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  • Summary: Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll need to think fast and plant faster to stop dozens of types of zombies dead in their tracks. Obstacles like aZombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll need to think fast and plant faster to stop dozens of types of zombies dead in their tracks. Obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge, and with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies! [Steam] Expand
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  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. AceGamez
    100
    Plants vs Zombies is what casual gaming is really all about; it's intuitive, easy to start and stop at any time, and has a tremendous variety of gameplay modes.
  2. 92
    Plants Vs Zombies is clearly a labour of love and on top of that it's what you might call the perfection of simplistic budget gaming. The game stimulates the emotional mind from start to finish, providing the kind of spontaneous quick-fire stimulation that our minds have come to expect from 21st century lifestyles.
  3. With a main game mode that spans 50 levels, numerous unlockable modes that extend the lifespan significantly, stupidly addictive gameplay and fun-infused presentation you'd be a fool to pass up Plants Vs Zombies.
  4. Plants vs. Zombies is not just one of the best tower defense games out there, it also gives you a tremendous value for the mere 10 euro you pay for it. PopCap has really surpassed anything they have done before with this game’s beautiful graphics, depth and modes that will keep you busy for months. You’ll love every minute of it.
  5. Plants vs. Zombies is not as complex as classic titles of this genre, GemCraft and Protector, but then again, it doesn't want to be hardcore. Its graphics are nice despite the minuscule 800x600 resolution, voice-overs make you smile, and there are many ways to entertain yourself (even more than in Space Rangers 2).
  6. PC Format
    82
    PopCap at its finest. [July 2009, p.95]
  7. This game masters all aspects of a good tower defense game and comes along with a lot levels and many items to unlock. Recommendation alert.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 214
  1. JosephS.
    May 6, 2009
    10
    It's a fun game, does what it's ment to do, and does it well. It has personality and it has style. I loved the zombie bowling It's a fun game, does what it's ment to do, and does it well. It has personality and it has style. I loved the zombie bowling minigame, as well as the the overall art direction. It's definitly worth the $10 on steam, and with the amout of actual content is worth the $20 if you want a boxed copy. Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    10
    After being ported to most major platforms, Plants vs Zombies (PvZ) is a title that has been met with almost universal positive reception.After being ported to most major platforms, Plants vs Zombies (PvZ) is a title that has been met with almost universal positive reception. Regardless of the kind of gamer you may consider yourself, PvZ is a must-have for casual, yet still thought-provoking, game play.

    PvZ gives players a fairly simple objective. Stop zombies from turning your brains into their lunch. You do this by strategically planting various flora and fungi throughout your yard to stop waves of zombies of varying shapes and sizes. PvZ has a well-implemented learning curve, where new zombies and plants are introduced to diversify the game play experience. To some more serious gamers, the game may start out a bit too easy, but I assure you that PvZ has plenty of difficult content to offer that will challenge even the most seasoned gamer. After completing the game, you will be able to play a multitude of additional mini-games with plenty of additional unlockable content. Needless to say, PvZ is a game that has something to offer to players of all ages and experience levels.

    PvZ provides the perfect visual and audio experience to complement the
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  3. AnonymousMC
    May 6, 2009
    10
    To Henry M....

    Why the hell would you expect a POPCAP game to be technically demanding? What is the problem with having Crysis AND Peggle?
    To Henry M....

    Why the hell would you expect a POPCAP game to be technically demanding? What is the problem with having Crysis AND Peggle? Jesus christ, get over the fact that people besides hardcore gamers play games. This game is really well made, and it's 10 dollars. Totally worth buying.
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  4. Jul 24, 2019
    10
    O primeiro Tower Defense a gente nunca esquece!

    PvZ foi um dos primeiros games que pirateei, e não que me orgulhe disso, mas 10 anos depois
    O primeiro Tower Defense a gente nunca esquece!

    PvZ foi um dos primeiros games que pirateei, e não que me orgulhe disso, mas 10 anos depois pude ter meu primeiro PC gamer e comprar o game com meu proprio dinheiro.
    E não tem muito o que falar, o visual e ost do jogo são unicos. Mesmo após anos, a musica ainda gruda na minha cabeça como se fosse a primeira vez que eu tinha escutado. Fora a nostalgia gigantesca.

    As Fases são bem diversificadas e o jogo é bem balanceado, por conta de seu sistama de counter, no minimo, interessante. Infelizmente o jogo acaba rapido e sua continuação foi arruinada pela EA e sua ganancia. Ademais, nada disso mancha a imagem de um dos melhores games do genero, na qual todos deveriam jogar.
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  5. KennyT
    May 12, 2009
    9
    This is another winner from Popcaps. A really fun and addictive game. Hours will pass by without you noticing. I have a top of the line This is another winner from Popcaps. A really fun and addictive game. Hours will pass by without you noticing. I have a top of the line computer (i7 920, Gforce 280 GTX) and I knew what this game was before I bought it. I thoroughly enjoy games like this along with the top graphic candy games. There is nothing at all wrong with these types of games. Last time I checked, nobody is forcing anyone to purchase this title. Great game. Worth every penny. Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2012
    9
    Plants vs. Zombies is very addictive. It's easy to start and stop at any time. It has many different gameplay modes and it has personality andPlants vs. Zombies is very addictive. It's easy to start and stop at any time. It has many different gameplay modes and it has personality and own style. It's definitly worth the 10â Expand
  7. DougH
    May 5, 2009
    0
    I'm with Henry. The PC is the most powerful gaming platform, use it! If someone released a 2D game with poor animation on the Xbox or I'm with Henry. The PC is the most powerful gaming platform, use it! If someone released a 2D game with poor animation on the Xbox or PS3, the critics would tear it to pieces. This might make a good $5 app on the iPhone, but give us something a bit more substantial on the peecee. Expand

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