War is hell, at least according to Hollywood Directors, personally I love a little Open Warfare, and with this in mind picking up Worms on the PSP was really something that I couldn’t prevent my self from doing. This however was not what I expected at all, Harking back to the days of old, the Worms have reverted back to there classic 2D roots, but after their disastrous plunge into the third dimension, this is a welcome return to form. Now I know what you’re thinking old school worms on the PSP or PPSSPP games, oh God not another port, well yes it is a ’kind’ of port, but I prefer to think of it as a classic reworking of a popular title, and with that in mind....
Worms: Open Warfare opens up the same old can of worms we have seen time and time again, but despite this still seem to look and play as well as it ever did, with eye scorching 3D ’style’ effects and some ridiculously funny voice work on the Worms themselves. You will find yourself beating up the worms, time and time again, and this time with your friends too via WI-FI. The Netplay multiplayer mode features a game like Worms: Open Warfare are however the only real innovation to the series, is that Team17 has tried to add a decent single-player game, but lets leave it at the fact that beating a cpu controlled worm just isn’t the same or as fun as taking on your friends in a heated battle. The same will go for the so called challenge mode which, not only does not live up to it’s name, but their really seems to be no point at all to playing it, because as you merry your way up the levels, all that happens is the battles seem to get a little harder to win and the worms seem to become better shots, but even with minimal skill they seem to be no challenge at all.
Despite Worms: Open Warfare ’s flaws it’s still a fun, funny, and imaginative game, and making your own squad of blood thirsty-commando Worms is still enjoyable especially when you land that perfect bazooka shot or wince as your entire squad is taken down with a well timed holy grenade or air drop, and this is what makes W:OW a worthy addition to any games collection and a flawless party game, If you haven’t considered to buy it please do. It’s a game which you will enjoy playing over and over again.
OVERALL 7/10 : Just because it’s a classic, doesn’t mean it gets an auto 10. Due to low innovation, and a few minor flaws, this game didn’t get the score it could have potentially got. But even after all that its worth a rent, if not a purchase if you truly enjoy the game.