Worms Xbox 360

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26

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  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 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, withIt 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. Expand
  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 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 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. Collapse
  4. RickR.
    Apr 15, 2007
    5
    The poorest quality Worms game ever made. Fewer weapons and settings than previous versions, buggy and some of the single player AI is too tough. (leading to overly defensive matches) I would have liked the buttons mapped differently as well, jump is assigned to the X button and fire weapon is A (the key that most programs use for jumping). The franchise should have been represented The poorest quality Worms game ever made. Fewer weapons and settings than previous versions, buggy and some of the single player AI is too tough. (leading to overly defensive matches) I would have liked the buttons mapped differently as well, jump is assigned to the X button and fire weapon is A (the key that most programs use for jumping). The franchise should have been represented better than this. Expand
  5. BoggyB.
    Mar 16, 2007
    2
    This isn't the Worms I was expecting. It's like a cheap knockoff.
  6. DrewP.
    Mar 13, 2007
    3
    Unfortunately, while this game can be fun for a little while, it is a huge step backwards in terms of content and won't have nearly the longevity of the older games. Team17 missed the mark here by trying to target "casual gamers" instead of their existing fanbase but instead making the game appeal most to the more hardcore players.
  7. NicholasF.
    Mar 12, 2007
    9
    Even if you haven't been a follower of the Worms series since its inception many years ago, you should still give this addictive little game a try. It's like artillery on steroids with a touch of Cartoon Network. If they hadn't scaled down the weapon and map sets, I would have given it a 10. If you've never played Worms in its previous incarnations on the PC, though, Even if you haven't been a follower of the Worms series since its inception many years ago, you should still give this addictive little game a try. It's like artillery on steroids with a touch of Cartoon Network. If they hadn't scaled down the weapon and map sets, I would have given it a 10. If you've never played Worms in its previous incarnations on the PC, though, you probably won't miss the omisisons. Expand
  8. Ek-O
    Mar 10, 2007
    10
    CLASSIC! This game is one of the best. More weaponswould have made it better, but this is well worth the few bucks spent.
  9. Andyman
    Mar 9, 2007
    9
    Only the all-time classic PlayStation 1 version of Worms tops this. For 800 points ($10), you get a fantastic game, and one with replay value far exceeding most $60 retail games.
  10. Pidgeman
    Mar 7, 2007
    9
    The classic Worms is now available on xbox live arcade. They say simple ideas are often the best and this is definitely true in the case of this game. Forget the 3D updates which improved the graphics but lost the 'pick up and play' fun factor this is Worms as it was originally, 2D and brilliant fun. Now of course you don't have to wait for you mates to play this game the The classic Worms is now available on xbox live arcade. They say simple ideas are often the best and this is definitely true in the case of this game. Forget the 3D updates which improved the graphics but lost the 'pick up and play' fun factor this is Worms as it was originally, 2D and brilliant fun. Now of course you don't have to wait for you mates to play this game the way it's meant to be played, multiplayer, you just play over xbox live. The best game yet on xbox live arcade easily. Expand
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. At the very least, the 360's first "Worms" game recalls the series' hearty roots--and for that, we're thankful. [Mar 2007, p.79]
  2. It does right by the classic Worms gameplay, and it's probably the best-looking Worms game ever; but a shortness of features makes it feel a little bare-bones, not to mention a little overpriced.
  3. It’s a shame that some of the backgrounds and voice packs seem to have been limited for that trademarked MSP exploitation later on, but even in its most basic form, Worms is still highly recommended.