Ten years on from Worms™ Armageddon and the turn-based comic mayhem continues in Worms™ Reloaded, an all-new edition available for PC through Steam.
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Release Date: Aug 26, 2010

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August 24

Worms W.M.D is Out Now!

We're Mighty Dangerous!

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!


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Thank you to everyone that has followed Worms W.M.D since we announced it last year. Your support and enthusiasm has been simply amazing. We really hope that you enjoy the game!

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August 9

Worms W.M.D - Mechanized Mayhem Trailer!

The Worms have unleashed mechanized mayhem in Worms W.M.D!

Shoot, slam, smash, blast and spray the enemy with a variety of devastating vehicles from the tried and tested Tank to the agile yet deadly Helicopter.

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About This Game

Ten years on from Worms™ Armageddon and the turn-based comic mayhem continues in Worms™ Reloaded, an all-new edition available for PC through Steam. Worms™ Reloaded features up to four player online and offline multi-player, voice support, a raft of crazy new weapons (and the return of some iconic weapons from the brand’s celebrated past), achievements (*note: Mac & Linux versions have a reduced number of achievements), leaderboards, all new high-definition landscape themes, a range of brilliant forts for the new Fort mode, new landscape editor, new play modes, hats, skins and speech banks.
To top it all off, there is also a highly-involving single-player experience with tutorials, deathmatches, races, fort games and puzzles. Enjoy the new High Definition full colour graphics engine, revised physics and pit your wits against the all-new A.I. with seven personality types, ranging from easy to very hard and styles like vengeful, cocky and ‘Darksider’! The game is also packed with customization options, and includes thousands of possibilities for your team of worms, tons of game options and custom levels, so you can play the game how you want!

Key Features:

  • Campaign mode. Play through 35 single-player missions as well as 30 more in the Warzone Campaign that is tuned for advanced players.
  • Bodycount mode! How will you survive with having just one worm pitched against never ending spawning enemy worms that get increasingly tougher? Compete against friends in the scored leaderboard.
  • Training Mode. Comprehensive tactics tutorage that includes 3 tutorials and 3 different firing ranges.
  • Up to 4-player online and local multiplayer action - with Steamworks support, for pain free game updates, friends-lists, leaderboards, achievements (*note: Mac & Linux versions have a reduced number of achievements) and chat.
  • Leaderboards! Multiple different leaderboards to track different game types and stats. These can be sorted globally or by friends enabling and encouraging competition between friends.
  • Wild customisation and personalization - change appearance of worm skin, choose victory dances, gravestones, voices, HUD, title and over 70 different cute, funny and downright stupid hats!
  • Shop ‘til you drop! Players can buy hats, landscapes, weapons, missions, forts and gravestones with currency awarded for completing single player campaigns.
  • Over 70 speechbanks - 50 re-mastered from the classics and over 20 new speech banks including the insane Cheese sound set!
  • A range of great classic and new custom levels to play on, plus make your own!
  • Fully featured landscape editor including the welcome return of bridges and the ability to import your own custom levels into game so you can share your creation with friends and play online. Add your own start positions, mines and scheme to effectively create wild new play modes and styles of game.
  • All new vertical landscapes – to take the battle to new heights!
  • The scheme editor enables the changing of all aspects of the game to fit your own style, including new random objects such as the sentry guns and electro magnets, and a new fire hazard.
  • 47 weapons and utilities including classic weapons from Worms™, Worms™ 2, Armageddon, World Party and the recent Open Warfare series as well as 14 brand new weapons!
  • New weapons include Super Bunker Buster, Ferrets, Poison Strike, Worship, Sentry Gun, Electromagnet, Buffalo of Lies plus new persistent fire and surprise Easter Eggs!
  • Classic Weapons returning include Armageddon, Concrete Donkey, Napalm Strike and yes, the Holy Hand Grenade!
  • Select from a range of classic Worms™ game modes and new modes for this edition - Crate/Shopper modes, BnG (Bazooka and Grenade), Forts and Rope Racing.
  • Use the customisation tools to make your own mode!
  • 13 HD graphical themes for millions of random levels - never play the same game twice!
  • Worms™ has never looked this good with all new High Definition landscape artwork - based on the most loved Worms™ game ever made.
  • Widescreen support, optional blur effect for backgrounds, 16 specially designed forts for the fantastic Fort mode.
  • User defined controls with classic settings as standard.
  • Function key support for fast access to common weapons.
  • Works with compatible USB gamepad.
  • It also runs on all modern Windows Operating Systems.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.25GHz AMD Athlon or Intel equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: 128MB Video Card (GeForce4 or equivalent card)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9 or above
    • Hard Drive: 2063MB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required
    • OS: OS X version 10.6 or later.
    • Processor: 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo or better
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600, Radeon X1600 or better
    • Hard Drive: 2.7GB
    • OS: Major Linux Distributions from 2010
    • Processor: 2Ghz+ CPU
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 3GB
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Playing Worms Reloaded made me feel like I just opened a time capsule from 10 years ago. It shows that even such a simple game of worm warfare, can stand the test of time, and still be as entertaining as it once was.
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79 of 114 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
Great game, but there's one massive caveat which makes it more or less useless for linux: The multiplayer functionality is platform-dependent; no playing between different operating systems! If you're on linux like me, there are effectively zero games on wormnet, so you're effectively stuck playing on your own. I instead suggest getting the original Worms: Armageddon (I bought it for £2 on ebay) and play that. It works very well in wine...
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
Great game, but feeling a bit deceived. I bought the 4 pack of Worms Reloaded so I could gift three copies to my friends that game on pcs and I have a mac. Nowhere in the store or descriptions did I see that macs and pcs cannot play together so I just wasted a lot of money. Be aware of cross-platform compatibility issues if you intend on playing with friends that have different operating systems.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
I don't think I've ever played a game more irreverent and wacky in its humor and design while also keeping to one of the most accurate and precise physics engines I've seen in a while.

Worms Reloaded is actually an updated rerelease of Worms 2: Armageddon (Do not confuse this with Worms: Armageddon. They're actually two totally different games) released in 2009 and while it's one of the older titles in the Worms franchise, it is definintely the one with the most features, gameplay modes, options, and overall fun out of the games I've played.

Up to four teams each control a squad of four worms with customizable names, voices, and hats (in fact the Steam version has TF2-themed hats just for this occasion) and an arsenal of weapons ranging from rocket launchers, grenades, flamethrowers, and air strikes to ninja ropes, teleporters, and magnets to a variety of exploding wildlife and grandmas to the mighty meteorific field-wide death of Armageddon. These worms will use said weapons to blow the living hell out of each other in a manner befitting old-school Looney Toons designed by Michael Bay. Each worm only has a finite amount of time to make a move, inch across the battlefield, use whatever weapon or item they wish and end their turn. A surprsing amount of things can get done during this time, but moves must be planned very carefully as just about any situation can be used against you somehow if your opponent is creative enough.

The controls on the weapons are all fairly simplistic but at the same time surprisingly complicated. The physics engine is very in depth taking into account, angle, power put behind the shot or throw, wind power and direction, and the presence of any obstacles. The precision in which things can be done is fairly impressive and a competent player can do things that might not even seem possible. It is worthy to note while keyboard controls are present, a controller is generally recommended for this game due to how strange buttons are mapped originally, but this can be changed. Gravity effects everything BUT the terrain you're standing on. The randomly generated maps and backgrounds will stay put no matter how many pieces are blown apart until you're either sitting in a crater, traverssing tunnels, or recreating Bastion. However, even a remaining pixel can be the difference between a hit or a miss in some cases so keeping track of what was destroyed how can sometimes work to your advantage but freak accidents can always happen.

One thing that's consistent throughout any worms game, especially in multiplayer, is that no matter how good one side is compared to the other, random chain reactions and other assorted problems can show up as a result of anything happening. A grenade could be thrown and throw an enemy worm into a mine, which detonates a nearby gas canister that lights an area on fire that eats through the ground and frees up a hole for someone else to fall into- right onto a health crate that fell down previously. But by no means is this a luck-based game. Freak happenings aside, the mechanics, complex physics, and sheer creativity allowed in the vast arsenal of weapons and tools requires quick reflexes, careful planning, and a good knowledge of how the game works and mastering these can take quite a bit of practice.

While this game is best played with friends, the single-player campaign is long and full of missions ranging from puzzles to challenges, to simply difficult missions and the AI at later levels is surprsingly advanced given how complex the rest of the game is. Unfortunately, the campaign isn't really worth playing more than once as each mission has a special 'trick' to it that can render it fairly easy in the hands of a skilled player. The actual multiplayer is where most of the action is. Randomly generated landscapes of a variety of colors, themes and backgrounds from ancient Egypt to Hell to outer space never makes for the same game twice and customizable maps and game modes allow for more exacting factors to be controlled ahead of time should you wish it. Due to the antics of how the game works, I recommend you play with actual friends either in person (It's worth noting that local multiplayer only needs a single controller) or online, but online multiplayer is also a perfectly viable option. Fair warning to those who care, however: There is no word censor in this game and enemy team or word names you come across online can be inappropriate.

Overall this is a fantastic multiplayer game that, if plugged into a large monitor, projector, or TV can make a fantastic couch party game that doesn't rely heavily on the RNG, but has just enough chance to allow laughs at a chain of explosions due to a misplaced land mine. There's enough customization to keep games from getting boring or samey and custom teams are always fun to deal with and it's very easy to personify the little guys and give each of your team a distinct personality or strategy type in your head. The single-player allows for a lot of time invested and makes for good practice and a rewarding experience by itself. Still, only get this game if you plan on playing it with friends.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Well, I bought this game for a friend and me to play online together. And while this game has been ported to Linux and Mac OS there is still a glaring problem with the multiplayer. There is no bloody cross-platform multiplayer allowed. That is, if one person with a Windows machine wants to play with a friend running a Linux Mint 17 machine, well tough ♥♥♥♥, they can't play together. The term cross-platform shouldn't even be used in these situations, each platform is the same in this case, they are all PC's. Seriously, it's just a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized use of the word cross-platform which is usually asscociated with PC's and consoles not being able to play multiplayer games.

Seriously Team17, get this crap fixed. Your blatent dismissal of this problem really pisses off your fans. All we want to do is play with friends, but we can't do that.
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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
211.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Not the best Worms ever, but pretty solid.
They simplified most of the features present in World Party, but it nails a good balance overall. In example, you can now have a maximum of four worms per team, but it's harder to send them in the water.

Not sure the ones after this match it, but I found this an enjoyable and funny entry in the series.
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57 of 85 people (67%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
-Plays game for first time
-thinks space is jump
-Shoots rocket at self
-Almost dies
-Swiths controls
-presses space to see if it work
-falls of edge into water

10/10 Would jump again
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
Worms Reloaded is a fun game to play, especially with friends. It will bring you some hilarious gaming moments. Funny voices, movie references, and what not, this game should not be taken too seriously.

Playing the campaign and the extra game packs can be quite challenging. You can easily get 50+ hours of gameplay from it. If you haven't played any of the Worms games before, Worms Reloaded is a great game to start with.
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43 of 63 people (68%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2015
Linux, Mac and Windows users can't play with each other.. you had one job Team 17.
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
Multiplayer: Windows VS Windows, Linux VS Linux

if you use linux you can't find any game... gj Team17
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 13
for some reason i cannnot play this game anymore the single player option is unclickable and its asking me to buy the full game even though i already bought it
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✪ Jeremy ✪
1.9 hrs
Posted: October 2
Game was in russian, and I couldn't read anything. 10/10
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Worms has always been an amazingly fun game to play wth friends or on your own! very much worth picking up!
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Oscarjames | PRIVATE BUYER
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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18.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
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4.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 14
i cantt imagibne playing 20£ for a worms game,, but apparently i could when i was 10 year old. just play worms armagetton dumbass.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 12
too little content,when compared with wmd there latest release.
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61.7 hrs
Posted: September 9
Very buggy game, abandoned by T17. It was hard to have fun with this game due to issues with worms teleporting through terrain while walking, broken instant replays, weapons failing to fire properly, and other bugs. T17 never tried to offer any support and quickly abandoned this game for the next Worms. Also, the multiplayer is dead.

Worms Armageddon is a much better game, and received updates for over a decade after its release. Alas, the good days of T17 are gone...
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10.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
Fun game.
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23.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
TL;DR SUMMARY: This game is not bad at all - in fact, it's very solid and enjoyable, and the graphics are very pretty. But the gameplay is almost the same as Worms Armageddon/World Party, and while new elements are few and mostly cosmetic, a lot of elements (and weapons) from the older games have been removed or have been massively simplified in a bad way. Both older and newer parts of the series have a lot more to offer.

FULL REVIEW: So, Worms Reloaded was the series' return to 2D after three 3D games (Worms 3D, Forts, and Mayhem), and as expected, the gameplay didn't change massively from the famed Worms Armageddon and World Party, but the graphics are much prettier, and there are should be some new ideas and innovations... right?

Not really. Whether you're interested in playing multiplayer (most people, I guess) or single player (there's probably like 5 of us but we exist), the new elements are mostly details, while some significant classic elements are missing.

Let's start with multiplayer. As I said above, the gameplay is more or less unchanged from WA/WWP. Probably the most remarkable innovation is that the maps can now also be vertically, rather than horizontally oriented (i.e. tall and narrow map instead of low and wide), which results in quite different gameplay. There can now also be randomly placed sentry guns (automatically fire at any worms that move) and electromagnets (which seem to only work for the first two turns or so, and therefore don't do much), that also alter the game a bit. There's the good old landscape generator and easy to use manual editor, plus plenty of maps from older Worms that you can use (although they're hidden under "saved levels", which is not very intuitive). No new premade maps with castles, flowers or frogs however, all there is in Reloaded is the generator. Besides regular games, there's also a forts mode and race mode.

However, as I said, there's also a lot "less" - especially less customisation when editing game schemes, something like half of the options from the older Worms are gone (e.g. can no longer modify the power of weapons or how often they appear in crates, sudden death is only health drops to 1 and/or water rising, etc.). The "Wormpot" from Worms World Party/Worms 3D (which allowed for such craziness as permanent x2 damage or more slippery terrain) is not here either.

But the biggest "less" are weapons - I think something like half of weapons from older Worms are gone, with only a handful of new (and not very spectacular) ones. Most of the crazy superweapons like the Ming Vase or Sheep Strike are gone, but there are also some unique weapons that have been removed with nothing to fill their niche - the most notable being probably the lack of both Minigun and Flamethrower, with no similarly powerful short range weapon to replace them. Another thing that bothers me is the lack of most utilities, like the classic Low Gravity and of course the amazing, wonderful cluster♥♥♥♥ creator: Damage x2 (if you've never used a Banana Bomb with Damage x2, you don't know life, I'm sorry). The only utility left is the Jet Pack (+ Laser Sight has survived using sneaky means, it can be enabled for shotgun as an option), while items such as the Ninja Rope - which is actually a bit harder to use here, a good change, in my opinion, now you actually need to decide between the rope and the jetpack, not "rope gets you anywhere" - or Girder now drop in utility crates instead.

As for single player, of course the "less weapons" part also applies, but in this aspect Reloaded fails the most, in my opinion. The campaign here is... bare-bones basically, 3/4 are ordinary deathmatch games which only stop being tutorial-level difficulty about halfway through, and the remaining 1/4 try to be more classic "puzzle" kind of missions, but are also incredibly simplistic - the only genuinely cool and creative mission is the last, 30th one. If you've played the campaigns of older Worms (or especially the masterpiece that was the Worms 3D campaign), and thought a new, more modern engine would mean even cleverer and more intricate missions... nope.avi. A bit better is the Warzone mode, which is basically... also deathmatch, not much different from the campaign, but it does actually get more challenging later on. There's also a Body Count mode which is something actually new - a kind of "survival" mode, but there are no levels to choose from or any options to modify, you only choose the theme and that's it.

And while we're at single player, the single biggest proof of laziness in Worms Reloaded - the AI. At first I wanted to say it's "not that great", but after playing for some time, the only way I have to describe it is pathetic. The AI either misses completely (most of the time with lower difficulties) or lands utterly ♥♥♥♥ing RIDICULOUS shots such as "throw a grenade across the entire map which bounces off 4 surfaces into a narrow tunnel and lands under your worm's nose" (this is NOT an exaggeration, I literally mean it). There is hardly ever anything in between, it pretty much doesn't "hit but not direct hit". It seems a tiny bit smarter in making decisions than the old AI, but also that old AI from the 90s did a better job at trying to emulate a human's accuracy and was about 5x more fun to play against, even if it only used like 5 basic weapons or so.

On a more positive note, as I said, the graphics are very pretty - the game is very pleasant to look at and feels a bit more spectacular (even though most of the actually spectacular weapons are gone...). Bright and colourful themes are brighter and more colourful (Sports theme! <3 ), while dark and evil ones are darker and more evil. Besides that, there are some new cosmetic elements - when creating your team, you can choose your worms' skin colour and hat (yep, there's hats, and some are actually Team Fortress 2 references). But again, "less"... Only 4 worms per team, end of story.

So, that's about it. This is not a bad game at all - if this was the only Worms game ever released, I'd give it praise for being very good and a lot of fun (while also commenting there's a lot of unused potential...). But it's one of a dozen or so at this point, and it just pales in comparison with both the older and newer - whether it's multiplayer destruction and craziness you're looking for, or missions that require strategy and MacGyverish creative thinking, this game has a lot less of both. I just don't see a reason to pick Reloaded over Worms Armageddon/World Party or the newer installments, which seem to have actually contributed some new ideas to the series. (And I now feel sad having to give this game a "not recommended" rating.)
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