- Developer: Popcap Games
- Publisher: EA
- Genre: Third Person Shooter
- Release Date: 25/02/2016
- Available on: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
- Game Supplied by: EA
Played on it mobile? Played it on Origin? Played the original Xbox version? Well it’s back and crazier than ever!
Plants vs Zombies the ultimate in garden warfare and it expands on the most exciting and dynamic battleground in recent history.
Set on original maps spanning suburbia to the great white north, the colourful and twisted world of PvZGW2 takes the immersive substance of either the plants or Zombies and gets you straight into the action. The previously colourful world created in other versions have just been amped up and the great success is now even better. Extremely detailed and ingenious character customization ranging from Pea shooters that has various forms such as a plasma pea, Ice pea, or the Hero character form of the peashooter; Law pea and that’s just what I have unlocked for now, there are still 6 more varied forms to unlock, level up and discover the unique features of the wonderful inventive world created. Other characters including the Citron, Rose, Kernel Corn, Chomper, Sunflower and Cactus offer a huge amount of playability and longevity to the game, mastering not only a character but the unique powerups and customisation.
AND THAT’S JUST THE PLANTS we haven’t even touched upon the Zombies yet.
Now as you might expect the Zombies offer a matching array of characters in their varied customisation, characters on offer are: Imp, Super Brainz, Captain Deadbeard, Foot Soldier, Engineer, Scientist and all star. Whilst their names might not at first be as intriguing as the plants once you explore your options you’ll be fuelled for days to come with all the plants offer and more.
In total there are over 100 playable characters and you have 24 multiplayer battles, whilst including some classic deathmatch style modes and capture based modes there is also Herbal Assault and Graveyards to wet your appetite. As previously mentioned the maps on offer give great variety with great features, the moon base is not just your typical outlandish moon base but also it takes the real moon features on board and makes gravity ….. Different shall we say.
By now I’m expecting you to have already gone to the store and set this to download and those of you with EA access have a 10 hour trial available so get stuck in as soon as you can.
The most enjoyable element of this game I found and this is not just true of the last one is the simple pick up and play aspect. Every night or once in a blue moon PvZGW2 offers so much in short or long bursts.
So I’m nearing the end of the review, well no and previous PvZ players will be wondering why multiplayer was all there was last time out. Not this time! Now you have the backyard to explore. Not only does this offer ways to level up in a single player arena and get acclimated to your characters but also to carry out missions and explore the world of PvZGW2. You have a great base of operations that’s in keeping with the theme of the game,
In this small yet packed out yard environment you have a mailbox, a garage, a wardrobe, a leaderboard, a multiplayer portal, a single player quest board and many people biggest fear of overrunning the game in the future a sticker store dressed up as a vending machine.
I have a fear that these will become a little too much like FIFA packs at some point but really hope EA keep it like it is now, you can buy packs to progress in the characters styles and gain additional plants to pot during the game but don’t need to, AT A LL. The game can happily be played without purchasing coin packs.
The quests offer a long life of pay and also the backyard defense mode offers near unlimited playability and if you thought that was it then be prepared to be surprised again as you can do all the backyard with friends in co-op.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 just keeps giving and giving whilst offering really enjoyably gameplay (albeit frustrating sometime online like any other game) colourful and inventive characters. What’s it missing? Perhaps a bit more dramatic music rather than the same old sounds over and over but with all that’s going on during the game you’ll forgive loading and background music when you do remember it’s there.
Oh yeah one last thing for those who played the first PvZ you are rewarded with bonus packs for playing the previous one, the more you played the more packs and the better the packs you receive. Yet again another great feature.
Outside of that this game has so much everyone should visit this game I just can’t praise it enough.