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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: 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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 29, 2014
    40
    There's just too much wrong at the grass roots level. [Nov 2014, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 58
  2. Negative: 6 out of 58
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    PvZ is definitely not a traditional shooter by any means and that is what makes it great. I found this game to be something really special. ItPvZ is definitely not a traditional shooter by any means and that is what makes it great. I found this game to be something really special. It takes the fundamentals of the played out shooter genre (which I actually am a fan of) and adds a ridiculous theme from one of my favorite mobile games. But besides my personal interests, the game itself is actually incredibly well designed and Ill cut to the chase.
    Pros:
    -Fun for all ages
    -Lots of customization and character variation (4 classes per side, type variations for each class and ability)
    Peashooter and Fire Peashooter
    Allstar and Hockey player version
    -Exciting game modes=
    Team Death Match (Feels right at home)
    Garden and Graveyards (Simplified version of BF rush mode)
    Gnome Bomb (Comparable to BF Obliteration mode)
    Suburbanization (Domination)
    Taco Bandits (Kinda like CTF, Zombies try to steal a taco from plants 3 times)
    -Free Updates (The last one included the latter 2 game modes and tons of customization items)
    -Easy to play/ Not stressful
    The game was my saving grace from games like Battlefield or KZ Shadow Fall (Still play them). Honestly its hard to be mad at this game.. Sure some idiot on your team will bring the taco back towards the plants but its just so lighthearted and silly that you'll probably just laugh. I hope.
    -Everything feels very well balanced
    Whether in TDM or a completely attack and defend game mode like G&G or Taco, the game never really feels too unbalanced. One team may out rank the other round continuously win but the design of the game is very even across the board. Zombies geared to attack and plants better for defending like they are supposed to but it just works.
    -Garden Ops (Horde mode)
    This is actually a lot different from the main multiplayer and its a great change up. The goal is to survive 10 waves and escape aboard Crazy Dave's flying RV. The game is fun and really focuses on the team working together and having a good balance of classes. The amount of maps and locations within each one plus the variety of bonus waves and bosses keeps this fresh and fun.

    Cons:
    -No single player story
    I haven't been a huge fan of really any FPS story but I feel with the setting of this and the characters they could have actually made an engaging campaign. Hell you could have done two with perspectives from the zombies and plants alike.. I guess its probably better that they left it out rather then screwed it up but maybe in a sequel.
    -Garden Ops, unlike my experience in Multiplayer, can get very buggy which needs a tune up. Not always though thankfully.

    This game is some serious fun and a real change from the mundane other FPS games you might be playing. It is great for literally anyone and I would recommend it highly. Trying to not be biased and see it from all perspectives I do think this game deserves a higher score than it has. It might have a few bug issues that could be fixed but as a whole it is very well built, almost surprisingly so. Because I expect a fix to the problems in Garden Ops and that is the only bad thing in my mind this get a 10/10. Play it. Its fun.
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  2. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Highly addictive game. Thought the basic characters are gonna get boring but you get more and more unlocked characters as you play the game.Highly addictive game. Thought the basic characters are gonna get boring but you get more and more unlocked characters as you play the game. Every character changes your gameplay and brings your interest more into the game. Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2016
    9
    Great FPS- First Person Shooter. Lots of mods so that you can customize your character and the sticker packs are a great way to add an elementGreat FPS- First Person Shooter. Lots of mods so that you can customize your character and the sticker packs are a great way to add an element of chance and a good remand for the coin reward system. Great to play with your kids, it'll stay entertaining and you can show off different characters, teach them to budget etc.

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  4. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    This is really a great game. I love the 3rd person shooting, and the art style. There are a TON of unlockables. I would love to see them keepThis is really a great game. I love the 3rd person shooting, and the art style. There are a TON of unlockables. I would love to see them keep the game alive and get some DLC packs and updates often. Really hope this community stays alive. The ONLY reason I give it an 8 and NOT a 10 is because....... You have to be connected to online. I wish you could at least play SPLIT SCREEN offline. Total bummer... Expand
  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. Sep 7, 2015
    8
    8/10

    PvZ: Garden Warfare might not be as fun and addicting as PvZ 2 ut it sure is awesome + Third-Perosn Shooter + Character designs +
    8/10

    PvZ: Garden Warfare might not be as fun and addicting as PvZ 2 ut it sure is awesome

    + Third-Perosn Shooter
    + Character designs
    + Characters are characterized by classes
    + Zombies
    + Design

    - Online only
    - Few modes
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  7. Mar 3, 2021
    0
    YOU LITERALLY NEED PS PLUS TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS ANYTHING! What a waste and gets a 0 from me.

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