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.
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Very Positive (69 reviews) - 92% of the 69 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,206 reviews) - 96% of the 6,206 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Very fun game. I love it a lot and it is making put in the hours with all the fun modes. Thanks for reading this if you did :).
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Got this suuuuuuper cheap. Fun tower defense game. Better on a mobile platform.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
140.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
One of the best tower defense style games i've ever played!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I miss the Thriller Zombie. Disco Zombie is not as cool...
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Nice game but it should be a bit cheaper
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Great tower defence style game where plants meet zombies, in hope to defend your home with the right plants. Have to say this game can be addictive, and a good time killer if you feel like just mucking around for abit. Give it a 8 out of 10, wouldve liked if the missions were harder
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Zombie Apocolypse at your house? Start a garden.
Need to kill things? Start a garden.
Need to eat home grown food? Can't help you there.

Pros:
Plants killing ♥♥♥♥ing zombies
Zombie Tim Tebow (Football Zombie)
Zombie Michael Phelps (Swimming one)
Kill Things, Get Money

Cons:
Error: Cons not found. Plant like damage dealt to mainframe.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I played this game so many many times. :))
PvZ must be Game of the Century.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Played through the campaign 6...7? Thinking 7... Maybe 8. Or was it 5? Anyways I played PvZ a TON on the Iphone and ds. It was super fun but I cant say the same for this. Why? Cuz I played it to damn much on the phone and ds. Get this NOW.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
If you want a zombie killing plant simulator, this is the game for you!
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DOG EATER 69
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
THIS GAME IS BEST EVER!! What ever it is music or games, are all nice and playful. I prefer playing this game even more than other games!! :)
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Suraminator
31.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
for you tower defense fans.

7/10
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OctivTheGreat
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
good
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Ms. Minty
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
Plants vs. Zombies?

More like Plants vs. My Patients.
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IceMan
17.9 hrs
Posted: September 21
very nice game
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Dahaka
113.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
What is there to say that already hasn't been said?

The game is amazing and offers a ton of replay value despite each stage being almost identical. Once you figure out the format for victory it is almost assured if you don't mess up, and even then, the game is pretty forgiving.

The hardest part in the game are the mini-games and puzzels with adventure mode being mostly just a tutorial in how to play the other two modes.

But you know what? ♥♥♥♥ this game and ♥♥♥♥ PopCap for turning into money hungry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. This is one of those games that could have had amazing sequel after amazing sequel for all platforms, but instead they opted to sell out to EA and release a micro-transaction nightmare of a sequel for mobiel devices. This is what we get when people sell out. A great first product with hope for something more, then a big fact "♥♥♥♥ YOU" to the fans, with nothing but ♥♥♥♥ afterwords.
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Austin Russel
20.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
Plant vs Zombies is a good game if you lije to waste your time playing games. What i mean to say is that this game is very addicting and fun. But sometimes it can be really boring. Overall its a good game to pass the time. I give it a B
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Young Puyo Popper
54.9 hrs
Posted: September 17
Plants vs. Zombies is a FANTASTIC tower defense game well worth the time and money, Sale or no. Even works fine on Windows 10! (If you're unsure, go for a Demo. Be warned that you need to add "-changedir" in the launch options of the demo.)

It's got a long and difficult Adventure Mode, an amazing boss at stage 5-10, and lots of Endgame content, but Minigames and Puzzles are basically limited before Endgame. Give Survival a shot too, you could be farming LOTS of money. When playing on Windowed mode, In the Zen Garden, give your chocolate to Stinky when all of your fully grown Marigolds are Happy and Idle for an hour, watching broadcasts of Rocket League, Payday 2 etc. YOU WILL FARM LOTS! (Just keep your game onscreen, and NOT minimized) Once you fully grow a sprout from killing a Zombie that isn't a Marigold, Feel free to sell it after getting all the money earned from Watering it and Fertilizing it. YOU WILL EARN LOTS!

Sadly, this game is locked to 800x600. At least you get Steam Achievements in this. There are cool Popcap Easter Eggs when you scroll down on the Achievements section on the main menu. (R.I.P. Bookworm Lex, hope EA resurrects you. :steamsad:) The Zombatar also lets you create bad@$$ Zombies to also use as a Steam Profile Picture! Very well done for the GOTY edition to the devs.

So why are you looking at the negative reviews? Why not buy this game instead, it's an essential!
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Hammy The Ham
6.8 hrs
Posted: September 16
Game was good till I came across fog.
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