Plants vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition (NA)
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Get ready to soil your plants in an all-new action-strategy game from PopCap! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to slow down, confuse, weaken and mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door. Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds: as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!
Awesome new bonus content: Make your own zombie with the Zombatar™ and earn 20 achievements!
Play five game modes: Adventure, Mini-Games, Puzzle, Survival, plus the stress-free Zen Garden
Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night and fog, in a swimming pool and on the rooftop
Battle 26 types of zombies including pole-vaulters, snorkelers and bucket-heads
Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more
Open the Almanac to see all the plants and zombies, plus amusing “facts” and quotes
Browse Crazy Dave’s shop for special plants and tools to stem any zombie assault
Amazing graphics and soundtrack, plus a bonus music video
Infinite replayability: the game is never the same experience twice
Amazing Tower Defense314mgx | Feb. 25, 2015 | See all 314mgx's reviews »
This game has so much charm, personality and color, so much vibrant, morbid glee.
Truly it is a "time waster" if there ever was one. On that note, the charm and charisma take the game far, but after a while it becomes repetitive.
For reference, I love PIXEL JUNK MONSTERS to bits, and could play that for hours on end. This game is fun, and can hold my attention 100% for a little while, but my interest wains eventually, and I don't care about my plants anymore.
The point is, it's a good game that's fun in bursts. Crazy Dave made me laugh, anyway. And those zombies with reading glasses and newspapers... forget about it!
Excellent Tower Defense Gamejonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
Plants vs. Zombies has been out for a while now, and I would call it a classic. It has a simple tower defense formula with a charming package. The game is loads of fun if you're a fan of the genre.
Simple gameplay concept. Your lawn has five lanes. Zombies will attack you by moving down the lanes. You place your plants. Your plants attack the zombies. As the game progresses, the zombie types will gradually change and you'll be able to expand your arsenal with a nursery's variety of plants.
There's a great money-management aspect to the game. Sunflowers generate sun-power (the game's currency), which you need if you want to place more plants. The player has to balance planting sun-producing plants with fighting plants. Figuring which plants to use is a fun challenge.
On top of the main game, there are several different puzzle modes to try out.
As a tower-defense game, Plants vs. Zombies is entertaining and well-executed.
Simple to pick up, becomes a little more challenging to mastermugaro | 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.
Great, Fun ExperienceQwertyfour | 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.
Gateway TDCrazyhowie | 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!