September 21, 2009

MicroReview: Worms 2: Armageddon

Worms 2: Armageddon is an apology to Worms fans for that godawful "Worms" game released for the arcade a few years back. That game was extremely stripped down to the point where they ended up releasing most of the game's content as optional download. In short, it sucked, and they charged far too much for far too little. Armageddon, you may remember was and old Worms game from way back and the most popular game in the series. It's no wonder that they borrowed the name as if to say, "Look! This one's good!" And it is, actually. It's a lot like an HD, online version of Worms: Open Warfare 2 for the PSP which, much like this game, was a far superior sequel to the original. It incorporates many of the features that made that game great including lots of the weapons and customizations you know and love. The game also plays great online and is, as always, a blast with friends. This game, overall, is a solid title and a great addition to your Xbox Arcade library. I only wish they brought back the optional six-worm teams and had more landscape themes.

It seems Worms will live on forever as a classic, fun party game that withstands the test of time- even if we've played it a hundred times before. Bomberman, anyone?

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