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  • Summary: Indeed, while the most celebrated features of the series are present and correct, Worms Reloaded also sports a large amount of new additions to almost every facet of the gameplay experience. Over 60 single-player missions (including new Warzone Campaign and Bodycount Mode), a fully featured landscape creator, 45+ plus weapons spanning the entire Worms series and a huge currency based customization system - all wrapped up in HD quality visuals - means that Worms Reloaded will be a highly enjoyable experience, whether playing alone or with friends. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Although Worms Reloaded has its share of rare but notable problems, it is without a doubt the pinnacle of the franchise, the single best and most complete version of Worms to date.
  2. Worms: Reloaded is a very welcome return to form for Team 17. Reprising the game's classic 2D battlefields, Reloaded pits two customisable platoons of comic worms against one another in hilarious trajectory-based warfare.
  3. The good old Worms is back on pc and it's looking better than ever. A lot of missions and game modes will take a lot of time to complete, and the multiplayer it's more than enough of a reason to justify the purchase for old-time fans of the series and newcomers alike. The only criticism we have is that in 15 years the gameplay remained basically unchanged from that of the original title. It's still great fun, but maybe it's time for something new.
  4. These hiccups aside, Worms Reloaded is a welcome, engaging and worthwhile title, and a measured balance of old and new.
  5. Playing Worms Reloaded made me feel like I just opened a time capsule from 10 years ago. It shows that even such a simple game of worm warfare, can stand the test of time, and still be as entertaining as it once was.
  6. People who have been playing the series since the early versions may want to skip this skip this edition for a less expensive one later on as well, or just wait for the game to be discounted somewhere.
  7. Worms Reloaded may not offer enough in the form of new content for those who have played past games in the series, but taken on its own the game is enjoyable and newcomers should definitely consider giving it a try.

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  1. Nov 24, 2012
    when I played the 1st worms I always thought that they needed more weapons in the game, but when i found worms reloaded with new weapon load outs i bought it on the spot now i play it every day i would recommend this game to everybody i saw!
  2. Sep 5, 2010
    This is a must own for any serious gamer. Clearly a great game to add into any evenings rotation. I get such joy when I cause big holes in the map killing all my prey. Who doesn't love sending a sheep on its way to lay waste to some nub. Overall not much new but its nice to have a newer version of worms and for the price there asking who cares its pocket change to a great gaming company who at least had the sense not to ruin a great 2d game Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2010
    I'm not going to describe the gameplay because if you made to this review you already should have some idea what the game is about. I've been playing this on PC and haven't experienced half of the problems other people are complaining about, however the only problem I do have with the game are constant bugs. I have a halfway decent PC that is less than a year old but every so often the game will just freeze up for no apparent reason. Sometimes you won't be able to move your wom in multi-player but other players will see you and in turn you will have to quit the game and relaunch it all together. There are many other minor bugs that will probably be fixed by time anyone reads this review. Bugs aside I think most people need to realize that even though this game may or may not be a "Classic" it's still a casual game and shouldn't be take so seriously. The single player is very well designed; you not only unlock weapons and additional items but it will help train you as you progress. There is a firing range mode where you can practice with whatever weapons, tools, etc. you like, so there should be no complaint with players not being familiar with the controls. The multi-player does like previously stated have bugs but most of the time you probably wont have a problem and it's actually really fun. You can custom make game modes, you can custom make levels, and there is a decent amount of customization to your worms. Plus they have scheduled regular patches which will have new content and bug fixes in the future. Anyone that is old enough to remember the original Worms game back in the 90's should come to appreciate not only the work that Team17 put into creating the game to feel like the classic we all grew to love but will most likely notice the major face-lift it received as well. Younger gamers may not enjoy this as much because it's not an instant gratification type game, but again it's a casual game to be enjoyed with patience. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2010
    I really looked forward to play the new Worms, as the trailers were amazing and I expected a fresh, nice looking, improved Worms Armageddon with an overworked multiplayer experience. So, I pre-purchased the game on Steam, waited for the release timer to hit zero and then immediately downloaded. And what I got was... a game, which does not look finished yet, and is not what I expected. Let me explain.

    At first, the menu. I am not a fan of the new style (which was introduced with Worms 3D), but that is not, what really annoys me with the main menu. It is just every menu point listed under the other, without any pictures or structure - really annoying. I miss the old Worms Armageddon navigation, it was awesome. The next is the tutorial, which is nothing to say about, but it let me get to know the new gameplay and the new ingame look. In both issues, old things were changed senseless and I get the feeling that Team17 does not know what was nice and fun at Worms Armageddon and randomly changed things or built a whole new game, which differs MUCH from the old Worms. The look does not appear fresh and "HD" to me - it looks like an unfinished beta of what Worms Reloaded could have become. The good old comic look was changed to a new style with comic worms mixed with realistic-like fire and annoying 3D backgrounds. The life counter look terrible, the projectiles are much too small, but the confusing explosions are most terrible. Every explosion shakes the screen and has a HUGE animation, although the real impact (damage and terrain destruction) is just the burst of a little mine. The inventory is now full screen and not any longer reachable with the F-keys - another random change with a lame result. The only good addition that kept in my mind is the new zoom function, which is really helpful.

    Maybe I could become accustomed with the new look, but the gameplay messes everything up. The whole physics engine has been written new and nothing behaves as you know it. The aiming sucks, the bazooka not only looks awful but also is not any longer comparable to the old bazooka from Worms Armageddon. The ninja rope sucks big times, as it feels more like the bungee rope, the balancing from all weapons is totally new, you cannot examine the amount of damage the new weapons deal due to the fact that EVERY explosion looks like the holy grenade. The AI of the bots is not balanced too, in one move the computer fires the bazooka right into his teammates, in the next he makes unbelievable aimshots over the whole map and destroys your whole team with it. This is not what was promised on the store page.

    The singleplayer missions are really lame and dissapointing, nearly the same every mission. The other singleplayer challenges are bad structured and not very funny - they were much better in Worms Armageddon, with medals and records, but here everything you get is a lame point score. The good thing is, you can compare this blank score to results of other Worms players all over the world in a new ranking.

    I could go on and criticise a lot more details in this game (e.g. sound), but I think you see were this is going. I am a huge fan of the old-fashioned Worms, but this new Worms is not what i expected. Everyone who has spent hours with hot-seat games (I think Worms is maybe the best hot-seat game ever) on your couch with friends in Worms Armageddon should stay with this and not buy Worms Reloaded. In Worms Armageddon everything feels better, looks better and is solved better than in this remake (except the improved internet mode). Maybe I should not have expected a overworked and improved Worms Armageddon suited for online play. Maybe my fault. For all who are new to Worms, save the money and play Worms Armageddon, although i am not saying that you could have fun with this new worms.
  5. Jul 28, 2013
    I had a hard time getting used to this game and I can't say I did. Campaign is a stereotype. Zero funky and interesting levels, just "kill all enemies". Game menu is a total failure. It's navigation, design and decomposition.

    Zero (even negative) upgrades from old 2D worms. Seriously, this game is only good when you want to have fun time with friends (I highly recommend controller for such session). Apart from this, the game is just a huge sack of disappointment.
  6. Aug 26, 2010
    I've been a die-hard Worms fan since the first one. And i was really looking forward to this one. But this is not the updated Worms Armageddon everyone was waiting for. This is a PC port of the lousy xbla and psn version. The controls are sketchy, the physics awfully off and simplistic, and the HUD looks like a placeholder for beta testing. A blue box with yellow text. That's it, nothing more, nothing less, extremely boring. All customisation options are gone, except which hats you fancy on your Worms, and their voice. Seriously ?

    Basically, it's like a cheap rip-off of Worms Armageddon. Everything is off or don't feel right. The AI is terrible. Last time i played, the computer managed to kill ALL HIS WORMS in one single shot. And my Worms weren't even near. I think he wanted to end his misery.

    My advice ? if you still have windows xp, find yourself a copy of Worms World Party, which still run on almost every computer flawlessly.
  7. Aug 29, 2011
    As a fan of the original I was thrilled to play Worms Reloaded! Allthough after a few moments I discovered that it is no longer possible to team up with a human player against AI players. What the Hell? This was one of the most awesome features of Worms since Worms 2! I agree that this version has made backward progress. It is very sad to see, I would not recommend this game to my friends. Expand

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