Popcap’s Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is springing out of the ground next week, either as a plant or as a zombie, depending on how you like it. A new launch trailer comes our way today thanks to EA, and with the review embargo now up, it seems the game is receiving rather positive reviews.Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 takes the action into the zombies’ backyard this time around, with the plants doing the attacking. The game features everything you loved about the previous title which came out in February 2014, and is bigger, better and funnier this time around. The main addition as well as the new characters is the game’s hub world. From here, you can do random missions by exploring the hub world with up to 3 other friends. Join multiplayer games together, start games of the always exciting Garden Ops wave survival mode, and other fun activities.
The game adds six new characters to the mix, with 3 for each side. They are Super Brainz, the super hero zombie, the Imp, who can call in a giant armoured robot ala Titanfall to get into, Captain Deadbeard who is a pirate and has a functional parrot. Then on the plants side, we have Citron, a time-travelling bounty hunter from the future…. and also an orange, we have Rose, a very mystic sorceress who can turn zombies into goats, and Kernal Corn, who is badass with his dual Cob Busters.
While the original Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare allowed for 2 player local co-op, it was restricted to a never-ending Garden Ops mode until both players had been diminished. In this sequel however, all game modes can be played in splitscreen, offering more ways to play.
Reviews so far have been fantastic, with an average of 83% at the moment on Metacritic, with many complimenting the fun gameplay time had, the constant smile on your face while playing, the colourful, crazy combat but most importantly the refined, balanced shooting mechanics.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 launches on February 23rd in the US and the 25th in Europe, and it’s definitely a game worth adding to your collection if you want to get away from serious shooters, but still want a good competitive bit of fun.