Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 85
    This is one of the most fun multiplayer games around, and now the single-player campaign provides a satisfying experience, as well.
  2. Though I slightly miss the facility to generate random landscape types, this is a tiny insignificant niggle. Worms 2: Armageddon is sublime and should definitely be high on your XBLA shopping list.
  3. Why Team17 didn't just make this game the first time around instead of last year's abomination, I don't know, but it was worth the wait. Fortunately, this time it's actually worth looking into.
  4. This Worms release is by far one of the best in recent memory and does an excellent job of providing fresh graphics that remain true to the original style.
  5. For the $10 price of admission, Worms 2: Armageddon is a hard game to pass up if you've ever remotely been interested in the series. There's a slew of content here and lots of replay value due to the massive quantity of unlockables and level of customization that the game allows.
  6. Worms 2: Armageddon is the complete XBLA answer to the franchise that fans have been waiting for. Worms 2 is also good enough for me to recommend it to new fans of the series; even more so than the free PC demos floating about in cyberspace.
  7. Worms 2 is one of the most enjoyable arcade games out there. If you want an addictive multiplayer game for no more than 800 MS points then there is none better.
  8. 85
    Worms 2: Armageddon is a worthy follow-up to 2007's Worms. With an improved online infrastructure, new vertical levels and a variety of gameplay options, the game will keep you entertained for a long time.
  9. The new weapons, improved campaign and great Xbox LIVE game modes make Worms 2: Armageddon, like its predecessor, a contender for best Xbox LIVE Arcade title.
  10. 85
    The campaign mode is genuinely good fun, mixing in puzzle levels that really do challenge you to think outside of the box.
  11. Worms 2: Armageddon is a great arcade title that offers more content than most retail boxes, and at times, better gameplay.
  12. By improving on its predecessor, Worms 2: Armageddon adeptly captures the thrill and hilarity of this classic series.
  13. If you haven't played Worms before, pick this up. Otherwise, you're probably best to stick with what you've got. Worms 2: Armageddon is great fun, just as it was ten years ago.
  14. At the end of the day, Worms 2: Armageddon is an entertaining game and is a breath of fresh air from stock standard sports and shooters.
  15. Armageddon is one of the best recent party games in the Arcade service of Xbox 360, and probably the best Worms game to date.
  16. While the unlocking system is a pain to get used to, the unlocks make it worth suffering through, for the most part. And like the first Worms, Armageddon supports DLC, so there's a good chance extra content will be showing up by the time you are through with everything it has to offer. Worms, assemble!
  17. 90
    Best weapons to date, crystal clear sound, easier control than previous Worms games.
  18. Still awesome online. [Aug 2009, p.94]
  19. An emergent party game that's fun for everyone to take part in even if they don't crawl away the victor. [July 2009, p.130]
  20. This Xbox 360 edition is the best Worms game to date, but the concept could definitely use an overhaul.
  21. The best Worms ever. [Sept 2009, p.103]
  22. $10 of joy. [Oct 2009, p.82]
  23. Between all of the solo gaming available, the tons of fun you can have on Xbox Live, and the potential for more of both with DLC, you're looking at a great purchase for just 800 Microsoft Points ($10 / £6.80).
  24. Love it, loathe it or ignore it, the formula always works. [Issue#47, p.100]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Andrew
    Oct 9, 2009
    The Xbox worms games have nothing on the 2nd gen 2D PC worms games. The good worms games: Worms 2, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party on the PC. The controls worked really well, the complete customisation available and the attention to detail in the weapon selection and landscapes were fantastic, these arcade worms are not a patch on them. Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2012
    Worms has come a long way. And this, is one of the best Worms game out there. The graphics are pretty nice and it has decent weapons choices. Because, the more weapons at your disposal, the more fun and addicting it is. Especially with multiplayer mode. Multiplayer is totally, the best part of the game, as you can spend time with a friend blowing each other up. That aside, the campaign is pretty decent and can get quite challenging at parts. In the end, Worms 2: Armageddon is a great game, that you should get if you get the chance. It earns a 9/10 from me. Full Review »
  3. JohnH
    Jul 5, 2009
    Great game, all the fun I remember from the PC version back in the 90's and enough customization for replay value. I'm sure they'll add some DLC too for people who want more! Full Review »