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  • Summary: Worms Battlegrounds features an extensive single player campaign spanning 25 story missions and 10 “Worm-Ops” time-attack missions, which are set across five stunning environments (Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan and Industrial Revolution) with new day-to-night lighting transitions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 80
    All eventualities considered it's a matter of refinement rather than revolution for PlayStation's best-loved worm-based series, with developer Team17 tinkering and toying to make Worms Battlegrounds the most definitive entry in the series to date.
  2. May 28, 2014
    78
    Worms hits the next generation with a good game, as fun as always and with a new clan system that expand its online features. However, the formula doesn't seem to evolve, so maybe the series deserves a rest.
  3. May 28, 2014
    70
    If you don’t like the series this won’t convert you, but if you do, well, you already know what you’re getting.
  4. May 28, 2014
    60
    Listen, it’s a Worms game. It’s the same as every other Worms game. It has exploding sheep and comedy regional accents. That’s the joke, take it or leave it.
  5. Jun 28, 2014
    60
    If the game left less to chance, perhaps we'd be somewhat more ready to join their ranks. [Issue#149, p.120]
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    60
    Worms Battlegrounds continues to impress in multiplayer, offering more of the same team-based battles and outrageous weapons. But it's not the most unique or exciting Worms release, and you'd be hard pressed to pick it out of a lineup
  7. That those thrills are buried beneath so much frustration, however, is utter madness. [Aug 2014, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 21, 2014
    10
    Best Worms game since Open Warfare 2 for DS 7 years ago. Online multiplayer is quick and responsive with no lag. Worms is Worms, either youBest Worms game since Open Warfare 2 for DS 7 years ago. Online multiplayer is quick and responsive with no lag. Worms is Worms, either you love it or its not for you. This is the best iteration yet with every weapon you could ever want. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2014
    9
    Best Worms game since a long time... and i played alot of them

    I liked the whole package i've got. Especially the "Couch-Mulitplayer" was
    Best Worms game since a long time... and i played alot of them

    I liked the whole package i've got.
    Especially the "Couch-Mulitplayer" was very fun to play with my friends!
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  3. Dec 15, 2014
    6
    Worms Battlegrounds is the latest game from Team 17, the masterminds of one of my favourite series, The Worms.

    The point of the game is as
    Worms Battlegrounds is the latest game from Team 17, the masterminds of one of my favourite series, The Worms.

    The point of the game is as in the series tradition, destroy the opposing team, using a variety of hilariously designed weapons. In Battlegrounds there are over 60 to choose from and I must admit, a lot of them felt like they were forced into the game, you will likely use a fraction of them without even thinking about the rest.

    As with most recent versions of the game, there is a dedicated single player mode, along with the various multiplayer options. In Battlegrounds the is a story of sorts designed to push you through the numerous levels. The ”story mode” really annoyed me, mostly because of the consistently gameplay-interrupting female narrator. This whole mode also felt like it was unnecessarily put into the game. It was uninteresting and overall, boring.

    Although, the story mode does a good job of introducing to the game’s mechanics but I really don’t think it was necessary. I’m not a huge fan of forced tutorials and I certainly wasn’t a fan of a tutorials in Worms Battlegrounds. For Worms Veterans I’d recommend you jump straight into the multiplayer mode.

    Thanks to the introduction of online over the past few years, Worms can be played online and runs pretty well, again retaining the usual formula of games of old. Up to four players can take part in a battle, with modes split across just the two variations. Deathmatch, which has the usual setup, with your various team members spread randomly across the map.

    Worms should be played with friends in local and online multiplayer. A lot of time you’ll get thrown into the game against two people who are in the same clan and you’ll get eliminated quickly because friends usually work together so they’ll attack you first, this is very annoying so, get some friends and enjoy the multiplayer experience.

    Speaking of local multiplayer, thanks to remote play, you can play with a mix of Dual Shock and Vita and the game does translate really well to the small screen and let us not kid around here, giving some verbal abuse to someone in the same room when you destroy their Worms with a sheep will never get old.

    Let’s talk about customization, you can customize your Worm as you like, from the usual name changing, you can also customize their appearance, make a clan logo and a ton of different stuff.

    If you’ve never played Worms before(why?) you should definitely pick this one up, it is really fun with friends and in my opinion, multiplayer/local is the only way to play Worms. The inclusion of single player did not benefit this game in any way. However, if you are still playing older iterations, it doesn’t really offer enough to warrant you moving on.

    Lastly, the latest itteration of Worms is not a terrible game, it’s a Worms game and that’s it. It doesn’t try to be anything else and that’s good. Seeing how the Worms games do not change over the years raises a question, what are we going to see next in The Worms series? A signle-player third person adventure game? Perhaps a 3D third person tower defense game, sort of like PvZ Garden Warfare–I hope not. Whatever they are going to do, I can’t wait to see it.
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  4. Jul 10, 2014
    3
    Absolutely appallingly bad to the point where I can't be bothered enough to say more. I've never called for a refund before but this takesAbsolutely appallingly bad to the point where I can't be bothered enough to say more. I've never called for a refund before but this takes the cake... Expand

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