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  • Summary: In Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, the zombies have conquered, and the plants are on the attack for the first time in this shooter. In your Backyard Battleground you can edit your character’s abilities and customizations, choose quests, jump into co-op or multiplayer action modes, orIn Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, the zombies have conquered, and the plants are on the attack for the first time in this shooter. In your Backyard Battleground you can edit your character’s abilities and customizations, choose quests, jump into co-op or multiplayer action modes, or invite up to three friends in to your backyard to start a party and take on AI – defeat a wave, and a more powerful wave will show up. You can also switch teams to challenge your friends. Backyard Battleground is your own frontline base to plan your attack before you enter the battle for Zomburbia. [EA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 1, 2016
    100
    Online and locally, alone or with strangers, with one friend or with a group of friends, there is no shooter as accommodating as Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This is my game. It does not belong to someone else’s conception of fair play, of narrow restrictive grinding, of recognizing skill or merit or enforcing something so ridiculous as fairness among people who want different things from their games. Here is a great shooter you can play the way you want, enjoying all its benefits in full alongside everyone else. Now that Electronic Arts has arrived here, it’s time for everyone else to catch up.
  2. Feb 19, 2016
    91
    Yeah, it’s a full-priced, online multiplayer game (which can be a tough sell), but it’s one that’s jam-packed with content from a developer that’s been typically generous with delivering new updates and support.
  3. Mar 18, 2016
    85
    Ten times the colours, ten times the content... if you don't mind a bit of repetitiveness every now and then, you'll love this sequel.
  4. Feb 23, 2016
    80
    It’s not as exciting and refreshing as two years ago, but that’s not too big a complaint when it’s more co-op defence and liberally borrowed and adapted multiplayer, all slathered in the quirky Plants vs. Zombies universe.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 31, 2016
    80
    Overflowing with new content, offers much more for soloists, and is just as hilarious as ever. Garden Warfare 2 is not to be underestimated. [May 2016, p77]
  6. Feb 28, 2016
    80
    With its less-than-full-price and short list of features, the first Garden Warfare felt like EA wasn't willing to risk much on the odd idea of turning a cutesy mobile free-to-play tower defense game into a console online shooter. It feels like a little piece of cosmic justice that while the Medal of Honor reboot failed to make any inroads with that audience, Garden Warfare somehow became a runaway success that warranted a full-priced, fully featured sequel.
  7. Feb 18, 2016
    70
    When it comes to character diversity, Garden Warfare 2 outclasses other shooters in every way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  1. Feb 23, 2016
    10
    An absolute blast to play. Love the ability to play splitscreen on the couch with friends, and being able to play any mode with or against anyAn absolute blast to play. Love the ability to play splitscreen on the couch with friends, and being able to play any mode with or against any set up of AI was a huge plus for me. Characters are wacky, maps are gorgeous whats not to love! Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    I feel like this is the best PvZ game I have ever played. While I do know that the main point is about the online playing, I do like the factI feel like this is the best PvZ game I have ever played. While I do know that the main point is about the online playing, I do like the fact that you can play offline! All of the types/classes, both plants, and zombies, are really enjoyable to play. They have their own abilities, weapons, and accessories. The maps are also really enjoyable and cool! In my opinion, the game is better than the original one. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2016
    9
    asymmetrical, class-based, 3rd person shooter featuring 14 classes and anywhere between 5 and 9 variants of each class. This adds up to aasymmetrical, class-based, 3rd person shooter featuring 14 classes and anywhere between 5 and 9 variants of each class. This adds up to a total of over 100 playable classes in the game. the game will have free dlc over the course of 2016. looking forward to playing it more now. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2018
    8
    At first I wasn't expecting such an addictive game, but damn, great campaign, great game modes and great character design.
  5. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Un juego muy entretenido para jugar con familia y amigos un modo aventura entretenido con buenas misiones por realizar y muchísimosUn juego muy entretenido para jugar con familia y amigos un modo aventura entretenido con buenas misiones por realizar y muchísimos coleccionables y personalización del personaje Expand
  6. Jun 17, 2020
    7
    Not as focused as the first Garden Warfare. Not much of a 'next-gen experience'. It feels like DLC for the first Garden Warfare.
  7. May 13, 2016
    0
    This is a quality game, however, it unfortunately takes advantage of the ignorance of casual gamers and implements always-online drm. Even theThis is a quality game, however, it unfortunately takes advantage of the ignorance of casual gamers and implements always-online drm. Even the solo content requires an internet connection. Many short-sighted people mistakenly believe the complaints about this are due to a lack of internet access, so if you have internet you have nothing to worry about. The problem with this is actually that it transforms what could be a quality game to add to your collection to play forever, into a glorified rental that, given the reputation of the publisher, will only be playable for 2-3 years before it becomes nothing but fond memories. Publishers are counting on this, because in theory if you are unable to play the old game, you have more incentive to buy the new one. They also do this to ensure that no tampering can be done with the premium game's free-to-play currency system, which is an insult to gamers that remember the days when those "services" were obtainable not through real world money, but through cheat codes, which were free to everyone. So if you are willing to spend $60 on a disc that will eventually become nothing but a drink coaster and treats you like you didn't even buy the game in the first place, expecting you to pay more after the fact, go right ahead and buy it. But if you value the ability to go back and play your favorite games whenever YOU feel like doing so, and games that allow you to relax in an alternate world instead of requiring you to create a budget for ingame spending, avoid it at all costs. Expand

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