Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare review round-up 
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Darryn Bonthuys
February 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm

PVS GW

It’s been a while since I’ve played any Plants vs Zombies, and I’m not talking about that free-to-play sequel which has failed to grab my attention. Garden Warfare is a more visceral take on the franchise, that swaps strategy for action. I’ve got my gardening gear on, and have waded into that mess of reviews, to find out if it’s any good. Here’s what other gardening blogs have to say.

Polygon – 85/100

“Different” doesn’t always mean good. Unexpected combinations of action and subject matter don’t always work out. But here, they’re elevating factors in often tired genres.Garden Warfare could have been an underwhelming exercise in missing the point, of mismatched agendas. Instead, it takes the best parts of PVZ to make an experimental shooter that feels freed from tired conventions or compromise.

Destructoid – 8/10

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.

CVG – 7/10

Garden Warfare will enrapture younger players with its characters and style, but other games manage to do this while catering for those interested in the actual game underneath the affable exterior. With its skewed balance, lack of feedback and samey maps there’s little to keep you playing once the kids have gone to bed.

Lazygamer – I forgot

Shit, I knew that I was supposed to review something else for today. Erm, pew pew plants something. (Ed’s note: Our review is coming soon!)

Digital Spy UK – 3/5

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is not an exceptional shooter by any means – and in the case of its progression, can be quite frustrating – but seeing its classes brought to life in a shooter so effectively, with its trademark humour intact, will win you over for at least a short while.

Tight multiplayer action that could have done with a few more tweaks seems to be the general consensus so far. The game is cheap enough if you’re interested in buying it, when it plants its seeds at the end of this week.

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Mossel

    lol Gardening blogs.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    hahahahaha. This made me laugh so much. Love that score “I forgot” Hahahahaha.

    i think I may actually be crying from laughing here.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    In other news

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      What is wrong with you man!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Its gardening news!

    • Hammersteyn

      When it bites you it’s all like
      http://media.giphy.com/media/WF3iqifrirKrm/giphy.gif

      • TiMsTeR1033

        0_0

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Ok you know what… bugger that. @timster1033:disqus ‘s post was mild. This is just…. wrong…. on way too many levels

        • Hammersteyn

          Rofl, he started it!

        • Unavengedavo

          Have you never watched Little Shop of Horrors? O_o

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            no?

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        SEEEEMMOOORE! FEED ME NOW!

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Hehehe Darryn failzors pew pew

    • Hammersteyn

      I think he got the gist of it

  • Umar Reborn

    R340 is cheap?……No thank you, would rather buy GZ

    • Unavengedavo
      • Umar Reborn

        Still …. R260 ….. You getting it?

    • Hammersteyn

      I’d rather play Loadout.

      • Scruff304

        How is that? I’ve seen a view videos on it and I’m rather intrigued…

        • Hammersteyn

          Lots of fun and easy to get into. Plus its free

          • Scruff304

            And thing pings?

          • Hammersteyn

            not bad at all on the European servers

          • Scruff304

            Just started the download. Will give it a bash and see how it is :)

          • Hammersteyn

            Cool

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    haha Darryn you muppet

  • RinceandLeSIGH

    Pay for them mowers I say!

  • JustAnotherGamer

    Game sucks. it’s fun for a bit but its too limited. it should have been f2p.

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    #whocares bring me PvZ2 for PC!!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      You’ll have to pay for lawnmowers and other stuff…

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        That is IF I lose a lawnmower. True, I dislike the “pay to win” scenario, but I really liked wasting my time playing PvZ. So even if I struggle (which I only did for the first few levels in the original) I still want to try it…on PC