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Worms 2: Armageddon Review

By , on October 29, 2010


Worms 2: Armageddon
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Worms on the iPhone as it should be.
  • Unlockable customizations.
  • Local and online multiplayer modes with custom rule sets.

CONS

  • Still a few niggling control issues left.
  • Weak campaign mode.
  • Slow to load.

VERDICT

Worms 2: Armageddon still has a way to go before being the ultimate Worms title for iDevices, but with multiplayer modes and the basic gameplay intact it's a great start.


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Finally! Worms 2: Armageddon Holy Grenades to shove in your face by Team17 has slipped on to the App Store and much of what made the original title irksome to enjoy has been fixed, leaving you with the juicy, classic worm on worm action you've come to expect of the franchise.

The controls haven't seen much in the way of changes, though for the most part the ability to aim and get around the level was never too hard. Touching each side of the screen will wiggle you in that direction, but jumping has remained difficult to master properly and requires tapping your worm to perform a forward jump or a back-flip. The selection of weaponry is exactly what you'd expect for Worms and all the classics along with a few of their newer surprises have made it in to Armageddon and while some items are missing you can unlock old staples and a few new weapons for multiplayer by earning cash from the singleplayer missions.

But Worms isn't about blowing up AI opponents with their cheaty ability to judge their aim perfectly, no it's about causing as much mayhem and chaos with your friends and the addition of multiplayer allows you to pit your skills against 3 other friends locally or against a single other player online. The depth of customization for your characters isn't quite as large as I'd like, but considering that the basics are already in place this can always be easily fixed with updates.

The only major change I'd like to see is the addition of smoothing and proper Retina support to make zooming out less painful for the eyes, but if you have been hanging out for a playable Worms game then this is a must grab for you and your friends.

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Einherjar 3 years, 9 months ago

no retina support :(
anyone know if they will fix this? it would be such a great game..