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  • Summary: With a hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 5, 2016
    92
    Re-touched 2D graphics, new exciting and hilarious weapons, buildings, crafting and vehicles. Worms W.M.D. is the Worms we've always wished for ever since we played the games of old. This time, Team17 nailed it and we hope they won't settle on the success and continue to deliver exciting new content to enrich the Worm-pocalypse.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 9, 2016
    84
    Worms W.M.D is, well, Worms at it's best: a fun, turn-based tactical combat game for up to six players. The new additions, like vehicles and building interiors, work. Crafting is meaningless, though. [Oct 2016]
  3. Aug 22, 2016
    80
    Worms W.M.D as a whole is a lot of fun, it’s the best 2D Worms title we’ve had in a long time and it reminds me why these games are so enjoyable to play. If you are looking for a multiplayer game to play with family and friends on the couch or for a game night over the internet you could do a lot worse than get a bout of Worms!
  4. Aug 22, 2016
    80
    Team 17’s famous worms are back again with one of their best action and strategy installments. This 2D game features many improvements and a nostalgic touch that will be liked by most players.
  5. Sep 15, 2016
    80
    W.M.D. is easily the best game in the Worms series in several years. It stays true to the 2D, animated roots of the ’90s games while adding enough new features to keep it feeling fresh and relevant. The relatively simple gameplay is overflowing with finesse and strategy, the presentation is fantastic, and offline or on, Worms is just incredibly fun.
  6. Aug 22, 2016
    79
    Faithful to the Worms tradition, the new Team 17 title, with its bizarre new weapons and vehicles, manages to be a fun experience even if the crafting mechanics aren't the most user friendly out there.
  7. Nov 7, 2016
    55
    But the worst innovation is weapon crafting. Right in the middle of a match. "But it's not going to work!", you'll say. You are absolutely right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 24, 2016
    10
    This is the best worms game ever made!!
    there are some bugs and glitches but that's not changing the fact that this game is great!
    i spend
    This is the best worms game ever made!!
    there are some bugs and glitches but that's not changing the fact that this game is great!
    i spend hours in the game messing around with the customization and online multiplayer and it works just great!!
    ok so what if the game has some bugs and glitches, it's just the beginning and there are going to be some updates.
    this game is great and it's going to be AWESOME!!!!!!
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  2. Sep 23, 2016
    10
    This has all the classic Worms gameplay yet it feels fresh and fun, what a game should be. Its very polished and I've not had any issues, evenThis has all the classic Worms gameplay yet it feels fresh and fun, what a game should be. Its very polished and I've not had any issues, even when running it on Steam for Linux. Its a lot of fun to play singleplayer but comes into its own multiplayer with friends. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2016
    10
    We had a REALLY old school version of this way back in the day with tanks and it really stimulated my creativity and my understanding ofWe had a REALLY old school version of this way back in the day with tanks and it really stimulated my creativity and my understanding of simple things like vectors (physics). So cute and fun, but a really educational game too. I love playing it with kids.

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  4. Dec 12, 2017
    9
    Worms. Worms 2. Worms Armageddon. Worms 3D. Worms Forts. Worms: Open Warfare. Have they made enough Worms games yet? More than 20 games existWorms. Worms 2. Worms Armageddon. Worms 3D. Worms Forts. Worms: Open Warfare. Have they made enough Worms games yet? More than 20 games exist in the main Worms series, and there's still games like Worms Blast and Worms Crazy Golf that take the physics of the Worms games and apply them to other mechanics.

    What improvements were made from, say, Worms 2 (1997) to Worms: Reloaded (2010)? Umm... Worms: Reloaded did have hats. Don't get me wrong, aside from the period where things went off the rails and the Worms games went full 3D, many of the newer installments have been quite good, but they just haven't really added or changed anything worthwhile. I would be perfectly happy playing one of the original games.

    Worms W.M.D is literally a game-changer. W.M.D takes the classic 2D Worms formula, and adeptly outfits it with enough new shiny mechanics and enhancements that it's a wonder it wasn't done before.

    This installment of Worms adds vehicles: tanks, helicopters, and mechs, etc. Each vehicle has a set of disadvantages and advantages, and they all look and sound amazing. The drillboat is capable of traversing land OR water, which can be extremely useful in certain situations. While you can cause some major destruction inside of these vehicles, don't get caught in a bad spot; it's going to hurt when one of them explodes with you inside. Additionally, the game adds machine guns, flamethrowers, and other stationary weapons around the map for you to use as you crawl around the map. Nothing in this game feels superfluous, and it all has a reason behind it. I've found myself realizing game after game about the sometimes not-so-obvious merits and side effects of the new map elements.

    Over the years, I've bought new Worms games and enjoyed them, but frequently found myself disappointed when some of the great classic weapons were removed. I'm proud to report that W.M.D brings back ALL of the best weapons from the series, as far as I'm concerned. Banana Bomb, Concrete Donkey, Super Sheep, Holy Hand Grenade, Sentry Gun, Carpet Bomb - they're all here... and they can be upgraded. In Worms W.M.D, a new crate drop has resources that you can use to craft weapon upgrades, as well as new weapons. This means that you can upgrade your Concrete Donkey to an Angry Concrete Donkey, which falls through the earth covered in FLAMES. The Shotgun can be upgraded into a Training Shotgun, which has laser sights on it. And if you are having a hard time finding the classic Ming Vase, the Dynamite upgrades into it, which makes sense, as having them be separate item slots would be redundant. The Ninja Rope is back again, and the physics are actually shockingly similar to the classic Worms games, which will be a relief for roping veterans.

    Maps now will usually have buildings on them if they are enabled. When inside a building, your worms can crawl through their tunnels and seek strategic vantage points. If you don't have any worms inside a building, you can't see any enemies that may be inside. It's very well done, and adds an extra stealth element to the game.

    While the game still very much shines as a multiplayer/party game, the single player modes are engaging and exciting. There are many challenges of different sorts for you to complete, and as you complete them you will unlock various goodies, such as new speech banks (accents) for your worms.

    The sound effects, particle effects/explosions, and environments are all fantastic and set a new standard for the series, too. Excellent.

    Having played MANY of the Worms games in my lifetime, I can confidently say that Worms W.M.D is the best game in the series. It honors the wisdom of the original games by retaining their strengths while innovating in just the right ways. If you have ever found this series even remotely interesting, you need to buy this one.
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  5. Apr 9, 2020
    9
    [Worms W.M.D] is the greatest leap in the series.
    This game is perfect and must be played, especially with family and friends.
    Yeah. It
    [Worms W.M.D] is the greatest leap in the series.
    This game is perfect and must be played, especially with family and friends.
    Yeah. It could be played alone with 30 magnificent campaign levels with new fashion art style and keeping the fun gameplay from old games in the franchise. Or multiplayer with both online or by the same screen, it's turn base game after all.
    my advice is go and play it it's so gorgeous !!!
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  6. 4y4
    Nov 14, 2018
    9
    It's a great game to play with your friends on a shared screen and using Xbox 360 controller!
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    7
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