Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new Co-op and Multiplayer action experience. Blast zombies and plants across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a cooperative third-person shooter and tower defense video game, it is part of 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 will also be available for Microsoft Windows and "other platforms".The game features co-op along with competitive multiplayer modes where players can control the zombies as well as plants, and the game was launched on February 25, 2014 in North America, and on February 27 in Europe. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a third person shooter game recently released by PopCap Games.
It was first heard on EA's E3 press-conference 2013 on June 10th. The trailer and gameplay were shown. The game is coming to the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One on February 25 in North America and February 28 in Europe. A PC release is coming at an unknown later date. Competitive shooters are serious business. They depict epic battles between modern-day soldiers and insurgents in war-torn cities, or conflicts between space marines and aliens on distant worlds, or skirmishes between battle-hardened men and subterranean creatures who try to slice each other to bits with rifle-mounted chainsaws. There's nothing wrong with any of that, but there's also no reason the broadly appealing mechanics of multiplayer shooters always need to be married to grim scenarios.
That's what makes Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare so enticing. Mechanically, it's solid, if unsurprising. It distinguishes itself from other shooters not through its gameplay, but by successfully couching familiar shooter action in the bright and playful world of the Plants vs. Zombies games. Still, the package is a bit thin, even at the $40 asking price that the game carries on the Xbox One. Plants vs. Zombies sets itself apart from other multiplayer third-person shooters. Firefights can still be fast and furious, with good shooting mechanics and class-based combat between 24 players, but thanks to its zany character classes and silly sound effects, it’s actually laugh-out-loud funny. It’s a good game that spits bright green peas in the face of today’s brown-and-grey shooters.
Garden Warfare takes the popular characters from Plants vs. Zombies, renders them in surprisingly good-looking 3D, and then pits them against each other in light-hearted warfare. Remember the Cacti? They now run around sniping enemies from a distance with spines, and they can plant potato mines to cover their backs. The Chompers burrow underground and spit goo onto enemies to slow them and deactivate their abilities. While some classes will feel familiar to shooter fans (a sniper using mines is common, after all), it doesn’t feel like a Plants vs. Zombies skin was just slapped over a bland game. Garden Warfare respects the source material and uses it to inspire abilities that make sense and feel good to use.