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Worms: Open Warfare isn't a follow-up to the Worms series, but rather a new version made specifically for contemporary handheld consoles. Instead of keeping on with the 3D style of Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem, the game goes back to its roots, featuring the classical 2D gameplay and smaller weapon set from the first Worms games.

Each player has a team of worms that has to battle it out against opponent teams in a destructible terrain, with several wacky weapons at their disposal, similar to artillery games. The player can either opt for the single-player mode, competing in custom matches or setting challenges against computer teams; or play against human opponents in hotswap or multiplayer modes. The DS version features single cartridge multiplayer and the PSP version features wireless Ad-Hoc functionality.


Worms: Open Warfare PSP Tutorial mode
Worms: Open Warfare PSP Killer sheep
Worms: Open Warfare PSP Ka-boom!
Worms: Open Warfare PSP War in outer space

Promo Images

Worms: Open Warfare Screenshot
Worms: Open Warfare Screenshot
Worms: Open Warfare Screenshot
Worms: Open Warfare Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Worms: Открытая война" -- Russian spelling

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To the roots Nintendo DS NeoJ (455)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age PSP 2006 A 100 PSP Mar 17, 2006 86 out of 100 86
N-Zone Nintendo DS Apr 12, 2006 84 out of 100 84
GameZone Nintendo DS Apr 04, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Mar 22, 2006 3.5 out of 5 70 Nintendo DS Mar 28, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameCell UK Nintendo DS 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS May, 2006 7 out of 10 70
neXGam Nintendo DS 2006 4.9 out of 10 49
3DAvenue Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The videos inside the game are actually remade sequences from the first two Worms games, made with the new graphical style.

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