Worms Ultimate Mayhem Xbox 360


Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Nov 19, 2011
    Older fans like me can enjoy the nostalgia factor, but then there's not the level of depth to gameplay I now tend to enjoy.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    Without doing anything to issue the problems of the original two games Ultimate Mayhem is based on, Team 17 delivers one of the most problematic games this historic franchise has ever seen.
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    It's a cruel irony that the one major change made to the Worms formula over the years only serves to erode the fun of the original incarnation. Implemented differently, perhaps 3D could have worked. Yet when its presence adds camera issues, reduces the power of weaponry to destroy scenery and elevates water-deaths to an art form, it's only reasonable to conclude that it is a failed experiment.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 4, 2012
    The critic's reviews of this game are absurd. The first thing you should know about Worms - Ultimate Mayhem is that it is actually twoThe critic's reviews of this game are absurd. The first thing you should know about Worms - Ultimate Mayhem is that it is actually two original X-Box games, Worms 3D and Worms 4, rolled into one beautiful, HD super-game. This could have easily been released as a full price disc game and it would be a steal. The fact that Team 17 saw fit to release it as a value XBLA game makes this an insanely good deal. The gameplay is still every bit as good as the two original releases. I recommend that you read some of the positive reviews of those two games if you are unsure about this game.

      The two main gripes I've seen from critics are related to the camera and the AI. While it is true that the camera takes a little practice to get used to, it is by no means difficult to master. As for the AI, I found it to be sufficient for single-player, but honestly, Worms games are made to be played against other people. Just go round up a couple of friends, or hit X-Box Live for some multiplayer action, and you will find hours and hours of hilarious, competitive entertainment. Really, what more could you ask of a game than that?

      Beyond the single-player campaigns and seamless multiplayer integration, there are achievements to earn and extra stages and customization options thrown in for good measure. Bottom line, this is arguably one of the best XBLA games ever made. It is certainly one of the best values you'll find outside of a bargain bin. This game is the very definition of a must-have title and it's a shame that it has for some reason been so overlooked by the critics. Try it today and you won't be disappointed.
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