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

  • Oct 6, 2009
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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... with multiplayer action! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of home-guardin' plants!

Enjoy the fun-dead action of the original hit game, plus lively new features. Get twice the zombie-zapping action with 2-player Versus and Co-op modes. Upgrade your house in the interactive leaderboard, and check out your friends' houses, too.

You'll have to think fast, and plant faster, to stop 26 types of zombies dead in their tracks. Battle through 50 Adventure levels, 20 Mini-Games, plus Puzzle and Survival modes. Or dig into the zombie-free Zen Garden. Plants vs. Zombies™ for Xbox is loaded with seven game modes, new rabble-rousing features, and unlimited replayable action... so the fun never dies!

Key Game Features:
  • Five original game modes: Adventure, Puzzle, Mini-Games, Survival and Zen Garden
  • New Co-op mode: Team up with a friend to fight the fun-dead, take on challenges, go wall-nut bowling, and more
  • New Versus mode: Challenge a friend and choose your side — plants or zombies.
  • All-new mini-game: Slide your super-powered peashooter from side to side in Heavy Weapon
  • Interactive leaderboard: Upgrade to bigger and better houses as you progress through the game
  • 12 achievements: Earn awesome lawn ornaments to decorate your lawn
  • Just for fun: Stroll through the leaderboard neighborhood to see your friends' digs


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ESRB: E10+
Number of Players: Single-player, Multi-player
Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games
Console: Google Chrome, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, Nintendo DS, DSiWare, Bada
Genre: Strategy
Release Date: February 15, 2010 (iPhone)
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