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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Aug 27, 2016
    90
    'Worms W.M.D' offers up some of the best multiplayer fun available on PlayStation 4.
  2. Aug 24, 2016
    85
    Well known and loved Worms had to wait a while for a game that is as good as old 2D installments of the series. Worms WMD proves that extreme modifications aren't necessary - the key is to give fans what they want: more worms, more destruction and classic physics. That plus some cool little new things turn this Worms game into a real gem.
  3. 85
    Worms W.M.D. has all the fun of the older games, combined with some genuinely unique vehicle and emplacement mechanics to see that this game feels different enough from previous entries to warrant a purchase.
  4. Aug 22, 2016
    83
    Worms W.M.D. is a Well Made Distraction that I Would Most Definitely recommend.
  5. Aug 29, 2016
    81
    Worms W.M.D. reminded us why we loved Worms in the first place. It's inventive and fun, filled with hilarious weapons and gadgets, yet simple and intuitive. Away with 3D visuals, classes and liquid physics, Worms gets back to the roots and still adds new features to feel fresh.
  6. CD-Action
    Nov 18, 2016
    80
    It’s the best Worms game in recent years, maybe even the best ever. It goes beyond rehashing fun from previous renditions and adds some cool new weapons and ideas. [11/2016, p.60]
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Smart subtractions and extremely worthwhile additions make this the best Worms in years. Ignore solo, enlist for multi. The more people, and the more local, the better. [November 2016, p77]
  8. Sep 12, 2016
    80
    Worms WMD is a back to the basics effort that proves the original formula is the best one. There is nothing broken about the gameplay. While it could use an injection of pace, it delivers a great experience both offline and in online multiplayer.
  9. 80
    As silly and sadistic as ever, Worms W.M.D. is a multiplayer hoot.
  10. Sep 1, 2016
    80
    Worms W.M.D. is a real return to the classic formula of the series with subtle and effective changes that keep the experience fresh and completely fun.
  11. Aug 31, 2016
    80
    Worms W.M.D is a much needed breath of fresh air for the franchise.
  12. Aug 30, 2016
    80
    Worms W.M.D remains faithful to the classics. This is key evidence that this series does not require 3D graphics or changes to the core concepts. Minor fixes and well-integrated innovations are enough to once again drag you in for countless hours.
  13. Aug 26, 2016
    80
    Still one of the best multiplayer experiences.
  14. 80
    W.M.D is a fun game, loaded with tons of content that should keep Worm fans and newcomers alike very busy. The series still has that sense of humour that it is so well known, while constantly adding in new features to deepen the gameplay experience. This one, in particular, is a really well formed game, and deserves to be on high multiplayer rotation for a long time to come.
  15. Sep 5, 2016
    79
    Although you’ll find just a few fresh touches within the proven formula, they lead to a few interesting new tactics to take your opponents’ worms down. You want Worms? You’ll get Worms.
  16. Aug 27, 2016
    78
    Don't overlook Worms WMD. These cute-looking creatures are big fun on the battlefield.
  17. Games Master UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    77
    Feels like a solid greatest hits compilation with some decent new material thrown in for good measure. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  18. Sep 19, 2016
    70
    Worms W.M.D captures all the things that make the series so much fun, especially in local multiplayer, and all those new bells and whistles certainly add a cute little twist, but you can’t help but feel that this really is the same game you played last year, and the year before that, and the year before that… Still, if you’re looking for a slice of classic multiplayer mayhem with a lick of current-gen paint, there are few better places to dust off that bazooka.
  19. Aug 25, 2016
    70
    Minor gripes aside, Worms W.M.D is a great addition to the long-running series! Combining new features like vehicles and crafting with the original 2D design is a great way to update the series while still keeping the old-school flavor. As a result, Worms WMD is sure to satisfy fans of the series and hopefully lure in a new generation of players.
  20. Aug 25, 2016
    70
    The singleplayer isn't special in any way, but as is most often the case with Worms, the multiplayer's very much worth your time.
  21. Aug 22, 2016
    70
    Worms W.M.D brings back the classic 2D joy of Worms Armageddon, yet mixes it with new and interesting ideas that keep you on your worm tail. Though some may wince at the price, it's hard not to love the chaotic multiplayer and extensive customisation, and the addition of crafting adds a new lease of life to an already timeless formula.
  22. Aug 22, 2016
    70
    Vehicles, turrets, and crafting all freshen up the formula somewhat, while the new 2D art direction mixed with the classic simplistic structure of Worms campaigns make for a welcome and familiar experience. Still, there’s not much out there quite like Worms and Worms WMD is a great rendition of that explosive madness.
  23. Aug 22, 2016
    65
    Playing this game did give me a lot of nostalgia about middle school, yes, but when it comes to fun to be had in 2016, Worms W.M.D. feels dated, as does the enjoyment you can squeeze out of it.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
  1. Aug 23, 2016
    9
    This game is glorious. This is everything you would want from a worms game, carnage, glory, holy hand grenades. The controls are great, andThis game is glorious. This is everything you would want from a worms game, carnage, glory, holy hand grenades. The controls are great, and the music is fun. All in all this is a nod to old Worms again, and there isnt much more to say. its 30$, pick it up have fun, and blow things up. This worms have machine guns, so birds arent messing with them. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2017
    7
    buen juego y gran recordatorio de lo que fue la saga en la época de PS1

    la campaña es demasiado fácil con algún toque de dificultad absurda
    buen juego y gran recordatorio de lo que fue la saga en la época de PS1

    la campaña es demasiado fácil con algún toque de dificultad absurda

    el sistema de creación de armas está bien, aunque es demasiado simple y hace perder la pureza de los anteriores, al final se acaba haciendo repetitivo
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  3. Oct 9, 2020
    9
    Vale la pena. Me lo compre en PS4 cuando salio y me parecio uno de los mejores worms que existen. Los gráficos son buenos y los mapas son muyVale la pena. Me lo compre en PS4 cuando salio y me parecio uno de los mejores worms que existen. Los gráficos son buenos y los mapas son muy buenos tambien. Full Review »