Shadow Warrior Overview (Synopsis and Features)

Shadow Warrior puts players in the role of corporate shogun Lo Wang as he journeys after a legendary samurai sword, leaving a trail of blood, guts, and puns in his wake. With the fate of the world in doubt, gamers must use a combination of magic, powerful guns, and brutal katana slices to dispatch hordes of yakuza strongmen and freakish mutants. Acquiring money, earning karma, and finding hidden Ki Crystals lets players upgrade their weapons, improve their skills, and strengthen their magic, and the Arena mode lets Lo Wang battle waves of enemies in three different environments.

Rating: 70/100

Help a modern shogun rebel against his corporate masters, find a legendary sword, and save the world
Use magic, a katana, and a variety of guns to dispatch hordes of enemies
Reimagined version of a classic golden-age FPS

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Overview (Synopsis and Features)

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.

Rating: 75/100
Help zombies and plants destroy one another in classic 3D multiplayer shooter action
Choose from four character classes for both factions, each with special abilities
Engage in 24-player competitive action or 4-player co-op mode