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  • Summary: Join the party as worm battles ensue across 3D worlds. Worms 3D pits four players--each with a customizable team of worms--against one another in fully deformable landscapes. All the bizarre weapons from the Worms series--including Banana Bomb, flying Super Sheep, Earthquakes, Air Strikes, and Holy Hand Grenade--appear for your destructive pleasure. Wreak havoc in turn-based multiplayer action or unlock landscapes, sound sets, challenges, and secret missions in the immersive single-player mode. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Utterly brilliant and everything that we could have hoped for. Team 17 have performed an excellent job of retaining the look and feel of 'Worms' whilst changing the scope of the game enough to make it feel fresh and new for everybody.
  2. You'll want to spend a lot of time immersed in these worms. [Apr 2005, p.81]
  3. The only factor that might put some players off is the camera movement, something that is crucial in a 3D environment. After a few hours of play you will get used to it, but every so often the camera can still be awkward - not what you want when the clock is running down on a tense decider.
  4. Use of certain weapons and locomotion across the map can be cumbersome, and the game just doesn't have that same pendulum energy of before in the fights. [Apr 2004, p.64]
  5. Despite its slightly aged appearance, the accessible strategy and comical violence retain most of their appeal.
  6. 70
    All of the irreverent charm and style from before are still packed solidly into this title. The multiplayer is phenomenal, and Xbox Live is probably the best online play that the series has ever seen.
  7. While Worms 3D essentially delivers what it says on the tin, in surrendering its intuitive interface the concept has evolved into a far less attractive proposition. A shame. [Dec 2003, p.126]

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  1. RayS.
    Feb 21, 2004
    Best game ever !!
  2. RayH.
    Apr 9, 2004
    It's awesome!!!!
  3. Andyman
    Dec 30, 2003
    Great fun. W3D takes some getting used to, due mostly to the aforementioned camera issues, but once you've adjusted, it's as good or better than any in the series before it. This is one FUN party game! Expand
  4. DustinM.
    Mar 18, 2005
    This game is so much fun. I also found it easy to just pick up and play. When I bought it I put it in and couldnt stop playing the Live was just too much fun. It only loses one point because I found the in game music to be very annoying :) Expand
  5. humbugger
    Jan 28, 2004
    I recently bought w3d was not thrilled by sp mode but when you take this baby into mp, whoa! just sooo much party fun and random map can be pretty cool too: THIS IS A GAME FOR PPL WITH FREINDS. Expand
  6. Uter
    May 6, 2004
    Worms has always been a good series. The move to 3d went fairly smooth, but there are a bunch of minor annoyances. Being forced to use just 1 controller for multiplayer sux. The interface is confusing and tough to navigate. The camera control is counter-intuitive. The worm voices are way too quiet to hear. It's too bad the team names aren't changeable. With all that said, I still quite like the game. Expand
  7. TonyS.
    Nov 19, 2003
    I think this game works. It makes the transition from 2d to 3d quite well. It's not perect and I agree with the criticism of the camera control but this doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the game. For a good multiplayer laugh worms is worth a try. Expand

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