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  • Summary: Plants vs. Zombies is digging into the trenches with an explosive new 3D experience. Blast zombies, plants, and new characters with inventive weapons across a mine-blowing PvZ world. Take on Co-Op and Multiplayer action with your friends and sow the seeds of victory!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Aug 20, 2014
    100
    With all the playtime, all the free updates, all the unique class-changing items, and the online community that will surely stick with the game post-launch you’d have trouble finding a game with much more to offer.
  2. Sep 6, 2014
    86
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is an instant classic...its a no brainer.
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    85
    When all is said and done, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is just a delightful game, and a ton of fun to play with friends.
  4. 80
    Gripes aside, if you are looking for a colourful, fun and humorous shooter, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare should fit the bill nicely.
  5. 80
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is surprisingly adept at multiplayer mayhem and character balanced, making for a seriously enjoyable diversion from military shooter ad nauseum.
  6. Sep 2, 2014
    75
    Casual shooter's perfect example. Playstation 4's version, with most of the additional content available to date, finally gives the feeling of a complete game, contrary to it's first release. Limitless fun with crowded games. A perfect option for both old and young gamers.
  7. There's just too much wrong at the grass roots level. [Nov 2014, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    10
    This is probably the funniest game I've played in months. We've started to forget, that games are meant to be fun, only Nintendo seems toThis is probably the funniest game I've played in months. We've started to forget, that games are meant to be fun, only Nintendo seems to still remember it. Any game that's been out in recent years demanded something from player, you had to continuously struggle against it. Destiny is a high point of this stupid trend. But this game is not. It pure fun, no less, no more. Absolutely love it, switched to it from BF4 and Destiny with no regrets. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2014
    9
    After this game was announced, i had very low expectations for the game. it looked like another EA cash grab. I bought the game at launch justAfter this game was announced, i had very low expectations for the game. it looked like another EA cash grab. I bought the game at launch just to try it out because i thought the gameplay looked interesting. The game is worth 40 dollars and everyone who has not at least tried the game needs to rent or preferably buy it. The game may have micro-transactions for the in game currency but it doesn't make it a pay to win game. it is a very balanced game. whenever you use a class or a subclass. each one has different advantages and disadvantages. This game is not just for someone who is a fan of the plants vs zombies franchise. i think this game fun for almost anyone. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2014
    9
    Highly addictive. Many class variants and weapon upgrades to unlock. A slower paced online shooter as compared to Battlefield and Call ofHighly addictive. Many class variants and weapon upgrades to unlock. A slower paced online shooter as compared to Battlefield and Call of Duty. A safe buy for parents. Fun for all ages. Worth a buy. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2014
    8
    A very unique shooter that is a ton of fun. PvZ is a perfect multiplayer game for anyone who likes a little competition with a laugh. The onlyA very unique shooter that is a ton of fun. PvZ is a perfect multiplayer game for anyone who likes a little competition with a laugh. The only downside about this game is having to complete challenges to rank up instead of just earning xp to rank up. The challenges can get pretty tough. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2015
    8
    The zombies are actually humorous and so are the costumes that you can put on them. This game feels new and fresh. Even as a 19 year old inThe zombies are actually humorous and so are the costumes that you can put on them. This game feels new and fresh. Even as a 19 year old in college, I have a lot of fun in this game and it is very addicting! Although I feel like the card packs that you can get with in-game currency are just a *tad* pricy. Other than that, this game plays and looks great! Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2014
    8
    PVZGW, a game that I dismissed based on a few screenshots and the odd review when it was released. I liked the original PVZ games but hadn'tPVZGW, a game that I dismissed based on a few screenshots and the odd review when it was released. I liked the original PVZ games but hadn't brought into this new shoot em up version. Then it was released as a free download with PSN+ this month.

    Now picking it up for free rather than paying £15-£20 2nd hand may be a cop out but let me say that I have been soooooo surprised by this game. My two boys old enough to play (5 and 7) have not stopped playing this game. They absolutely love it and I love being able to play this game with them.

    The 4 main type of plants or zombies that you can choose from can then be customised and different varieties of each are available providing great replay appeal.

    The game is clearly aimed at a younger audience which considering it was launched soon after the next gen hardware launched was maybe why it didn't sell too well at retail. Consider that most people that buy into next gen hardware are adults with disposable income and not children.

    However this game really is worth getting, chargeable extras in the game (coins) are very reasonably priced which you then spend on sticker packs (again highlighting that this is aimed at a younger audience) which work a little like a football world cup sticker book in that you need all the stickers related to a plant to then get that character in the game.

    Areas to improve....
    split screen is limited to only 1 mode so my 2 kids can't play the main campaigns together although you can choose to do this solo or online with friends so i can't see why they left out a local split screen option.

    multiplayer modes restricted to team deathmatch, survival/horde mode and multiplayer campaigns.

    overall however this is a solid game and most importantly has enabled the family to play together. now where are those brainzzzzz!
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  7. Mar 19, 2015
    0
    I, like another person here, have to give this game a score of 0. Partially for the same reason. I agree that it is irritating to have toI, like another person here, have to give this game a score of 0. Partially for the same reason. I agree that it is irritating to have to shell out for the online feature when I've already payed for the game; especially since the game has offline 2-player co-op that cannot be accessed without logging in. You seriously can't play offline with out a subscription. Yet, the most irritating aspect of my purchase of this game is that, even though the only mention of any age limit on the online store is the Pegi-7 logo, the game cannot be played on a sub account with a user that is below the age of 16. A game so obviously marketed towards a younger crowd cannot be played young teens (16 here in Sweden, but 13 in a lot of other countries, depending on local laws). The limit is not the fault of Sony or EA since it's based on local laws for online games, but the fact that they do not state this is their fault. My complaint and score is not for the quality of the game itself as I have yet to be able to play, at all. So if you have kids that have sub-accounts don't bother buying the game. Otherwise just be aware that you'll have to buy a subscription to PS+, even to get to the offline mode. Expand

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