Microsoft has revealed the titles it’s bestowing upon Xbox Live Gold members in March, as part of its regular Games with Gold promotion. These include Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 released on Xbox One in 2016, and is a spin-off of developer PopCop’s celebrated tower defence mobile phone series. Like its direct predecessor, Garden Warfare 2 is a class-based third-person shooter, and is really rather good, offering an assortment of 12-versus-12 multiplayer modes, plus a whole bunch of slickly produced, and highly entertaining, solo diversions.
Eurogamer contributor Jon Denton liked it a lot in his review, calling it “a deeper, more satisfying and consistently entertaining game than Star Wars Battlefront even” – although a few (long since fixed) balancing issues initially held it back.