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  • Summary: Worms Forts: Under Siege! puts players in command of a crack team of up to four fort-dwelling worms. Set in the cartoon environments that will be very familiar to Worms fans, players direct their worm garrison to construct defenses to maximize strategic advantages, expand castles, seizeWorms Forts: Under Siege! puts players in command of a crack team of up to four fort-dwelling worms. Set in the cartoon environments that will be very familiar to Worms fans, players direct their worm garrison to construct defenses to maximize strategic advantages, expand castles, seize valuable victory locations and of course, build massively destructive weapons to eliminate their opponents' fortifications. Players can test their mettle in a single-player game by battling through the 20 missions, or they can take on up to four friends in the frenzy of destruction that is Fort vs. Fort mode. Massive weapons and massive destruction, including catapults, cannons, giant crossbows, bows and arrows, rocket launchers, air strikes, napalm... even nuclear strikes; For the first time in the history of the series, players can build their own castle, including towers, walls, citadels and keeps. Each building will offer unique special powers and weapons, and poor choices may leave players lagging in the arms race. [Acclaim] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. I enjoyed it immensely and welcome the new angle that Team 17 has gone for.
  2. The lack of any sort of on-line mode hurts the multiplayer game in terms of reaching a larger audience, but once you nail the new game mechanics, there’s definite fun to be had for up to four players.
  3. If you're after a genuinely funny game that features a massive challenge, then if you can overlook its obvious faults, Worms Forts: Under Siege will serve you well. The exploding refrigerators are just a bonus.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    I just wish it had that pick-up-and-go, addictive quality of its predecessors. [May 2005, p.104]
  5. games(TM)
    60
    Forts Under Siege might have enough reward on offer but the series is still relying on gamers to meet it halfway by investing ample time and patience in learning its demanding intricacies. [Dec 2004, p.112]
  6. Any improvements to the fun factor given to a multiplayer game is mostly down to all humans suffering from the same level of confusion given by a game that could do with being more like worms and less like a squeaking game of Crossbows & Catapults. More annoying than fun and not funny.
  7. The game has so many technical flaws that you simply cannot enjoy the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CalvinS.
    Dec 4, 2004
    8
    Worms Forts is the best worms game since Worms 3D.There are lots of wepons,stages,missons and items.This game is fun for the whole family.My Worms Forts is the best worms game since Worms 3D.There are lots of wepons,stages,missons and items.This game is fun for the whole family.My most fav weapon is the Giant Laser.This is a perfect game for kids. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2015
    6
    Worms Forts: Under Siege isn't a bad game, but it definitely isn't anything to write home about either. I do think it's interesting you're notWorms Forts: Under Siege isn't a bad game, but it definitely isn't anything to write home about either. I do think it's interesting you're not just crawling around the map blasting the competition for a change. You're in charge of building up fortifications and destroying that of your opponents. The annoying thing is that there are no difficulty settings and the opponents are REALLY tough. What's too bad is that landscape destruction is gone entirely. This obviously had to be done or otherwise you had no room to set up buildings, but it's still a pity. It's one of my favourite things about Worms.

    Team 17 went in a whole different direction with this one. And I'd say it's tolerable. It's not a great game by any means. But in my opinion, it's unique-ness amongst the other games in the Worms franchise makes it still worth getting for the collection. It's still classic Worms where you shoot other worms with bazookas, but this time in a different coat. Give it a try, if you like the other Worms games, you might like this one!
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  3. Sep 17, 2010
    6
    Worms Forts: Under Siege is an OK game. Good points first: Instead of using your worms to decimate your opponents, you build various buildingsWorms Forts: Under Siege is an OK game. Good points first: Instead of using your worms to decimate your opponents, you build various buildings like castles, citadels and Science Labs and use mounted weapons like the Cluster bombs and Rhino and then fling them at your enemies. The weapons are really imaginative; the Giant Lazer and the Rocket Launcher are my favourites. You can kit your Worms with various hats to make them unique. Bad Points: Matches feel slow and I never seem to finish a game against the computer because the matches just drag on. This game fairs best (like all Worms games do) if you play with human players. I prefer the other Worms games in terms of game play. Collapse