Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. While the fantastic Worms formula stays intact here, it becomes infinitely more difficult to gauge distances, wind, and all that in 3D. For that reason alone, I can't recommend this one over its 2D predecessors. [Apr 2004, p.116]
  2. Despite its slightly aged appearance, the accessible strategy and comical violence retain most of their appeal.
  3. Edge Magazine
    70
    Singleplayer is weak - despite well-worked tutorial and mission modes it always feels like target practice for combat with friends - and the lack of online support disappoints. But despite a potentially hazardous dimensional switch, it remains as appealing a way of antagonising your friends as ever. [Dec 2003, p.108]
  4. 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.
  5. 68
    An easy going, fun game that suffers from some control issues. If aiming and movement felt a bit tighter it would be easy to recommend this game to fans of the series.
  6. The bizarre weapons are a lot of fun, but with the woeful A.I. and lack of Xbox Live support, it's hardly worth it unless you are a serious fan.
  7. A bit of an acquired taste. If you dig its goofy sense of humor, or if you're a fan of previous Worms games, you might find something to like once you get past the 3D-induced flaws.

Awards & Rankings

72
#72 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 22, 2017
    9
    Worms 3D is a 3D version of the good, old series known as Worms. Back in the day, everyone made the jump into 3D. Some did better than others,Worms 3D is a 3D version of the good, old series known as Worms. Back in the day, everyone made the jump into 3D. Some did better than others, and Worms 3D managed to pull the Z axis off very well.

    Why am I reviewing this more than ten years late? Because I still play it! XBox 360 supports this gem of a game. With a huge variety of maps and weapons, the game is not going to grow old soon.

    In 2D Worms, games are always more or less the same due to the fact that the maps are literally two-dimensional. In Worms 3D, all the maps are so different that you're going to find dozens more ways to enjoy the game.

    The introduction of Z axis means that you have to aim your shots much better than in 2D. Thus, the skill ceiling is higher, which is always a good thing. A couple of weapons have been removed/replaced and the flame system doesn't work quite as well as in other Worms, but those are very minor setbacks.

    Overall, it's a deep and diverse game. Try it if you can. Do note that the console version has a glitch: not all weapons can be obtained from crates outside of the PC version.
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  2. DustinM.
    Mar 18, 2005
    9
    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 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 :) Full Review »
  3. PhilipP.
    Jun 17, 2004
    9
    The 3D world elements adds in a new challange for aiming... but once used to that everything is classic worms. And thankfuly for us in North The 3D world elements adds in a new challange for aiming... but once used to that everything is classic worms. And thankfuly for us in North America, Xbox Live will be included! Rest of the world will either have to play on PC or wait for Worms: Forts Under Seige. Full Review »