Worms 2 Demo
The Worms series doesn’t need an introduction, since everyone should be familiar with the vicious little creatures always on the prowl for murder and explosions. Before the three-dimensional era took over, two dimensions were enough to have a lot of fun as well, especially if the game involved explosions, silly one-liners and a giant arsenal of ridiculous weapons.
Destroy the opposing team before you suffer the same fate
Worms 2 is the obvious sequel to a great first part, and it doesn’t try to revolutionize too much about itself. In fact, this is but more of the same, which exactly what people wanted. However, there are many new additions that aim to change the pace of the action a little bit, as well as provide you with new toys to fool around. The fun is guaranteed, though, especially if you play it in multiplayer.
In case you are not familiar with the franchise, you basically control a team of silly worms that fight each other, using a large arsenal of crazy weapons. The goal is for one team to defeat the other, by killing the enemy worms. Whether you use bazookas, shotguns, nukes, grenades or sheep, all that matters is that you are the last worm standing at the end.
Use the environment to your advantage
To make matters a bit more interesting, the environment has a pretty major impact on the gameplay, as long as you know how to take advantage of it. Every piece of terrain is destructible, which means that your cover can be blown to bits at any time. However, if you position yourself at the right angle, you can make it very difficult for the enemy to shoot you. On the other hand, it may also hinder your own ability to shoot straight.
From a technical point of view, the engine was improved at the time, but you may not be able to pick up on that nowadays. The resolution it runs at is very tiny, and you may stumble into a plethora of incompatibility issues with newer operating systems. However, the actual graphics still look decent, probably because well-drawn 2D environments never go out of style.
Battle the AI when there’s no one else to play with
In the end, Worms 2 may have lost a bit of its flavor over the years, especially since there are much better versions nowadays. On the other hand, it was a real blast back in its day, which is why it deserves a shot from every fan of the franchise.