Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Sep 8, 2016
    Playing online with a friend resulted in many laughs, which is what Worms is all about. While it may not exceed the greatness of Armageddon in some respects, Worms is definitely back, and W.M.D. shouldn’t be passed over if you want an enjoyable night of gaming chucking a bunch of banana bombs and a slew of other new crazy weapons at a friend.
  2. Aug 22, 2016
    Worms is back, Worms is here to stay, and it is a lot of laughs to boot. Buy it, and prepare yourself for one fun filled night of gaming, as you wont want to turn it off.
  3. Aug 23, 2016
    The mix of the old and the new works really well in this game. As usual, its approach to strategy is so well designed that both fans of the genre and newcomers can enjoy it.
  4. Sep 19, 2016
    Worms W.M.D is a fun game. Sometimes it's silly, sometimes it can be frustrating, but no matter how the battles go, you manage to have fun. It's quirkiness and overall fun factor give it a charm that not many turn based games of this caliber can even come close to.
  5. Sep 15, 2016
    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. Sep 6, 2016
    The usual Worms, fun as ever, with some interesting new feature. Crafting and the presence of vehicles, give new life to the battles between worms, making Worms W.M.D. a recommended chapter also to those who have abandoned the saga years ago.
  7. Aug 26, 2016
    Worms W.M.D. is great re-entry point for people like me who have sort of fallen off the wagon with the series over time. It keeps what I remember, and refines what I had issues with. The hilarity is still there, the solid game play shines above the rest, and it feels good to be back.
  8. Aug 24, 2016
    Worms W.M.D continues to deliver exactly what we have come to expect from the series and fans will not be disappointed.
  9. Aug 24, 2016
    Not a revolution, but a great evolution of the original Worms formula that brings to the table a few new features that manages to renew this series' formula... Albeit it's single player portion is still not enough.
  10. Aug 24, 2016
    W.M.D does more than enough to justify its existence. In fact, it gets the series back on track after several recent-ish disappointments. Now 25 titles deep, Worms is truly the cockroach of the gaming world.
  11. Aug 22, 2016
    As a returning fan of the original Worms, I'm delighted by what Worms W.M.D has to offer. It's the best Worms game in years and it is a fantastic place for a new generation of fans to begin with.
  12. Aug 22, 2016
    All the usual weapons of lovely overkill are back — and some are even better. My favourites? Airstrikes, Wormageddon, Banana Bomb and the brutal O.M.G. Strike. The 80+ weapons that make up the total of your arsenal will leave a satisfying twitch in your trigger finger.
  13. Aug 22, 2016
    One of the best Worms games from the last few years, thanks to old school gameplay coupled with good additions capable of deepening it even more. We're still missing a complete levels editor, hoping it will be added later.
  14. Aug 22, 2016
    Worms, as a concept, still works and this release brings back some of the iconic, memorable fun from back in the glory days of 1990s as well as adding some fresh ideas.
  15. Aug 22, 2016
    A step in the right direction for the franchise. A good mixture of classical gameplay and clever innovations. On the down side, the frame rate is awfully inconsistent and we miss some customizing options.
  16. Aug 31, 2016
    The vehicles radically change the gameplay but are in keeping with the outrageous power and unpredictability of Worms combat.
  17. 70
    Team 17 have done a good job of breathing a bit of new life into the franchise with Worms WMD and while it isn’t perfect, it’s a good way to reignite some old friendly rivalries with a pal or two.
  18. Aug 23, 2016
    The same old Worms gameplay you’ve seen many times before, with bolder animations, new weapons and added vehicles.
  19. Aug 22, 2016
    A worthy continuation of the Worms franchise, a nice return to form after deviating to 3D for a few years. Worms W.M.D gets everything right from a mechanical standpoint, but we can't help but feel a few of the design choices were unnecessary. The big new additions are hit and miss, but in the middle of all the fluff there's a solid, very playable game - especially if you're into couch co-op/multiplayer.
  20. Aug 22, 2016
    If you've skipped over the last few Worms games but pine for the nostalgic feeling of ripping apart cute little critters across a gigantic map with precision bank shots, you'll be able to relive those memories here. Especially so if you love Armageddon, which this one is trying hard to emulate.
  21. Sep 13, 2016
    I mean…it’s Worms. If you feel like paying full price for this latest entry because you happen to have a filthy love for watching the little fellas massacre each other then you’re sorted. If you’re wondering if you should stick to any of the other 20-odd Worms games that you already own, then Worms W.M.D isn’t going to change your mind easily.
  22. Aug 24, 2016
    Worms W.M.D. is a good party game, for when you have friends over and you want a game to play together from the couch.
  23. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Sep 26, 2016
    Has pacing issues, but there's a reason it's been a party favourite for the last 21 years. [Oct 2016, p.97]
  24. Aug 26, 2016
    While this addition includes vehicles and crafting elements, Worms W.M.D is near identical to the same twenty-one-year-old formula that Team 17 have been chugging out since the 90s. I was expecting more changes but they’re on the right track.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jun 10, 2022
    Amazing worms game with everything you would expect. The crafting and the vehicles change things up and make it interesting. I only wish thereAmazing worms game with everything you would expect. The crafting and the vehicles change things up and make it interesting. I only wish there were more achievements, for example I got an achievement for completing all campaign and dlc levels but wish there was one for getting a gold star in all those levels. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2016
    Worms: WMD is Worms as it should be, fast, fun, diabolically evil (AI matches are great) and loads of fun on your own. It really comes aliveWorms: WMD is Worms as it should be, fast, fun, diabolically evil (AI matches are great) and loads of fun on your own. It really comes alive when you play with friends, with, or against the A.I. The new weapons, vehicles, buildings, and emplacements change the game fundamentally and for the better. It's huge fun, and launching an ambush from inside a building with a rocket launcher, or exploding sheep never gets old.

    WMD going back to hand-drawn, hand-animated 2D graphics means that the game looks and plays really well. It's a solid frame-rate throughout and the levels of detail on everything is just gorgeous. The worms have huge amounts of character, reacting to the slightest danger with comical levels of fear.

    It's what Worms has been, and always should be.

    I'm reminded of the times I've had with the old PC game Scorch (or Scorched Earth), and the fun I had just blowing up little tanks. Only this time, it's little worms again.

    Welcome back Worms, you've been missed!
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