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  • Summary: Welcome to Neighborville, where all is well. Except that a crazy new coniferous conflict between brain-less and botanicals is brewing! What are you gonna do – call the crops? Soil your plants? It’s time to kick some grass in the wackiest shooter experience between plants and zombies yet:Welcome to Neighborville, where all is well. Except that a crazy new coniferous conflict between brain-less and botanicals is brewing! What are you gonna do – call the crops? Soil your plants? It’s time to kick some grass in the wackiest shooter experience between plants and zombies yet: Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville™. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    A great third-person shooter that aims to be family-friendly. It takes what previous games did well and adds more content to it at a lower price. PopCap Games knows how to develop a cast of silly and uniquely designed characters.
  2. Oct 21, 2019
    85
    Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a fun, engaging and content-filled game that, in addition to offering a strong online player-vs-player component, is packed full of content that will keep even the most ardent of solo-players engaged. Proving that Electronic Arts can get live service games right, because this will be a live service game thanks to the pending premium currency store, this is still one game that has taken me by surprise and I can do nothing but recommend to anybody and everybody.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    85
    Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is an amazing next chapter in the series. Its story campaign alone is enough to warrant a buy. It’s not just the graphics, the characters, or the amazing multiplayer that makes it a must buy, it’s the charm that the developers have dialed into this game. Every minute playing feels like you’re on track to discover something ridiculously funny and over the top. Though there are a few key tweaks needed to make the battles spot on, it’s the culmination of other things that make this a great game.
  4. Oct 21, 2019
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 23, 2019
    75
    Up for some quick fun? Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville might be for you —it features a wide range of cool characters, nice graphics, and lots of small maps for chaotic, explosive teamplay. Just don’t expect anything deep or complex to play in a coordinated squad, cause there’s none of that in this game.
  6. Oct 23, 2019
    74
    PVZ: Battle for Neighborville’s messy maps and repetitive solo campaigns are rescued by an exciting and cute roster and varied multiplayer modes.
  7. Oct 18, 2019
    60
    Unfortunately, aside from its more robust PvE offering and unique new characters, most of the other changes that have been made in Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville haven’t been for the better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 46
  2. Negative: 24 out of 46
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    This game is very fun. I have no issues when playing it other than Super Brainz being a bit too overpowered, but he definitely will beThis game is very fun. I have no issues when playing it other than Super Brainz being a bit too overpowered, but he definitely will be balanced in a near update like Nightcap. The game is obviously going to get updates like the first two games, so that’s good. Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2021
    10
    it's a very fun game if u have friends but if you don't have it's still fun and I didn't found another game that was like PvZ so it is theit's a very fun game if u have friends but if you don't have it's still fun and I didn't found another game that was like PvZ so it is the best game in that genre. Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2019
    8
    The Garden Warfare series has always been about the crazy combat and the unique characters and ability's, and this doesn't miss out here,The Garden Warfare series has always been about the crazy combat and the unique characters and ability's, and this doesn't miss out here, variants can be gone, but it's understandable since GW2 is a unbalanced game with its overpowered variants. The Garden Warfare series now go on a new direction, Battle For Neighborville, i'm gonna say my experiences as level 260. The New Upgrade systems are great witch you can create your own character throw unique upgrades and ability's. 4 Maps, 2 for zombies,2 for plants, the story's behind these maps are basically the same with some minor things changed, you get three items trow fighting three bosses, and then you fight the " final boss " , witch to be honest aren't hard if you are quick enough, the map exploration is great, with a not-so-dumb-AI, there are hidden easter eggs, and also battles that can start in the streets if you find a zombie/plant champion and kill him. The Multiplayer matches are decent, i didn't experience any crashes or lag.The game also adds 6 new heroes, 3 Plants and 3 Zombies, all of them look great, the patches in October has buffed and nerfed some characters since the game in the Founder's Edition has really unbalanced, at least they fixed that. And dont worry that all characters from GW2 return as well. The New Progression systems is meh, you dont have cards to buy like in GW1 or GW2 anymore, now its a machine that you waste 30,000 in game coins to get a random item, these items can be a Appearance Customization, Emoji, Dances, or legendary items, the problem is, it's that you can take up 40-50 minutos to get around 30,000 coins and you randomly get a dance or emoji witch basically no one uses on multiplayer matches. In Conclusion, Battle For Neighborville might not be what some PVZ GW fans wanted, but it still provides a good experience for $39,99. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    4
    So I bought this game during the founders phase of it, having absuletly loved the first Garden Warfare and let me tell you I've neverSo I bought this game during the founders phase of it, having absuletly loved the first Garden Warfare and let me tell you I've never experienced motion sickness in any game I've ever played,
    and I played a few. Ffs I even mained Tracer on Overwatch, played every competitive FPS/battle royale game there is, I LOVE immersive sims like Prey and Dishonored but this game made me dizzy in a couple of matches.

    Camera did stupid things when dead, FOV... well non existant, the only time i see somthing other than my character on the screen is when I sprinted, absolutely awful to aim, and this is not something like "git good" or some other BS. Like I could not aim properly at anything because of FPS drops and terrible no good movement. At lest the EA refund system is good, which was a surprise because I've never used it before.
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  5. Jun 15, 2020
    3
    The worst game in series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jun 1, 2020
    2
    Alright, this is going to be a review that picks apart every flaw of this train wreck of a game, so buckle your seatbelts.

    So let me start
    Alright, this is going to be a review that picks apart every flaw of this train wreck of a game, so buckle your seatbelts.

    So let me start off by saying I've sunk hundreds of hours into the previous PvZ GW titles, with that out of the way, let's get onto the review.

    On the surface, this game seems to be a clear upgrade from the previous two, better graphics, more classes, a revamped upgrade system... and that dreamy expectation holds up for about the first 10 seconds after you get into the main game. The only thing I legitimately enjoyed about this new game was the improvement in graphics, which was the reason I am giving this game a 2/10 instead of a flat zero.

    The other mechanics are a complete disaster to say the least, with some of the new classes being unplayable and the ability revamps rendering others useless. The balance at launch was so ####ing bad that I took a break from the game for several months before even attempting to come back to it for round two, desperately wanting a big balance patch to make the zombie side support and utility characters goddamn playable. The balance patch eventually came in the form of a wizard character, which is locked behind either a paywall or several hours of grinding. But this is not the 'fun' type of grind that was required to get the 2 secret characters in the previous in GW2, this is monotonous collection of coins for an absolutely broken character that was a last-minute effort to please the fanbase. You can probably already see how bad the balance is, so let's move on to some other failed promises and problems.

    A lot of people have been talking about the removal of the character variants in a negative tone and I completely agree, the reason being that the variants were some of the best parts about the previous games, and removing them in choice of a poorly fleshed-out point-based system of upgrades was a downright terrible idea. The variants are what made Garden Warfare FUN, and that little boost of enjoyment every time a new character was added to your arsenal was one of the best feelings I've had in a game in basically forever. Another terrible mistake EA and Popcap made was breaking all the characters instead of keeping them where they were, examples being citron and scientist, as well as a slew of others. All these ability and utility changes completely ruined the gameplay with these characters as they are no longer fun to play, it's just repetitive fighting, over and over.

    Another huge mistake that was made during production of this game was the change in multiplayer maps and the lobby/waiting area. I feel like restricting players to fewer game modes and removing fun modifiers and bot-filled matches for practice was a mistake because, once again, it didn't need to be changed. People liked old features and they have changed anyway, for no good reason once again. another point I would like to bring up is the 'Giddy Park' section of the game, which ruins the fun completionist and secret-hunter side of things for me. In the original game (GW2 SPOILERS AHEAD) finding all the gnomes, finding goat and torchwood, finding the secret fish hat and finishing most of the snowglobes were all great experiences, which I feel like are missing in the new game, and while they make an appearance in the PvE aspects of the game, it's just not the same, you're not getting any PvP bonuses or just cool stuff to use in other parts of the game from the wonderful PvE side of the game.

    The last thing I'm gonna talk about is the woefully bad PvP in this game. The maps, while I have not played many of them, all are extremely repetitive and prioritize a much more overwatch type of gameplay, rather than the wacky, chaotic styles of the old games, with interactive elements being everywhere. These maps just are not fun, and the game is sometimes extremely buggy as well.

    Thanks for listening to my rant about this disaster of a game :)
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  7. Aug 3, 2020
    0
    Game not worth buying, with unbalenced characters, toxic community, lazy developers and a lot of bugs

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