Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review Round Up PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Critics have started slathering fertiliser on top of their Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 reviews, and we're starting to see the fruits of their labour. A handful of American sites have published reviews for the under-the-radar floral-based foray today, and because we haven't got our copy yet, we've planted them below for your perusal.

Polygon - 8/10

If Garden Warfare was an attempt to make a multiplayer-only shooter that just about anyone could enjoy, Garden Warfare 2 takes that a step further by removing the original's budget-priced compromises. Making the original PopCap concept into a shooter isn't novel anymore, and I hope that the developers pay attention to the game's potential balance challenges over time to make sure that "asymmetric" doesn't become "lopsided." But Garden Warfare 2 stands strong on its own, and with friends.

US Gamer - 4/5

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 brings back pretty much everything from the original game, and builds on it with decent single-player content, six new characters, and a handful of new multiplayer additions. At its core, the game is still hugely fun to play, and it remains open and accessible to gamers of all skill levels. It's just that the new content feels somewhat lean.

Games Radar - 4/5

It's tricky to see exactly who Garden Warfare 2 is for, then, but there's no denying how hard it works for that unknowable demographic. Whether you're on a detox from simulated man-murder, or simply seeking to sink into a fug of XP-fuelled dopamine hits, there's a lot of fun to be had. And hey, at the very least you can easily stop hateful teens from teabagging you – just play as a cactus. Oof.

EGM - 7.5/10

Garden Warfare 2 is a simple and approachable team-based shooter that may be lacking on game types, but isn't lacking in content. There are plenty of reasons to stay in Zomburbia once you sink your teeth in.

Have these review scores swelled your interest in PopCap's latest botanical blaster? Are you going poppy over the prospect of pouncing with an armful of petunias? Have you… We'll stop.