Worms: Open Warfare 2 DS

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2007
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. A combination of cheeky grins and exploding donkeys makes Worms: Open Warfare 2 a simple and enjoyable slice of handheld action.
  2. Though the additions and adjustments to the standard Worms experience aren't game changing, the playful violence and light strategy still hold up.
  3. If you're a veteran of the series and you want something new, there are a few new options and some sprucing up compared to past games, but this isn't the end-all-be-all for the franchise, and the customization really isn't implemented as well as it could be.
  4. 70
    While the graphics are certainly less polished than what you’d find in the PSP version, they still retain the typical Worms feel.
  5. Were THQ holding a bazooka next to your head demanding that you play Worms: Open Warfare 2 or they just might pull the trigger, then it might be worth turning on.
  6. Games Master UK
    60
    A solid Worms game but one that's not particularly well tailored to the DS. [Oct 2007, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  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.