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Worms Revolution

  • Online Co-Op: 2 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign

Worms Revolution Co-op Review - Page 2


Help me find the co-op!

As always Co-Optimus likes to check out the single player component of every game, but it is the co-op that is the meat and potatoes of our interest.  Surely a co-operative Worms would be a riot?  Only if you include people getting so bored and angry that they start a fight.  Firstly, despite what the information says Worms Revolution barely scrapes being called co-op.  There is no playing the campaign as a team, nor going online to fight the good fight with friends, instead you have to play locally versus computer AI.  The 2 player Skirmish Mode mentioned in our preview may be hidden somewhere in the depths of the game, but I for one cannot find it and I've tried on more than one occasion.  If anyone finds it feel free to drop a comment and I will have a look myself!  

Setting up a local co-op match is not straight forward and suggests that it was never a core function in Team 17’s eyes.  You have to create a game, then either log in on separate pads and accounts, or create clone accounts of player 1 and share the pad between teams.  The whole thing is a mess and you end up playing 3 teams versus 1 AI team in a one off deathmatch game, not the full campaign we would have liked.  Personally, I think you would be better off playing the old fashioned fake co-op I used to with the older versions of the game; name each worm after one of the players and swap the pad around when it is their turn – simple to understand and available across all versions of Worms.

When you actually set up the game there is the issue of waiting around.  A co-op player receives a turn, then the AI, then another player, then the AI again.  This means that you can be waiting up to 6 turns before you get to play again.  With you mates umming and ahhing and the AI being pretty slow, it can be minutes before you touch the pad again – not indicative for entertainment imo.

Worms Revolution is one of those rare beasts that I think are better played as a versus game.  The mechanics are as solid as ever, the weapons are improved and the graphics are crisp.  There is also a plethora of annoying/funny British accents on offer as the Worms are despatched.  Creating a versus game and going online is where Worms Revolution shines.  If you really want to play co-operative do as I suggested and create a fake co-op game, each of you pick a worm and play as them.  However, I think the pacing of the game will struggle to entertain you and your house guests.  Therefore, better to stick to the solid single player campaign and great versus.


Editor's Note: The Co-Optimus Co-Op review of Worms Revolution was based on the Xbox 360 version of the game.



Co-Op Score

The Co-Op Experience: Team up against the AI in the game's skirmish mode.

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