Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Reviews

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7.8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2014

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare does right by its namesake, putting the characters and charm to good use.

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79 / 100
Jun 26, 2014

The freshest shooter to sprout in recent memory, PvZ is shackled by asinine DRM.

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 26, 2014

It never hits the heights of Battlefield in its pomp, Call of Duty at its slickest or Titanfall in its explosive beta, but at its best Garden Warfare stirs the same emotions; the panic, the triumph, the tension and the elation. Whether anyone will stick with it once the Titans Are Ready is unsure, but PopCap has overachieved and delivered one of the most likeable games on next-generation hardware anywhere. Quite simply, I dig it.

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Feb 27, 2014

Garden Warfare is a fun, polished shooter, and what it lacks in gameplay depth it more than makes up for with fun cosmetic gear you'll actually want to unlock.

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GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Aug 21, 2014

The least brown shooter ever made, with the colourful graphics and accessible controls supported by an imaginative and surprisingly well-crafted online experience.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2014

Already-limited offerings are diminished by a quasi-free-to-play monetization scheme

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7 / 10
Feb 24, 2014

The gameplay of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is standard stuff, but the game's lighthearted tone makes it an appealing multiplayer shooter that stands out from the crowd.

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Polygon
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2014

Plants vs. Zombies is an elevating factor in a tired genre

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Yes
Feb 27, 2014

A bright, colorful and friendly introduction to the world of online multiplayer shooters.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Feb 24, 2014

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare's bright colors, cartoon graphics and humorous approach are the antithesis of most first-person shooters. But don't be fooled. It's as good as any out there - and very likely an awful lot more fun.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2014

With a few more tweaks, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare would be a must-buy for pretty much any shooter fan out there. But even with its blemishes, I was incredibly surprised by the amount of depth the game has to offer on top of all of its charm. Hopefully EA will ease off the microtransactions in the future and even more content will pile in, because with the right moves and support, Garden Warfare will be something special for quite some time.

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Aug 19, 2014

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.

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7.9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2014

Garden Warfare was a surprise when it was announced, and you'll be surprised when you play it what PopCap managed to accomplish. But it can get repetitive when the jokes run dry, and the system designed to combat this is locked behind piles of crumpled tinfoil and stacks of unwanted stickers. If you're starving for more brains, charge in. But don't be afraid to let this plant grow a bit before enlisting.

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7 / 10
Feb 25, 2014

Remarkably, PopCap has managed to create an experience that delivers all the strategic twitch combat of a shooter, presented with PvZ's unique charm.

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Feb 26, 2014

Garden Warfare is a surpisingly good third-person multiplayer/cooperative shooter. A refreshing light-hearted twist on class-based multiplayer games, with the depth and polish that you would expect from usual suspects in this genre.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2014

Garden Warfare is different enough to compliment those long sessions of other online shooters, and acts as a great palette cleanser in a genre dominated by greys and browns that often takes itself far too seriously. The inclusion of local multiplayer is also a huge plus and, depending on how often you play with family and friends, can add much to the value.

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7 / 10
Feb 24, 2014

There's fun to be had here, but it feels like a nice change of pace rather than a long-term alternative.

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65 / 100
Feb 24, 2014

I wanted to love Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare with the same zeal I have for the original series, but this shooter variation lacks a lot of imagination. The action gameplay generally feels forced, and the bits of strategy that do exist are minute in comparison.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2014

As zany and colourful as the game that inspired it, PopCap's online third-person shooter is a fresh alternative to its grittier competition.

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Game Rant
Top Critic
Feb 25, 2014

Players looking for a co-op experience will find something worth playing with friends casually in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and it offers polished, harmless and simple gameplay that works for all ages but at a stiff price. The game as its currently designed however, seems to lend itself well to the free-to-play model, supported by microtransactions and we wouldn't be surprised to see it go that path in the future. Right now, there's only one barrier to entry and it's the price.

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