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International Women's Day: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and to show that when it comes to gaming there is no gender dominance, we reached out to some of our customers to ask if they could provide us with a guest review of their favourite games.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review

You could be forgiven in thinking Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 was just more of the same from it's predecessor. In fact, you wouldn't be wrong - the original did a lot right. Are you after a break from all the blood, gore or tactical games you're playing? Look no further. Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare was a well received game when it released in 2014. It felt like a breath of fresh air to have a game that bright, colorful, crazy and solid fun. Am I the only one that despite playing a lot of your generic shooters, just wants to kick back and smile playing a game? It feels like being a kid again.

When this was first teased last year, I couldn't help but be excited at the thought of returning to the insanity that was Garden Warfare 1. As soon as you boot up the game for the first time, you're thrown straight back into the depth's of one of the most colourful shooters on the planet.

If you played the original Garden Warfare, you'll be pleased to hear Popcap have rewarded returning players with a variety of weird & wonderful gifts. Just pop on over to your ingame mailbox or the sticker store and start opening! ( I was greeted with a few hundred thousand coins and a couple of characters!)

This time around, a single player has been added. Although I wouldn't strictly call it a campaign, it does have a single player component. It's a nice addition and fills out the game with more content, but honestly - multiplayer is where the heart of this game is.

Multiplayer has a little bit for everyone. Whether you enjoy your standard deathmatch mode (Vanquish) collecting those tags (Vanquish confirmed) or even a range of objective game types - You'll never be short of something to play!

The biggest difference this time around is that you've now got a hub, somewhere you are physically able to walk and explore. Backyard Battleground (the hub) gives you access to what you'd expect first of all - Multiplayer, Quests, Character customisation, Co-op/single player horde etc. The battleground itself is exactly as the name suggests, you have zombies on one side and plants on the other with a capping point centrally.. Yes, you can actually cap this and play your own mini game in the hub whenever you please. It's great fun and also a great way to reach your daily quests, to earn coins for the heaps of unlocks available if you're struggling online with a certain one. The area also has collectable items dotted around so there is always something to do. Was a hub necessary? No. Is it a lot of fun? Yes! Walking around being able to interact is much more satisfying than your standard menu.

In summary, Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is much of the same as it's predecessor but the game feels more fleshed out. More characters, game modes & a single player element. I feel the first game did a lot right. However, the second in the series is even more fun, bright and chaotic. This game leaves me with a childish smile on my face every time I put the controller down. Sometimes, you just want to have a real sense of good hearted fun gameplay.

About International women’s day 

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Find out more here


Edited On 03 Mar, 2016

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