Percentile Rank

Worms Rumble is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Echo Boomer
Liked
Liked
Dec 5, 2020

Once some sort of turn-based strategy game, Worms Rumble embraces the current trend of action, movement and last-man standing of a battle-royale with the same kind of progression and loop mechanics.

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Scored Reviews

TheGamer
Dec 3, 2020

In a word, Worms Rumble is great. It’s fun and as hilarious as ever, whether it be from an over-the-top-kill or the witty banter from the Worms themselves. I worry that the steep learning curve may turn some players off, but if you’re able to stick with it, you’ll have a ton of fun in the latest game from a longstanding franchise that keeps on delivering.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

Worms Rumble is a fun twist on the tried-and-true Worms format. While it can be purchased standalone for $14.99, considering the online nature of its matches, most players will be better off subscribing to PlayStation Plus and adding it to their library via the free download being offered this month. Regardless, Worms Rumble is worth playing for a few rounds, and then a couple more, and so on until suddenly it's 2 AM and you really should be asleep as you have work in a few hours but just one more game couldn't hurt since you're so close to unlocking that next skin anyway… While destructible terrain may no longer be a feature, the interactivity of the sprawling maps makes up for it. Worms Rumble is easy to play but difficult to master, and worth your time whether you're a fan of the series or enjoy fast-paced competitive games that test your reflexes and quick thinking.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

Legendary Worms are back - this time with realtime combat! It is acceptable new challenge, but there are not enough maps and game modes.

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Screen Rant
Dec 7, 2020

Worms Rumble may not be the same Worms fans have come to know and love, but it is still a wacky action-packed game that everyone can enjoy.

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TheGamer
TheGamer

Top Critic

Jun 28, 2021

Technical limitations aside, Worms Rumble on Nintendo Switch is a solid addition to the eShop, which is surprisingly sparse in its collection of Worms titles – Worms W.M.D. being the only other title available digitally right now. The better Worms Rumble experience can be found on other platforms, but the Switch version is good enough for wherever you have just a few minutes to play or while traveling.

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Generación Xbox
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021

‎Giving a drastic twist to the franchise, Worms Rumble offers us a concept that may not please the most staunch players who have been there since the beginning of it, but that gives ‎‎a breath of fresh air to the playable section‎‎ and that maintains many of the characteristics that made these worms famous. By singing goodbye to turn-based strategy, Team17's work adapts to the new times through an experience that offers action-based encounters and can only fall short due to the few game modes it treasures. Although, that's something that only time will tell.‎

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Everyeye.it
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2020

Net of a not exactly impressive content offer, Worms Rumble is a very enjoyable iteration of the series and has not forgotten that strategic component that has always characterized the crazy battles between annelids.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
Dec 4, 2020

The "mutation" of the Worms essence to battle royale dynamics works surprisingly well. Rumble is a fast, attractive and, more importantly, fun experience. It needs to grow in content, though.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2020

Worms Rumble proves that worms don't need to take turns to sentence one another to a sheepy death. Not only that, but Worms Rumble succeeds in giving us an accessibly fun shooter with a decent amount of nuance for the competitive to wrestle with. The real-time combat and traversal work very well, and with speedy matchmaking, you'll always be up for one more game. The levels are well designed for a fun experience, although we would hope for more options in the future.

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The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
The Games Machine
Emanuele Feronato

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

It's not Worms. With that out of the way, let's talk about what it actually is: an easy-to-get-into Battle Royale with fast matches, fun and quite casual as there isn't that much to do in the way of unlocking stuff: you'll just play, and play, play. This could be an issue in the long run: for how long will Worms Rumble be able to keep its players entertained? But do we really need to have an answer right now, or should we still be able to play just for fun, without worrying about seasons, events, tournaments we'll never take part and prizes we'll never win?

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Gamerheadquarters
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2020

Worms Rumble is a solid adjustment to the series, being familiar while also tipping the scales towards a battle royale in a fine way.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 4, 2020

A surprisingly successful reinvention of the Worms formula that turns the more slow-paced originals into an engagingly silly multiplayer free-for-all.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 7, 2020

Although purists may balk at Worms Rumble, I found Team17's reinvention to be a welcome change in direction for the series. Real-time action wrapped around the battle royale genre works a treat here when combined with the zany, explosive world of Worms, but in order to become a multiple mainstay it needs more depth both in terms of strategy and player progression.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 3, 2020

Completing matches earns you XP, and as you level up your character and each weapon, you'll unlock more cosmetics. It's a very simple structure, but the game is fun and frantic enough to keep you hooked. With just 10 weapons and three maps, it feels a little barebones at launch, although this will undoubtedly be supported over time. What's here is a great start, and well worth checking out for some simple multiplayer mishaps.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Worms Rumble excels similarly on PS4 as it does on PS5. The differences in performance are noticeable but not significant. Matchmaking works just as quick on both console versions of the game, so you'll always find it easy to scratch that itch for one more round no matter where you play. The PS4 version is another good addition to the already stellar library of the console, and although there isn't much content at launch, Worms Rumble is a worthwhile investment with future promise.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2020

Worms Rumble is an extremely imaginative and fun riff on multiplayer shooters, and manages to transition the classic franchise to an entirely new genre and format extremely well.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Worms Rumble is an interesting try to renew Worms with a bit of hybridation from battle royales, but it lacks depths and, if the game will not be appropriately supported in the future, it may leave a bitter taste both for Worms' and for battle royale' lovers alike.

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GameSkinny
Dec 11, 2020

Worms Rumble takes the long-running turn-based series into the world of real-time online action for the first time.

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Checkpoint Gaming
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 5, 2020

It is kind of a tough sell to hardcore Worms fans, but it ultimately works quite well. Worms Rumble is a more fast-paced variety of Battle Royale, with a Deathmatch mode thrown in for those who want a more conventional multiplayer experience. The experience is quite a lot of fun, at least for a few hours until the repetition sets in.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 5, 2021

There's not much to say about Worms: Rumble. It is a kind of beautiful canapé that will outrage avid fans and will definitely please others. You will laugh with your friends and here and there you will swear at places with breakneck control. But that's enough for a beautiful 7 points out of 10.

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Destructoid
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2020

This review is on the short side because there isn't a whole lot to Worms Rumble as is. You queue up for your mode of choice (which will probably be battle royale solo queue more often than not), you try your best to rank, unlock a few cosmetics you may or may not use; then repeat. Like the hundreds of games on the market like it, it can be a joy to play, but you'll likely want to wash it out with something else later that afternoon.

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Explosion Network
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2020

I am enjoying my time with Worms Rumble, but with Deathmatch being the only mode I find enjoyable to play, just three maps, only ten weapons and a slow levelling and unlock system, it feels slightly undercooked at launch.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2020

Worms Rumble is fun at times, but with server issues and some weapons being overpowered, there are problems that need addressing or else people will fall off it too quickly.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
DualShockers
Camilo Olmedo

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2020

Worms Rumble comes just in time to celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary with a fun and chaotic albeit very bare-bones entry.

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Xbox Achievements
60%
60%
Jun 23, 2021

Credit where credit is due to Team17 for trying something different. While not necessarily a roaring success nor an abject failure, Worms Rumble guarantees enjoyment in the short-term, but its long-term prospects don't seem as promising. After a few hours, Worms Rumble does prove a bit wearisome and may not worm its way into your affections.

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Pure Nintendo
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2021

Worms Rumble can be an enjoyable ride, and it is certainly a bold, fresh take on the franchise. However,  it is ultimately a step in the wrong direction. Worms Rumble fails to capture the essence of previous games, and adopting this style of gameplay causes it to grow stale quickly.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2021

Worms Rumble is a hectic, and chaotic real-time run-and-gun style game featuring the characters you love from the franchise. If you are looking for a game that feels like it's strategic ancestors with a lot of humour, this is not the game for you.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jan 7, 2021

The Worms series has been around since 1995, so I’d be surprised if any gaming fan hadn’t heard of those angry anthropomorphic fellows! To sum it up, the series largely revolves around turn-based artillery tactics. Often having to be the last one standing, you use whacky weapons to deplete your opponents’ health. Sheep, Holy Hand Grenades, and more, Worms boasts slapstick humour. It has gone through character design changes, 2D to 3D, and even a mini-golf spin-off!

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Movies Games and Tech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2021

I wouldn’t dive into Worms Rumble looking for the original nuts and bolts if you’re an older player. I can easily picture that scenario since there are already a plethora of Worms titles and remasters on Steam. But if you seek a 2D Run N’ Gun multiplayer experience, you’ll have some fun. This game will stay relevant as long as there are enough players online to carry the torch. Without them, I can easily see it fall into obscurity.

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Nintendo Blast
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2021

Worms Rumble is credited with bringing a new perspective to this beloved franchise. However, the gains from the inclusion of multiplayer modes with real-time action neutralize the charms of Worms: we don't have the humor, brutal destruction and tension of turn-based combat titles. Despite this, it is a game made with quality and attention to detail. Fans of classic style will certainly have a harder time digesting the changes, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. After all, the constant updates and the inclusion of new modes show that Team17 is involved with the evolution and improvement of the title, which can become more and more polished and interesting.

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WayTooManyGames
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2021

It just isn’t as fun as any of its turn-based counterparts. In a sea of multiplayer shooters with way more content out there, some of them not requiring an upfront payment in order to access them, this game just doesn’t have what it takes in order to stand out.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 29, 2021

Worms Rumble is a reasonably fun game in its own right; the battles feel fast, the weapons pack a decent punch, and the addition of zip wires make traversal a blast. The problem is that in transitioning to a multiplayer-focused battle royale style game, much of what made Worms so iconic in the past is now gone, with far fewer weapons and absolutely no destructible environments. Add to this a rather limited selection of levels, and you've got an experience that may well be fun for a short while, but certainly won't keep you engaged for the long haul.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Dec 5, 2020

A distinct lack of game modes, no means of playing offline, and even the inability to make a private game with friends overshadows all of Rumble's innovations. Faster paced gameplay centred around a single worm is a breath of fresh air - and implemented quite well - but it's held back by a stripping away of Worms' most identifiable qualities: turn-based gameplay that emphasised strategy, destructible environments that continually redefined stages, and a never-ending stream of charm that kept matches as entertaining as they were engaging. Worms Rumble resembles its predecessors superficially, while failing to carve out a clear identity by recycling what little content there is in-game ad nauseum. Rumble will almost certainly be updated with new modes over time, but franchise veterans are bound to be disappointed and newcomers are better off waiting until then.

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