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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,368 reviews)
Release Date: May 5, 2009

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"Funny, endless, ridiculously good value." - PCGAMER

About This Game



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 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!

Features

  • Play five game modes: Adventure, Mini-Games, Puzzle, Survival, plus the stress-free Zen Garden
  • 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 a pet snail, power-ups and more!
  • Open the Almanac to see all the plants and zombies, plus amusing “facts” and quotes
  • Browse Crazy Dave’s shop for special plants and tools to stem any zombie assault
  • Amazing graphics and soundtrack, plus a bonus music video
  • Infinite replayability: the game is never the same experience twice!
  • Unlock all the Steam Achievements

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.2GHz+ processor
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of video memory, 16-bit or 32-bit color quality
    • DirectX: DirectX 8 or later
    • Hard Drive: 65+MB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8-10.6.x
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB of video memory, 16-bit or 32-bit color quality
    • Hard Drive: 50+MB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition is a strategy tower defense game from PopCap, which is now part of Electronic Arts.

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition is a very good and fun game, with great gameplay. Defend your home from invading zombies who wants to eat your brains, with many plants such as peashooter, chomper, cherry bomb or wall-nut. There are many plant types to choose from, each with their unique abilities and purposes. Of course the zombies are also vary, like the trash can zombie, buckethead zombie, conehead zombie, pole vaulting zombie or even dancing zombie that can summon backup dancer zombies. There are also many mini games that can entertain for hours with their even more unique and vary gameplay. There is also even a survival game to which you defend until you can't defend no more.

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition has cute and great design on plants and zombies. You can also create your own Zombatar with this game. You will also meet a crazy guy who will sold you even more plants or tools for you to use, or sometimes have you do something crazy.

One of the downside and the only downside of this game is that it doesn't support greater resolution size beyond 800x600. So even on fullscreen, you stuck on 800x600 and there will be a black screen on left and right side of the screen.

Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition is a great tower defense game, with many mini game and great gameplay, this game can make sit down in front of you computer for hours. I recommend this.

Rating 9/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The first game which introduced me to the world of tower defense games.

You are a homeowner protecting your brains. Because the zombies are after you, you must take advantage of the various plants which you can plant on your property. But not only are there different plants with their own strengths and weaknesses, there are also different zombies. A right plant for the right zombie is the key in protecting those precious brains of yours.

I have mentioned before that I'm not really a fan of the tower defense games. Mostly because I just don't have the brains for strategy games. Plants vs. Zombies was, however, my introduction to the genre and I'm really glad for that. I remember years ago discovering the game on my sister's computer and playing it through multiple times without getting bored. And I still don't. This is a game which both older and younger people can enjoy. I let my 10-year-old sister try it and it instantly became her favourite game. She actually would have played it through in one session if I had let her.

I love the animations which are both funny and cute and I kind of wish there had been some voice acting to go along with them like in Kingdom Rush. Such as Sunflower having a cheerful voice, Gloomshroom mumbling something sad, Cherrybomb shouting before exploding and so on.
Levels consist of parts in your property and different hours with their own difficulties. The front yard, back yard, roof, day, night and fog. On day time you get sun falling from sky, on night you don't and on fog level the fog prevents you to see that well. On your backyard the pool forces you to plant Lily Pads and on roof Flower Pots to be able to plant and because the roof is slanted it requires catapult plants.
The best part of the whole game is easily the special levels between normal levels AKA Conveyor-Belt levels. You don't choose the seeds, they come on a conveyor belt without costing sun. The minigames and puzzles, gotten when progressing in adventure mode, are fun as well. My favourites being Wall-nut Bowling and I, Zombie.
And the soundtrack! You can't help but jam and sing along.

It's a solid tower defense game with the exception that it's one of the easiest in the first playthrough, which takes about 4-6 hours. There are no difficulty options (other than for survival) so instead the game gets harder once you have finished it for the first time. The first playthrough also starts off very slow in the beginning so getting to the good part can take quite a while and can put off both new players and veterans.
Usually when I had finished the game I did some of the minigames and puzzles and started all over again. The grinding for money is such a bore for those last plants and for Tree of Wisdom which I found useless, especially to those who have played the game multiple times. 247 500 coins for growing the tree to 100 feet and after all that getting an unnecessary cosmetic cheat? I wouldn't want any real cheats but perhaps new cool plants or more minigames/puzzles would have been great and rewarding for all that effort.
I also wish there had been some kind of a fast forward button, like Turbo Button in Plants vs. Zombies 2, to help prevent the boredom but ultimately it would have made the gameplay shorter.

+ Cute and funny animations
+ Great soundtrack
+ Variety between plants, zombies and levels
+ Conveyor-Belt levels
+ Minigames and puzzles
- Starts off very slow in the beginning
- First playthrough is rather easy
- The money grinding after first playthrough
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
108.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
really good tower defence game with a long tutorial

damn this game is good. I'm actually not that big of a fan of tower defence games but this games sucked me in an spat me out some hundred hours later and i still love it.

Most people should know the game bye now but if you don't here is a short explanation what's it all about

The zombieapokalypse went down but you have some mutated plants that will protect you. So you plant your yawn full of mutated plants which shoot the zombies and by that defend your home form them.

The first levels function as a tutorial, where you protect your front yawn but later the zombies try to eat you bye getting in your back yawn or on your roof.
And with every level the zombies become more and more and you have to choose which plants to take into the level and where to plant them for max damage and stuff.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is amazing. There is a CRAZY guy thats pays 1000$ for one taco! why? BECAUSE HE IS CRAZY! Srsly you have no reason to NOT get the game at that price tag! But mostly the CRAZY guy.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Mom told me to eat my greens
I said
What if the zombies come ;-;?
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you like zombies, get this game because you can find different types of zombies there.
If you do not like zombies, get this game because you get to kill so many of em and name yourself zombie killer after you beat this game.
If you are a zombie, you must get this game because you get to kill your comrades and be the zombie master.
If you arent a zombie, then what are you waiting for? Get this game or wait for zombies to destroy your lawn.

This game is crazily fun; has a funny-talking npc and a awesome ending song.
This game is not one of the "killing zombies" and thats it game. It has more contents than you think it has.
You get to grow your plants, collect coins from em and buy the items that are useful to go against the zombies.
Moreover, it has puzzle levels which require high intelligence in order to get all of em completed.

10/10 will play through it again in the future

Note: This game is great to be played on iPads.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
An enjoyable game that you can play for days. 7/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Get ready to soil your plants! Defend your brains from the zombies! Recive new plants from olmost every level and get notes from the zombies! 10/10 of the best solo game ever! Thanks for supporting this game, Steampowered! ◕ω◕
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
still one of the most addictive games I have played.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
dont think just buy
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition - A must have for PC Gamers!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Fun Game =)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I always wanted to know what it felt like to be an illegal immigrant gardener. This game not only allows me to experience the harsh sun beating on my neck as I plant flowers for gringos, but it adds in some challenges as angry gringos disguised as zombies try to deport me.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
fun game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Very cool tower defense game, in a few years this will be one of the classic good old games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
i really love this game :D
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
One of the best most fun and addicting all-time games. However, the plants should be nazi's and the zombies should be jews. There is also a hispanic snail in your garden that wants to sleep on the job.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
One of the best tower defense games i met in the past few years. It has humor. It has towers for specific enemy types. It has upgrades. It has special map types. It has mini games.....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Strangely addictive, highly recommended, by a non casual gamer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Buy it, play it and you have fun ... FOREVER!!!!!!!!! ...Brains...


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