Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a multiplayer third-person shooter and tower defense video game. It is the third game in the Plants vs. Zombies series, developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game was first announced for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but later it was reported that it would also be available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
The player can take control of plants or zombies from a third person perspective in either a cooperative or competitive multiplayer environment.
To progress in the game, players must complete challenges unique to each class. These challenges, once completed, will level up the character allowing the player to access features such as upgrades, new characters, weapon skins and character clothing.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 was released on February 23, 2016 in North America and February 25, 2016 in Europe.
Press blurb: “Inspired by one of development team’s favorite videogame franchises, PopCap Games worked in partnership with BioWare™ to create this powerful mech that comes loaded with the melee Zomni-tool, kinetic padding, and interlocking ceramic plate armour.”
GameZone‘s Lance Liebl gave the Xbox One version an 8.5/10, stating “Don’t let the thought of a Plants vs. Zombies shooter scare you off; it actually is a really fun game. Yes it needs more game modes and split-screen play options, but everything else about the game shines.”
Hardcore Gamer‘s Steve Hannley gave the Xbox One version a 3.5/5, saying “The maps are well-designed, character classes are surprisingly well-balanced and there’s a large amount of customization. Including only three modes however is a massive oversight that severely damages the replay value.”