Plants VS Zombies Game Review

Plants vs Zombies Game Review

A review of Plants VS Zombies Game

Plants vs Zombies is one of my personal favorites. Pop cap, one of the leading game developers and publishers, has now produced their first tower defense game. Plants vs zombies is truly an addictive game, from it’s charming little characters and multiple game modes to its quaint zen garden.

In this game zombies are trying to invade your yard and home with your garden being your defense against these brain crazed cannibals. The plants that you’ll be using are just adorable with amusing stats and comments about their job. These include but not limited to; Repeater, they shoot two green peas at the zombies, Walnut, who are used as barriers to ward off the enemy and lastly we have the Sunflower which spit out sun to put more plants out to help defend your house. Plants vs Zombies is a strategy game so you have to remember to place the plants in strategic places for better results. As for the zombies, they are just a hoot with their different costumes and profiles. I think the Disco zombie is possibly my favorite out of all of them but I wont tell too much about the other zombies.

Unlike most tower defense games there isn’t a certain path the zombies follow towards your home. The yard has six rows and zombies shuffle at moderate speeds into your yard. They never cross into other lanes but they will come in hordes on each lane. It’s a very simple concept but when you first play Plants vs Zombies you may find it to be too laid back. But the real draw here is the incredible variety of plants and zombies. There are 48 kinds of plants with numerous offensive, defensive, and production capabilities, and 26 different zombies. After finishing each level in the game you will unlock a new plant or item to add to your arsenal. These constant rewards really keep you involved and will have you saying ” I’ll be there in a minute. Just one more level! ” long after you thought there wasn’t much to the game.

At the start of each round you can pick which seeds to take into battle. Although you can only take a certain amount plants with you, but you can go to the store and buy more slots so that you’ll be able to take a few more. Plus, as you go through the game you will gain more slots. With such an assortment of abilities and resource demands, half the battle is in picking effective weapons. The array of choices means you can customize your strategy and confront the undead on your own terms.

There are also the mini-games, puzzles, survival and co-op games to think about. If you’re a fan of Bejeweled they have a mini game that has the same principles as it but with plants instead of jewels. Another mini that’s cool is Walnut Bowling. This is where you roll walnuts and explosive walnuts down the row and try to hit as many zombies as you can with one. Co-op is a lot of fun too. You and your partner get to have your own slots, four each, and both of you setup a strategy on what types of plants you should bring, defensive or offensive, and where to place them. Survival is when you have to ward off wave after wave of the undead to survive as long as possible.

Along with the unique characters and different game play, Pop Cap put in different environments. So you could either be on the roof potting plants with the Bungee zombies or watch your lovely yard at night be over run with thick fog. But all in all I believe Plants vs Zombies is an outstanding video game with tons baffling amazement to be seen. Even if you’re not the type of gamer to play strategy games, this one should be an exception because it’s just so entertaining and amusing.

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