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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: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  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. Aug 4, 2017
    10
    2nd best artstyle+graphics I have seen on my Ps4 Pro. This game has a 10 - 15 hour campaign and allows you to continue playing for hundreds of2nd best artstyle+graphics I have seen on my Ps4 Pro. This game has a 10 - 15 hour campaign and allows you to continue playing for hundreds of hours. What they have done is give you weekly tasks and many unlockable character variants. Must Buy!!!! Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2016
    10
    I will admit I was a fan of the original game for its unique blend of arcade-y shooter with interesting mechanics that made the game fresh,I will admit I was a fan of the original game for its unique blend of arcade-y shooter with interesting mechanics that made the game fresh, mechanics so well like that EA ended up taking many of the same systems into the game Star Wars Battlefront.

    All that aside, EA's second iteration includes many of the same mechanics, which personally I enjoy as they are more action/gameplay oriented then realistic shooters, but Garden Warfare 2, unlike its forebearer, is fully fleshed out and has many innovative features of its own. Even on PS4 it had quick load times in its mostly seem-less, menu-less system, giving a feeling of contingency and fun not prevalent else wear. As a multiplayer shooter it is intriuging, and as a single player campaign it is interesting, but if you enjoy splitscreen this is the best game I have seen in a long time.

    I find the innovative and unique elements grossly underrated, and I really appreciated the fresh, fun spirit of the game.
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  4. Mar 14, 2016
    8
    The first one was lots of fun, but this one is a lot better. Single player was expanded on, co-op was added, more characters to choose from,The first one was lots of fun, but this one is a lot better. Single player was expanded on, co-op was added, more characters to choose from, and import capability from the first one. Well worth your money if you're looking to have fun with a shooter. Expand
  5. May 26, 2016
    8
    The first episode was a very fun multiplayer experience, the challenge for this sequel was to add more content, let's see how it did.The first episode was a very fun multiplayer experience, the challenge for this sequel was to add more content, let's see how it did.

    Technically the game didn't evolve much and what was okay in 2014 is under the average of 2016 game, the loading times are a bit long but at least there is no disconnection problems or any major issue for that matter.

    Gameplay wise the multiplayer is still one of the best in this generation with 6 new classes that won't break the balance of the battlefield and are as fun as the originals. But one of the big selling point of this sequel was also the addition of a solo campaign, and that point was a let down, yes you can play in solo but it's the same maps than the multiplayer and there is absolutely no effort in the level design of these "solo ops", there's no story neither, it could (and should) have been must better, there's still room for improvement in that domain.

    In conclusion Garden Warfare is still a very fun game that I would advise it to anyone looking for a nice multiplayer experience but don't get fooled by the marketing and don't buy the game for the solo mode.
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  6. Mar 20, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is one of the less violent and yet still fun to play shooter games. Unlike the first this new one is loaded with many more features like graveyard ops, AI's replacing real people, campaign modes and more. It is fun to play, but certain aspects of the game need tweaking. Herbal Assault is far to difficult. The AI's on any mode shoot you down in air or a drone far to easily. You should be able to select (in my opinion) every opponent (AI) you are going against and their levels (but offer presets). They need more character diversity and ability diversity. And they need to do character class tweaking. They should offer a mode where you can be one of the garden ops bosses too, and have more campaign mode. The old maps from GW1 were ditched so it does need more maps. And they need more modes and things to do in my opinion. I know it sounds like a hate the game, but I don't, it's very fun and much better then GW1 in my opinion, however, like any game there is ALWAYS room for improvement, this is no exception. But it is a good game and I highly recommend it for anybody who wants a new game because it is SOOOOOOOOOOOO fun. So while there is room for improvement, it is a wonderful, funny, and fantastic game overall. Expand
  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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