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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. PC Games
    Jun 27, 2014
    85
    I had a lot of fun while playing Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. The main reason for that is definitely the great humor of the franchise. Seeing the brawls between the plants and the undead is just always funny. I also really like the class-selection and sticker-/booster-pack-system. Though not every aspect of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare was completely thought through. Team Fortress 2 – in direct comparison – has many similar strengths as Garden Warfare but comes with an enormous plus: Team Fortress 2 is free, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is not. But I still think that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will connect to its fan-base and with the slew of free updates coming to the game, long-term-motivation should be secured.
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    84
    Funny online shooter, easy to learn and very addictive. A welcome surprise with lots of humor.
  3. Jul 2, 2014
    80
    All in all, it's a decent port of a great game that hasn't lost anything in it's translation to the PC.
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    80
    Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare brings to PC gamers a solid, frantic, fun multiplayer-based third person shooter experience.
  5. 80
    While this game might have the look and feel of a "family friendly" shooter, the reality is that the people playing it are of a standard to make it one for the shooter veterans who want a change of scenery from the brown wasteland battlegrounds.
  6. Jun 26, 2014
    79
    The freshest shooter to sprout in recent memory, PvZ is shackled by asinine DRM.
  7. Aug 4, 2014
    65
    Garden Warfare gives out a weird vibe. It has solid gameplay, cool look and almost no game-breaking bugs, but it doesn’t have a heart. As if even its creators did not care about their project and made it only because the higher management told them to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    Amazing game! As a big fan of the PVZ franchise, I was very curious to see what were coming. And the result, at least for me, is an instantAmazing game! As a big fan of the PVZ franchise, I was very curious to see what were coming. And the result, at least for me, is an instant success. Graphics are simply amazing running on 1080p on ultra, even with antialiasing set to high (and I play on a laptop with a gt 555m!), gameplay is very addictive, as different plants and zombies play in a unique way, sounds are very nice, the servers are working wonderfully (at least for now, while i'm writing this review). Overall a VERY polished game and for a little price for what it offers. There are several game modes, going from the classic deathmatch style, to garden ops (an up to 4 players coop where you can plant things to help you stop the zombies) and things like capture the gardens (like a capture the flag), and others. The replay value is incredible. Oh, and the game has a card store, that makes it freshier over time, as you unlock a LOT of things with it.

    I highly recommend it to anyone. Been a while since I had this fun playing an online shooter.
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  2. Feb 22, 2015
    9
    I have played enougj of this game to think overally about it.

    Pros: - The humour that the series is keeping from the first till the last.
    I have played enougj of this game to think overally about it.

    Pros:
    - The humour that the series is keeping from the first till the last.
    - Many maps, ways to play.
    - Balanced abilities for each plant.
    - Customizables
    - Easy earning money

    Cons:
    - Iimited split screen
    - no melee attack
    - no single play
    - no story
    - requires huge resources and internet

    All in all, is a great shooter which puts violence on the lower position and ephasizes the fun and addiction.
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  3. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    This is a fun and addictive game and I’d love to give it a 10. It’s close to that very high rating but a few issues hold it back. I’ll outlineThis is a fun and addictive game and I’d love to give it a 10. It’s close to that very high rating but a few issues hold it back. I’ll outline the good first and end with its flaws, most of which are correctable and hopefully addressed in the near future.

    The game has a style and charm that are immediately recognizable and enjoyable. The various buildings and characters all look like 3D realizations of the plants vs. zombies 2D games and the weapon effects are highly appropriate; the zombie foot soldier’s stink bombs leave lingering purple clouds, the chomper looks like the dangerous predator it is while still maintaining the comical look of the game universe, and such things as fake noses, snack tray hats, concrete glasses, and a host of other customization options all aptly display the game’s whimsical nature even while shooting the opposing team with gusto.

    The sounds are also well done and add even more magic to the atmosphere of the battles. These range from the various zombies cries of ‘brains’, the sunflower’s happy chirping vocalizations, the way the zombie engineer’s devices all sound like someone making machine sounds with their mouths, the pseudo-speech of both Dr. Zomboss and Crazy Dave as they declare various in-game events, and the zombies ‘rar rar raring’ the chorus for Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ when they win a round of Gnome Bomb.
    Game modes and maps are a bit limited but still enjoyable.

    The maps are really well done and so far I like them all. The game features one co-op mode; Garden Ops, the rest are all team vs. team and include; Team Vanquish (death match), Gardens & Graveyards (plants defend, zombies attack), and Gnome Bomb (hot potato to blow up 3 enemy gardens/graveyards without losing yours). The Vanquish Confirmed game mode is not on PC at the time of this writing. Gardens & Graveyards is my favorite and it seems to be many other players’ as well. It allows both teams to use the stickers they get from the shop to summon reinforcements and the attack/defend mechanic works very well in this game making these modes great fun as either side.

    Star challenges are how you level up your classes and are in-game tasks to unlock a star, once you unlock enough of these that class will level up. At first this is how you unlock your additional special ability slots but later you get class specific sticker packs you can open via the Sticker Stop.

    The sticker shop is quite fun and despite some rumors it does not require you to spend real money, although that option does exist. You get PvZ coins for playing the game and then spend them at the shop to open various packs of stickers as well as the aforementioned automatic class stickers. The better you perform in game, both on a personal level but also by helping your team, I want to stress how much the game encourages teamwork here, the more coins you get and the higher your placement in the scoreboard at the end of a round. Packs currently cost from 1,000to 40,000 coins depending on what you wish to buy.

    The stickers open up class variants, customizations, weapon upgrades, and reinforcements you can use in Garden Ops mode (plants only) and Gardens & Graveyards (both plants and zombies). You also get revivals and re-tries for Garden Ops mode and star challenge cards, these last cards will let you bypass challenges by using the stars to complete them immediately.

    With all that good comes the bad. The DRM has been brought up other reviewers and it requires Origin to buy and play since the game is always online. Also the lack of maps and map modes may be limiting its longevity but this is easily fixed in patches and they’ve already added maps and mods since its initial console launch. The game auto-connects to servers when we should have a server list that lets us pick as well as tagging servers as favorites or blacklisted. Team balance is overall good but you can get stuck on a team for round after round and if it’s bad, your only recourse is to get lucky as people join/leave or you leave the server. But if you do leave a bad server team, and join the same game mode again, it will often just put you right back where you were since you can’t pick servers.

    The worst thing right now however is the microphone issue. I cannot stress enough how annoying this can be. The game has no way to set it and it defaults to auto-voice detect with no option to mute yourself or set push-to-talk like we really need. You will often join a server and be bombarded with coughing, static, background noise, etc. until you can tab out to the scoreboard and toggle mute all. This is a serious irritation and must be addressed ASAP.

    In conclusion this is a fun and addictive experience with a lot of charm and is a blast to play, but with a few flaws that need to be corrected, especially that microphone problem. I’m an older gamer (44) and I love this game and look forward to fixes and more content!
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  4. Dec 25, 2015
    8
    Nobody could think that they would make a multiplayer third-person shooter Plants vs Zombies, and nobody could think that Garden Warfare wouldNobody could think that they would make a multiplayer third-person shooter Plants vs Zombies, and nobody could think that Garden Warfare would be this damn fine. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    7
    A well-made game i found it unbalanced at times all-star sucks and some characters OP *cough* marine bio but fun. getting gold is also quiteA well-made game i found it unbalanced at times all-star sucks and some characters OP *cough* marine bio but fun. getting gold is also quite slow and the 40,000 character packs are often a piece of crap but overall a fun experience ultimately flawed but fun Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2015
    5
    I bought this game to play with my friend at his home. The game is magic and fun but I thought 2p couch play meant you could actually play theI bought this game to play with my friend at his home. The game is magic and fun but I thought 2p couch play meant you could actually play the full game with a friend home. But, it turned out that couch playing only allows "survive the incoming waves"-mode. It is far from what I expected.

    Home alone online = 10!
    couch play with friend = 2!
    My score: 5!
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  7. Oct 18, 2014
    0
    This game is almost a carbon copy of tf2 except it is worse and soppier and makes me want to throw up and worst of all only 3 ways to play butThis game is almost a carbon copy of tf2 except it is worse and soppier and makes me want to throw up and worst of all only 3 ways to play but that doesnt matter anymore as the servers shut down really quickly. next time if you are going to knock off a game make sure you dont make it this bad or dont knock it off at all Expand

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