Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 8, 2011
    Easily the best take on Worms in 3D yet. [Issue#79, p.103]
  2. Oct 18, 2011
    The 2D Worms games have always been the best ones in the franchise and Worms Ultimate Mayhem only further proves that statement. The gameplay is slow and even firing a weapon sounds easier then it really is. As every Worms game, this one is funny and will give you some crazy weapons to work with. If you have an Xbox 360 and you want to play Worms, just go for Worms 2: Armageddon.
  3. Oct 9, 2011
    Overall it is above decidedly average but with some changes it could have been a great game. Worth the money if you have been a player of the franchise or if you are looking to try out something new and fun that has a respectable amount of hours in it.
  4. Games Master UK
    Nov 20, 2011
    Moderately fun. [Christmas 2011, p.85]
  5. Oct 14, 2011
    It can be fun but flawed, and fans of Worms gameplay will likely find Worms or Worms 2: Armageddon to be more satisfying.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2011
    Added depth doesn't add much. [Dec 2011, p.101]
  7. Oct 10, 2011
    Worms: Ultimate Mayhem delivers a high quantity of underwhelming content that does nothing to improve the 3D Worms experience.
  8. Oct 6, 2011
    Worms: Ultimate Mayhem has a lot of content and gameplay mileage to offer those with the patience to look beyond its faults, but despite its obvious charm, it still remains one of the weaker offerings in the Worms arsenal.
  9. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Oct 31, 2011
    We'd be happier with a full rebuild of the original game. [Christmas 2011, p.110]
  10. Oct 9, 2011
    Unless you've got a strong hankering for the 3-D world, you'd be better served with either Worms or Worms 2 in all their 2-D glory.
  11. Jan 13, 2012
    While Worms Ultimate Mayhem tries to deliver a fun and entertaining way of destroying invertebrates, there is just too much going against this title that could justify a purchase of any amount other than free. There is a bunch of content, however the camera system is just too broken to allow you to enjoy the game, and when combined with the AI and other aspects, Worms Ultimate Mayhem should be one that gets passed over.
  12. Jan 3, 2012
    Stop torturing those poor worms, Team 17!
  13. 50
    Worms Ultimate Mayhem isn't a bad game, but has cheaper and better prequels, which in the end makes this a completely unnecessary release.
  14. Oct 9, 2011
    Truly a strange beast. As a fan of the series, I really wanted to enjoy myself, but the constant fighting with the camera, poor enemy AI in single-player, and terrible pacing keep this one from the top of my list of strategy shooters. It's not terrible by any stretch of the imagination... it's just not very good, either.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  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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