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:
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Very Positive (113 reviews) - 89% of the 113 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,160 reviews) - 96% of the 6,160 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (113 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,160 reviews)
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sonic
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
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Noexit™
30.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Stupid zombies. Thinking they can mess up my garden. I showed them and enjoyed every minute of it.
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SnowyDude74 #RentalvMashups
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
It's the Jerry Seinfeld of tower defense games. Still an actor, but changes up the formula to add a nice twist to it.
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Nikkitjeeh
21.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
Very funny! Buy it. I don't regret buying this
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Jack
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
My childhood.....Long times ago.
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Lowguard
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
I remember playing this on Xbox and bought it for PC really love the game the gameplay is really fun especially the minigames and puzzles and I also like the music which really helps you get into the game. Definitely 10/10 game.
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Metabloxer
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
To keep it short, Plants Vs Zombies is a game about strategizing. You have a variety of Plants that do certain things. Some are more powerful, but require more of the main resource, sun, to use. The zombies will (usually) walk directly forward across lanes, and you can place plants in each of those lanes to attempt to stop them. As you go through the game, you unlock new plants that serve a specific purpose, sometimes to deal with a special type of zombie. The game is a real-time strategy, but it isn't fast paced.

However, there is more to it. Through the main game, the area you play in changes a couple times, requiring you to rething what should go where as you manage resources and space. Even more, there are occasional minigames that have their own rules. These minigames, along with unique ones, can be played outside of the main game.

Once you learn what each plant does, you begin to think about how to make it all work together, forming your own strategies. Some of the best strategies work with the playing field as a whole rather than each lane as it's own defence. This means that plant that move zombies, attack in multiple rows, or have an effect in lanes other than it's own can provide a lot of power to different stragegies.

On an unrelated note: I like the second game a lot too. I won't go into detail here, though.
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Jack
27.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
it's good
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Daniel.Drache
12.8 hrs
Posted: August 19
Great game
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bengray2004
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 19
my game wont open when i open it ,it will zoom in top lefdt of my screen and stay at my desktop and do nothing please fix this or if somebody knows how to fix this please tell me thank you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
*Got some sunlight
*Planted a pea shooter
*Proceeded to make it fire at zombies
*Planted 20 more
*Walked inside house
*Sat on computer to play some Plants vs Zombies
10/10 would kill zombies again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I love killing Vegetarians.

Because these zombies never touched my house for once.

Even this or that, quality game, part of my childhood, worth buying again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Interesting take on tower defense. Zombie theme is well done, game is funny but tactical. Decent if not spectacular graphics, doesn't need a graphics card. Main adventure mode is a little short, a good player can complete adventure mode in 3 hours or so. But there are a lot of side minigames you can unlock and play. There is an endless survival mode that can soak up dozens of hours strategizing. Low memory requirement. Tied with FTL for my favorite light game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Really fun. Easily worth $5.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I beat it 5+ times already when i was a little kid. Now i have the chance to beat it alot more
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
One of the most addicting game out there.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
its fun and brings back memories
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Excellent casual game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game was really good but the sequel was ♥♥♥♥, i'm not saying you cant make it better but PvZ is such a nostalgic game because its realease was 7 years ago but the sequel, even though it did good in thee markets, it was not good enough for me and i am not blind in this situation as i have completed both games. I beat PvZ 1 about 7 times and PvZ 2 once. This is not coming out of nostalgia this is coming from the style the stuff implemeented were fine, the thing that really put me in a weird spot was the fact that stylistically the game did not exactly improve or strive in the subjects it was focusing on in PvZ 1. You had 7 years of room for improvement, I expected something better, but you can still make it up in PvZ 3 or PvZ Heroes. It was a good run
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
414 of 433 people (96%) found this review helpful
199 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
Nobody forced me to pay real money to unlock plants.
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