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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Worms is a turn-based strategy game in which teams of heavily armed worms battle across bizarre, randomly generated landscapes for supremacy. Each team takes turns picking off opposing team members using crazy weapons, tools and other utilities along with whatever foul strategies they can devise. The simple and cute appearance belies the deep strategy of a game that is easy to play but difficult to master. A mix of strategy and arcade action that, although simple to understand, contains real depth and massive re-playability. Turn-based multiplayer action for up to four players locally or over Xbox Live. An assortment of game options: Landscape on which to do battle, Turn and round times, Starting weapon arsenal for each team, Three detailed tutorials to introduce the mechanics to first-time players, Twenty increasingly difficult single-player challenges, Three graphical themes for play, A random landscape generator to ensure that no two landscapes are ever the same, Twenty-two weapons and utilities to deploy against your enemies, Many customisable elements, including what worms and teams are named, what worms say, and which gravestone they have when they die, Twelve achievements, Weekly, monthly and overall leaderboards. [Microsoft] Expand
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  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. A crisp high definition version of a classic game and, with hardly any faults, can be considered one of the best Live Arcade purchases you'll make. [Issue 24, p.70]
  3. 80
    Even with the limited themes, Worms has a lot of legs, or at least a lengthy slimy belly, and it’s a worthy addition to XBLA, especially as a multiplayer game over Live.
  4. Team 17’s masterpiece is one of the funniest strategic games around. This new HD edition brings to today standards an immortal classic.
  5. 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]
  6. Worms feels more dumbed down than watered down, and 800 points is a lot for the novelty of playing an old game in HD. Still, if you buy it, people will most certainly come out to play, and ultimately the gameplay transcends the rather sparse contents.
  7. But for a few missing weapons, then (sorry - a few dozen missing weapons), this is as close to the series' peak as we've been since the days when the novelty hadn't worn off on the PC, and given the right company you'll find it quite approachable, with simple controls and the usual potential for comedy failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10