Imagine an explosion of fire, with projectiles of all shapes and sizes firing randomly in your face. A fat pink worm with wide, crazy eyes and a cocky smirk glares at you. He is armed to the teeth with heavy weaponry and strapped with shining rows of ammo. Welcome to Team 17’s Worms Armageddon – a vibrant, insane explosion of artillery and turn-based strategy that will have you by turns finding yourself white-knuckled with determination, and screaming with laughter as you become lost in the game’s unique absurdity.
While so many of current games are nearly too complex, with a dizzying array of complicated controls, Worms Armageddon is delightfully straight-forward and easy to access. The worms live in a series of 2-D landscapes of color and texture. Guide your team of up to 8 maniacal worms as they shoot inconceivable artillery across wide and varied chasms and shriek wildly. Customize your crew to your heart’s content, from their anthem and insignia to their speaking language. The military soundtrack adds pomp and absurdity to the game play experience. You may play against the computer in a single-player campaign that is ever more challenging as you progress, or hook up against other crazed Worms across the globe online. Choose to make your game play about frenzied mass destruction, or use strategic weaponry to reduce your opponent’s team to pink sludge.
The array of weaponry to choose from is very diverse. From traditional to unorthodox, you are bound to find more than one favorite weapon to unleash on your squirming rivals. Try carefully aiming grenades or hurl an exploding old woman, both will get the job done. But don’t forget to take into account the uncanny wind and trajectory, as an ill-calculated explosion may cause a land slide into the sea. And never fail to recall, worms can’t swim.
Worms Armageddon is a challenging and unpredictable game of strategy. The graphics are colorful; the play is addictive and varied, especially with the option of online play. The all-important explosions are impressive and excessive. If you have ever longed for a blazing, yet not mindless strategy game, Worms Armageddon may be just the thing to satisfy your craving.