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Byte Sized: Worms Revolution Collection Review

It only feels like a few weeks have passed since the last Worms collection had been released and here we are with yet another, this time collecting Worms Revolution and Worms 2: Armageddon; a strange addition as Worms 2 was included in the last set?

So what exactly are you getting for your cash in this collection, well the main pull will be Worms Revolution, the most recent digital release of our gun toting spineless friends now on a physical copy. Revolution is a strong word to use for this iteration of the Worms series as the formula pretty much sticks to its tried and tested 2D roots, though with a lot more production than the previous game, looking fantastic on the big screen and now narrated by the always hilarious Matt Berry, guiding your small troop of worms through training and then into the world of worm warfare, scrapping it out against numerous other teams of worms and even boss worms.

The rules are relatively untouched with most modes having each side taking turns in moving and attacking other worms, the goal to be the last worm standing but there have still been plenty of changes and new additions to keep long time Worm fans happy, the largest change in terms of how you play the game will be with the introduction of a class system, with a Scout class that can move quicker and crawl through small holes, a Scientist who offers team health regeneration each turn but at the cost of being very weak, the Heavy that moves as slow as a tank but can also take a right beating and the regular Soldier, the worm we have been using for the past 18 odd years. Maps also play a larger part with not only the usual ability to whittle away obstructions with gun fire, pick axes and pneumatic drills, the Worms now also have to contend with physics. Most maps are littered with specific items that you can use to your advantage, seashells, lighters and explosive barrels can be moved by telekinesis, placing them next to enemies for an extra-large explosion or just a bit of cover from wayward grenades. Though water was always present at the bottom of the screen, it now plays a much larger part with it now appearing in small caves, allowing you, with some precision shots to breach the rock and flood whatever Worms are unfortunate enough to be in close proximity.

Just like every other version of Worms, the new additions mainly come in the form of new weapons and there are plenty on offer here with the usual dragon punch, bazooka and the classic cluster grenade along with a few new ones like water pistols and poison air strikes.

With the classic online and local multiplayer modes plus an abundance of single player missions and even puzzles to solve, Worms Revolution is worth the price alone. Worms 2 Armageddon is also contained on the disc with more of the same classic strategy action which is seen often as the best the in the series. Both Armageddon and Revolution also include all of the previously released downloadable content, including the Armageddon Battlepack, making this collection a lot more wallet friendly than purchasing all separately digitally.

If you are new to the series or a long-time fan, Worms The Revolution Collection is one of the most simplest and fun multiplayer experiences you can get on the home consoles.

Words by Ash Buchanan.
(Version Tested: Xbox 360)


- Loads of Worm on Worm battle action


- May be a bit pricey if you own any of the other items include in this disc.

Edited On 29 Apr, 2013

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0000000000 4 years ago
i think it is a bit pricey! but its worms, you cant no love a good worms game, especially the older titles!
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Everything up to 3D were good Worms games... although I will always be a Lemmings fan first.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
The latest one wasn't too bad at all. trys to fit in with the style of the older ones but i still prefer the orignials.

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