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Well the Worms series is fairly well known for its strategic gameplay, focusing largely on the players accuracy and skill in order to succeed.
This XBLA title has very similar features to that of Worms 2 Armageddon and Worms World Party, it supports 1-4 players both offline and online via Xbox LIVE. The game itself is actually a remake of the Worms Open Warfare game, but dramatically improved for the Xbox 360. There are 22 weapons featured in the game.
The game has 20 single player deathmatch challenges, increasing in difficult the further through you get.
The game does support a combination of Human and AI players, meaning 2 humans can play with 2 AI teams as well. AI however are not supported in online play.
The game features the regular scheme editor, which means you can effectively create your own game mode, allowing you to choose which weapons will be allowed, and various other game options.
There are a few free DLC items available for download, as well as some premium content. The free DLC adds 2 landscape themes and a large amount of soundbanks.
This game is available for a mere 400 MSP (£3.25 or so), or you can splash out 800 MSP to get Worms 2 Armageddon on XBLA, Worms 2 adds the support of team battles, it also adds several new weapons, improved graphics, new game modes, including forts mode and more missions.
If you already own this game, i suggest you dont buy Worms 2 unless you have money spare, if you havent bought this game then i suggest you go straight for Worms 2, its worth the extra 400 MSP for the features that you get.
Worms, which is now available for 400 Microsoft Points, is arguably one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games around today.
Following the release of Worms 2: Armageddon, the original Xbox 360 Worms game may have become somewhat forgotten by many. Online certainly won't be as active as before, however, the game is still very enjoyable.
The campaign which involves 20 missions can keep you playing for a while. The missions get harder as you go along and by the end it could certainly take you a good while to complete. When not under the pressures of the campaign, you can simply play a normal match with up to 4 teams at once, which can provide hectic but fun results.
The concept is simple, it's a deathmatch - with Worms. Every player takes it in turns to attack the opponent, and they cannot move when someone else is attacking. This leads to a lot of strategy being used by all players, as opposed to simply shooting on site and using the best weapons. There are quite a few weapons to use, however, due to the small size of arcade games, not as many as there certainly have been before.
When playing online, this game is as fun as anything. You can play with up to 3 other people and just cause havoc. Use your own team and own scheme, and anything can happen.
Whilst the game will be a bit empty these days with a lack of online, it won't be dead. It's certainly worth picking up for 400 points.
Worms is a bit of an all time classic. I remember the days that worms was a case of a couple of weapon and some ninja ropes and nothing more than relying on wind direction, tunnels and accuracy to win the game.
The concept is simple, you have a small army of worms, and you need to do whatever possible to kill the enemy worms. The map is generated randomly each game so you'll never see the same one twice so your skills are always being tested.
This is a great multiplayer game, single player mainly for practice purposes. It's a good game when you have mates over, and up to 12 people can play at once (depending on how many teams you have).
There are plenty of weapons in the newest version; enough to keep you pre-occupied anyway, another great game to add to the collection
You can pick this up now for next to nothing on all consoles and PC, a must have for your collection
Worms is classic and quirky game about a bunch of Worms who are waging war against one another. It was first released in 1995, and there have been several more instalments since then. There were several games in 3D format however this game for the Xbox 360 is a back to basics 2D game. The game is only available via download from the Marketplace.
The gameplay of the game is extremely fun and addictive, and very easy to pick up and play. A player begins with a team of 4 Worms with 100 health, and a large armoury of weapons. It is then the player's goal to kill all of the other Worms that are on the 2D field, either by attacking them until all of their health is gone, blasting them into the water or blowing them clean out of the map. There are around 20 different weapons to choose from to do this, ranging from bazookas to explosive sheep. As I have said the game is very easy to pick up and play, however it takes a long time to master, both with all the different types of weapon and strategically.
There are several different game modes to play in, including a traditional deathmatch in which the sole aim is to eliminate all of the other teams. There are also 20 challenges for the player to attempt to complete, increasing in difficulty on the way. Players get 15GP for completing all of the challenges. There is also Xbox Live support, meaning that you can pit your team of Worms against your friends, this is the highlight of the game for me.
The graphics of the game are fairly good, and whilst only being 2D they fit the quirky feel of the game very well. There are thousands of map variants to play on, all of which are fully destructible by the Worms weaponry!
The sounds of the game are very good, and extremely cute at times. Each Worm has ipts own voice which it shouts high-pitched war cries and complaints in. You will instantly fall in love with the Worms. There are also different sound effects for the various different weapons and animations that are featured throughout the game.
Overall this is a very fun game, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the ability to download it from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Price: 800MP (about £7.00)
Lifespan: 3 months
Downloadable Content: Yes.
Worms four the Xbox 360 is-a live arcade game.
You can play random games on random generated maps with other players which is great fun, human controlled or if you prefer you can face the computer opponent or combination of the two.
There is also a single player challenge mode which consists of 20 challenges which gets considerably hard in the later stages. This can be immensely frustrating as the final challenges are almost impossible!
Worms is still a really fun and entertaining way to pass the time, you have a vast selection of weaponry from standard bazookas to exploding sheep!
You can also play Worms online against opponents which can be really fun but sometimes frustrating if they choose to gang up on you!
You can buy this game for 800 Microsoft points which is around £7.00, a reasonable price for such a fun and entertaining game, I recommend it.
Worms has to be the best xbox live arcade game that can be downloaded. I is just a great classic that looks great on the 360 with enhanced graphics and just great gameplay.
There are a variety of different game modes to complete including the challenging single player levels or you can play with friends at home or with up to four people on xbox live. There are 20 single player levels which get harder as you progress through. You also have a variety of different weapons you can use which vary from shotgun (self explanatory) to a sheep which jumps around and you can blow up at any time - classic!
The game also includes a lot of variety with several different maps and backgrounds with many combinations making each game different. You can also customise your worms by changing their names and voices.
There is even some further content available for download such as more levels and backgrounds which contribute to this already superb game.
Is definitely the best arcade game and is well worth the 800 points it costs!
Team 17's wriggling warriors make their debut appearance on the Xbox360. Taking cues from the turn-based combat games of old, 'Worms' cranks up the cute to eleven when releasing hordes of squirmy friends onto novelty landscapes for a battle to the death.
This incarnation features a multitude of play modes, locally and over 'Live'. You can go it alone with the computer in quick play, or take on a series of increasingly difficult challenge matches; you can compete against several friends using one or more gamepads; or, if you're subscribed as a 'gold' account, battle it out against opponents from around the world with 'normal' or 'ranked' multiplayer bouts.
Thankfully, unlike its recent three dimensional counterpart, 'Worms HD' goes back to the 'old skool', returning to its 2D roots. With refined high-definition backdrops, this is arguably the best that 'Worms' has ever looked, or is ever likely to look, in this format. Movement is smooth and fluid, not to mention well-textured and eye-poppingly colourful.
However, those familiar with the series may feel a little cheated by the lack of innovation. Terrains aren't desperately inspiring and are limited to a handful at present, although a greater variety of content will surface as the downloadable category expands.
Unfortunately, there's little to recommend in this department. A generic battle loop plays over all the game modes, quickly becoming tiresome and irritating. This is inadequate at best and downright lazy at worst; even with size restrictions imposed by Microsoft, there's no reason why at least two or more tracks couldn't be included.
Luckily, the well-loved comedy voice packs still remain in 'Worms HD'; though limited in number, the multitude of languages and hilarious taunts help keep the traditional fun-lovin' atmosphere alive, with several sound packs already available to download as 'full version' extras.
Initially, movement can be slightly tricky. The left analogue stick (and D-pad) controls the currently selected worm. The 'B' button launches the weapon select box and the 'A' button activates the selected weapon. Tapping the 'X' button will make your worm jump, while a double tap will make him perform a back flip; this system changes slightly when using a jetpack or rope, where the 'X' button activates the current weapon and the 'A' button stops and starts the mode of traversal.
Those new to the game should expect a few difficulties using this system, and even 'Worms' veterans may find themselves running into a problem or two, especially when manoeuvring on ropes and launching weapons. However, things quickly become easier with time, and practice is essential if you want to pull off sophisticated moves over the game arena.
The weapons (and their 'area of effect') are toned down for 'Worms HD'; the developers claim that this was done to appeal to a wider, 'casual' market who haven't played the game, or its ilk, before.
Unfortunately, I feel the opposite is true! 'Worms HD' isolates the newcomers who aren't familiar with the aiming system, making devastating blows more difficult for all but the most 'tuned-in' of fans. Online match-ups rapidly become slaughter-fests for novices, and many amateurs I've played have left sessions early through sheer frustration.
It's a shame that some of the more extreme weapons weren't retained; they often created riotously chaotic rounds that resulted in bizarre 'lucky wins' - something that attracted many players to the series in the first place!
Still, in spite of the over-tweaked game mechanics, 'Worms HD' remains a solid play experience, providing players with a shed-load of fun; nothing quite beats the ritual humiliation of poking your opponent into the sea or air striking your adversary to oblivion. Going 'back to basics' has certainly refocused the game towards its original strategic intent, and the apparent 'nerfing' has made for a far more tactical experience in most cases; however, the question remains - is that really what your average marketplace gamer wanted?
It seems that the removal of the fifty megabyte levy came a little too late in the day for 'Worms HD', and what remains is a barebones incarnation at best. A drastically improved soundtrack would've been no problem without the rather draconian limits, not to mention providing extra room for backgrounds and extended scenario modes.
With this in mind, 800 points seems an apt price point. It's a shame that more challenges weren't included considering the price tag, but a lack of basic content is forgivable in the grand scheme of things.
The achievements in 'Worms HD' aren't difficult to attain, requiring little more than constant play to accomplish the vast majority of them. Still, it's good to see that endurance is rewarded with the '20,000 cumulative damage' trophy up for grabs.
The 360 marketplace seems like an ideal home for the 'Worms' series, which makes the underwhelming reality of the situation all the more disappointing. Although the package provides several hours of solid entertainment, the gameplay lacks the outrageous dynamics that kept fans returning to the original title time and again. The party atmosphere subsides to a more sombre gaming experience; one has to question whether this was the right move on the developers' part.
Still, the lack of quantity is offset by the intrinsic quality of play. Those who like their strategy games with a smile will almost certainly approve of 'Worms HD', even if core fans and veteran players feel deflated by the lack of a Ming vase or minigun.
'Worms HD' is unquestionably one of the better titles on 'Live' that'll ultimately leave you feeling well nourished, if not entirely satiated.