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 (3,222 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

PC
Mac
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
157.3 hrs on record
Plant vs. Zombies is a cute,addictive and fun game for all ages. I play it a lot of my old school laptop, and it runs completely fine even on that. The game has a lengthy story with various challenges to overcome. There's many plants, zombies and maps to play around with. The story is very simple, but fun. Crazy Dave is quite hillarious.

Plant vs. Zombies is a defense game. Your task is to defend the garden against waves of enemies and upgrade the garden. It starts of easy, but new zombies and plants are added throughout the story. You will earn coins and other rewards which you use to buy new items from the store and upgrade your Zen Garden.

The game is really simple when it comes to graphics, but it's adorable. All the plants and zombies have unique abillites and funny looks. The game is really small, but there's so much content here.
Challenge mode, survival, story, Zen Garden, water park, mini-games,tree-challenge and a store full of important and fun upgrades. The fun simply never ends. This is a must own!
Posted: September 28
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This game helps me level out after playing scary,stressfull or games that make me angry.
its adorable :D
Posted: October 11
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
I've beaten the game before, and bought in on Steam just to re-live those days. Plants Vs. Zombies has been one of the only Tower Defense games that I give a higher rating than 7.
The Plants and Zombies are well thought out and creative ideas with some humor in them. The game is balanced(until those damn Yeti Zombies). And for the Genre, the final boss battle does require strategy in order to beat him(which many games just have you slash away without thinking.)
Anyways, overall I feel this game deserves a 8.5/10
But it gets this rating for a few reasons, here are a couple.
For starters, the game is sort of a begineer's trap, a few waves and the bucket zombies are already causing a ruckus, another reason is because some of the plants are a bit too strong(as well as some zombies). For instance, the minigun Pea Shooter, that thing is a ♥♥♥♥ing monster. And for zombies, the snatcher(I can't remember what it is called.) They have been a reason I have lost many of times, and there is not to many ways to avoid them, it is only if the plant they try to snatch is a chomper, or a minigun peashooter. Rather than that, it's a done deal.
Anyways, that was my personal review on PvZ and I defenitly do recommend to anybody. Buy this game, if you are a tower defense fan.
Posted: October 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
9/10

Pros:
- Has Minigames
- Has alot of content
- Simple gameplay but with depth
- Is a 'real' release (Little or no bugs)
- Uses not much resources (about how much it should)

Cons:
- Is an older game. With it's popularity it could easily have more customizable content or a DLC with more zombies/levels.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
classic
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
When such a simplistic idea can captivate so many you know its a must play!

10/10
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
I LOVE The plants vs. zombies game! I've played previously on the Ipod, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS systems, but using the computer was a new experience. If you haven't played this game before, trust me, it's worth the five bucks. This is a strategic tower defence, where you use plants to repell a zombie attack. Defend your house and your brains using the Peashooter, Cabbagepult, and many more, in locations like your front yard, night in your front yard, your pool in the day, your pool in the night, and your roof!
Pros: Good graphics, not too good or bad to distract you. The game is pretty much simple, so everybody can easily play. There's more than defense too! Minigames, A plant garden, a shop, and a giant tree you grow!
There's no cons I've discovered, as the gameplay and content I've completed on all four platforms is bug-free. Parents, your kids will love this game! Kids, your parents might like this game!
Thanks for reading my review,
DignifiedPeach
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
BEST IDEA EVERS! 352/10-IGN
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
I love this game, had so much fun with it.
Posted: October 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
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 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
Posted: October 24
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Just as great as it was in 2009.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
I ran into a new player whom has never played any installment of the Arma series.

I preceeded to teach him how to play for a rough 50 minutes. Soon, he was getting the hang of things. I jokingly put handcuffs on him and forgot we had no keys. I told him to struggle, but avast no success.

Eventually, this 5 minute joke turned into an hour hunt scounging around a town for a hacksaw to free him, defending him from zombies and the elements. I fed him, gave him drinks and comforted him. In the end, he was never mad at me. He had complete fun with the hilarity of the situation.

As our supplies ran low, I told him the bad news once we had hit the last building in town. He too had realized we were at the end. He got on his knees and I asked him what was on his mind. We both knew what was going to happen at this moment. I legitimately felt sadness and cried as I trained my gun against his back head. The sun setting in the distance. I told him that one of us will have to walk this earth for eternity, and that I should be the one to suffer the curse. Instantly I felt nothing more then the cold air against my back neck as the echos of my gun filled the town. Zombies began to run towards me as I held out in an abandoned apartment building at the top hill of town. I made sure to spare no zombie, nor myself.

I still walk this earth as we speak. Making sure to leave cans of beans and cola at every apartment building I pass. A tribute, and an offering to my shortly lived friend. Rest in piece Ryan (3).

7/10 I kept finding blue beanies.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
The only game I play of popcap's 10/10
Posted: October 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
good TD-like game
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
You're fighting zombies with plants.. what's not to love!
Posted: October 11
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
50.0 hrs on record
The game certainly manages to provide some fun, but I encountered a phenomenon I noticed in several casual games. Even though they are fun at first, they become boring and repetitive after a relatively short amount of time. Even after you finished them, it feels less like an "achievement" and more like a chore. This might be linked to the absence of an actual plot.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
46.4 hrs on record
Looks like they removed the Cloud Support, all my Savegamefiles are gone now yay.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
75.1 hrs on record
worth
Posted: October 4
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69.2 hrs on record
Love it and you will love it tooo.
Posted: September 28
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108.8 hrs on record
It's okay.

9/10
Posted: September 28
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