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PopCap Games takes the comical combatants from its hugely popular tower defense series and transplants them into the world of multiplayer shooters in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. Reanimated corpses and anthropomorphic vegetation once again square off in battle, but this time participants from both sides have been mapped into classic multiplayer shooter roles. The Team Vanquish mode finds up to 24 players competing against one another, while the four-player co-op mode lets gamers team up to take on waves of foes and unique new bosses.
There are four different classes available for both sides of the conflict, and each character possesses one projectile and three special skills. Fans of horticulture will find the Sunflower serving a medic's role, the Cactus acting as a sniper, the Chomper fitting the bill of the plodding heavy, and the Peashooter serving as a standard foot soldier. On the undead side, players can heal zombie buddies with the Scientist, move quickly and uproot Chompers with the Engineer, fire at foes and release stink clouds with the Foot Soldier, or plow through foes with the All-Star, who is fully clad in football gear. Xbox One gamers get two exclusive bonus modes, including split-screen offline co-op action, and the Boss Mode, which lets them use Kinect or SmartGlass functionality to float over the battlefield and offer tactical support.