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  • Summary: Now you can zap zombies on the go in PopCap's award-winning game! Enjoy thrilling new minigames, take on a friend in Versus mode, and make your own zombie with the Zombatar! Plus, you'll get all the fun of the original hit game: Fight the fun-dead with your arsenal of plants through day, night, fog, in the swimming pool and on the roof. It's a powerful, portable new way to play Plants vs. Zombies. The fun never dies! Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    91
    There's not really a lot to mention outside of the fact that it's a great port of a great game, and if you want another device to play Plants vs. Zombies on, it's worth checking out.
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    Plants vs. Zombies has already proven itself to be a great portable tower defense/strategy game on other systems, and it carries that momentum onto the Vita. If you don't have it on another portable device, the Vita is a great place to make your stand against the zombie horde.
  3. Feb 26, 2012
    86
    If you absolutely must have Plants vs. Zombies on your Vita, or haven't already got it on another platform, it's an excellent - if now familiar - experience. Just be aware that the asking price means it falls somewhere short of the deal of the century, even if twenty bucks isn't exactly expensive for a title of this quality.
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    Excellent control options aside, a lack of major platform-specific extras doesn't hold Plants vs. Zombies on Vita back from being one of the best versions yet.
  5. 80
    The levels can start to feel monotonous. Fortunately, Plants vs. Zombies shakes up its lane-based tower defense with a few mini games. I found these interesting and a welcome diversion.
  6. 75
    The Vita-specific features aren't enough for me to recommend a purchase if you already have Plants Vs. Zombies on another platform. Unless you simply must have the expanded trophy set (including a Platinum) and you're already a big fan (like me). But if somehow, some way, you've missed this game before, the PlayStation Vita version is still one of the better versions out there.
  7. Sadly, at more than four times the price of the iPhone version, it's hard to recommend too highly. [Apr 2012, p.113]

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My suggestions for picking levels are:

    It should be a level you feel comfortable clearing. There’s no point in making this hard on yourself. Personally, I suck at the “memory” game with the zombie camels in Ancient Egypt if you’re good at this minigame, you can kill a lot of zombies quickly, though.
    Try to find levels where there are lots of zombies quickly. For instance, levels that use the conveyor belt to give you plants instead of buying them for sun tend to ramp up quicker. Normal levels tend to take a couple of minutes before you’re killing zombies at any appreciable rate.
    Pick a level in the same era that you need keys in. As I said before, keys only work in the era you win them in, so don’t make the silly mistake of grinding in Ancient Egypt when you need keys in Pirate Seas.

    Again, keys are relatively rare, so plan to spend a good amount of playtime earning each one.
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  2. Jul 17, 2012
    9
    While the price tag is a bit too high for my tastes, the game is still fun and exciting. It looks sharp and runs admirably and controls relatively nice, tilting the Vita to gather sun and coins is a fantastic feature that's never forced on you. There are a few control hiccups but nothing that got in my way of enjoying the game. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    9
    The same excellent game it has always been,but at a very high price.The touch screen works fine with this version but if you've played it on any other system,then you don't need this. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2012
    7
    The somewhat over-used Plants vs. Zombies on everything ever has a nearly perfect formula; a fun game, plants that kill things, stupid zombies, a house, a upgrade system, excellent gameplay, repetitive gameplay... oh... Plants vs. Zombies knows that its amazing. It knows it so much it becomes a bit lazy when it comes to level design in the story. That is my only problem with Plants vs. Zombies. Pop-cap games have clearly put their heart and soul into this game. They've thought of every possible feature possible for the game. Everything has a story, even the plants, and its amazing to see it. All of this fits perfectly on the Vita's screen. A solid game that will always be worthy of some credit. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    7
    I thought this game deserved a mention seeing as nobody has made a review. I bought this last night and have played through some of the levels. The game is pretty much the same as the PC version which I've had and played a fair amount of over the years. The Vita version is actually a better version as the touch screen features have made the game more "twitchy" and you can react a lot quicker than with a mouse. It also makes use of the Vita's Gyroscope meaning you can do things like collect suns and coins just by slightly tilting the console..... For £8.99 it might seem a bit steep and I feel that the game would've been better priced and more supported by Vita users if it was around the £4.99 region, especially as it is competing with titles such as MotorStorm RC and Mutant Blobs attack which are both priced under a fiver and are unique games and not a rehash. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2012
    7
    An amazing game that rightfully deserved to be ported for the Vita, and has been done so superbly probably making it the best version due to its many extras and features (tilt to collect suns and coins). The problem is the inexcusable price which is downright ridiculous when it is available on most other platforms for a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, the features that make this the definitive version just aren't enough to warrant the hefty price tag. You will be better of waiting for a price drop before picking this one up, but when you do, I can promise you the game will not disappoint. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2012
    5
    I'm giving this a 5 because though I find it to be an amazing and timeless game, I think it's price is WAY too high. I bought this game on my ipad/iphone long ago at $0.99 and it is basically the same game. Not to mention for $0.99 on the ipad it is still very portable but is easier to play on a 9.7' screen. They need to lower the price because this game was only worth $15 when it released on the PC years ago. Expand

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