Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is the third downloadable game from the series about the conflict of the plants and zombies. The title is a representative of the tower defense genre. The task of the player is to defend the garden from the onslaught of the undead which comes in stronger and stronger waves. The game was designed with a four-player co-op mode in mind. PopCap Games, the studio which created the title is known as the creator of mobile games and the abovementioned series. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was released on 24 June 2014. It is available on computers running Windows and on the consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The PC version of the game can be download from Origin Store.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – Game Guide on How to Play
The theme of the game and its storyline, just like in the previous installments of the series is the struggle between the plants and the zombies who threaten the existence of the world as we know it. The different species of the plants join forces to stop the spread of evil.
The game mechanics consist of the mix of strategy game and its subgenre – tower defense and TPS (third-person shooter). The enemies who make assaults in increasingly powerful waves want to destroy our defenses and conquer our base.
The developers added to the game a number of different game modes. Besides the traditional modes, we will be able to play their variations which will put us on the side of the zombies. During the game, the player takes control of a selected plant and is able to sow the seeds of smaller plants that will play the role of the towers. Each of the plants has unique capabilities. For example, the garlic can emit poisonous fog, while the sunflower can heal other plants.
The opposing army is also diverse and they also have bosses in their ranks. Thus we will have to face such creatures as Disco-zombie and Gargantua-zombie. The game is focused on dynamic action and gameplay that we can share with our friends. The co-op system implemented in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare allows for the participation of up to four players.
The Graphics and the DLCs
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a game with a cartoonish style. The graphics engine is the modern Frostbite 3 which is also responsible for the graphic effects in such games as Battlefield 4 or Star Wars Battlefront. Thanks to the powerful engine the game can show off fantastic 3D graphics. The title has also well-drawn and funny models of zombies and plants. We can marvel at the sight of cactus-cowboy, sunflower-Nefretete or cabbage-strongman.
There are few games on the market that can be compared to Plants Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. The gameplay is quite different from the standard tower defense productions and also different from the game predecessors (Plants vs. Zombies was a typical tower defense set in a 2D environment). The content of the game is often updated, which means additional skins, new characters, new modes, and new maps where we can wage our wars. There are also the following free DLCs available:
- Garden Variety Pack,
- Zomboss Down Pack,
- Tactical Taco Party Pack,
- Suburbination Pack,
- Cheetos Pack,
- and Legends of the Lawn Pack.