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Plants vs. Zombies

Developer / Publisher: PopCap Games
05 May 2009
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A homeowner defends themselves from brain-hungry zombies with an assortment of plants with unique abilities.
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A homeowner must fend off zombies trying to eat their brain by planting strange plants that has the ability to use botanical violence against the walkers.
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Absolutely awesome casual game that hasn't really lost any of its appeal to me even after all this time. A big part of this is the way that the game strikes this perfect balance of being very easy for the most part, but often forcing you to feel as if things are a bit more precarious than they actually are to give this feeling of being somewhat challenged in places while still being super accessible to a wide audience. This shines through most strongly on a first playthrough with the way that the difficulty and complexity of each area ramps up to the point where it stops being entirely possible to choose a loadout that has a hard counter for every threat you'll have to deal with. This forced compromise is a great little dynamic that ultimately leads to encouraging a lot more strategies that are a bit unconventional in one way or another in an attempt to make up for these shortcomings, and while in reality, it doesn't really matter a whole lot since things are always forgiving enough to let you just fumble through a lot of it, the feeling it's able to so prominently provide is still strong, and I'm sure it'd be even stronger for those new to the game too.

I'm also a huge fan of the sheer amount of content this has that feels distinct and interesting while never feeling completely disconnected from the main experience. The assortment of minigames and puzzle stages do an excellent job at shaking up the core gameplay loop in ways that feel entirely unexpected and fleshed out enough that they could honestly warrant multiple levels revolving around such a gimmick. Some favourites include turning the game into its own take on Bejeweled for a stage where you're shuffling around your defensive plants while also having to match them up without dying and the Zombotany stages which force the player to play in a far more careful, defensive way against enemies that take on aspects of your own units. When a minigame isn't completely shaking up the formula, it'll either be a quirky little distraction or be extremely difficult while focusing on only specific enemies, which is yet another way that variety is added by making the player consider something an extremely prominent threat rather than something to vaguely watch out for and prepare. The general progression through the game is also neat, and I continue to be a massive fan of the way that it introduces something new after each stage on your first trip through the campaign to always feel as if your strategic options are being expanded, especially with the decently wide range of abilities they tend to have. A total classic for a reason
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Kempokid 2022-10-29T10:19:03Z
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granma's favorite game
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The Best $5 you Could Ever Spend
Although although this may have a lot of bias for me, a person growing up with the game on multiple platforms, this is THE BEST tower defense game if not best game to ever to be created!

Never have I found a game with such an intrinsic and engaging gameplay, that I felt the need to make repeat playthroughs multiple times a weak. Its simple yet effective pick-up-and-play qualities are what all good mobile games should strive fore.

If it weren't already a convincing deal, add an amazing and wonderful sound track by Laura Shigihara. I will always have those tracks from the game engraved in my head.

Its so hard to find good mobile games at this time and one that respects your time and wallet. I always find myself returning to it eventually, It just seems like a no brainer .
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A timeless classic. A nostalgic masterpiece. One of the biggest reasons to flip off EA. I'd probably consider it the best casual game of all time and one of the biggest inspirations for a bunch of TD games going forward.
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Some people got sad about EA buying up various shooter companies and putting them on the chopping block, but this was the one that hit hardest for me.
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i actually didnt play plants vs zombies as much as other people to be honest
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  • stunireloaded7 2023-10-05 13:16:29.789781+00
    damn. i imagined a world where this didn't exist. it's charm is rare, simple perfect game to play while working as a secretary
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  • jokyaku 2023-10-18 04:54:40.961634+00
    This has no right being the best tower defense game ever made to this day. What a fun and creative little game.
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  • shidwar 2023-11-16 14:18:37.822901+00
    greatest comfort game of all time
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  • finemotorsmiff 2024-01-11 17:49:17.01853+00
    greatest comfort game of all time [2] the zen garden and I, zombie endless <3
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  • LuraEternal 2024-03-28 04:29:31.450243+00
    Waaaaaaay too easy. The second adventure should've just doubled the zombie health instead of just randomly picking 3 plants.
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  • judeinooz 2024-04-08 23:47:11.002852+00
    La versión de DS es muy linda!!!
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