Reviews for Plants vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition (NA)

84

Simple to pick up, becomes a little more challenging to master

mugaro | June 22, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »

Probably the cutest zombie game ever, it's a very casual, cartoony version of tower defense. Beyond the main story, which is kind of hoaky, there is a playthrough 2 that becomes quite challenging. It is required to get through at least 1 & 1/2 playthroughs to kill a Yeti monster, if you were going for all the achievements.

As you progress, mini games get unlocked. They're pretty fun & one has an easy way of farming up gold to get the $10,000 achievement. Some of them are luck based, but they're all fun.

Overall, it's a very low priced game and it's got a solid 30-40 hours of playability. Pick it up, it's well worth it.

92

Great, Fun Experience

Qwertyfour | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »

This doesn't follow your standard tower defense formula but rather has enemies coming at you in (usually) straight paths from right to left down the rows. You have to place plants and the like to stop these enemies which means that if you aren't strong enough, the zombies will start eating the plants and overcome your defenses. It's a nice twist, and it's very well implemented among the other mini games and level types. The game never really gets stale, and one of the greatest things about this game is unlocking new plants. If you don't read guides and walktroughs (which you shouldn't) the excitement of discovering a new plant is immense. You don't know what exciting thing it does or if it compliments your playstyle and simply unlocking the plants was probably the favorite part about this game for me.

95

Gateway TD

Crazyhowie | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all Crazyhowie's reviews »

Simply amazing... That's all there is to it. Even if you're not a fan of Tower Defense games, this may be the one that'll finally covert you. It's a gateway addiction into the world of the tower defense genre that brings a whole lot to the table. One of the big turn offs for most people, when it comes to tower defense, is the passive gameplay mechanics and a lack of interaction. Build towers, watch enemies get attacked by towers, rinse/repeat.

PvZ introduces more interaction by the way of collecting sun (ie resources) to be able to build place more plants (towers). Later levels introduce enemies that will keep you on your toes and make you adjust your plant placement strategies accordingly. Sure, as a whole, you'll still be watching the game play itself in some regards, but you'll feel a lot more involved, challenged, and have a whole lot of fun playing. PvZ is deep, complex, and oozing with humorous charm. Highly recommended!

85

Great TD game

bashscrazy | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all bashscrazy's reviews »

Tower defense games are quite popular amongst casual gamers and a very popular genre for flash games on web browsers. They are all good and all... but PvZ is definitely the best!

There are lots of different plants and various ways and strategies of completing levels. There is quite a bite of humor incorporated into the game as well. The best being the tutorial of the game.

If you get your hands on this game... definitely click the help/tutorial or whatever it is. Hands done one of the funniest things ever.

Only gripe I have with the game is that you can't replay the levels. If you want to redo a level. You have to beat all the levels up until that level if you want to play it again.

95

Great TD game

lok0812 | June 11, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This is most likely one of the best TD game of the generation. The simple mechanics add in variation of many different types of defends plus defense map setting create many challenges in the campaign mode. There is also many other challenge modes for you to unlock many other things. Throughout the game you will get coins that you can use to unlock other plants and items. A must get for fans who loves TD series.

100

An Amazing Tower Defence Game

thegaminglyfe | June 11, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

This game is an amazing tower defence game. At first look it seems like an easy game designed for kids but it is actually a difficult game that requires you to think of where to put your plants and each plants advantages. There's not much of a story but the game sounds appealing. The graphics are nice and they work with the game's light mood and atmosphere. Highly recommended for tower defence fans and people that have the time to get extremely addicted.

100

One of the most fun TD games

redskyy | May 24, 2013 | See all redskyy's reviews »

Tower defense games are one of my favorite genres, and Plants vs. Zombies is one of the best. The progression is very smooth with each level adding new elements to keep gameplay moving. You're always encountering a new plant or zombie to keep things interesting and add new wrinkles to the gameplay. The different locales also change strategy and your plant loadout, which the game gives a huge amount of choices for.

There are also a few bells and whistles such as mini-games, your own garden, and other things added on. But the meat and potatoes is worth it alone. This is a great time to jump into the series with the highly anticipated Plants vs. Zombies 2 slated to release this summer.

100

Surprisingly Deep

Nuxaider | April 18, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »

At first glance, Plants vs Zombies looks to be a simple, easy game, but don't be fooled. The game has enough depth and complexity to give both adults and children a challenge while still having fun.

Graphics: The game isn't impressive in terms of graphical fidelity, but its artstyle is definitely good. It's stylish and charming; even the zombies look cute along with the plants. The design is overall colorful and very eye appealing.

Sound: The game has an amazing soundtrack that is cheery, dark, and sometimes even epic depending on different levels and situations.

Gameplay: Where most TD (Tower Defense) games have a focus on placing turrets around a path to manipulate or take advantage of the flow of enemies, PvZ has a straight lane in which you have to place plants to kill the zombies before they get to your house. While extremely simple, this puts a larger emphasis on enemy preparation rather than path preparation. Like it or not, it works well in the game. Also, the selection of plants are well balanced; there is/are no "best" plant(s) to use since each of them have balanced downsides and upsides. There's a large amount of levels, with mini-games thrown in every so often to break up the pace.

Overall, I can't think of anything bad to say about the game; good sound, good art, and overall simple but fun gameplay makes this a highly recommended game.

100

Plants vs. zombies

mkolp0 | March 16, 2013 | See all mkolp0's reviews »

This game is absolutely amazing. At first glance it is quite simplistic, but underneath the skin it is filled with tons of complexity. It puts a surprising twist on tower defense that is pleasantly appealing to the eyes and mind, as it isn't straining. The many different plant combos you can put together to complement each other is unbelievable, there are dozen of plants to choose from, so you can make use of many tactics. You'll need to think wisely, as there are plenty of zombies with different strengths and weaknesses. It may seem like a game for children, but people of any age would enjoy this.

There is a story mode where you collect plants and meet new zombies as you play through it. Afterwards, there is survival to test your skills, and challenges to go through. There also is a garden mode that allows you collect and grow your own plants as well as care for them, allowing you to collect money to buy things from the in-game shop. There is plenty to do, you shouldn't get bored anytime soon.

This is a great game that should at least be tried out. The pure simplicity of the game may mislead you at first, but you'll waste hour upon hour on playing it once you realize how entertaining it is