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Players take turns choosing an attack for each of their worms to make, although once chosen they have a limited time to target and fire. The worm characters have become embellished with hats and funny voices over the years, so this now looks and sounds like an episode of Monty Python. The lightheartedness works well to diffuse the intense competition with comedy. It's funny but also needs considerable strategy and tactical skill.
A popular recent version is Worms W.M.D. It has updated hand-drawn style visuals and adds the new ability to craft items as well as vehicles and buildings. It includes many of the classic Worms levels.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Worms 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
Worms 3 on iOS and Android offers asynchronous online play where you take turns on your go without having to play at the same time.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Crude Humor, Language, Cartoon Violence.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. It's a simple fun game, but because you are often picking moves and attacks with limited time younger players need to act fast and cope with things going wrong.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 16-year-olds play this game:
- 16-year-old: Boarding School Escape
Worms Anniversary Edition
Worms Battlegrounds + Worms W.M.D
Worms Clan Wars
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms World Party
Worms World Party Remastered
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Worms WMD has free additional content. But Worms 3 on iOS offers in-game purchases for "Forts Mode" and other enhancements.
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Release Date: 23/08/2016, updated in 2018
Price: 80% off
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Players: 1-6 (6 online)
Components: 2D Side-On