Worms (2007 video game)

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Developer(s) Team17
Publisher(s) Xbox Live Arcade
Microsoft Game Studios
PlayStation Network
Sony Computer Entertainment[1]
Series Worms
Platform(s) Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation Network[2]
iOS, Symbian[3]
Release Xbox Live Arcade
March 7, 2007
PlayStation Network
July 11, 2009
Genre(s) Artillery, Strategy
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Worms is a 2D artillery tactical gamedeveloped by Team17. It is available on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and iOS 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.


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. The game includes a tutorial, single-player challenges, and competitive multiplayer for up to four teams either online or offline.[citation needed]


The development and release of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Worms was significantly delayed due to a disagreement during the certification process prior to release, over the requirement of an in-game means of providing opposing player feedback in post-game lobbies. This delay in the certification process was a source of a frustration for everyone involved.[5] Downloadable content released in May and July 2007 included new costumes, voices, and environments for the games.[citation needed] 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 iOS. 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Purchese, Rob (February 12, 2009). "Sony details spring PSN plans". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Exclusive: Team 17 Confirms Worms for PlayStation Network". SPOnG. February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. ^ Hinkle, David (2009-04-28). "Team17 working on Worms for iPhone". Joystiq. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Worms PS3 Coming Early April". SPOnG. March 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Team 17 boss explains Worms XBLA delay". Eurogamer.net.