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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: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  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. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    I played this game when it first came out and it was one of my most anticipated launch of 2013! I loved Plants Vs Zombies 1 & 2 onI played this game when it first came out and it was one of my most anticipated launch of 2013! I loved Plants Vs Zombies 1 & 2 on mobile/console and when I saw this, I knew it was going to be good. It's a very stable online 3rd person shooter and boy is it fun. 4 characters with unique customization makes this game a blast. Also the achievements and all the free content EA gave out was amazing! It's really addicting and the amount of respawning is fun. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2014
    9
    I just got this game for free with the EA giveaway but I've been thinking about picking it up since launch but it was always on my backI just got this game for free with the EA giveaway but I've been thinking about picking it up since launch but it was always on my back burner. I'm glad I got it because it is wacky fun class based shooter safe for young and old alike. It is refreshing that instead of build the perfect soldier (the COD) model most shooters follow you have set characters each with their own strengths and weaknesses. I also enjoy that if my children are nearby they are not going to hear or see anything traumatizing. I usually prefer first person over third person but this didn't bother me past the first match. The game includes both cooperative play as well as competitive multilayer I'm not super deep into the game but I know that this game will always be a great break from the more realistic shooters I also enjoy playing. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    8
    PVZ GW is just a fun game, nothing more. Of course it being an EA game there are a few server issues but it's still a good time. Pick it upPVZ GW is just a fun game, nothing more. Of course it being an EA game there are a few server issues but it's still a good time. Pick it up and kill some plants or zombies.
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  5. Dec 9, 2014
    8
    This game is so ADDICTIVE!! I got this game free from EA as a PS 20th anniversary gift and I didn't expect much from this... but let me tellThis game is so ADDICTIVE!! I got this game free from EA as a PS 20th anniversary gift and I didn't expect much from this... but let me tell you ... I have spent at least 3-4 hours a day on this I just can't get enough of it! Each side has 4 types of characters you can play as each to their own and fully customization with the sticker shop ow don't be alarmed when I say shop even though it is EA and we know they like money the rounds you play in on multiplayer and garden ops (Horde mode) will earn you a ton of coins I have earned upto 19k coins in one match! packs are responsible priced as well ranging from 5-40k each will more rare characters and customization options for you to collect... the graphics look great for this little shooter and the gameplay is so fun and so smooth you will just love it. I say this is worth the buy if anyone is unsure been one of my favorite games at the moment 8/10. 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. Dec 13, 2014
    0
    Why am I giving this a 0/10? Why? There is a reason why. It's a online multiplayer only. Because it's on PS4, you need to pay a $59.99Why am I giving this a 0/10? Why? There is a reason why. It's a online multiplayer only. Because it's on PS4, you need to pay a $59.99 subscription to PS+! Also, it's $39.99 to buy. If you want a shooter that isn't expensive, get Blacklight Retribution. You can play online for free, AND IT IS FREE. I got this game when it was free and am glad I didn't have to pay $39.99 to play it. If you want it, get it on PC, I am sure playing online is free there. Expand

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