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Information
Developer Team17
Publisher XBOX 360: Microsoft Game Studios
PS3: Sony Computer Entertainment
iPhone OS: Team17
Platforms XBOX 360 Live Arcade (XBLA), PS3, iPhone OS
Rating CERO: A
ESRB: Everyone (E)
Apple: 9+
Genre Artillery game
Technical Information

Worms is a turn-based, artillery game developed by Team17. It is available on, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and iPhone OS platforms and is one of the many installments of the Worms series created by Team17. The game was known as Worms HD during development, but Microsoft renamed it to just Worms (possibly to avoid notions of HDTV being a requirement to play). The game has since taken on the moniker, Worms (2007). Its first official public demonstration was on the showroom floor of the 2007, Consumer Electronics Show. The game was released on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 on Xbox Live, March 26, 2009 on the PlayStation Store, and July 11, 2009 on the iPhone OS.

The 2007 version of Worms is an enhanced port of Worms: Open Warfare, which itself is a remake of the original 1995 video game of the same name. The Xbox Live and PlayStation Network versions are not exactly identical and contain some differences in available weaponry. This game also appears in Worms Collection.

Gameplay

Players control a small platoon of worms across a deformable landscape, battling computer or player controlled teams. The game features bright and humorous cartoon-style animation and a varied arsenal of weapons. Full voice communication is also available among the players of the game.

Single player

  • 3 simple tutorials to introduce the mechanics to those who’ve not played the game before
  • 20 increasingly difficult single player challenges (deathmatch against AI opponents)

There is Quick Start option (choice of Beginner, Intermediate or Pro, uses default schemes and teams). If the player wanted to play a custom singleplayer game, they have to select multiplayer and then create a local game with AI opponents.

The time it takes to complete a challenge is saved and the best times are displayed on a leaderboard.

Multiplayer

The game features competitive multiplayer for up to four teams. It is compatible for both offline or online play via Xbox Live & PlayStation Network.

Weapons

Utilities

Bolded are only available in the PlayStation 3 version.

Terrain

  • Arctic
  • Desert
  • Hawaii
  • Hell
  • Jungle
  • London
  • Manhattan
  • Space

Bolded are only available in the Xbox 360 version, as DLC.

Default Teams

Human

  • Marines: Dutch, Blaine, Mac, Dylan
  • Champions: Drago, Clubber, Apollo, Stallion
  • Old Skool: Boggy B, Spadge, Clanger, Fluff
  • Doctors: Foster, Ruth, Watson, Jekyll

AI

  • Clowns: Charlie, Bobo, Harlequin, Coco
  • Rookies: Barnes, Kelly, Hicks, O'Reilly
  • Warlords: Ghengis, Hannibal, Atilla, Ming
  • Hot-Shots: Cassidy, Wyatt, Holliday, Sundance
  • Boffins: Albert, Isaac, Thomas, Leonardo

Achievements and Trophies

Main article: Worms (2007)/Achievements and Trophies

Worms includes 12 achievements in the Xbox 360 version, and 14 trophies in the PlayStation 3 version.

Downloadable content

On May 30, 2007, several new downloadable Worms packs were released. The "Space" landscape was issued for free, while two others, the "Hell" and "Jungle" landscapes, were released for purchase. A free set of 22 Worm voice banks were also released.

On July 4, 2007 more content was issued: a Music Pack was released for free; however, it was only more voice banks, and two more landscapes, "Desert" and "Manhattan", were released for purchase. Some Worms themes and gamerpics were released for purchase as well.

Demo Version

Team17 offered potential buyers of Worms (2007) a demo version of the game, which only contains one weapon scheme, "trial". The scheme is limited to only 2-player play; All weapons besides bazookas and grenades are limited to 1, without delays.

Reviews

  • The visuals and audio are fantastic and continue to push the unique image Worms has long since established. Gameplay is decent; there is the issue with the camera, which happens way too frequently for my liking, and the occasional crash, but take those problems aside and it will live up to even the most critical Worms fanboy’s expectations. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a break from Killzone-esque games. - PS3Center.net, 7.6/10
  • The challenges can be tough, the multiplayer is fun and the ability to create a team and name its members is an awesome way to get you to care about your squad. Still, this is a lot like the game I played two years ago and suffers from the same, limited lifespan. - IGN, 7.9/10
  • There are few better multiplayer games in existence, and no better ones on Xbox Live Arcade. If your gaming habits ever include playing with others, online or off, Worms is utterly essential. - Yahoo! Games (no score awarded)

Trivia

  • In the demo version, if a player writes down or remembers the landscape code before buying the full version, they can play on the landscape again.
Worms (series)
2D variants First Generation

Worms (1995)Worms ReinforcementsWorms and Reinforcements UnitedWorms: The Directors Cut

Second Generation

Worms 2Worms ArmageddonWorms World Party (Remastered)
Spin-Offs: Worms PinballWorms Blast Worms Golf

Third Generation

Worms Open WarfareWorms (2007) Worms Open Warfare 2Worms: A Space OddityWorms 2: ArmageddonWorms ReloadedWorms Battle Islands
Spin-Offs: Worms Crazy GolfWorms (Facebook) 

Fourth Generation

Worms RevolutionWorms Clan WarsWorms 3 Worms Battlegrounds Worms W.M.D 

3D variants

Worms 3DWorms Forts: Under SiegeWorms 4: MayhemWorms: Ultimate Mayhem
Spin-Offs: Worms Battle Rally (cancelled)

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