Garden Warfare features two modes: Gardens Ops and Multiplayer, although contrary to the names, both modes are multiplayer-focused.
In Garden Ops, up to four players take control of the Plants faction and guard a specific section of a map as they fend off eleven waves of Zombies. Players may use any of the four Plant classes as well as use consumables to create defenses such as sentry gun Pea Shooters.
Multiplayer mode is set as more large-scale, having players choose a side in a 12-on-12 team deathmatch.
Each class has their own unique primary talent as well as an array of skills and weaponry.