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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare caught me off guard


6:40 PM on 06.10.2013



My biggest E3 surprise so far has been Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a game I didn't think would even exist much less look as compelling as it does. I mean, a third-person action game based on Plants vs. Zombies shouldn't work; on paper, it sounds awful. But a moment into the live gameplay demo earlier today at the EA press conference and I was sold.

This uses the Frostbite 3 engine and supports four-player cooperative play as well as competitive modes for 24 players. Again, seeing is believing here. While Garden Warfare will be out first on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in spring 2014, according to PopCap, a PC release is also on the way once the "exclusively first" business is done with. Thank goodness for that!

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare caught me off guard photo
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare caught me off guard photo
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds free Zomboss Down DLC photo


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare's DLC is off to a great start photo


PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free photo


Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360) photo


Very Quick Tips: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo


Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo


PvZ: Garden Warfare won't launch with microtransactions photo


Learn botanical battle basics from Garden Warfare video photo


Garden Warfare live-action trailer has a porpoise photo


Preview: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo


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11:30 AM on 04.15.2014
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds free Zomboss Down DLC

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare's DLC is off to a great start

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1:30 PM on 03.17.2014
PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free

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5:00 PM on 03.08.2014
Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)

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11:00 AM on 02.25.2014
Very Quick Tips: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

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Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

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3:00 PM on 02.21.2014
PvZ: Garden Warfare won't launch with microtransactions

As soon as I booted up Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (published by Electronic Arts) for the first time, I saw that there was a currency system. But before I could groan, I found that there was no way to purchas...more



5:00 AM on 02.21.2014
Learn botanical battle basics from Garden Warfare video

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9:30 AM on 02.14.2014
Garden Warfare live-action trailer has a porpoise

Every time I think that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare can't possibly do anything else to leave me speechless, it goes and does just that. Maybe I should've dropped the expectation of any semblance of rationale the v...more



10:00 AM on 01.28.2014
Preview: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

How weird was it seeing that reveal trailer for Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at last year's E3? Plants vs Zombies was known for its focus on strategy and quirky humor, so it was a pretty surprising move for the developers...more




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