Parents' Guide to

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 7+

1 star Consumerism??

I purchased this game for my 9 year-old son on his birthday, and he then begged me for my visa to buy in-game money! Self-earning, the only thing self-earning about GW2 is that I got it for $10 (on sale) but it ended up costing me $1000s

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 6+

Incredible game.

This game is a step up from the original. It added a PvE mode, more characters, and of course, more gameplay! The one problem for my son and I are.. The Computer Scientist. This guy is incredibly rare to get. They have upgrades for the game with rare characters, but this guy, he ISN'T included in any of them! I'd care about Disco Chomper, but he's not that good for his rarity. Computer Scientist took me and my son ages to grind for. It was all worth it though, because now, me and my son are an unstoppable team.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (53):

With a cartoony look and an equally goofy tone, this silly shooter is entertaining for almost all ages, especially if you hate nature or the living-impaired. As with its predecessor, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is mostly an online shooter, one that has not only such expected modes as the "Team Deathmatch"-ish "Team Vanquish" but also cribs some from other, more serious Warfare-type game with "Vanquish Confirmed," in which you not only have to destroy the enemy team but also have to grab orbs to prove you've destroyed someone. And then there's "Mixed Mode," which mashes together all six multiplayer game types into a hodgepodge of hot zombie-on-plant action. But though this game works well online, its single-player mode has some issues. For starters, you can't pause the game when you're playing by yourself. It's also not hard to see how the solo mode would've been so much better if it were more of a story-driven campaign, as opposed to just a succession of the multiplayer modes reconfigured for solo play. Still, if you're someone who does play well with others and doesn't mind getting a little silly, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a battle for the ages.

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