34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Mayhem? Very Appropriate,
This review is from: Worms 4: Mayhem (PS2) (Video Game)The ultimate party game is back and better than ever. Yep, it's time for those genocidal annelids to raise hell, yet again. From the original 2D classics through the first (and it must be said mildly disappointing) 3D effort, this series has proved supremely entertaining with its very simple concept; some teams of worms attempt to kill each other with a variety of weaponary, some based in reality (shotgun, bazooka), some comical (holy hand grenade, inflatable scouser), all hilarious and all very good fun.
Worms truly is the most fun party game i have ever played. Getting a group of mates over and hammering each others worms into the ground is indescribable. The feeling when a smug mate manages to turn the tide of an entire game with a well placed shot is infuriating but alm,ost always leads to another bout of destruction. It really is something you have to play because ridiculous though the concept is, the fact that it has lasted for this many installments, including a couple of less good ones, shows it's staying power and should convince you better than I that this truly is the ultimate party game.
Worms' big stumbling block however has always been the single player game. This has thankfully been wonderfully rectified with this latest offering. There is now a single player story mode where your team of worms have to complete a nice variety of missions which is actually pretty diverse considering the simplicity of the game. There are missions where you have to climb, descend, collect, and of course, destroy, often with combinations and on top of that there are time challenges set for each level to add some longevity to the proceedings. There are also challenges which you can complete such as doing certain amounts of damage etc. in a single round. Completing any of these challenges will give you coins which can unlock new maps and also, customisations for your worms such as haircuts, glasses, facial hair, gloves etc. to give your team a unique look. You can even design your own weapons which is great fun.
The whole thing looks great with totally unoffensive cartoon visuals which add to the comical style of the game as well as suiting it down to the ground. The camera has also been sorted out this time so that unlike Worms 3D, the camera is a lot more controllable with a joypad. Theres also the sound banks allowing you, as always, to customise your worms with voices ranging from mildly sensible accents to totally absurd stereotypes.
Overall this is the most complete Worms experience to date with the single player game far outweighing all previous offerings and the multiplayer... well, what can i say. Me and my mates have never gotten tired of the mayhem of worms and for all newcomers, Mayhem well be the best time to get involved. you'll be pulling this one out for months to come for many a night of destruction and laughter. One of the most fun games on the market and a welcome return to form for the worms. Game on!