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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 443 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the buy!

    Posted
    jbeauregard
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    If you're expecting to buy a typical Plants Vs Zombies experience, you've come to the wrong place. Popcap has taken the game to a whole new genre, shooter. Many were initially concerned with the direction the franchise was going. Could Popcap pull this off? Would EA be more of a roadblock than a help? I'm here to say that Popcap and EA pulled off what I thought to be impossible. They were able to pull together the silliness of mobile plants and zombies as a legitimate shooter. Now, this isn't your CoD type of game. It's a 3rd person shooter. As well, the game has very little, if any, rage inducing moments. At times where you'd feel a little bitter about how a situation played out, you tend to enjoy the experience and the humor that is popping across your screen. I've played for about a dozen hours thus far, and this game isn't a novelty item. It should, and will, have plenty of users on a daily basis. That being said, once a day I would randomly get booted from a server. However, I'd restart the game and run without an issue. Secondly, I do have a small concern that I'll start to become bored with the limited number of maps. I won't focus on that too much, though, because Popcap has decided to release content on a consistent basis for free, including new maps and potentially new game modes. The controls are so simple that my 4 year old can adequately get around the map and aim. It doesn't mean the game is easy, but it means the learning curve is very small - you should be able to jump in and start enjoying the game immediately. I highly recommend this game to everyone. There's a lot going on in what would seem like a simple idea to really enjoy. There's so much color on the screen, and so much going on in 12 vs 12 multiplayer, that the game is so enjoyable to play. You won't be disappointed at all. This game is worth more than the retail price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better have an Xbox Live Gold account!

    Posted
    Greg
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    I purchased this game for my 9-year-old daughter, and she loves it. As far as violence is concerned, it's plants and zombies... Nothing to get too worked up over in my opinion. Because this is an online multiplayer game, however, I was a little nervous about her interacting with others considering her age and gender. I was able to disable the microphone and turn down the volume so she could not hear what others were saying, so that seems to have worked out okay. The reason for the lower rating is that you must have a XBox Live GOLD account to play the game. My daughter had a free XBox Live Silver account, which was not adequate. After looking closer at the box, I did see is indicated (in a very small graphic) that a gold account was required. The requirement could have been denoted much more prominently on the case, though. As I mentioned before, it also took a little bit of effort on my part to ensure the online interaction was restricted to what I would have considered an age-appropriate setting. (With that being said, I still prefer being able to modify those settings myself as a parent, as opposed to some games which simply limit access under a certain age, whether I deem such restriction reasonable for my child or not.) Long story, short... My daughter really enjoys the game. Just be prepared to buy a XBox Live Gold account if you do not already have one (and do some work to make the online interactions age appropriate, if the purchase is for kids).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way more than I expected!

    Posted
    Bigbruva
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    I was looking for some game I could play with my two sons (one who is 12) so I though I would give this a try. We all love it! Don't be fooled into thinking this is a dumbed down kids game, the gaming action is pretty hardcore and it does get very hard very quickly! The graphics are beautiful and the comedy style of animation is a lot of fun. We found the Split screen game to be the most fun for us. Especially when we added the SmartGlass app on my laptop, my youngest son played as Crazy Dave using this and provided air cover for us on the ground. It is great to see a game developer really trying to extend the gameplay using this technology. The only issue we had was with the EA Servers which would occasionally drop us out of a lobby in Multiplayer mode so I am hoping EA gets that fixed soon. All in all I probably would have given the game a good 4 stars but because of the SmartGlass app I give it an excellent 5, I love to see games that try something new and this game does that, keep it up EA!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This product sucks

    Posted
    PlantsandZombies
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    I bought this game for my 7 years old autistic child. Looks like easy for him to understand the game and play. I didn't know that there are XBOX 360 games that fully required XBOX live to play. (an additional almost 50.00 bucks for a year of membership) It's so frustrating that we have this for his Christmas gift but cannot play because we do not have XBOX live. My other son went to the store and try to return the item but according to him the staff in the store said that he cannot return it because we already open the box but they can buy back the game for .75. Really? I paid more than 20.00 bucks for this few days ago. This is my first experience with BB that turning me off. I'll try again tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Update the Online Details, XBOX GOLD Required!

    Posted
    soUpset
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    When I found out this game was for 360, I looked it up on the website and looked up the closest store's stock, I rushed over and super excited to try out the game. Finally found it in a back shelf and read the cover over finding out that its XBOX Live Gold Required. My son is an obsessed PVZ fan and was really looking forward to playing this game with me. The price was a great deal and that was all that I was looking forward to, but then paying monthly or yearly for an account that I would hardly use and ONLY for this game? Makes it NOT worth it at all. No wonder the price is low, they make more money off the subscriptions, and even if not off the subscription, someone is. It's not fair to push consumers into something they don't want. I wonder how this is going to pan out when its released on the new iPad..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play without XBox Gold

    Posted
    AliciaMD
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    I bought this for my son, he was so excited for MONTHS. I pre-ordered from the Best Buy website. The picture on the webpage is fairly small, and I couldn't enlarge it. I read the description, didn't see anything too out of the ordinary, I just kind of figured it was like any other hard copy CD video game. You stick it in the XBox and it works. I guess you take that for granted. Apparently there is a little icon on the game itself (once again not visable online) that says that an Xbox Gold account it required to play it. We don't have one, and I am not going to get one for this one game. I will be trying to return it since you cannot plan without it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Son loves to play

    Posted
    PayneAS
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    My son really likes the PvZ line so when he saw a YouTube review of this game he wanted to try it out. I went out and bought it. Had no issues linking it to my EA/Origin account. The problem came when it wouldn't let me actually DO anything in the game until it downloaded a huge update that was something like 8 GBs. Yes. 8 GBs. Not a typo. The game was, at the time of purchase, only 5 months old at the time so it was quite unexpected. Needless to say it caused quite an uproar when he couldn't play the game that night and was expecting to. After that was taken care of though he's had a great time playing it. Great to see that Multiplayer is alive and well with plenty of players. Graphics are cute. The maps are medium-sized. No complaints so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extcellent multiplayer for all ages

    Posted
    Puchuu
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    This game is great for all ages, plays like multiplayer on Mass effect. But younger kids can play as the story involves plants and zombies(no gore or blood/excessive violence) like pervious games. Unlike previous games this one can only be played online and unfortunately no split screen on the Xbox 360 version, only on the Xbox one version. They should have made all features available on all game systems but the Xbox one being a new system got more features than the others. Overall the game is great for players that love multiplayer warfare or team up with a couple people and go against waves of different zombies while defending your garden.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game

    Posted
    Tjones84
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    This is an amazing online game. There is plenty of action for even the most intense gamer. There are just a few things I think could be better about this game. It needs boss mode like the xbox 1 version of the game. The only other thing is I can not figure out how to play co-op in split screen and I thought this was available in the game. If it is available it is very difficult to find, and if it isn't then that is really a drag as it is also available on xbox 1. Overall I like the game but the advertisements for boss mode and co-op (split screen) play were two of the reasons I purchased the game. I suppose I will need to purchase an xbox1 in the future to get these features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have a Gold Membership

    Posted
    Sonicthomas
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    So my sons, 9 and 10 years old, were begging me to buy this game for them. It was not in the store and so we had it delivered. I used my reward points and got it virtually free. However, when we saw it, we discovered it requires Xbox Gold Live. This is an additional expense each month! I was not happy about this, but we got a free month and so they will get to play it for 30 days. If we had already purchased this membership, that wouldn't have been a problem for us, but I'm not spending $10 each month to play a game. Grrrr.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    like it but connection issue & microtransaction

    Posted
    oxgrey
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    well lets see fun to play all the class I like playing lots of time I can't get in a match on garden ops its a 4 player co-op play up a match horde mode shame there no single player game other game mode I enjoy playing threw fun of all ages then ran in problem the microtransaction seriesly I played win or lose good at defeating collecting planting summoning zombies army u really can't just do those things to earn coins I question the people who buys the micortransaction I would give 3 to 4 stars but wasn't for the that micoransaction stick on there

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Requires online access to play basic game.

    Posted
    Bobo10
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    The game is OK once getting past the fact that XBox Live Gold is required to play even the basic game. It would not load up to play unless I added my latest Xbox Live Gold credit to my Xbox Live account. This is a stupid use of Xbox Live Gold. This game should not need internet access just to play the basic game... Must make this more clear on the label. This is probably why it was on sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    Doughnut
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    I think this totally depends on your kid. Example: If your kid is scared of zombies, doesn't know that cat tails are not actually cats, and/or has access to your apple wallet then this is not a good game for them. My only concerns are of it's slightly addictive nature and the money needed to pay for some things. Otherwise, it is great for decision making and money management

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time space & money

    Posted
    Greg
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    The game which you don't need the disk for eats up 2 plus gb of your hard drive. On top of that you need to be on Xbox live to play. It does say this all on the box but you try getting through to a child with a gift card the reasons why they shouldn't use it. on top of all that it takes forever to just get the game to start. I'd only recommend this game if you seriously have nothing better to do with your time that sit & watch a loading screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Read label before you purchase

    Posted
    tking17
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    I knew this was the game my son wanted, so I grabbed it as part of his birthday gift. Unfortunately, you can not pop this game in and start playing because you have to purchase an x box live card. The card amounts differ based upon increments of time. It's like $25 gets you 3 months of on line play. I do not like the idea of my son playing with unknown people nor am I a fan of continuously paying for him to play. I returned the game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fun for all ages

    Posted
    mikaelus
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    Love this game. Strange to go from a tower defense to a shooter, but popcap executed it well. Gameplay seems pretty balanced. I'm glad they haven't monitized this game like pvz 2 (so far anyway). It's done pretty well as a family-type game. No blood, no kills (they're called vanquishes). They have a nice called Welcome Mat that is nice for beginners. The powerful (maybe overpowered) super rare costumes are not usable in welcome mat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Twist on PvZ

    Posted
    Minstogo
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    This game is really fun if you like shooter types of games but there are a few things that need to be known. The xbox 360 version does not support split screen only the xbox one version does. 2nd, this game is online only. If you don't have the internet or a xbox gold account you will NOT be able to play this game. Other then those two points the game is an excellent purchase at just 30 bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately cannot use it

    Posted
    ABRAFAT
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    Sadly we cannot use this game as we didn't realize you have to have a live account to use it. No Best Buy issue and it is lable is listed as such. This is more about the manufacturer. I think it's a little goofy to design games for young kids that require live account. It should be an option and not a requirement. Best Buy would have taken it back but unfortunately the boys opened it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun shooter for younger gamers

    Posted
    RayK1981
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    This game was a lot of fun to play with friends, especially for the younger crowd of gamers (think younger teens) if you have a problem with the more violent (gory) shooter games. You play either zombies or plants from the epic hit Plants vs. Zombies, running around using your assigned weapons to take on the enemy. Nothing too fancy in terms of graphics or sound, but a fun play if you can find a good group online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A child friendly multiplayer game

    Posted
    VolcomDude87

    If you are a parent preordering this game without doing your research, it serves you right that you feel left out. Xbox Live memberships are nearly required for all games nowadays. This game is specifically an ONLINE multiplayer geared towards families. It's fun, cute, and very colorful. I absolutely would recommend this to anyone not cheap enough or not dumb enough to not know what they're buying their kid.

    I would recommend this to a friend