvons en présence d'un des meilleurs épisodes à ce jour.
80
PSPFuturegamez.net
Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a fantastic follow up that adds a bit more spit and polish and quite a few more game modes. This is a fantastic title - let's just hope Team 17 continue to remain in the 2D realm with this series.
80
PSPRealVG
Never mind that, though - this is still a damned fine Worms, certainly the finest of the two available on the PSP and definitely one of the best in the series period. If you have a PSP, you'll not do wrong to buy this game.
75
PSPPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
While the gameplay in Worms: Open Warfare 2 is essentially the same as has been seen through the series, it’s the content, customisation and multiplayer additions that have been made to the game that put it above last year’s effort. While AI issues have always been prevelant, the real issue with the game is it’s sometimes sluggish pace, which is particularly noticeable on a handheld format. So long as you have a few friends to join in with you, there is no better combination of turn-based strategy and unashamed destruction then Worms: Open Warfare 2.
75
Nintendo DSGame Informer Magazine
It’s Worms! At first, I wanted to just leave those two words as my whole review. After all, that’s pretty much all most people need to know about a Worms game. This is essentially the same game we have all been playing on PCs and consoles since 1994. The Worms formula has translated perfectly to the handheld here, but this entry feels a little less rushed than the last DS title did. The Campaign mode offers a little variety with slightly varied missions and even some boss battles, but if you’ve never liked Worms’ brand of zany, artillery-heavy 2D action, well, not much has changed.
75
Nintendo DSGameZone
The Worm's series has had a long history, but Worms 2: Open Warfare for the DS is quite simply one of the best versions - considerably better than the first Worms for the DS. From the dual-screen to the spare use of touch screen to slick Wi-fi modes, the developers have really streamlined this game into a very cohesive package.
70
PSPGamernode
The fun is still alive, but it's the same fun you've had before. If you're a diehard Worms fan, you've probably got this. If you aren't, you'd do just as well buying an older (and cheaper) Worms game.
70
PSPD+PAD Magazine
With a charming visual style, a wealth of customisation options and a terrific use of the PSP's strengths, Worms: Open Warfare 2 all adds up to a very enjoyable game. A refinement of all things Worms condensed into an impressive handheld package. A few frustrations mar proceedings somewhat but ultimately this is the best Worms game in years.
70
PSPPower Unlimited
Gelukkig is Worms Open Warfare 2 ook qua gameplay lekker simpel gebleven. Het oeroude principe van verschillende wormenteams die tegen elkaar strijden is van vertrouwd niveau, net als die meesterlijke Hongaarse, Russische en Britse stemmetjes. En ook nu weer beschikken de oorlogszuchtige wezentjes over een bruut arsenaal aan wapens. Denk aan rocketlaunchers, shotguns, dynamietstaven en luchtbommen, maar ook parachutes, jetpacks en teleports. Genoeg om al je dodelijke creativiteit in kwijt te kunnen. Nieuw zijn enkele puzzelonderdelen, maar het gaat natuurlijk om de klassieke deathmatch die je multiplayer tegen elkaar speelt. Da’s gewoon het leukste. Net als vroeger. De Worms OW2 gameplay voelt als een tripje terug in de tijd, en daar is in dit geval niks mis mee.
70
PSPGameCell UK
The problems with the AI make things a little inconsistent and unrewarding and it would have been nice if we could have found someone to play against on the servers via Wifi. But there’s enough charm and fun to be had in the same old way that you can’t help but chuckle when you prod a helpless worm onto a mine and then into the sea…
70
PSPGameSpot
Though the additions and adjustments to the standard Worms experience aren't game changing, the playful violence and light strategy still hold up.
70
Nintendo DSGameSpot
Though the additions and adjustments to the standard Worms experience aren't game changing, the playful violence and light strategy still hold up.
60
Nintendo DSNintendo Spin
I like the idea of a handheld Worms game. I just don't like what happened to this one. It's apparent a lot of time and energy was spent in making this a robust experience, what with the many modes outside of the campaign and all the customizable options that hearken to the franchise's roots. Dropping a banana bomb on someone and scurrying away is amusing no matter where it's done, but Worms on DS just doesn't give these moments quite the justice they deserve. The screen is too small for this kind of gameplay, and the multiplayer has been completely botched. You may not like hearing this, but Worms: Open Warfare 2 is probably better played on a PSP.
16
Nintendo DSLawrence
It's really a shame to see yet another Worms game receive this kind of treatment from Team17. The 3D renditions from 05' could always be attributed to the possibility that the series just doesn't translate well to 3D, but Open Warfare should have been so much better and there really is no excuse for this. It's just laziness. Fans of the series will be the most disappointed with this game, but are likely to be the only ones who might enjoy it as well. Quite honestly, you'd have to be a fan of the series to really enjoy Open Warfare and even then I imagine the interest would be fleeting at best. Wi-Fi support could have really saved this game and delivered an experience that fans would love, but as it is now, you'd have more fun re-installing Armageddon on the PC.