• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. One of the worst Worms games in memory. [May 2008, p.62]
  2. The 10 year old PC game is better looking, easier to control, has more weapons and features; it doesn’t have average mini games and it has online multiplayer. What’s more, it can be had for 99 pence on eBay.
  3. It's one thing to churn out the same game ten years after it was made. It's another to churn out an inferior version and charge people full whack for it.
  4. Worms: A Space Oddity is another uninspired game which brings nothing new to the series. The special Wii-controls to use weapons is funny, but also very gimmicky. Besides that the space theme brings absolutely nothing special, unless you've always wanted to blow up blue worms.
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Johnj
    Jan 15, 2010
    1
    Terrible game. I am a huge fan of Worms, I play it almost daily in Nintendo DS. But the Wii game was just completely awful.
  2. TimB
    Apr 3, 2008
    2
    I'm a huge worms fan and was very disappointed with Team 17's turnout here. First and foremost, the camera controls are TERRIBLE. It's nearly impossible to consistently get the camera to pan across the screen. Those good old days of just move your mouse to change the camera view were tossed out of the window when they made this game. I have no clue how this game passed QC or any usability testing. The other huge downside is that there are so few weapons in the game, it gets boring. the whole fun of worms is wondering what's gonna pop out of that crate, a crazy old lady, a mad cow, an iron donkey?? No clue why the limited the game to about 25 weapons. Finally, the other annoyance i s that you have to play a rather boring story-mode to unlock the mini-games and other sound banks. This is just a pet peeve of mine, but if I shelled out the $50 for the game, I shouldn't have to complete boring, pointless challenges to unlock content that I paid for. One other major drawback - no online game play. Honestly, looking back on this... I have no idea why I bought this game. I'll most likely post it to ebay this weekend and see if I can get some of my $$ back. Overall, I'd say save your money and buy a different game. If you must have worms, I heard there's an XBOX live version of Worms 3d for $10 instead of the $50 they charge for this game. Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    1
    Worst game in the Worms franchise, and hands down one of the worst games I've ever played. I really liked Worms Armageddon and the Worms game on XBLA. They're simple, fun, require a bit of strategy, and have cool weapons that you can use to blow up your friends' worms. This game on the Wii however has some of the worst controls and mechanical issues I've ever seen. For whatever reason a team can now only have three worms, team names aren't a feature, very limited weapon selection, no online gameplay. But really more than anything it was the bad controls, it renders the game hardly playable. I only paid $4.50 for a used copy of this game and I had to return it almost immediately it was such a waste of my money. Seriously avoid this game. You'll a million times more fun skipping stones or babysitting your neighbor's dog. Full Review »