• Publisher: PopCap
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
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  • Summary: The zombies are coming… back. It’s about time! The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure with over 30 Game of the Year awards is here. Join Crazy Dave on a crazy adventure where you’ll meet, greet and defeat legions of zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. Amass an army ofThe zombies are coming… back. It’s about time! The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure with over 30 Game of the Year awards is here. Join Crazy Dave on a crazy adventure where you’ll meet, greet and defeat legions of zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. Amass an army of powerful new plants, super charge them with Plant Food and power up your defenses with amazing new ways to protect your brain. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    100
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is everything you could have wanted, or expected, from the sequel to one of the greatest casual games of all time. It’s safe to say this one was well worth the wait, and then so much more.
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    93
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 gives serious strategy players and casual mobile gamers a lot to love.
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    90
    The comedic army of undead make placing your aggressive plants in every level a party. The tried and tested gameplay of defending your base continues to be interesting thanks to the right amount of variation at the right time. Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time was definitely worth the wait.
  4. Aug 18, 2013
    88
    Compared to the original one, there's more content and fun, even though being free to play is something not everyone will like. However, it lives up to the expectation, and does deserve a try.
  5. Aug 19, 2013
    85
    Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time keeps the fresh gameplay and the sense of humor from the first game and offers new funny situations to its tower defense formula; and all that just for free.
  6. Aug 23, 2013
    80
    The core Plants vs Zombies gameplay is still as strong as ever, so there is still tons of fun to be found in the sequel. But after the first game's carefully crafted difficulty curve, Plants vs Zombies 2's grinding can make it feel like a more inconsistent experience.
  7. Aug 21, 2013
    60
    There's a creeping sense that [the game] cares less about the player, and more the clinking in their coffers. [Issue#138, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 90
  2. Negative: 39 out of 90
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    The only reason the user reviews are so low is because PvZ 2 was delayed in the USA so that they would not have any server issues like SimThe only reason the user reviews are so low is because PvZ 2 was delayed in the USA so that they would not have any server issues like Sim City had. I am sure that when it comes out in just a few days it will be fantastic. If you are in Australia or New Zealand, you are enjoying it right now. Love the original game! Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2016
    9
    Since the game is about to "end" I'll sum it up. It's a worthwhile sequel, and yes, It may have that Free-to-play nonsense, but it is atSince the game is about to "end" I'll sum it up. It's a worthwhile sequel, and yes, It may have that Free-to-play nonsense, but it is at least worth checking out. I do have an issue with Gold Leaf being exclusive to her native world (Lost City), but almost everything else is on the verge of perfect. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    This game is good but not excellent and it's rather sad. The point is that the first game offered you good and multifarious campaign as wellThis game is good but not excellent and it's rather sad. The point is that the first game offered you good and multifarious campaign as well as different additional puzzles that were really fun.

    PvZ 2 seems to be big and interesting game but after playing Egypt level and switching to another world you find the game quite repetitive. Tasks (quests) are similar to each other and also there are so many additional puzzles that after some time you can come to conclusion that first game was better. It doesn't mean that PvZ 2 is bad but you can easily be bored with it after finishing the first half of the second world.
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  4. Aug 15, 2013
    5
    The game is similar to the previous PvZ but a greatly expanded world. It had become far more grindy to play though. This was likely added toThe game is similar to the previous PvZ but a greatly expanded world. It had become far more grindy to play though. This was likely added to incentivize the in-app purchases. Players are stuck grinding the same levels with additional challenges to gain access to new levels. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2021
    4
    Microtransaction filled mess. It is very playable without microtransactions, but it makes it MUCH harder. Arena mode in unwinnable withoutMicrotransaction filled mess. It is very playable without microtransactions, but it makes it MUCH harder. Arena mode in unwinnable without premium plants, and penny's pursuit is way to hard, but don't worry. You can buy a bonus or a plant to help you out! Playable without buying anything, but it's constantly shoved in your face. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2013
    2
    I can't even begin to explain how disappointed I was when I went to the iOS app store to purchase this game and found out it was free. I knewI can't even begin to explain how disappointed I was when I went to the iOS app store to purchase this game and found out it was free. I knew in my stomach, that meant what I feared EA would do the most to this game: in-app purchases.

    Just buying base plants that you already have in the first Plants Vs. Zombies are going to cost you some money out of pocket. I did the math, and it's roughly around twenty bucks right now just to buy about six plants. All of that isn't even including the other things they're trying to get you to waste your money on.

    Needless to say, I played it for about half an hour until I realized that it wasn't anything special and gave up on it. It's already uninstalled from my device, and I will not ever play it again.

    THANKS FOR NOTHING EA.
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  7. Oct 14, 2016
    0
    Total inhuman horsesh*t, do not play, it's only a proof that EA DESTROYS companies made by humans like Emrakul coming to Innistrad.Total inhuman horsesh*t, do not play, it's only a proof that EA DESTROYS companies made by humans like Emrakul coming to Innistrad.

    Well...where do i start with....

    This game seems pretty promising at first since you in fact do not need premium plants to win most of the levels. UNTIL you get to the Power-ups which you are almost required to win, Zombies with NO counters, Impossible levels (Do not listen to the strategies that rfm or other players use on youtube, they DO NOT work, plain and simple), Overly easy bosses compared to the rest of the crazy levels, uninspiring music that is actually good at first but quickly becomes boring soon (Only one i liked is the modern day theme and the Boss theme) and not to say Plant food impossible to access in most cases.

    Here is an example of impossible levels:
    *A level which you are required to protect 5 Puff Shrooms which in this game VANISH after 30 seconds so you are required to use plant food to recharge them. If you don't use them, you will die. I tried MULTIPLE TIMES and my puff shroom are GAURANTEED to vanish when i was stalling the last Knight and i will have to use a Powerup to take care of it.
    *Big wave beach level 16 - NO PLANTS TO FIGHT THE INSANE HORDES OF ZOMBIES, Well organized and adjusted attack that there is no way to defend against properly, Last Gargantuar is gauranteed to take you out unless you are lucky. not to say that there is a level before it that technically requires you to have only a column of defenses while producing 5000 sun which is **** (I got past that level without power ups, fortunately)

    Here is a list of impossible zombies:
    *A Wizard that turns your plants into sheep and there is no way to remove that sheep and it clogs that space requiring you to destroy that wizard. Plus it is SO DAMN SLOW that there is no way to hit it with area of effect plants which are mostly short ranged while there are so many zombies in those levels that it will drive you to insanity. There's a zombie that is like this too in another world which instead of turning your plants into sheep, wraps them with an octopus and it turns that plant into a projectile blocking obstacle that takes ages to kill. No counters given throughout the game, virtually impossible to get around, especially when they are close.
    * A zombie fisherman that drags your plants forward in chilling speeds and can immolate your WHOLE lawn in seconds if there are 1 per lane. Plus with the octopus zombies above AND the gargantuars, the whole thing is nigh on impossible; Not joking. Its only weakness is a plant food infi-nut barrier that protects your plants from the hook but plant food does not come often and sooner or later you are DEAD. There's a plant that rushes to attack it if its hooked as well, but it does not do enough damage to kill that Zombie.

    I quit during Big Wave Beach because it was too cruddy sh*t, so i am not sure about the rest, but i heard some are pretty awful and uninspired too. There was even one of the bosses which is a stage with Zomboss on it that even rfm had trouble with.

    This is anti-human and is simply one of the works that EA does, purchase human companies and DESTROY them....There aren't many companies as generous as popcap and anti-human conquistadors like this are ruining everything.
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