Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''The online shooter market is packed full of gritty, realistic, mature shooters. Every month seemingly sees a new release trying to be the next big thing in online shooters. Understandably it comes with a raised eyebrow and a slight look of bemusement when I say that EA’s latest release is one of the most refreshing shooters in years–and it’s not even trying to be. Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is simply one of the biggest surprises in modern videogames to emerge in quite some time.
There’s a natural sense of cautious curiosity when it comes to approaching this spin-off of the immensely popular tower defence game. A third-person class-based shooter based on Plants vs. Zombies? The concept sounds like a recipe for a cheap cash-in, but what’s actually on show within the game is far from a lazy attempt to gain a quick buck. In short, it’s pure class.''