Worms Rumble Review (Steam)

Worms Rumble Review (Steam)

Worms Rumble is Worms like you’ve never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32 players cross-platform combat. Get ready for Deathmatch and Last Worm Standing modes where you’re only ever a Holy Hand Grenade away from death.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 7931 MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Cross play-on/off.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, anti-aliasing, render quality, SSR, limit FPS, resolution scale, bloom, shadow quality, post-process quality, and particle detail.
  • Opening tutorial with additional optional training like target practice and armory where can play with all the toys.
  • Battle Royale gameplay.
  • Ten weapons-can change and unlock new skins.
  • Worm customization-skin, eyes, mouth, emote, style, audio, and banner.
  • Three game types-death match, last squad standing, and last worm standing.
  • Daily challenges with one Reroll opportunity.
  • Auto switch settings for empty weapons and new weapons.
  • Have roll as a tap or hold.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Controller settings-Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, aim assist, aim sensitivity, and rebind controls along with deadzone sliders.
  • Full player stats.
  • Friends invite system.
  • Can set matchmaking region or have automatic.
  • Earn EXP and rank up.
  • Weapons all have their own rank and you earn exp for using them.
  • Fast-paced action.
  • Fast matchmaking times.
  • Uses the classic arsenal of Worms games like sheep bombs, holy grenades, etc.
  • Easy enough to pick up and play.
  • On-screen Button prompts.
  • Enemies drop all carried items.
  • Plays on a 2.5D playfield which is based around a lot of platforming and verticality.
  • Classic Worms shout outs and put-downs.
  • Deathmatch mode-random respawn.
  • Loot chests to find.
  • Heal in team games by eliminating enemies.
  • You respawn with a random weapon every life.
  • Last squad standing-you pick a spawn point, squad of 3. You can be downed and revived. The zones will close down with poisonous gas overtime and an airdrop happens.
  • Uses Easy anti-cheat.
  • Damage and heal numbers appear.
  • Can do rolls and wall jumps.
  • Vents-can only see in them if you are in them.
  • Quick and fluid to navigate the levels from general platforming to portals, jumps, and zip lines.
  • Last worm standing mode-pick spawn point, one life that’s it.
  • Spawn point choosing will show how many can spawn there but also how many are spawning there at the start.

Worms Rumble Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • Matchmaking times can vary.
  • A lot to take in initially.
  • Very busy in-game and this makes it hard to see what guns and ammo are.
  • No way to really ping locations/fear/enemies.
  • The last squad standing starts off ferocious but then turns into hide and seek.
  • No custom games.
  • Last worm standing has the worst matchmaking times.
  • No player numbers.
  • Can feel unbalanced at times due to the random gun respawn and respawn in general.
  • No way to quit out of matchmaking so if it gets to a certain screen where it’s loading it will just hang.
  • Not many chests in a level and it doesn’t seem like they randomly respawn.
  • No camera control to zoom in or out.

Worms Rumble Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8/10

Summary

Worms are back! This time around they are taking on the battle Royale genre but with their own twist. Having three modes on offer means the game has something for everyone. Deathmatch is a solo affair but it does have to respawn so you can get a fix but without the stress. Last squad standing is your trio mode from Battle Royale, here you can be downed and revived and no team killing. Last worm standing is the defacto battle Royale mode here, solo drop and one life to kill everyone else, this mode is where the stress and ultimate satisfaction comes from. OK so gameplay is as solid and tight as the last few Worms games have been, if not better, you can jump, roll and wall jump around or use the many environmental benefits like zip lines and jump pads to navigate and stalk your prey. One cool thing I like is the vents, not only are they well placed but you can only see in them if you are in them and that includes the enemy so perfect for ganking and spanking foes. Guns are aplenty and every life you get a random weapon in hand but can find more in chests and from enemies dropping them upon death, fr shotguns to rocket launchers the guns on offer are plentiful and varied. Grenades wise and of course this is Worms so you get the now infamous sheep bombs, banana bombs and so much more. This all comes together in such a way that it’s hard not to smile when playing, it’s hard not to lose hours at a time to it. Sure you can say it has a small pool of maps and the unlocks feel kind of redundant after a while but for core battle Royale style gameplay I struggle to think of a better example. I fear it might not have the same staying power as many high profile titles in the genre but it does deserve your time, Worms Rumble is a cool ass game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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