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:
Recent:
Very Positive (94 reviews) - 94% of the 94 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,870 reviews) - 96% of the 5,870 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 5, 2009

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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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (94 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,870 reviews)
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Dat Boi
( 3,504.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I think I've finally completed it now...
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Chinz_
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Having just bought this classic during the sale, I was dishearted when it refused to launch.

A few quick searches led me to others having problems running the game.

Having tried serveral different workarounds and "fixes" finally I spotted this one comment on the steam thread I was reading.

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If you have a monitor with G-Sync and this is enabled, the game will crash on launch. Disable G-Sync for C:\programdata\popcap games\plantsvszombies\popcapgame1.exe in NVIDIA Control Panel > 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings.
Origin version has the same problem and can be fixed in a similar way, so it is not a Steam problem.

Just wanted to share my solution if anybody else still plays this game :)

So a big THANK YOU! for getting my game running KTC

Once I had the game running I had to disable "3D Acceleration" in the game options to stop the black side panels strobing.

Still a great game. 10/10
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Lucelovely
( 902.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I got this game years ago, and I'm still addicted to it.
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Bacxaber
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Cheap. Fun. Addicting. Get this game.
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Skyflyer37
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
good times when I use to play this with my cousion's and sister.....very fun game! I got this game when it first came out on disk, and then during steam sale 2016 I saw it and had to get it! A very fun tower defense game! a must have!!!!
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neodragonkiller
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Love this game to death ;) its a fun little game used to play it alot now i can enjoy it agian to anyone look to buy this game get it :D. love this game 100000000000000000% <3
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STRG4
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
great game however not much replayability
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Sea Otter
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
game not playable due to black screen problem :(
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Solha
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
If you want a cheap steam game to entertain you for some hours I recommend this game.
Sure I've played it on a smartphone and tablet before, but I got to say it was still fun to redo the game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
This was a fun game. Made me think of the zombie apocalypse to come.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Man, me and Plants VS. Zombies go way back. I love it so much! It might be an old (and dare I say wierd) game but it's definitely well worth the money if you haven't gotten the chance to try it!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
If you are vegan, this game will be perfect for you! No animals will get hurt. Cabbages, pea, corn, pepper and potatoes get hurt instead! Oh, and you hurt zombies using them, too.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Immense waste of time. I regret nothing.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is truly amazing, those who say its bad, They truly didnt live in the mario/old ages, Those people, SUCK FOREVER. Listen, if you were holding plants vs zombies and call of duty i would pick plants vs zombies. Its simply addicting but it gets boring after a while when you completed endless survival. i recommend this game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Simple, easy, fun, tower defense game.

I like it, my sister likes it, hell my mom liked it.
You probably already own this game unless you've been living in the woods for the past few years.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Pretty fun, currently my video settins must be messed up or something cause its quality is really poor and looks better when not in full screen, that being said... unfortunately I don't think it has enough options to fix the issue. Still, it can be fun and addicting at times.

I feel this game received more attention than it needed and kind of set the bar to high for me but o well. I am still glad i bought it and will play it again eventually.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I love this game, it's so addicting and entertaining!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I consider myself a pretty big Plants vs. Zombies fan having played through all of the games multiple times. That being said going back to the start and playing this GOTY Edition makes me realize I really want another plants vs zombies game that's not a shooter. I love the Garden Warfare series, but that's no reason not to give us release of both. The more fans the better right?

If any of you are not familiar with PVZ yet this is the perfect place to start. it really is as simple as Plants vs. Zombies.
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