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Worms 3D

by Acclaim
PlayStation2
Everyone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) 70 / 100

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  • Use tactics and cunning to face off against the rival worms across bizarre randomly generated landscapes
  • Each battle has a time limit - win in the alotted time or you go into Sudden Death
  • Worms die when they lose all their energy or fall into the icy water surrounding the levels
  • Utility crates drop from above for added power -- use the jetpacks, gravity bombs & other weapons that drop from the sky
  • Design your own custom levels for added excitement and fun

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  • ASIN: B0001CNRRA
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,238 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Product Description

Worms 3D - This is a fantastic 3D strategy game that offers in-depth strategy action combined with cartoon fun! Using crazy weapons, tools and utilities to destroy the rival worms invading your territory. The winning team is the one that manages to survive the mayhem and have worms left standing when the dust settles! Each team of worms has a devastating arsenal - bazookas, grenades, dynamite, exploding sheep and the dreaded concrete donkey. Use these weapons to cause maximum destruction to enemy worms and conquer the yard!

Review

Ever since the big jump from 2D to 3D, favorite franchises have been trying to make the transition without sacrificing the core, the heart, of what made their games great in two dimensions. Some have been more successful than others. Thankfully, Team17 seems to have taken a long, hard look at what made Worms the multi-million selling series that it is and put in the effort required to make a quite treacherous (but rewarding) leap to the third dimension.

On all platforms, the basic premise is the same: Missions and challenges are offered for solo players, and a freakishly robust customization system is supplied for multiplayer addicts that want to blow each other up. But that doesn't answer the biggest question – what is the strategy classic actually like in this brave new world? Refreshingly, and stunningly, it remains largely the same.

Sure, there are a few complications. Namely, the jumping and some weapons are problematic. It's hard to predict where Worms will be able to jump because they are easily caught on lips or ledges that players cannot see. A little fiddling generally alleviates the problem, but it is a frustrating hurdle (no pun intended) worth mentioning. Secondly, predicting the arc of favorite weapons like the bazooka and grenades is harder in this iteration. Although the game offers multiple camera angles (first person, a player-controlled isometric default view, and a blimp cam to display the bigger picture), it's still hard to determine where a hand-thrown cluster bomb is actually going to end up. A simple camera view to show the profile of your soldier would have helped immensely, but alas, it's not in there.

Despite these growing pains, Worms is still done so well that old fans will feel comfortably at home. Team17's ambitious move to 3D keeps the series' trademark unhinged reaction shots, off-kilter weapons (a crazed elderly lady is one), hilarious mini-cutscenes, and in-depth strategy action. What the new game format does offer, and the developers have taken great advantage of it, is the option to create really interesting vertical levels that require strategy, timing, and forward thinking – everything that a great turn-based game should force you to do.

Multiplayer is well executed in each version, but online options are only offered for the Xbox and PC flavors. That said, Worms 3D is just as addictive as its predecessors, but features more thoughtful challenges and conquests. Pick this up, and you'll be throwing down with your friends for years to come, and it's not often that you can say that about a console strategy title.

The Edge

Really, the four versions of Worms 3D that we reviewed fall into two groups; the PS2 and GC versions are nearly identical, and the PC and Xbox versions can handily be lumped together. Options one (PS2 and GC) have muddier graphics that seem to complicate the jumping and aiming issues more than the superior group B (populated by the PC and Xbox editions). Besides better graphical clairty, these last two versions have smoother controls and what many people would consider obligatory online options. Playing against Worms-captains around the world (or around your office) puts the Xbox and PC versions on the top of the stack.

Concept:
Really, truly update the Worms franchise by sticking the buggers into a 3D environment

Graphics:
Exaggerated comic style that perfectly captures and improves on the earlier editions

Sound:
Funny blips and burps from your charges, opponents, and weapons

Playability:
It's a wonderfully executed jump to 3D, but some minor complications arise

Entertainment:
This is everything that Worms fans have appreciated about the series

Replay:
High

Rated: 8 out of 10
Editor: Lisa Mason
Issue: March 2004

2nd Opinion:
I remember the days when I didn't dread seeing my favorite game franchises move to 3D. Worms, in its original form, was a game all about blowing things up with ridiculous weapons. Worms 3D takes that simple, ingenious concept and tinkers with it, resulting in a lot of litter that clutters up the experience. Sure, it has all the humor, heavy weaponry, and carnage that made previous Worms titles unique, but the enjoyment of those elements is diluted by problems like unspeakably annoying platformer-esque missions, and terrible camera work with no zoom control. And if you thought the ninja rope was tough to use before, just wait until you try it now. If you're hungry for Worms-related mayhem, this game is adequate; but if you want one with all of the fun and none of the fat, leave Worms 3D alone and pick up Worms Armageddon for the PC.

Rated: 7 out of 10
Editor: Joe Juba


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more fun than I expected April 9, 2004
I had never played a WORMS game before purchasing WORMS 3D for PS2. I have to say I was impressed by how much fun I had. It took a while to get used to the controls, but the tutorial helped quite a bit. This is a great new game for only $29.99.
You get to go through different environments where your army of worms battles another army of worms utilizing weapons and skillful maneuvering. One of my favorite things about the game is when you fire a weapon, the environment will change due to the incurred damage from your weapons. This makes it more challenging and makes you think before you make a move... especially in multiplayer mode. And yes, you have to share a controller in multiplayer mode... big deal, it doesn't take away from the fact that the game is fun.
The worms are also pretty comical, their accents crack me up.
For less than $30... how can you pass it up? It's well worth the money, much better than paying $50.00 on other games... give it a try, it'll be worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Third dimension doesn't add to this game May 23, 2004
I first played Worms on my PC back in 96-97. I played it for hours with my friends. The 2D world was simple and easy to understand. The third dimension just added a lot of ambiguity to the game play. It's near impossible to use the wind to your advantage in 3D and the camera angles make aiming for opponents you cannot see very hard. Some people may enjoy this game, but I don't think anyone who loved the original 2D version will like this at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different, But Fun March 14, 2004
By jttcscc
Well, here we are. The first actual Worms game since Worms World Party about three years ago. (No, Worms Blast doesn't count.)
Anybody at all familiar with Worms Armageddon or Worms World Party will be able to instantly pick up and play this. All the usual weapons are back, and a few extras on the side. The assortment of exploding farm animals and old ladies are present, as are shotguns, uzis, firebombs, air strikes, and the old standby, the bazooka.
The same modes of transportation also apply: ninja ropes, jetpacks, teleportation, and parachutes. You can even swig a can of red bull for an extra burst of wormy speed and power.
The main difference here is that since you can move on all sides, the game sacrifices being able to dig with a jackhammer and burrow into tunnels, a nice element from the 2D Worms games.
That aside, though, the graphics are servicable, the sound is for the most part smooth (except for a bug here and there), the music is mild and restrained, the explosions are explosive, and there are tons and tons of different environments.
You can create teams of six worms, both human or computer controlled, and create your own environments and gaming modes, setting all the parameters for weapons availability and land masses.
For the classic Worms fan, there is little not to like here, and for the cheap price it's worth a buy for the addictive gameplay alone.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who said 2D was better ? March 19, 2004
Four years after playing at WORMS 2 for the first time, I could not believe it when I first heard about the 3D version of one of my favorite game. When I opened the box and put it in my PS2 and played, I re-lived the same exciting feelings of fun that had hit me when I discovered the previous version. For somedy who already played, five minutes will be enough to get going, for newcomers, it might be good to do the training missions and play versus yourself a little bit before going to harder missions like 'Challenges' or 'CPUvsHUMAN'. The adaptation to the console is perfect even for the cameras wich you cannot play without and the 3D effect is very good for something so fast paced. Finally, when they right 'There are thousands and thousands of landscapes possible' they really mean it. You can be anuywhere in any kind of field and scenery. Of course, you are always surrounded by water and death by drowning is very frequent. If you never played buy it, if you played prior versions, buy it anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How much i like this game November 10, 2005
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am writing this review because I slammed worms so much in the version of the game for PS2 "Worms Mayhem". If you played worms Armageddon or the original worms then this is the game that you want for pc, playstation or any system. It's the classic straight forward team against team warfare that made the original game. The multiplayer part makes this game. Unfortunately for the playstation it doesn't have an online mode so you will have to have some friends. I hope this isn't a problem for you. This game is completely addictive and you will definitely have fun with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for the PS2. March 6, 2006
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game was the ultimate blast.I remember playing the first worms game on the SNES at a friends house and I found this used at the local video for 10 dollars and I decided to get it.It is basically what you would expect from a Worms game,fun strategy and action game.My only complaint is that the camera can be really irritating at times and sometimes makes it hard to jump.But besides that,it is fun just give it a try when you get a chance,you won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WORMS October 31, 2013
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the 3D feature makes this game even more fun than the 2d game, it has a lot of weapons to choose from and you dont need 4 controllers to play with your friends!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good February 22, 2013
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My eleven year old son wanted to love this game from your DSiXL now have it on your PS2 and loves me more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great family game.
great shape, enjoy ever thing about it, had it before, had to get it again, great family game, love it
Published 9 months ago by Tresha
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
I have played the PC version, and loved the concept of worms waging warfare--what a hoot. My husband and I love, love Worms 3D for playstation 2. We battle each other for hours. Read more
Published on February 8, 2005 by K. Radebaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Worms is awesome
People are probably telling you that this game sucks but it is just because they are morons who can not look at the manual to look at the controls even though they are so freaking... Read more
Published on August 14, 2004 by JJ
2.0 out of 5 stars 2D is better then 3D in this game
I love the worms world party game, its great.
Its simple to understand and play it.
When worms 3D came out I thought this is gonna be great!
Was I wrong. Read more
Published on June 3, 2004 by Scorpion
5.0 out of 5 stars Worms 3D is awsome!
The gameplay and graphics are absolutely awsome!
If you enjoyed the older version, this newer version
is a must have, you won't be disappointed. Read more
Published on May 29, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars WORMS 3D! KICKASS!
This game is kickass. Much better than the earlier worms cause its 3D! Awsome weapons, would be better if there was blood, but still an awsome game.
_Ur Mom_
Published on April 24, 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars SUCKS!!!
These clowns made this game so that it only functions with ONE CONTROLLER! Even if you're playing multiplayer with four people, you have to pass the controller around. Read more
Published on March 26, 2004 by ryan mable
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