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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,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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Score distribution:
  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. Official Xbox Magazine
    81
    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. Play Magazine
    75
    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. games(TM)
    40
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. RayH.
    Apr 9, 2004
    10
    It's awesome!!!!
  2. RayS.
    Feb 21, 2004
    10
    Best game ever !!
  3. Andyman
    Dec 30, 2003
    9
    Great fun. W3D takes some getting used to, due mostly to the aforementioned camera issues, but once you've adjusted, it's as good 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. 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. Expand
  5. 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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  6. Uter
    May 6, 2004
    8
    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 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
    7
    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 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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#72 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005