Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. A genius concept thanks to exploding sheep, homing missiles, air strikes and Street Fighter special moves. [Issue 19, p.116]
  2. There are few better multiplayer games in existence, and no better ones on Xbox Live Arcade. If your gaming habits ever include playing with others, online or off, Worms is utterly essential.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. MattP
    Feb 26, 2009
    3
    It is sad to see how far backwards this game has gone from the earlier versions (Armageddon, etc.). I purchased Worms from the Xbox LiveIt is sad to see how far backwards this game has gone from the earlier versions (Armageddon, etc.). I purchased Worms from the Xbox Live Arcade hoping for a new, innovative title from Team 17. However, what I got was a disappointing re-run of a game, that simply didn't seem finished. One of the primary features made the previous worms games so great was the customization, with changeable worm voices, victory fanfares, and more than 3 map styles. Perhaps Team 17 is running low-budget, because this seems like a quick cash-grab compared to the previous titles. Call me nostalgic for "The good ole days", but there was so much more they could have done with this. Full Review »
  2. SteveC.
    Sep 25, 2007
    4
    Very disappointed with this game. I expected a port of the brilliant Worms:Armageddon - but this is more like Worms 1.0 beta lite.
  3. SamF.
    Jul 26, 2007
    9
    This is a great little arcade version of Worms and don't let the nay-sayers convince you otherwise. If you want a million weapons that This is a great little arcade version of Worms and don't let the nay-sayers convince you otherwise. If you want a million weapons that get more and more ludicrous with every edition of the game, then go back to the myriad of other Worms games and play on your own. This is like the original Worms with suped up , Armageddon graphics. Yes, the settings are basic, but if you want a full-blown Worms game, wait til Team 17 bring out the next instalment, but this is the Live Arcade version which, by necessity, needs to be simple and it is... and it's a joy to play! As ever though, the main problem is the Xbox Live... not the game itself, but the idiots who play online, lose two of their Worms early on and bail out of the game, leaving the rest of the players with the "Game session is no longer available" message and nothing to do other than restart the game. I do hope Xbox bring out some kind of system that allows for automatic punishment of early leavers. Full Review »