Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – Review

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the latest entry in the eternal battle between Plants and the Zombies. It’s a third person shooter, packed with all your favorite plants and zombies, and is a vibrant mashup of fun maps, games modes and even a small campaign.

The game looks really good, and just like Garden Warfare, everything just pops. The attacks, weapons, projectiles and the environments are a great mix of colors, all of which are really pleasing. There are also some neat animations going on with the characters and the weapons, which looks great as well.

The gameplay is also solid – the movement can feel a bit slow with some characters, but playing it is just pure chaotic fun. It’s not Call of Duty, in-fact it’s pretty much at the other end of the spectrum. But it does multiplayer so well – the new mode Battle Arena is a great addition, and so it Turf Takeover. The returning modes are also refined with awesome new maps.

The campaign is a bit weak, basically a mix of random multi-part quests across maps. But it’s a good introduction to the mechanics of the game, and works well as a tutorial.

My only main concern with the game is it’s longevity – given how little marketing the game has received, I don’t expect a healthy playerbase for long, though I do hope folks give Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville a shot – it’s really fun.

Pros:

  • Exciting game modes
  • Looks great
  • New maps are chaotic fun
  • Battle Arena and Turf Takeover are solid additions
  • Really enjoyable gameplay

Cons:

  • Dull campaign
  • Microtransactions coming soon
  • Playerbase may not last

Score – 8/10

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Kick some grass in Plant vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, the wackiest shooter yet! Unearth 20 fully customizable character classes at launch in one social region, three free-roam regions, one Ops mode, six online multiplayer modes, including Battle Arena, and more!

The tension across the terra has expanded with three free-roam regions and Ops mode. Squad up with up to three friends in the Giddy Park social region and take back Weirding Woods, Mount Steep, and Neighborville Town Centre. It’s grow time!

Join forces to experience split-screen couch co-op in every mode. Connect with up to three players and battle through free-roam regions or jump into the fray with up to 24 players in online multiplayer.

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