Parents' Guide to

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.

Game Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One 2014
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 4+

This game rocks

Thuis game is good highly recommended this is my childhood going on the pc to play pvz now on ps3 it is a good third person shooter for kids to get them used to third person shooters you may think this is to young it is not this is a kids game and teen and adult i still play it all the games there for all ages and EA makes them pay to win and that almost all why its good the zombies look stupid and creepy and weird the plants look weird realistic but the zombies are weird and realistic I recommend playing
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age 8+

Amazing, fun and silly game has cartoonish violence

Garden Warfare is a fun and innovative online multiplayer game about well… plants and zombies! In this you will play through a much more kid friendly Call of Duty type game and you may come in contact with others, however voice chat doesn’t appear often, and offline options and friend only options are available! VIOLENCE: Cartoonish shooting and explosions with cartoon weapons such as corn launchers, football launchers, lasers, peas, projectile lasers, explosive zombies, a garbage type launcher and even are devoured by “chompers” with no detail. When zombies are “vanquished” they are cartoonishly dismembered along with a spray of green blood, however the zombies are made to look funny and the cartoon violence is unrealistic and is accompanied by dinging noises and silly sounds instead of realistic bullet hits etc. and the gameplay is almost completely a kid friendly arcade shooter. CRUDE HUMOR: The “engineer” class character has his butt crack visible for laughs, some writing on walls are played for laughs but usually only contain mild potty humor and NO foul language. OVERALL: If Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare were a movie, it would be rated PG for sequences of cartoon violence and action, and for crude humor.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (46):

It may be a deviation from preexisting Plants vs Zombies games, but Garden Warfare is still a lot of fun -- especially for those who like online shooters mixed with strategy and humor. The colorful graphics and charming sound effects help bring this fresh and unique game to life, but it's the many multiplayer modes, unlockables, and customizations that will keep players glued to their TVs and monitors until the wee hours.

But while there are plenty of competitive multiplayer modes to play with, it's a bit disappointing to find no single-player campaign at all. That said, the 4-player co-op and 2-player split-screen options (the latter available only to Xbox One owners) somewhat make up for it. The price is also a bit steep for what you get -- $40 for the Xbox One edition and ten dollar less for the other two. Still, fans of the franchise will find this a worthy and charming addition to the series. Hopefully, EA will release more content via digital download to justify the price a little more.

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