Worms is a series of turn-based tactical video games. Players command a platoon of worms and attempt to destroy their opponents using a variety of weapons. A winner is declared when they destroy all of their opponent's worms or reach a time limit.
Each worm is given a strong attitude and amusing cartoon animations. The game's weapons are outrageously designed projectiles that often cause explosions and deform the arena's terrain. In addition to walking and jumping, the worms move using tools such as bungee cords and ropes. Worms die by player damage, falling into water or being thrown from the arena.