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Release Date: February 23rd, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Overview -

It’s been two years since PopCap brought us the first 'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare'. It was an unlikely multiplayer shooter based on their popular tower defense game that nonetheless proved to be a success. Little potatoes, cacti, and oranges run around fighting silly, heavily armed zombies, with recognizable multiplayer shooter mechanics and gametypes. It has been announced for eighth-gen consoles and Windows.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
February 23rd, 2016

Video Review


'PvZ: GW 2' continues with EA’s Frostbite engine, which is sturdy, but little has changed. Effects and textures remain at a high quality, and the new character models, like Citron and the plant bosses, are very distinct from their peers.

Audio Review


The signature 'Plants Vs. Zombies' faux-creepy retro soundtrack is still pleasing to the ear, and this title has added lots of new tracks that make the off-kilter shooting gameplay even wackier. I suppose in my childhood I never dreamed of blasting away at zombies with a remote-controlled onion drone while listening to cartoonish 50s doo-wop, but it’s finally happened. The sound has some bugs and is prone to acting up during post-game cutscenes and the like.

Final Thoughts

'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2' is less of a sequel and more of a big expansion, but that’s not a bad thing. PopCap has made some big steps forward in cementing the 'Garden Warfare' series as a real contender in the multiplayer arena, if not competitively then at least for sheer enjoyment. 'Garden Warfare 2' is big, fun, and mostly worth the price of admission.