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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 162 Ratings

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  1. Jan 8, 2015
    5
    this game is really boring theres not much to this game than you think they got you brain washed liking it if critics say its bad then its bad but if critics say its good they r wrong
  2. Oct 12, 2010
    5
    the games adventure mode is extremely bad. it feels like work. but in the multi player you can play as the zombies so you can see how the zombie get in the house without losing but over all the game isn't that good
  3. Mar 31, 2013
    9
    Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense game. The game is fun and, like games like Portal 2, add some humor to the mix. The game is about defending your house from some strange zombies with strange plants. The story is more like an excuse to make the game plausible, but it works in a game like this.
    The gameplay is amazing. Before the start of the game, you see which zombies will be coming,
    Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense game. The game is fun and, like games like Portal 2, add some humor to the mix. The game is about defending your house from some strange zombies with strange plants. The story is more like an excuse to make the game plausible, but it works in a game like this.
    The gameplay is amazing. Before the start of the game, you see which zombies will be coming, and you have to choose your plants. Some compliment each other, others are only good in certain situations, but all of them have a role, even if only in one type of level. Once you're done selecting the plants, the game will start. You have to collect sun to make plants. You can obtain it either from some plants, or from the sky (in sunlight levels). The game is addictive and, because almost every level adds a plant, it feels fresh. The zombies are funny, mostly because of their designs. The game has a lot of extras, but most of them will be unlocked at the end of the game. Still, the game is short, so you will get them in no time. The game has every feature from the first version of the game plus some extras. There are new mini-games, and multiplayer modes. You can play three versions of co-op. The first one is competitive, in which one is the plants and the other is the zombies. This one is a very entertaining mode, but the zombies sometimes feel a little overpowered, through maybe is because the plants require more strategy. The second mode is the co-op, in which you play certain challenges, mostly mini-games and survival modes, with the addition of a second player. Nothing too special, but it works. In the package version, it includes Zuma and Peggle, two games that are good in their own right, completing the pack. The graphics are the same than the PC version, but look wonderful in HD. The cartoon-like visuals do their work, and some plants and even zombies are adorable.
    The soundtrack is very good, and has a song at the end that is pretty fun.
    Overall, the only problem you can have with this game is that, if you have PvZ already on PC, the multi-player and the extra games may not be enough. Still, either you haven't or have got the game, it is a good deal, and a good addition to your game collection.
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89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
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  1. Games Master UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    90
    Utterly essential if you've yet to bite. [Issue#231, p.91]
  2. X-ONE Magazine UK
    90
    Buy, kiss your life goodbye. [Issue#64, p.103]
  3. 90
    This Xbox 360 has the best of the original game, solves the potential control problem, and adds as its main innovation the multiplayer mode.