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Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

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  • Summary: Plants vs. Zombies™

    Stem a zombie attack on your iPhone! Get ready to soil your plants in this brand-new version of the hit PopCap game! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters,
    Plants vs. Zombies™

    Stem a zombie attack on your iPhone!

    Get ready to soil your plants in this brand-new version of the hit PopCap game! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to slow down, confuse, weaken and mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door.

    Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds… as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenging fun. Get ready to soil your plants!

    - Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night and fog, in a swimming pool and on the rooftop
    - Battle 26 types of zombies including pole-vaulters, snorkelers and “Zomboni” drivers
    - Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy upgrades, power-ups and more
    - Open the Almanac to see all the plants and zombies, plus amusing “facts” and quotes
    - Collect 13 iPhone-exclusive PvZ achievements
    - Replay levels in the all-new Quick Play arena
    - All the fun of the hit PC/Mac game — adapted for fun-dead fun on your iPhone
    - Hilarious graphics, great soundtrack and a bonus music video
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 27, 2011
    100
    If the thought of a portable Plants vs Zombies appeals to you, or you just enjoy well made, fun, addictive games, this one is worth your time and money.
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    100
    Plants Vs. Zombies goes beyond the game, becoming something more like a phenomenon.
  3. Feb 27, 2011
    100
    The real kicker here is that this fantastic game is only $2.99. What are you waiting for?
  4. Feb 27, 2011
    90
    The end product is really fantastic and stands right up there with PopCap's other hits like Peggle and Bejewelled.
  5. Feb 27, 2011
    90
    The gameplay is just as well-balanced and finely tuned as it is in the PC version. The presentation is up to the same high standards, while the control system is perhaps even improved. Like so many PopCap titles, PvZ is slick, pretty, charming and funny.
  6. Feb 27, 2011
    90
    This is a humorous and addicting casual game, far from the tense and gory experience found in most zombie games.
  7. Feb 27, 2011
    80
    Plants Vs. Zombies is another must-have game for the iPhone/iPod Touch, especially at the more-than-acceptable asking price of three bucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    Such an amazing addictive game! I love it so much. There is so much depth to it. It takes hours even days to beat, plus all the fun littleSuch an amazing addictive game! I love it so much. There is so much depth to it. It takes hours even days to beat, plus all the fun little game modes. It's a must-buy!!!! Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2020
    10
    Without any doubt, the best mobile game to ever exist. Best tower defense ever too. Challenging but fair. It also has nice touches of humour.Without any doubt, the best mobile game to ever exist. Best tower defense ever too. Challenging but fair. It also has nice touches of humour. But it's short of minigames and extra modes compared to PC version. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    I have played PvZ on the PC and 360, but the iPad is my favorite platform so far. In general PvZ has to be one of the best games of the last 5I have played PvZ on the PC and 360, but the iPad is my favorite platform so far. In general PvZ has to be one of the best games of the last 5 years on any platform. It is complex but has a fantastic learning curve. It has humor, sophistication and huge amounts of re-playability. My son thinks it would be more fun if you played as a zombie, but what does he know, he is only 6. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2013
    9
    Still one of the best games I have played to this day on my Iphone, and with the upcoming PvZ2 I can only salivate with anticipation on theStill one of the best games I have played to this day on my Iphone, and with the upcoming PvZ2 I can only salivate with anticipation on the new challenges that await. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2016
    9
    A great simple fun game to play. For a pilot that's sounds so stupid it works. It's an amazingly fun game to play for a stupid pilot it'sA great simple fun game to play. For a pilot that's sounds so stupid it works. It's an amazingly fun game to play for a stupid pilot it's amazingly fun. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2022
    8
    First I thought this iOS version was the first to be released. But in fact the PC version came out a year before ! Anyway I remembered playingFirst I thought this iOS version was the first to be released. But in fact the PC version came out a year before ! Anyway I remembered playing 'Plants vs. Zombies' on the very first iPad I had in my hands (in that Apple Store not far from my house). The feelings were terrific. I came home and directly got it installed on my iPod. These are good memories...

    As I said the gameplay was amazing, the story entertaining (even if quite short), the plants original and that Dave neighbor marvelous. This game is just as strategic as I love : well balanced, hard sometimes as you reach the end but far from being impossible. And you can make it even harder when you manage to finish the game once ! At least you can still have fun on other game modes. Boss fights were great, easter eggs were cool. Great casual game.
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  7. Apr 21, 2012
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I would have given this game an 8 or so, but I HATE (H.A.T.E.) the most unfair minigame of all time: Vasebreaker. That minigame is a complete negative on this otherwise wonderful game. That minigame almost sucks out all the fun out of the strategy of the game by being so unfair. I hate Vasebreaker with every bit of my soul. Expand

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