Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (NA)
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Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare: The Ultimate Battle for Brainz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new action experience. Blast zombies, plants and new characters across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended on high with the refreshing humor of Plant vs. Zombies. Take on Co-op and Multiplayer action with your friends and sow the seeds of victory!
24-player multiplayer action:
Choose your side, plants or zombies, in 24-player online battles
Personalize your favorite plants and zombies with hundreds of unique items and customizations
New plants and zombies:
Powerful new plants and zombies with a huge variety of abilities
Over 10 unique multiplayer and cooperative battlegrounds
23 E3 Award Nominations
Winner of 10 E3 Awards — including Best of E3 and Best Action Game
Super FunKveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
Although this game might look really stupid at first, once you get playing it, you realize that it's literally an intense third person shooter, but with a more playful like atmosphere to the game. It's altogether a well good looking, and great gameplay game, and it's suitable for ALL ages, but it gives the same experience as a more intense shooter. A very fun game.
Bright, Colorful, and ChaoticCrimsonWizard | Sept. 21, 2014 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
I have no idea what possessed Popcap to work on a shooting game, but they ended up crafted a wonderful multiplayer game with Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. If you were tired of the grim look of military shooters, Garden Warfare looks fantastic with clear, colorful graphics that look straight out of a Pixar movie.
The game takes a good number of cues from Team Fortress 2, but manages to put it's own spin on things, making it feel unique. In particular, there's the fact that certain classes can only play with other classes, it is Plants vs. Zombies after all. You can play as the Football Zombie and punt exploding zombies, and use heavy weaponry, or you could play as the Sunflower, healing allies before frying zombies with your Solar Beam.
Garden Warfare has your standard multiplayer shooter modes like capture the flag and arena, but it also has offers a fun players versus computer mode where you have to defend your garden against large zombie hoards. You also have a lot of incentive to keep playing with new abilities, upgrades, and customization unlocked by playing rounds to level up and collect coins.
Overall, I had a fun time with this title, and there's a decent community so you won't have too much trouble finding a match or a group play with if you're looking for something a little different from Team Fortress 2, and it's perfect to play with your kids if you want something that isn't ultra violent.
A different kind of multiplayer shooterBlockAgent | Aug. 31, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Garden Warefare is a fresh take on the multiplayer shooter genre. It definitely looks, plays and vibes different than the usual troops in the desert war games that flood the market. It has a lot of personality too. All your favorite characters are included as well. While the game makes you happy in some ways, it disappoints in others. The controls feel very clunky and cumbersome. This makes aiming and dodging enemy attacks very slow and difficult. Despite the games different personality, there are no unique game play modes. There are just the usual capture the flag, team deathmatch, and hold the base for longer than your opponent modes. I think this game will be a hit with players 12 or younger, while it will leave adult gamers a little short handed.
Great Game!bclubdave | Aug. 20, 2014 | See all bclubdave's reviews »
Different than other PVZ games, but just as fun and addicting, if not more so. I like it because its just as fun for me as it is my seven year old, and we can play it together! Just good, clean fun. Strategy and many different ways to win make it fun while repeating the same scenes over and over.
Refreshing FPS Experience (Better with recent patch)Alco4real | July 29, 2014 | See all Alco4real's reviews »
Note: a recent patch has allowed microphone muting, new game modes, and enhanced group playing features.
PvZ Garden Warfare has a good mix of casual game play elements and challenges. While both the Plants and the Zombies have classes more suited for less skilled players, the availability of class variations allows you to play each class in a slightly different way and with a higher skill ceiling.
For example, the Pea Shooter has a large splash radius on his ranged attacks. You can play as the Toxic Pea instead to trade a smaller splash radius for a damage over time effect on your attacks.
These class variations are unlocked by collecting all the components (stickers) that you gain from card packs. You can spend small amounts of in-game coins for smaller amounts of common stickers, or you can save up for a bit to guarantee a new character unlock. Although these unlocks are random and therefore could be a class you rarely play, you gain coins at a fast enough rate to feel rewarded at the end of a play session (not like you are tirelessly grinding for coins) .
The game is mostly balanced, although many players tend to lean towards playing the Soldier/Peashooter which can lead to somewhat stale matches. If you play a variety of game modes however, you will see more class variation.
If you are a fan of the Plants vs Zombies franchise and/or a fan of FPS games, you really should pick this game up.