User Rating: 9.8 | Worms Armageddon PC
The sequel to Worms - Worms 2 - brought the very nice-looking graphics high-resolution engine that has been used for all the latest Worms incarnations in 2D for the PC. With the rather insignificant exception being the power meter when releasing a weapon like the bazooka or grenade, this graphics engine allows for more precise game play and better maneuverability around the levels. Worms: Armageddon fixed the balance issues that Worms 2 had with the homing cluster weapons that simply were too effective. It also added much better playability on the Internet with the then new system called WormNet, as well as new missions, training modes, a host of innovative new weapons and a much better menu interface. All this came together to create one of the best Worms game to date even today and counting the latest 3D versions, tied with the original Worms game.

The premise of Worms is like any great game, very easy to learn, but something that takes a lot of practice to master completely. It is a splendid combination of strategy, action and not to forget; humour. If you like Monty Python-esque sort of comedy, then this is the game for you. The randomization of the levels, all the different landscapes and options to choose from, makes this a game that is ever-changing and never the same. The ability to customize your Worms is still here from the first game. You can name them whatever you like and choose a sound set that you deem fitting. The level of customization has been raised even further in W:A; you can now also choose a tombstone and a flag for your team among other things - both of which you can make your own in paint or a better program and import it to the game.

I'm a long time fan of the Worms series, and I have to agree with the persons saying Worms is best played in 2D. Today all games almost need to be in 3D, and I certainly hope the announced Worms 4 will become a very good game, but I think Worms: Armageddon and Worms 1 will always remain the best versions of the supposed "madman"(?) Andy Davidson's short stroke of genius that he named Full Wormage. Everyone has to try this game at least once.

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