Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    85
    Despite the short campaign Worms Revolution is a must have game for all wargame fans.
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    85
    All told, this is a great game for a great price.
  3. Nov 25, 2012
    84
    The extra strategy is something we never thought we'd need, but now that we have it, we love it! [Christmas 2012, p.87]
  4. Oct 10, 2012
    82
    There is enough new content and features to make it stand up as a game on its own. It is a pleasure to play, and addictive too, although playing for too long at a time can lead to levels of epic frustration.
  5. Nov 20, 2012
    80
    While I always swore by Worms Armageddon, Worms Revolution, while it may be an iteration, feels like a whole new game and the best game in the franchise.
  6. Oct 31, 2012
    80
    Needless to say, Worms Revolution is a great game. From users who have enjoyed the game series since its launch back in 1995 to the completely new users, you will no doubt enjoy this game. The multiplayer alone brings in a ton of content that will result in a new and crazy battle each and every game.
  7. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    With better gameplay, better user interface and an overall revamp, Worms is still one of the best multiplayer experiences out there.
  8. Oct 17, 2012
    80
    Worms Revolution is more Worms, but it's more Worms with a few quirky twists. Though the water looks like jelly, it adds some never-before-possible mechanics into the world of Worms that make you ponder your plan of attack more thoughtfully.
  9. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    Worms Revolution's name may be a misnomer, as the latest iteration doesn't stray much from past games. That isn't to say that nothing has changed through. The addition of classes and renewed role of water as a tactical tool bring some much-needed variety, adding new layers of depth to the franchise's strategic topsoil.
  10. Oct 10, 2012
    80
    Revolution is good fun, and is as addictive as all of its predecessors. It's just a shame that this seems a little on the stingy side regarding the release themes. That aside, this is great addition to the Worms series, which is still one of the best set of games out there for customisation and design. Revolution is perfect for getting together with some friends, and just having a good laugh.
  11. Oct 3, 2012
    80
    On the whole, Worms Revolution proves that there's life in the old worm yet, its enhancements giving the franchise a fresh set of… uh… legs? The revolution will not be televised, unless you've got Worms.
  12. Oct 11, 2012
    79
    Scrambling for some mysterious, hilarious weapon harbored in a crate, landing an impossible shot, or carving out the land for an assault continues to be what makes Worms' game of destructible chess worthwhile. It's easy to write off the single-player campaign, but the heart and soul of the multiplayer stays the sure and steady path. It may not be advertised revolution, but this long going war is one worthy of enlisting in.
  13. Nov 5, 2012
    75
    Worms Revolution may not be a single player game, it may not be the best looking downloadable game on Xbox 360 or PS3, But the downright fun that can be had playing multiplayer more than makes up for any short comings in those departments. Plain and simple, if you are a Worms fan you will enjoy Worms Revolution.
  14. Oct 22, 2012
    70
    It's largely the same entertaining experience that Team17 has been iterating for years now, and there's nothing wrong with that.
  15. Oct 16, 2012
    70
    Worms Revolution isn't a bad game, but it's not the best Worms experience on the Xbox Live Arcade. There are a few good ideas, along with some funky physics and water that acts a lot more like The Blob. You may still get some fun out of the multiplayer mode, but Worms fans are better off sticking with Armageddon!
  16. Oct 4, 2012
    70
    Worms Revolution isn't going to alter the gaming landscape anytime soon, but that doesn't stop it from being a good time. Its combat is as solid as ever, the addition of new classes and environmental effects work just fine, and it's still a blast to play with a pal or two.
  17. 65
    None of these issues ruin the tried-and-true fun of four-way deathmatch, but after so many years, we expected more refinement.
  18. Oct 27, 2012
    60
    Team 17's bloodthirsty invertebrate are once again on the warpath, but 3D graphics on a 2D plane, new squad mechanics and water physics do little to make this feel like a true step forward. More like a step to the side.
  19. Oct 11, 2012
    60
    It's the same zany Worms strategy gameplay with a few new twists, though not all of the additions improve the experience.
  20. Oct 4, 2012
    60
    All in all, Worms: Revolution just doesn't have the polish to make it an improvement over previous games. Among these is the virtuous Worms 2: Armageddon, which looks prettier, plays more quickly, and has a far more concise HUD. It's also available on most of the same platforms and boasts a better single-player experience. Worms: Revolution just falls short of that comparison.
  21. Oct 25, 2012
    50
    With the 3D environments, Worms: Revolution becomes something far worse. It's noble to try to bring some changes to this long-running franchise, but only if they're well-thought out, patient, and beneficial to the strategy at the heart of the series. The rewrites in Worms: Revolution are not.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jul 16, 2013
    2
    well this is worms that we all know and love and/or hate. Revolution is yet another release in what is becoming a series that seems to churn out 2 or more games a year for no reason at all other than milking a cow.

    this is an average to bad game.

    cons:

    1. the AI is as dumb as its ever been. its chock loaded full of crack shot aiming ability able to make any impossible shot using the 10 or fewer weapons it knows how to use. i think the only new weapon the AI knows how to use is the blow torch but it sucks at doing that.
    2. the narrator in campaign....is just bad. he tries way too hard. the only narrating this series has done successfully is the Me-Me voice over in worms 4 mayhem.
    3. campaign mode.....is bad because of the aforementioned reasons of AI and narrator. it doesnt help you are always outnumbered by the AIs uncanny ability to hit impossible shots is amazing.
    4. the wind meter indicator appears to have been dumbed down. it used in past games be a MPH meter but now its a 0-3 bars. i guess MPH was too complicated for casuals?
    5. cant have more than 1 team
    6. instead of a few hundred soundbanks like past games i think there were 20 maybe 30
    7. customization of worm clothing remains inferior to worms 4 mayhem.
    8. frame rate and lag....holy hell. its a shame team 17 has only produced one frame rate less game in the worms series in the past 12 years....that being worms armageddon.
    9. the music is a horrible step backwards. songs are literally 5 second midi loops.
    10. several weapons have gotten worse. the homing missile just does not work now. the rope cannot seem to even equal the rope in armageddon.
    11. the AI again....will take awhile to do a move....to sometimes only end up skipping its turn yet the AI will sit there for 30 seconds only to skip its turn. other times it just gets stuck. this is what happens when you use the same AI algorithm since worms 1 in the 90s. literally the AI hasnt changed except its now more glitchy and perhaps worse. i think they gave it better crackshot ability which isnt an improvement is cheesy difficulty
    12. too much more to list. though i will add the game has savedata issues and crashed in the first 10 minutes cause the narrator got stuck on a loop.

    pros:
    its worms
    its not expensive.
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  2. Mar 28, 2013
    0
    This game has so many issues. For one, as per EVERY Worms game, the AI is completely sluggish, taking at least 15 seconds standing still on every turn before moving. It takes way to long to play a game against the computer. Another MAJOR annoyance is that this game has a habit of deleting your save game data. They have addressed the issue with a patch that unlocks all the maps but you are still without your save game data. I was almost through the game, even bought extra DLC packs, unfortunately my save game is missing and so I will probably never play this slow, choppy graphics piece of garbage ever again. Team 17 really dropped the ball on this game. I think I am completely done with the franchise. Full Review »