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  • Summary: Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has players blast zombies, plants, and new characters with inventive weapons across a mine-blowing PvZ world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    The real appeal of the game is in its presentation. The music is light and bouncy, the visuals are bright and colourful, and there's plenty of humour in the way units animate. I can't describe in enough detail just how happy it makes me to finally have a full-featured shooter game that is bright and pleasant; though I have no particular problem with serious and grim shooters, it's nice to have an option for when I'm in the mood for something happier.
  2. May 11, 2014
    80
    Garden Warfare is a humorous FPS with funny characters and odd weapons. There's not much TD-stuff left, though. [Apr 2014]
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    70
    Garden Warfare is an entertaining online games with inviting playability and unique design for a game in the genre. The tempo in both combat and how fast to unlock new material is very addictive. After a while you start it unfortunately feels a bit tedious, much because there are too few game modes and maps. As a whole, it is a game I can recommend though, especially considering that it is not sold at full price.
  4. 60
    Targets the casual crowd and targets it rather well - but don't expect anything beyond that. [Issue #240]
  5. Mar 17, 2014
    60
    The bigger problem is that the framerate is godawful, which seems like a networking issue, since it’s much more pronounced during games with more players. I suspect I’m being dropped into servers with terrible pings. I’ve even joined game where I literally can’t move because the warping is so bad. Here’s me, connected to EA servers.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    50
    Popcap’s first attempt to transform Plants vs Zombies franchise into a shooter is quite mediocre, as it lacks many basic and fundamental aspects someone would seek in a multiplayer only shooter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    First off all, i cannot belive this game only got 6.7 user score, as i am writing this review. I downloaded the full game, and well.. I playedFirst off all, i cannot belive this game only got 6.7 user score, as i am writing this review. I downloaded the full game, and well.. I played it for 8 hours straight, and thats rarely the case with me. Excellent amount of details in both the plants and zombies, great maps, fantastic graphics, and most importantly- Wow at the amount of stuff you unlock in the game! Its just crazy. Every plant and zombie you use have each own level plus a main progession level. To level a plant or zombie, you have to do specific challeges for that plant or zombie. There are also alot of accesories to unlock for the plants and zombies, like new glasses, weapons, new hats, and alot more. All in all, just get this game already- its Amazing, it really deserves a 10 of 10! Expand
  2. May 19, 2014
    10
    Fascinating game ever since I played the original plants vs. zombies on IOS platform. Incredibly fun with unique backgrounds. Although thereFascinating game ever since I played the original plants vs. zombies on IOS platform. Incredibly fun with unique backgrounds. Although there are a few minor lags, it doesn't bother. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2014
    10
    Amazing PVZ game. Very addictive and fun. Intriguing gameplay. This game has it all. If your looking for a fun friendly game, Plants vsAmazing PVZ game. Very addictive and fun. Intriguing gameplay. This game has it all. If your looking for a fun friendly game, Plants vs Zombies Garden warfare is it. Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    a very fun multiplayer shooter with a nice community and a great variety of game modes.

    first is welcome mat. a standard team deathmatch
    a very fun multiplayer shooter with a nice community and a great variety of game modes.

    first is welcome mat. a standard team deathmatch but the more you suck the more health you will gain at spawn

    next is team vanquish. it is just standard team deathmatch

    next is gardens and graveyards. the developers claim it is a mix of conquest and rush from battlefield but i think of it being more like overrun from gears of war judgement.

    next is classic team vanquish. it is team vanquish but customized and unlocked characters are not allowed

    next is classic gardens and graveyards. it is classic team vanquish but with gardens and graveyards.

    next is mixed mode. it says it is a mix of team vanquish and gardens and graveyards but i haven't played it yet. no one is playing it.

    next there is gnome bomb. so your team spawns with 3 gardens (or graveyards if you are playing as a zombie) and a bomb will spawn in the middle of the map. you have to get the bomb and destroy the enemy CP. the first team to destroy the opposing team's 3 CPs wins.

    and finally there is garden ops mode. it is a classic horde mode but you can plant plants that would act as towers in a tower defense game to defend your garden if your garden gets destroyed you lose.

    there are also card packs which you can buy with the coins you earned in the game. these card packs include plants (or zombies) which you can grow to act as towers to defend your base in the tower defense mode and you can get new items to customize your characters and get new characters entirely.

    the classes fell balanced and the games are fun so overall i think this is a good game worth the $30 I paid for it. my only complaints are the game can slow down in the areas where tons of explosions are, and the game requires Xbox Live Gold to play it. and the graphics are fine as the game runs on the frostbite 3 engine. overall, it gets an 8/10.
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  5. Feb 25, 2014
    8
    First of all, I'm only reviewing the Xbox 360 version because I don't have a One yet. From what I've seen, this game looks really good for aFirst of all, I'm only reviewing the Xbox 360 version because I don't have a One yet. From what I've seen, this game looks really good for a 360 game. Everything from the lighting to the character models themselves definitely look good. There are some muddy textures here and there, particularly the pavement textures. And the Anisotropic Filtering is at a bear minimum which means far textures look blurry and pixel like. Presumably It's hovering around the Bilinear mark. So far I've played this game for a good 10 hours and while I have had fun and been blown away from the amount of unlockables there are, there just isn't a lot here. The shooting mechanics, while good, don't really give the game a unique feeling. There isn't many modes here except for the main 3 as well. Overall, it is a very fun game and you will find yourself having a lot of fun with this, and at $30 (Xbox 360 version is $10 cheeper by the way with no noticeable differences other than graphics) this game is good for the value. A solid 8/10. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2014
    7
    This is a extremely lighthearted and original take on the generic online shooters of today. It's very user friendly and almost anyone couldThis is a extremely lighthearted and original take on the generic online shooters of today. It's very user friendly and almost anyone could pick up and play this game. With the way this game looks with it's amazing graphics and funny/silly customizable characters anyone will want to play this game to. The Multiplayer supports tons to different game mods as well, from Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and lots of others. It also has a wave based co-op mode to play with friends and even split-screen.The Plants and Zombies both have extremely diverse and even classes to play, each class having special abilities and it's own roll to play in battle, Some are able to heal or pick up team mates quicker or others have extra health.
    Garden Warfare is a game I definitely would recommend for any child or adult, really anyone looking to have fun with a online shooter.
    It's easy pick up and play game-style makes it enjoyable for anyone.
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  7. Apr 20, 2014
    1
    What a shame, after playing pvz2 I looked forward to garden warfare and I was very disappointed, yet more money making by online and you haveWhat a shame, after playing pvz2 I looked forward to garden warfare and I was very disappointed, yet more money making by online and you have to have a gold membership. Well in response to one other review yes it does say online and gold membership on the case but other games also say they are great on the case and they turn out to be turd. Expand

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