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  • Summary: Players can challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future. Battles include the Spanish Armada conquest inPlayers can challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future. Battles include the Spanish Armada conquest in "Pirates!," the frontlines of real war in "World War II" and laser shooting spaceships in "Space War!," among others. In addition to the classic Deathmatch mode, the game also includes robust new single and multiplayer modes such as Rope Race, Fort, Puzzle and Campaign modes that challenge players to use new strategies and teamwork to defeat their enemies. The new Firing Range allows gamers to test their weapons skills, including 11 new weapons like the Bunker Buster and Buffalo of Lies as well as classics such as the Super Sheep, Concrete Donkey and the Holy Hand Grenade. Gamers that take the battle online will be able to demonstrate their Worms combat prowess with daily updated stats and leaderboards on the official Worms website. Players will also enjoy the new, in-depth customization options including custom landscape and team flag editors in addition to modified hats, tombstones and victory dances for their worm teams. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 95
    The bottom line is that Worms has always been a fantastic game so it all comes down to how complete a given installment is, and Worms Open Warfare 2 is easily the defining title in the series. [Oct 2007, p.87]
  2. Open Warfare 2 combines the franchise’s polished gameplay with several new modes and a robust online component to create the best Worms title in many years.
  3. 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.
  4. 80
    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.
  5. Tightly woven gameplay makes this a great addition to the series. If only more touch screen could have been implemented.
  6. This is a great game for DS Wi-Fi, and for once it is one that isn't made by Nintendo themselves. There is may not be much more to this game, but for fans that should be more than enough.
  7. A solid Worms game but one that's not particularly well tailored to the DS. [Oct 2007, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. TonyG.
    Oct 17, 2007
    10
    2 thumbs up, for two tribes! Finally a real deal worms game. This team should have been on the original project, which was a nightmare. This 2 thumbs up, for two tribes! Finally a real deal worms game. This team should have been on the original project, which was a nightmare. This game rightfully should be titled "Worms Done right" For any worms fan contimplating on to purchase this game....get it now before you have to spend more time trying to track down this classic gaming title. Expand
  2. ZakC.
    Sep 6, 2007
    10
    This is actually the first Worms game I've picked up since playing a demo of World Party for the PC and prior to that the original This is actually the first Worms game I've picked up since playing a demo of World Party for the PC and prior to that the original Directors Cut for the Amiga, and lets just say I'm (if you pardon the expression) blown away at how well executed it is. Two Tribes have done wonders on Team 17's flagship franchise. The campaign mode has just the right difficulty curve for "one more go", some of the puzzle stages appear to be the work of some sort of sick genius (no bad thing), and the laboratory minigame stages are a lovely touch at giving the DS version that unique feel. But of course that's not what people are buying the game for, it's the online multiplayer. Heck that alone justifies buying the game, in fact I'm willing to put it up there with Mario Kart DS as a must-own wi-fi title. Expand
  3. EricM.
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    Great game and fun to play u get addicted it is better than the old pc versoin and origanl open warfare except the big donkey is just weird.
  4. BenA.
    Sep 7, 2007
    9
    Having never played a worms game before I didn't know what to expect. I am blown away at the highly addictive and perfectly paced Having never played a worms game before I didn't know what to expect. I am blown away at the highly addictive and perfectly paced gameplay. The fort mode is an awesome idea, i recommend this to anyone who likes strategy games. Expand
  5. ThomasW.
    Sep 8, 2007
    9
    Very nice game ! So much better than the original Worms released for the DS in 2005... Wi-Fi makes it the perfect Worms game, and all of the Very nice game ! So much better than the original Worms released for the DS in 2005... Wi-Fi makes it the perfect Worms game, and all of the mini-games included using perfectly the stylus and blowing into the microphone makes it worth the price. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2012
    9
    Worms: Open Warfare 2: After 2006's disastrous Open Warfare (the PSP version was good), Team17 had Two Tribes handle this instalment. ThereWorms: Open Warfare 2: After 2006's disastrous Open Warfare (the PSP version was good), Team17 had Two Tribes handle this instalment. There are 33 weapons and utilities to use. There is a lot of customisation including the landscape and flag editor. The online is excellent and the laboratory mode is fun. However, you cannot have your own names online. This is because parents don't want a little boy playing against a weirdo because lots of kids have a DS. Verdict: Presentation: 9 - Laboratory mode is fun and online is excellent. Graphics: 8.5 - While the frame rate can nosedive during explosions the textures are high-res and attempt to push the DS. Sound: 9 - Speech banks are really funny. But you'll miss out on Thespian. Gameplay: 9.5 - Perfectly paced and the AI problems from the original Open Warfare are fixed. Lasting Appeal: 9.5 - There is a ton to do here from creating your own landscapes to online play. Overall: 9.5 - Excellent - Two Tribes have done an excellent job with this sequel and every complaint from the original Open Warfare have been addressed. Expand
  7. BlueFalcon
    Sep 21, 2007
    9
    This is the best worms to be released on any system for a long time. It makes it one of the best games on ds.