Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
TOO GOOD HAVE TO GET IT
Very great game it may not have campaign ect. But it gets very addictive and its hard to get sick of
AWESOME GAME! Must play
I wasn't going to buy this because it wasn't being released to my PS4 but hey I thought it would be a good game to purchase for my 360. Fired it up and what a great game in all honesty for the price you can't beat it. Graphics are great and it doesn't ever get boring. Much more relaxed play then COD or Battlefield. I love the humor this game should be at least 8/10. Very fun game for all ages.
I think the game is awsome highly recomended.
Everybody should get it is fun,cool,and realistic I think it is ment for kids and casuall gamers but thats my opinion.
Requires Xbox Live Gold to Play!
Do not be fooled into thinking this would be a fun game to just pop in and play. It isn't that simple. This game requires you to not only have an EA Origins account (which you can only sign up for if you are 13+), but it requires you to have an internet connection and Xbox Live Gold. There is no offline play whatsoever. Trying to access anything without both internet and XBL provides you with the same prompt of, "Please connect to Xbox Live to continue.". The game itself isn't too bad to play, but just like Call of Duty, it gets old really fast when you don't have friends to play with. I would only recommend this to hardcore, Xbox gamers who are really into CoD, Battlefield, Gears of War, and/or Halo.
Deeply Rooted in Fun
A little info about me before you read my review, I'm a 20 year old gamer who thoroughly enjoys playing video games. If you want a review of this in one sentence, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is a great game for a great price! I highly encourage you to read the full review if you have the time. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Now for the full review:
Before I continue, I want you to take note that Garden Warfare for the Xbox 360 is exclusively online gameplay; that means you have to have Xbox Live Gold in order to play. In addition, there is no offline split-screen game modes (offline split-screen is exclusive to the Xbox One Edition of Garden Warfare). What I most enjoy about this game is its simplicity. There is no perk system, no killstreaks, just solid head to head combat. While a melee attack may be desired by some players (the Chomper character for the plant’s team is the only one with said ability), this will be the least of your worries as the combat can get crazy! Now before I go any further, this is a heads up to all the Call of Duty players out there. If you don’t like Battlefield’s team based playing style and favor being a lone wolf, you might not nearly enjoy this game. Teamwork is essential to winning. In addition, I felt like there is a little bit of a learning curve, by that I mean it takes some time to adjust to each character’s playing style. For example, the scientist class on the zombie team is great for healing teammates and close range damage; don’t expect to win many gun fights with far away enemies. Utilize his warping ability and sticky bombs and you will be surprised how much better your games will go. I recommend trying out all of the characters until you find one you really like. While most people gravitate towards the soldier classes (zombie soldier or pea shooter), I really enjoy playing as a medic (zombie scientist or sunflower) focusing more on reviving and healing teammates than getting kills. I can’t reiterate enough, there is a learning curve to this game; don’t get frustrated, be patient! One side might feel a little more powerful than the other, but teamwork makes a HUGE difference.
Alright, I kind of wanted to add this in before I get into all the different game modes. The sticker shop is where you will spend your in-game currency from playing either game modes. These stickers provide you with great accessories for your characters, modifications (such as increased ammo capacity or quicker reload), different weapons for your character, and plant/zombie cards. The plant/zombie cards can be used in either Garden Ops or Multiplayer. If you are on the plants team, you can plant these various plants around your garden’s perimeter for added defense. As for the zombies, you can resurrect additional zombies from the ground to attack enemy players.
Garden Warfare has only two playable modes, Garden Ops and Multiplayer. Garden Ops is more relatable to Plants vs Zombies’ origins. By that I mean, you set up a garden and defend it from 10 waves of enemies. You can plant other plants around the perimeter to help with your defenses. I honestly recommend playing this mode with a couple of friends and at least one person playing as a medic (sunflower) because they can revive fallen teammates quicker and heal them. One of the great things about the wave system is that every 5th and 10th wave Dr. Zomboss will spin a slot machine deciding which zombies you will face, this can range from a gargantuan to a disco zombie. It’s a nice added difficulty to keep things zany, intense, and enjoyable. Finally after successfully completing the 10 waves, you and your friends will have to reach an extraction zone and survive until Crazy Dave can pick you up. I haven’t played this game mode that much, but I really enjoy survival based games and will most likely have a blast playing with friends.
Last but not least, let’s talk about multiplayer! There are two game modes you can play in multiplayer, that being Team Vanquish (i.e. Team Deathmatch) and Gardens and Graveyards. Team Vanquish is a lot of fun and similar to most shooter games. As for mentioned above, teamwork will be key to winning battles; plus, reviving a downed teammate deducts a point from the enemies kill total. So there is an incentive to pick up your fallen comrades! While Team Vanquish is fun, hands down Gardens and Graveyards is the best mode in this game. Similar to Domination or capture the territory in other games, Gardens and Graveyards places the plant team in charge of defending a garden against the aggressing zombies. Other fun things I enjoyed about this game type are that the plants can plant other plants to protect their garden and the zombies can summon other zombies to attack enemies. Also, the engineer class for the zombies can build teleporters allowing teammates to travel quickly across the map to the next garden. If you’re on the zombie team, I definitely recommend building them; if you’re on the plant team, try to destroy them and defend the area as best you can. In Garden and Graveyards, if the zombies capture the garden, they move on to the next location. If the plants hold off the attack, the game ends. In total, there are 7 gardens to be captured or defended. This game mode lasts a bit longer, but is so much fun to play. The only criticism I have for multiplayer is that there are only two game modes to choose from, but this is insignificant in comparison to the amount of fun you will have playing either game type.
In a videogame industry with so many shoot ’em uppers, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare manages to stick to the same game mechanics, but still distinguish itself from the rest of the field. The graphics for this game are surprisingly good and the gameplay is addicting. The only complaints I have are no offline split-screen mode and limited game modes in multiplayer. However, these problems are very small considering you are only spending $30 for such a great game. As a gamer who enjoys originality, it’s great to see a new game that goes back to videogames’ roots, that being simple, fun, challenging, and a great game to play with friends.
Hear me out, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is a great change of pace and definitely worth your money!
The gentleman told me upfront that it was only online play. It was so fun I went and bought a second copy so that we could play with our daughter. Family of gamers. All these bad reviews are ridiculous. Do your research before you buy a game. And I would say 99% of Xbox users have a gold membership. Its not a waste of money. I would definitely recommend this game for anyone of any age.
Don't listen to all the negativity
When looking at the reviews for this game I found that the only real complaint was that it was only online and you have to have gold for it.
This is true, but so is Titanfall. Titanfall is being highly praised right now for it's gameplay, nobody cares that it's only online.
I will go over some of the pros and cons of this game
Cheap price ($30)
VERY fun gameplay
Easy to get into
Free DLC in the future
No micro transactions yet
Not a lot of content at the moment
No splitscreen on Xbox 360
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is definitely worth the $30 I paid for it, if you want a shooter that is more relaxed then COD or Battlefield then you should definitely pick this game up, it is really worth it.
Not a great game
very poor game cant play with friends on same xbox unless they have a Gold membership. not impressed
i love this game because you can have a blast with your friends,its kid friendly,and it has given me lots of entertaining gameplay and even more to come the servers are a little bumby and it lags a little but im sure that EA will fix that soon
Good but not very good
the game seems fun and it is but there are some problems the game does not have that much fun to it and it lacks offline single player mode you can go to the online mode and start the game alone but still if you dont have gold you defiantly should not buy this game. But for its price being o the cheaper side if you were interested and have the money i would get it.