• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2010
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    75
    Sure, with its simplistic graphics, it's definitely a budget game, but it's one that actually deserves a place outside the bargain bin. Those worms want to be on top, after all.
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    70
    Still, both Worms veterans and newcommers alike should check out Battle Islands; with such little left to expand on, this is probably as good as it's going to get. [Feb 2011, p.87]
  3. Jan 10, 2011
    70
    Worms: Battle Islands brings the classic Worms experience to the Nintendo platform and introduces a range of features that while not initially useful do enhance the playing experience when played with friends. What makes the deal better, is that it is available at a budget price.
  4. Dec 19, 2010
    70
    It won't win any new fans nor will it disappoint the market it was aimed at. Worms: Battle Islands is a thoroughly addictive game and must be played amongst friends to truly enjoy it.
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    70
    Battle Islands offers a decent balance of difficulty with plenty of assistance for those entering the battlefield for the first time.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    65
    Nothing new and few different points of view. The Worms return to Wii and PSP to face their island custom with other online players. Again, up to four players can have fun in these traditional and caricatured battles.
  7. Feb 10, 2011
    60
    Worms: Battle Islands is fun, but it's not long before it's relegated to the odd party game and the occasional commute.
  8. Jan 24, 2011
    60
    Worms is slowly getting stale and Battle Island is doing nothing to prevent that.
  9. Jan 7, 2011
    60
    If you can get some friends together for local multiplayer, you'll probably have some fun with this title, but if you're picking it up and hope to get into the online side, I'd definitely suggest avoiding this one.
  10. 50
    If you've never played a Worms game before, only own a Wii, and want a low barrier for entry, then I highly recommend this game. However, if you've ever played a Worms game before, or own any other video game system released sometime in the past decade, find a Worms game for that system, as it is probably way better than this neutered Wii version.
  11. Jan 10, 2011
    50
    Truth be told, if you are a diehard Worms fan, there is a lot of content here: character and weapon customization, local and online multiplayer, 30 campaign and puzzle stages, and core Worms gameplay essentially untouched, just how you like it. But I've never found the franchise to be more than a gimmick repeated ad nauseum, and the lack of innovation and unwillingness to take meaningful chances with the all-too-familiar formula makes this a mediocre experience before it even starts.
  12. Jan 18, 2011
    42
    The game looks really crappy for a 2D title on any console, and plays exactly the way you think it would.
  13. Feb 6, 2011
    40
    A big disappointment from a one-time great. [Christmas 2010, p.73]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 9, 2014
    10
    I love this game! I used to play Worms World Party when I was a kid. This is a great Worms Game. It has customizable areas, accessories to putI love this game! I used to play Worms World Party when I was a kid. This is a great Worms Game. It has customizable areas, accessories to put on your worms, many different areas, and much more. I love Worms Battle Islands! Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    4
    Worms Battle Islands' graphics are bad, which is somewhat surprising as they are in 2D. The game name is due to customisable islands withWorms Battle Islands' graphics are bad, which is somewhat surprising as they are in 2D. The game name is due to customisable islands with special properties, but that is utterly forgettable. There is also a level editor, which sucks because it uses the wii remote to draw landscapes. Oh, and there's a custom weapon creator. Wow, amazing! No, because it's not a custom weapon creaor at all, just selecting power (out of three stars), speed (out of three stars), etc. A bad effort. Gameplay itself can be fun, but there's nothing different about it from other worms games. The puzzle missions are tedious. Full Review »