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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: 38 out of 50
  2. Negative: 5 out of 50
  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 6, 2015
    9
    This game is surprisingly great! Smooth graphics, fun gameplay, responsive controls, lots of content, game modes and so on. You can playThis game is surprisingly great! Smooth graphics, fun gameplay, responsive controls, lots of content, game modes and so on. You can play co-op, you can play versus multiplayer, and it's just a whole lot of fun. There's no reason to NOT try out this game. If you need a shooter to play and you are bored of your usual dude-bro titles, then this will be a fine pick for you. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2014
    9
    Highly addictive. Many class variants and weapon upgrades to unlock. A slower paced online shooter as compared to Battlefield and Call ofHighly addictive. Many class variants and weapon upgrades to unlock. A slower paced online shooter as compared to Battlefield and Call of Duty. A safe buy for parents. Fun for all ages. Worth a buy. Expand
  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. Aug 23, 2014
    8
    This game is just fun. It's addicting and doesn't get boring as fast as I thought it would. I would give it a 10 but lack of single playerThis game is just fun. It's addicting and doesn't get boring as fast as I thought it would. I would give it a 10 but lack of single player modes make not worthy of a 10. I wish there was a a slit screen or single player mode in which you can play as a zombie. I recommend this game to people who like to have fun Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2015
    8
    This game is a surprising joy.

    Pros: **First and foremost, although this game has micro-transactions, everything can be earned **The
    This game is a surprising joy.

    Pros:
    **First and foremost, although this game has micro-transactions, everything can be earned
    **The colorful and crazy world of Plants vs. Zombies stands in stark contrast to the dark and dismal first-person-shooters that it mimics. It's fun, light-hearted, and refreshing.
    **Unlockables are satisfying to gain
    **Leveling each character is interesting
    **Boss mode for iPad/Android

    Cons:
    **Local split-screen support is abysmal. Why even include it for one mode which you can't play online, and the second player can't even use their account or any of their unlockables or earn anything at all? My wife and I play the snot out of this game, and would love more modes in split-screen. See Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for clues on how this should be.
    **Sometimes-awkward matchmaking

    My wife and I love playing this game, but mostly we just wish we could play together on one system. The single local split-screen mode is a tease, and only serves to make us wish there was more. Still, the game is fun, and a good value. Thank you for being honest by not releasing this as a $60 game!
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  7. Mar 19, 2015
    0
    I, like another person here, have to give this game a score of 0. Partially for the same reason. I agree that it is irritating to have toI, like another person here, have to give this game a score of 0. Partially for the same reason. I agree that it is irritating to have to shell out for the online feature when I've already payed for the game; especially since the game has offline 2-player co-op that cannot be accessed without logging in. You seriously can't play offline with out a subscription. Yet, the most irritating aspect of my purchase of this game is that, even though the only mention of any age limit on the online store is the Pegi-7 logo, the game cannot be played on a sub account with a user that is below the age of 16. A game so obviously marketed towards a younger crowd cannot be played young teens (16 here in Sweden, but 13 in a lot of other countries, depending on local laws). The limit is not the fault of Sony or EA since it's based on local laws for online games, but the fact that they do not state this is their fault. My complaint and score is not for the quality of the game itself as I have yet to be able to play, at all. So if you have kids that have sub-accounts don't bother buying the game. Otherwise just be aware that you'll have to buy a subscription to PS+, even to get to the offline mode. Expand

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