Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4)
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The battle for suburbia grows to crazy new heights in Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2! In this hilarious, action-packed shooter, zombie leader Dr. Zomboss has strengthened his horde and rebuilt suburbia as a zombie utopia. But hope remains, because for the first time the plants are taking the offensive in an all-out attack to reclaim their turf. Play as the plants in the all-new 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or choose your side in 4-player co-op or Solo Play!
- Plants Attack — Bring the fight to the zombies for the first time in franchise history. Go on the offensive as the plants in all-new 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or defend Zomburbia in 4-player zombie co-op in Graveyard Ops.
- Characters From All Ages — Bring even more strategic depth to this all-out botanical battle with 14 total character classes, and over 100 playable plants and zombies from the past, present, and future.
- Play Your Way — With 9 lawn-inspiring game modes, play in crazy 24-player online battles in Herbal Assault or Gardens & Graveyards, choose the plant or zombie side in 4-player co-op, or go solo playing against AI opponents or locally in split-screen co-op across any mode in the game (no Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus required).
- A Living PvZ World — The struggle for Suburbia has come into full bloom, with 12 maps bursting with personality and humor, Zombossified cityscapes, and crowded airspaces, all layered with hidden secrets waiting to be discovered.
- Video Games
- 25 Feb 2016
- PlayStation 4
- Standard Edition
- Electronic Arts
- PopCap Games
- SA Gamer
- Online Play
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- E3 2015 Trailer
- Launch Trailer
- Supply Source
- South Africa
Sleeper hit of the year
MJ onReviewed by
Videogame spin-offs are a mixed bag because for every Portal, you get Link’s crossbow training. Luckily for PVZ fans, this game is definitely more Donkey Kong Country than ‘Dead or Alive: objectified volleyball’ in terms of quality.
The game picks up after the original, with the zombies winning the war and turning suburbia into Zomburbia, complete with bases, and hot spots. The hub is fun to explore and adds an interesting flavour to the game, great for practicing with a specific character. PVZ: GW 2 adds six new classes to the original eight, with each class offering unique loadouts that keep the game interesting – it’s like the opposite of the early Mortal Kombat games where some fighters were copy and paste jobs with different colours. The upside to this was that I was genuinely keen to learn how to play with the different characters, and while I did prefer some to others (kernel corn, or ‘Military Mielie’ as I liked to call him being my go-to for tough missions) I enjoyed the variety of the different characters (this was different to my experiences with first-person shooters where I wouldn’t play with certain loadouts at all). Each character also has a number of variants so there was quite a strong pull to keep playing to unlock it all (the variations aren’t simply cosmetic and remind me of the upgrades you get in Ratchet and Clank – a series I adore). The one thing I did struggle with was switching between plants and the zombies – mostly because I’m more a plant guy at heart and kept shooting at my team-mates – good thing friendly fire isn’t a factor (friendly fire is the equivalent to negative marking in a school quiz). Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 wasn’t high up on my most-wanted list, but I’m glad I got to play it as it’s great fun and will be a hit for anyone who is looking for a family-friendly couch co-op shooter (bit of a niche there), or anyone who enjoys online shooters and wants to take a break from Battlefield and Call of Duty. It’s my sleeper hit of the year.