The Plant vs. Zombies craze started in 2009 when PopCap Games released the first version of this game for Microsoft Windows and OS X. Since then, the game evolved and created an entire franchise with various official or unofficial versions. Today, the game can be played on a wide variety of devices like iOS devices, Nintendo DS, Xbox Live, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and others.
The game is included in the tower-defense category and besides the cute characters, is also quite challenging and even a bit addictive.
The game starts in a poetic setting, where you are a homeowner with a big garden to seed and protect. However, since your town has been infected by a zombie virus, your garden is slowly invaded by zombies who want to enter your house and eat your brain (go figure). In this case, the situation is reversed as the plants you plant in your garden can protect you from zombies.
The main goal is to seed the correct plants in order to kill as many zombies as possible. Each plant has its own special set of skills and your job is to think fast and plant even faster while building a successful strategy in defeating the determined (but slow) zombies. Even more, the zombies have certain aspects of the game on their side. Thus, you’ll also have to deal with fog, the dark night, and even a swimming pool as the levels advance.
Before you start thinking that your plants are invincible you should know that it takes some ammunition to kill a zombie. Also, your seeds and greens are limited. However, you do have 49 zombie-zapping plants like peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs, and more. Their main role is to confuse, weaken and finally, turn the zombies into mulch.
On the zombie side, there are 26 types of zombies and each one comes with a special set of skills. Some are stronger, some are faster, and some react to certain plants. That’s why you have to build a strategy in battling the zombies that are slowly approaching your door.
Great features worth mentioning
- 50 levels of adventure mode
- You can buy a pet snail if you earn enough points or you can use your money for power-ups and other perks
- You have access to the Almanac where all the plants and zombies are listed. Also, you’ll get to amuse yourself with interesting facts and quotes
- You get to enjoy high video quality and you’ll have tons of fun with these cute characters.