• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2007
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    With online options, fun gameplay, hilarious presentation and a can-of-worms full of extras, Open Warfare 2 shouldn't be missed by anyone.
  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. Several new modes and weapons add tremendously to the game, including an entertaining new Puzzle mode that really puts wormy minds to work.
  4. 90
    OW2 looks and sounds great, and offers more content than any Worms before it. It's an excellent value and a wonderful addition to the PSP's action-strategy lineup.
  5. Win or lose, joyous or torturous, this game is a blast and a non-stop addiction.
  6. Team 17 has crafted yet another entry into this fine franchise, and the overall results are nothing short of solid. Worms is a highly simplistic, yet very addictive and engaging strategy game that is sure to have you coming back to it very, frequently.
  7. Much like almost every iteration of the series, Worms: Open Warfare 2 does not seek to completely revolutionize the series, but merely adds another layer of weapons, modes, and customizations.
  8. 83
    The impressive collection of modes and customizable options, including an extensive level editor, gives you plenty of play time out of this single UMD, and the amount of strategy that stems from the weapon set diversity is stellar.
  9. What you have here is a solid game and an excellent purchase for anyone owning a portable system.
  10. From the fully-featured multiplayer to a host of carefully crafted single player modes, Worms hasn't been this fresh in years.
  11. Open Warfare 2 is pretty near perfect in terms of presentation, balance and content. That basically means we don’t need to see another Worms game ever, and if we do, it had better be somehow more original and better than this. So that’s it. We’re happy now, thank you very much Team 17.
  12. While it may churn over the same ground, this is a feature-laden package that will have you wriggling with pleasure.
  13. 80
    Certainly one of the best multiplayer experiences on the PSP. [Issue#157, p.94]
  14. 80
    THQ and Team 17 have not only turned out one of the best Worms game of all time, but a maddeningly addictive title that stands on its own as a truly excellent piece of PSP software.
  15. As addictive as they come. [Oct 2007, p.122]
  16. So, whether online Worms floats your boat or it's a nostalgia trip you're after, this is the Worms game to get.
  17. A title that is easy to learn, but difficult to master.
  18. A classic game with a great presentation and tons of options and gameplay modes, but nothing really new. Anyone who’s played the game in the last decade or so knows what they’re in for here.
  19. Being able to see more of the battlefield due to the widescreen form factor of the PSP is nice for aiming.
  20. A more complete package than its predecessor that keeps stubbornly to what Worms is about. [Oct 2007, p.84]
  21. 75
    Worms: Open Warfare 2 hardly reinvents the wheel but is a much better package this time round. It also can be a lot of fun.
  22. In many ways, it's the best Worms yet. There's a substantial amount of weapons, a gargantuan level of options and plenty of multiplayer fun to be had. However, it is just Worms, a game that's appeared on every format known to man for the last 13 years, and follows extremely quickly after last year's dubious handheld debut. Ultimately the question remains, how much Worms do you need?
  23. Though the additions and adjustments to the standard Worms experience aren't game changing, the playful violence and light strategy still hold up.
  24. 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.
  25. Showing its age in terms of ingenuity. Shame. [Oct 2007, p.84]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Webster
    Sep 8, 2007
    10
    For critics to deduct points from Worms for not being innovative is ridiculous. The gameplay is classic, deducting points for it is like For critics to deduct points from Worms for not being innovative is ridiculous. The gameplay is classic, deducting points for it is like deducting points from a Tetris game for its gameplay or Pacman for its gameplay. This is the most balanced, best presented, fun and strategic Worms yet. Worms is a great game for a handheld, and this game capitalizes on that. Worms fans should be pleased and this is a great package for newbies too. Most highly recommended. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    9
    pros: fun gameplay, cool weapons, no major flaws. cons: not enough pre-made maps, themes, campaign, training or time-trail missions, boringpros: fun gameplay, cool weapons, no major flaws. cons: not enough pre-made maps, themes, campaign, training or time-trail missions, boring interface. OVERALL: a fun game but it definitely needs more maps and themes. Full Review »
  3. NobyW.
    Oct 6, 2007
    2
    Would have been ok but nobody plays it online an multiplayer sucks for that reason not worth your money.