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Don't Let The Cheesy Cover and Title Fool You--This Game ROCKS!

  • Oct 6, 2009
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+5
A few weeks ago, I bought Zuma's Revenge because I liked the original Zuma. Well, on that PopCap PC game, there were several trial games, one being Plants Vs. Zombies.

"How stupid", I thought. But for some reason, I decided to install the trial version to see what it was.

Holy cow, talk about instant addiction!

I won't describe the game because it's been done here ad infinitum, but just know this game is SO FUN and addicting! I finally finished it last night (yes, I was having so much fun that I bought the full version in a store a few days ago, even though the trial offers about 1/3 of the game), but there are STILL a lot of fun mini-games to play and unlock. These are about as much fun as the actual game! (Beghouled, a twist on Bejeweled, is very clever...)

Basically, this is a strategy game, because different zombies have varying strengths and weak points (for example, a zombie carrying a screen door is best defeated with a bubble plant). So before the game, you have to choose exactly WHICH plants you want (which also have various strengths). These plants are powered by sunflowers, and clicking on the suns they provide to grow the plants.

The music is light-hearted (and hard to get out your head!), and Crazy Dave is, well, crazy! LOL My 11 year old pulled up a chair when I was playing the trial and wanted to have it. So of course, when we saw it in the store, we both lunged towards it! (He's about 3/4 through it and LOVES it. He frequently laughs out loud, too. The Garlic Plants are especially funny--zombies are grossed out by them and switch lanes...)

Get Plants Vs. Zombies. You won't regret it! It's the best PC game I do believe I've ever bought (and I own dozens).

Janet Boyer, Author of Back in Time Tarot

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Plants vs. Zombies game logo Plants vs. Zombies

Get ready to soil your plants! Again! PopCap's fun-dead Game of the Year edition is updated and expanded with 20 all-new achievements and the interactive Zombatar™. Make your very own zombie, then watch it come to "life" in your game. You'll have to think fast, and plant faster, to stop the zombies dead in their tracks. Armed with 49 zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll defend your home against 26 types of zombies – including pole-vaulters, snorkelers, and bucket-heads. Battle through 50 Adventure levels, 20 Mini-Games, plus Puzzle and Survival modes. Or dig into the zombie-free Zen Garden. The fun never dies!

"Hilarious, dangerously addictive, truly ingenious."
New York Times

"Plants vs. Zombies is fun in concentrated form, an intense dose of giggle-inducing entertainment beamed directly to your brain."
The Escapist

Key Game Features:

  • Battle the fun-dead in this expanded edition of Plants vs. Zombies, winner of over 25 awards including Puzzle Game of the Year (PC Gamer) and Strategy Game of the Year (USAToday.com).
  • Play five game modes: Adventure, Mini-Games, Puzzle and 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
  • Create your own zombie with the all-new Zombatar, then see your zombie come to "life" in the game!
  • Earn 20 in-game achievements to prove your zombie-zapping powers!

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