Worms, Before It went all horrible and pointlessly 3D, was a great series. Side-on warmongering with physics-based weapons, deformable terrain and beautifully quirky style provided some of the best multiplayer laughs you can garner from solitary PC. Cortex Command, currently still in development and as such almost entirely unfinished, essentially handles like a realtime version of the classic strategy game. A bit like Soldat then.
The joy in playing it in its current form, despite requiring two people to crouch over a single keyboard, comes in the fact i that it's so unpredictably impressive and funny. Each controlling a single character, you use a variety of weapons to inflict harm upon one another. Movement is still clunky i in this test version, and jumping doesn't work too well, but as soon as you plough your rocket into the ground and I accidentally kill your opponent in the I process, you'll appreciate the sheer I potential this game has. Guns tear holes i in terrain allowing you to retrieve gold. I recoil from guns propels you backwards or skywards, engine blasts fry enemies, cement guns encase them, weapons knocked from your hands continue to fire -the game is a veritable sandbox of hilarity.
Progress is coming quick and fast too, so I'd recommend bookmarking the website I and checking back every now and then. People expecting a fully working game will of course be disappointed, but the exciting prospect of a fantastic multiplayer experience will be enough for most.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP