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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 Game Boy Color Title
Worms: Armageddon Windows Ready for action. The top message notifies that some seconds are left before the player takes control.
Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Main Menu
Worms: Armageddon Game Boy Color Worm armed with a bazooka!

Promo Images

Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Screenshot
Worms: Armageddon Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

"This is a game for people who like to have fun!" Windows Unrealist (197)
So frustrating! Ahhhh! Windows Quackbal (51)
Bow before the power of my Old Woman! Windows Makkios Del (5)
Good Old Fashioned Fun... PlayStation Kid Fraser (16)
Just plain sucks...but nice try Game Boy Color Dason Rise (20)

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
WomenGamers.com Windows Aug 31, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpot Windows Jul 26, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Games Dreamcast Dec, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1999 72 out of 100 72
SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PC Accelerator Windows Jul, 1999 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

When played on the 17th day of any month, listen to the Wormsong when running the game. A smiley face will appear randomly for a moment with a boing sound where the nuke symbol is.

Also, when played on Christmas Day (December 25th), the menus will not show stars, but snowballs, and all randomly generated maps will have the Christmas theme by default.

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)
Contributed to by Kartanym (12758), Vincent Valentine (28) and Adam Baratz (1483)