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... read more
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 will also be available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
The game features co-op along with competitive multiplayer modes, where players can control the zombies as well as plants. The game was launched on February 25, 2014 in North America, and on February 27 in Europe. The game was released for PlayStation platforms on August 19, 2014 in North America and August 21 in Europe.
The player can take control of their own 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. The game's challenge pop-ups closely resemble the notification system used on the Xbox One.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions feature split-screen multiplayer as well as Boss Mode, which is similar to Commander mode from Battlefield 4.
The game features a cooperative mode and four competitive multiplayer modes. Three different modified versions of the competitive modes also exist:
Garden Ops: A cooperative mode where up to four players take control of each of the plants defending a garden through ten zombie waves, with the fifth and tenth waves being boss waves.
Welcome Mat: A playlist consisting of Team Vanquish featuring one map and no customization. It is aimed towards new players but it is available regardless of rank.
Team Vanquish: A team deathmatch variant.
Vanquish Confirmed: A game mode where players must collect orbs from fallen opponents to receive credit. This mode shares the concept with the "Kill Confirmed" mode from the Call of Duty series.
Suburbination: A domination variant.
Gardens and Graveyards: A game mode where players either capture (as zombies) or defend (as plants) various objectives. It is a parody of the Conquest and Rush modes from the Battlefield series.
Gnome Bomb: A game mode where players attempt to secure a bomb (strapped to the back of a hapless gnome) and detonate at various bases. It is similar to Obliteration mode from Battlefield 4.
Classic Team Vanquish: Team Vanquish with no customization.
Classic Gardens and Graveyards: Gardens and Graveyards with no customization.
Mixed Mode: A playlist where each game mode is used interchangeably. It will be one mode with either zombies or plants. Then the next mode played right after will be the same mode along with the same map. However, the player will be using the opposite character team from before. Using the opposite character team does not happen all the time. After two matches of the same mode are complete, the other mode mentioned will do the same action as described. Before the "Tactical Taco Party Pack" update, this mode only supported Team Vanquish and Gardens and Graveyards, following it though, Gnome Bomb and Vanquish Confirmed were added.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare has received mixed to generally positive reviews. 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."
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