Requires Xbox Live Gold and an internet connection to play 24-player multiplayer action: Choose your side, plants or zombies, in 24-player online battles Customization: Personalize your favorite plants and zombies with hundreds of unique items and customizations 4-player online co-op: Join forces with friends in online 4-player cooperative mode New plants and zombies: Powerful new plants and zombies with a huge variety of abilities Expansive world: Over 10 unique multiplayer and cooperative battlegrounds Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new action experience. Blast zombies, plants and new characters across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended on high with the refreshing humor of Plant vs. Zombies. Take on Co-op and Multiplayer action with your friends and sow the seeds of victory! Online Play Required.
My 9 year old wanted to buy this with his birthday money. I saw that it was online play only, and I was ok with that, because I figured he could use my Xbox live account to play. Oh no, you have to have a PAID Xbox live membership, like the gold or whatever. That would have been nice to know before purchasing...won't ever buy an online play only game again, what a waste of 20 bucks!