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Manufacturer: Infogrames / Genre: Strategy / ESRB Rating: E - (Everyone) / Distribution Media: CD-ROM

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      14.02.2010 18:20
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      A great game that excels in multiplayer.

      Worms 2. The first game I played in this great fun and child friendly series.

      This game is a turn based,2d strategic shooting game. The game allows up to six players to play either over lan/tcp-ip or hotseat mode on one computer. Each player has a team of worms which can have up to eight worms in it. During a teams turn they can only move one of their worms. The objective of a traditional match or campaign mission is to defeat all opposing teams by killing their worms.

      There is quite alot of strategic decisions to make in this game such as retreating to better positions with more cover. Selecting the best weapon and best way to damage another worm and which worm to use and in some cases which worm to let die.

      When firing most weapons you must choose the angle and power of the shot. The game includes a wide variety of weapons inlcuding shotgun, bazooka, hand grenade and the sheep, which serves as a mobile explosive. In a normal match, all teams begin with the same weapons though Some weapons may only be available after a certain number of turns have passed. The game includes both weapon and option editors, each offering a very high level of customisation over many game-play elements.

      The game includes a level editor allowing creation of basic maps for you to wage warfare on. All other maps except campaign maps are randomly generated meaning there are an unlimited amount of maps that the game can create instantly for you to play.

      The games graphics are very cartoony and the game is very low on the violence side. The game is quite easy to play and is a great gift for young and older children alike.

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        16.08.2009 18:28
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        A simple and incredibly fun little game

        Worms 2 is a sequel to the ingeniously simple 1995 original, and like the original it is a turn-based artillery game in which you must attempt to kill opposing teams of worms using a variety of zany weaponry. This includes bazookas and several types of grenades, whose accuracy depends upon the player's accuracy in judging the amount of force needed to provide the appropriate projectile trajectory required to hit your opponent, also taking into consideration windspeed, which changes every turn. Other weapons include a pistol, shotgun, machinegun, minigun, and airstrikes called down from above, as well as numerous cartoony weapons such as explosive sheep, explosive homing pigeons, explosive old women, sticks of dynamite and banana bombs.

        The levels are varied and are also made of wholly destructive terrain, and opponents can also be killed by sending them plunging into the water or careening off the end of the map screen. The worms all make amusing cartoony comments throughout combat, and you can choose from a range of voice suites for your team as well as name your individual worms. You can even import your own soundfiles, and can also create your own maps using the incredibly simple map generator.

        As in the original the gameplay is simple and accessible and tends to be rather fast-paced, and is suitable for players of all ages due to its mix of cartoonish charm and its scope for myriad combat tactics. Several teams can play against eachother at once, and though the computer AI is pretty good Worms 2 is a game that is really best experienced in multiplayer mode, and can be played either crowded round a single computer or against multiple opponents over the internet. The graphics are bright and colourful, with pleasing animation, and Worms 2 is a very addictive little game that can be returned to again and again. You can pick it up very cheap these days, too, making it well worth a look.

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        25.07.2009 19:05
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        classic game

        Worms 2 is an addictive strategy game that is great fun when playing alone or with friends and family. The game basically allows you to control a mini group of worms and use them to take out an opposing team of worms (can be player controlled or CPU controlled) using multiple weapons such as the bazooka, grenade, minigun and dynamite. Some memorable weapons include the banana bomb, holy hand grenade and the priceless ming-vase. The sound effects of these weapons are hilarious and I almost fell out of my chair when I heard "hallelujah!" after using the holy hand grenade for the first time.

        The worms are simple 2d sprites and can be moved easily using a keyboard; however you can most likely map the keyboard commands to a mouse. The landscapes are normally very vibrant and vivid, making for a very colourful and attractive game.

        While in game, the worms come out with quirky, funny lines. "I'll get you!" is frequently said when you attack an opposing team and in most cases they're right, usually coming back with "revenge!" once they've managed to strike back.

        The game is available on multiple platforms, but in my honest opinion, I feel that the PC is really the best platform to play it on. Using a mouse allows for much more flexibility when observing and marking out the best place to fire.
        Worms 2 comes with multiple editors allowing you to greatly customise the game. You can create your own new landscapes and edit weapons allowing you to let your creative juices flow. You can also record your own voice which can be used for worm speech ingame. This can be quite funny as you can pretty much say anything you want.

        For such a trivial and simple game, Worms 2 is highly competitive. The game forces you to be tactful, rather than shooting all over the place. Items such as the jetpack or teleportation come in handy as they allow you to get in great positions on a map where you can single out an enemy worm without having to worry about your worm being taken out.

        Overall worms 2 is a highly entertaining game that will keep you keep amused for hours and hours. It is not a serious game and can be played by the casual and non-casual gamer alike.

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          14.04.2009 15:40
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          A great group activity. Definitely worth the cash.

          Worms 2 is a 2D artillery-strategy platformer in which the player controls a team of worms with heavy-duty weaponry. This includes bazookas, grenades, mines, cluster bombs, dynamite, uzis, shotguns, miniguns mortars.

          Alongside these however, there are also some rather surreal elements to their arsenal, including exploding sheep, homing pigeons, priceless ming-vases, old women, mad cows, super sheep, mail strikes, banana bombs and everyone's favourite; the concrete donkey.

          The game is best-played with two or more players, although the single-player campaign and custom games are certainly enjoyable. The AI is very good, although often only utilizes conventional weaponry.

          The gameplay is easy to pick up and is a lot of fun to play with friends, it is one of those few games that work really well as a group activity, and is often genuinely funny.

          The game comes with a map-editor, a sound-bank editor (the worms' voices can be altered,) a weapons editor and a terrain editor. It is possible to ally teams with the AI, name each of your worms and team, control weapon-crate-drops and mess with reinforcements. -- There's a lot of room to make the game your own.

          There is also an online facility that comes with game, so that you can play with people around the world, which makes a lot more sense than passing the keyboard and mouse across the room.

          It is suitable for all audiences and I imagine would make a good family activity that anyone can enjoy.

          All in all, you'll get a lot of laughs and a lot of enjoyment from this game, although you'll definitely enjoy it more if you play against your friends.

          Available for PC.

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