Developer: Team 17
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★☆☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Everyone loves Worms right? No, I don’t mean the parasites, I mean those cuddly Worms from Team 17. They’re back and they’re just as fun as ever in Worms 2: Armageddon.

Typical Worms gameplay remains here. You control a team of cute worms who must wipe out opposing worms. At your disposal is an array of different weaponry. There’s the humble shotgun and bazooka, but then there’s the quirky Holy Hand Grenade, the baseball bat, the ninja rope, the sheep and the er…concrete donkey. It’s certainly a different way of wiping out the opposition, I’ll give it that.

Worms 2: Armageddon offers a variety of different modes to play, all with fundamentally the same aim: destroy the enemy. There’s the single player campaign mode with 30 different missions to keep you interested, a practice mode and a body count mode whereby a steady stream of foes come at you and it’s a matter of survival. Then there’s the multiplayer mode which offers a hotseat/pass around option and a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi mode. It’s occasionally slightly laggy but it works well for the most part.

It’s a similar case with the controls which work well but occasionally falter and are imprecise but it’s forgivable. Much like the previous Worms game, movement is a matter of tapping while aiming involves dragging your finger to the appropriate position. It’s when it comes to jumping and back flipping (one tap and two taps respectively) that things can be fiddly and annoying.

Despite these problems, Worms 2: Armageddon can be forgiven because it’s so much fun. It’s typical quirky Worms after all. You can create your own teams and personalise them how you want, you can even unlock hats and weapons by completing the campaign missions.

Overall, Worms 2 is terrific fun. It’s not a bad price at all for a product that offers so much to do. The campaign missions will keep you busy for a long while and body count is excellent fun to drop in on from time to time. While the controls might be a little imprecise, the rest of the iPhone conversion is excellent. If you’ve enjoyed previous Worms games, you’ll love this.

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