Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Gets Timed Trial

“All flesh is grass,” goes the popular saying (listen for teens chanting it as they skip to school). The conflict of Plants vs. Zombies revolves around this sentiment (look for it stenciled on alley walls), and it’s tragic. Plants are irate that zombies won’t let them sink their roots into their festering flesh for nourishment. Zombies believe plants are denying their role in this cycle, and want to devour plants so seeds will sprout in their rich guts and burst forth splitting their ribs like mouldering sepals.

Where do you stand on this complex issue? You can now explore it for free for ten hours in a timed trial for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 [official site].

Garden Warfare is PopCap’s unexpected multiplayer shooter spin-off from the fab tower defense Plants vs. Zombies. It’s not the easiest idea to sell people on, especially given how big a shame it is that we haven’t got more proper PvZ on PC, but I do hear some good things about Garden Warfare. A trial’s tempting.

If you fancy a crack, the trial is available through Origin. It offers the full game, but limits play time to ten hours (only ticking down when the game is running). The trial’s on another timer too – only available for the next two weeks.

Some may think that I’m overthinking this, that Garden Warfare is simply a game about pelting fruit at your pals. No, that’s FRuiTDooM.


  1. iucounu says:

    I still don’t understand why this isn’t called War and Peas.

  2. caff says:

    Didn’t this get all a bit micro-transactiony after launch?

    • Jalan says:

      It did. I’m not quite sure why some reviewers were surprised that it did either, given that it’s essentially become a staple of the PvZ “franchise” at this point beyond the original game. I suppose they might have been more upset by EA/PopCap dumping it in AFTER launch instead of just shipping it all at once.

    • Hobbes says:

      EA pulling a shady maneuver after the reviews have already been signed and sealed? SAY IT AIN’T SO.

      In case it doesn’t translate, that’s sarcasm. No review site reviewing an EA product should at this point finalise their score for a minimum of a -month- post launch date, if not longer to give EA time to… make adjustments to their title. What the reviewers see and what the public gets are oft two different things these days.

      I mean really, hello! Simcity anyone?

  3. harley9699 says:

    $60 for the PC version! Not. Free trial or not. Just no.