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Description

Worms: Armageddon is a standalone expansion to Worms 2, introducing extensive improvements and additions over the original game, among which are:
  • 16 new weapons and 6 new utilities, with some existing ones changed or rebalanced (3 were removed entirely)
  • new singleplayer campaigns and challenges
  • new gameplay schemes, some of which have to be unlocked through campaign missions (certain weapons are only available in some of these schemes)
  • new menu interface, sounds, voice banks, and music
  • new predefined maps
  • expanded map editor, included voice bank editor (the latter is a separate application)
  • teams can now have custom representative flags, victory anthems, and gravestones
  • each team is assigned a special weapon of choice - Holy Hand Grenade, Flamethrower, Mad Cows, or Old Lady
  • AI-controlled teams now have one of five difficulty settings
  • jumping controls updated so worms can jump backwards and do backflips
  • instead of selecting a worm at the start of each turn, this option is now regarded as a utility and usually has a limited number of uses
  • new multiplayer options, including a more elaborate WormNET lobby


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.

As of 2002, updates have been handled by an authorized community member named Deadcode, who was joined in 2006 by CyberShadow. The two have removed many bugs and glitches, improved game stability and compatibility for Windows operating systems that have been released along the way, added new features (more resolutions, expanded options and settings, auto-recorded match replays, full PNG support for map importing...) and integrated WormKit, an extension framework for the game which allows for easier modding. These updates have been available from Team17's servers and are included by default in subsequent digital releases.

Screenshots

Worms: Armageddon Windows Main menu (there are plenty of sub-menus though)
Worms: Armageddon Windows My team gets in trouble as Reporter and my buddy are not noticing the grenade that is about to explode.
Worms: Armageddon Windows Somebody will be happy. A gift? It's not Christmas!
Worms: Armageddon Windows Title screen

Promo Images

Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Magazine Advertisement
Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Worms: Армагеддон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Wormageddon" -- Working title
  • "WA" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

"This is a game for people who like to have fun!" Unrealist (197) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
So frustrating! Ahhhh! Quackbal (51) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Bow before the power of my Old Woman! Makkios Del (5) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Joker Feb, 1999 3 out of 3 100
Electric Playground May 04, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Power Play Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
PC Action (Germany) Feb, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Game Over Online Feb 04, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania.de 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Accelerator Jul, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 02, 1999 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Worms Armageddon was ranked # 47 in the 50 Best Games of All Time list published by PC Gamer Magazine in its April 2005 issue.

Related Web Sites

  • Worms: Armageddon (official website)
  • 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.)
  • Wikipedia: Worms: Armageddon (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
Vincent Valentine (28) added Worms: Armageddon (Windows) on Dec 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (12705), firefang9212 (79048) and Adam Baratz (1484)
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