Worms Reloaded: Retro Pack Review

Over the years, Worms’ brand of humorous, cartoon warfare has seen it become a videogaming institution. Here, we take a look at the four most recent add-on packs that have been released as downloadable content for Worms: Reloaded.

This pack is oddly the pack I want to both praise and criticise more than all the other Worms DLC.  Negatives first.  These missions are not new, they are purely mission remakes from Worms Armageddon.  So they are basically selling you an old game all over again, but in the slightly shiner new Worms format.  Another sad indictment of the complete laziness and lack of imagination behind every one of these add-on packs.

The positive side, is that these missions are way above the puerile quality of most of the other packs.  Some genuine brainwork is required, and there is a much more unique approach to each mission, rather than hammering a singular concept time and time again.  Fun, frustration, and a true challenge are guaranteed.

So this boils down to whether you have already played Worms Armageddon.  If you have, then this is a useless waste of cash for you.  But if you have never sampled these delights before, then this should be your pack of choice out of all the Worms DLC.

The overall quality of these add-on packs is not good.  They are, in general, substandard both in content and concept.  Each one has their own additional features such as voices, graves, hats and environments, but these are inessential little superfluities which attempt to bolster the weak main campaigns.

If you are hankering after more Worms content, then you can get some excellent free downloadable missions from the community, some of them being made to a very high standard.  In fact, one or two of the community offerings had more imagination and effort in a single mission than can be found in an entire campaign of the official DLC.  So ultimately, steer clear, unless your desire for our squishy pink garden superheroes is on a par with your tolerance for the bland.

REVIEW CODE: A complimentary PC code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to editor@bonusstage.co.uk.

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