• 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. A decent and enjoyable, if quite silly, game.
  2. 75
    No online multiplayer! Not like we generally expect that from Wii games, but we should be able to by now.
  3. While it may not offer series vets much in the way of innovation, Wii owners hankering for a new game could do worse.
  4. 70
    Continues crawling forward in the same vein as its predecessors, and it does very well for itself in the Wii.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A Space Oddity continues the great gameplay and adds in some new modes like the story as well as the customizable mode where you can create your own landscape to conduct your Worm Warfare.
  8. 70
    The weapon control is fresh and fun, there’s still a huge list of options, and the CG and voice work inclusion certainly helps. If you were hoping for a robust online experience, however, that will have to wait for A Space Oddity 2, which we’re sure will be coming sometime down the line.
  9. The worms have set their sights on the Wii, and although it's limited in terms of weaponry, A Space Oddity is still a lot of fun.
  10. Perhaps the most damning criticism of Worms: A Space Oddity is that, aside from the motion controls, it's the exact same thing that you've already played a hundred times before.
  11. 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.
  12. 83
    The space theme could've been carried further, and the weapons need way more originality, but that doesn't stop A Space Oddity from being one of the most refreshing Worms in quite some time.
  13. A distinctly average Worms game that will likely only be tolerated by exactly the opposite audience it hopes to enthral. [Apr 2008, p.114]
  14. This is, in most areas, a brilliant Worms game with great gameplay mechanics, new weapons and nice visuals. But without online it's simply inferior to its DS counterparts. [Apr 2008, p.86]
  15. Beware, waggle controls go from amusing (hammering with the dropship) to pesky (the shoulder-dislocating astro punch).
  16. The game gets the controls right, and it's to be commended for that; too many times a game is ruined by tacked-on Wii controls, but such is not the case with A Space Oddity.
  17. Worse still is the complete lack of online play. Why are Wii gamers constantly gipped of this mode? [Issue#21, p.72]
  18. A decent Worms game, but nothing more. The game lacks polish in many areas and doesn’t distinguish itself from previous versions. That said, the game is still fun, especially in multiplayer.
  19. Multiplayer skirmishes still make for a good time, and I definitely support the return to 2-D, but this series just can't seem to take a real step forward without taking two steps back. [Apr 2008, p.85]
  20. 60
    Space Oddity is worth a look for the fantastic implementation of motion controls. It is great to see they nailed the core control and gameplay mechanics but it was disappointing to see some basic things such as the visuals and worthless modes fell through the cracks.
  21. As for the gameplay itself, Worms: A Space Oddity is neither ground-breaking nor a bore. It is simply a Worms title for the Wii; fun to play, best in multiplayer and always a good laugh.
  22. Aside from a story mode and some amusing unlockable minigames the only discernable difference between Space Oddity and the Worms games of ten years ago are the Wiimote controls.
  23. This is one Worms game that should be left to float off in space. [Apr 2008, p.76]
  24. One of the worst Worms games in memory. [May 2008, p.62]
  25. 60
    This is not going to be everybody’s perfect Worms, but the odd controls and odder mini-games definitely set it apart from the rest of the series. As the subtitle suggests, Space Oddity is unique.
  26. While Worms: A Space Oddity makes a solid first showing for the series on the Wii, it doesn't feel nearly as full fledged a Worms title as previous console versions. The lack of an online multiplayer mode definitely hurts things, and the less than stellar weapon and tool selection feels like a step backwards in the series.
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. 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 »