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:
Overwhelmingly Positive (108 reviews) - 99% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,775 reviews) - 96% of the 5,775 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 5, 2009

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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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Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,775 reviews)
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It's Just A Prank Bro
( 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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Lovelyfma
( 55.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
..............................................I literally restarted this game from like new beginings like 4 times. Sigh, I used to think this game was just a waste of time..... (it still is but its just... reaaally fun) So, like you can get it if you want to. It's a pretty great game. Low cost too.
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KOD # VIGONI
( 122.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Protect your brain from the zombies! =)
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GabrielsGaming19
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I LOVE THIS GAME. Definitely recommend this game! anyone who says it doesn't work is lying. I bought this game yesterday and it worked.
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XxDogescoperxX [DogeArmy]
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Such a great, well made game, brings back great memories and I actually prefer this game to the sequel, I recommend this to anybody whos looking for a nice, challenging strategy game to play!
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Logan
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
its asome
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White Goodman
( 44.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Pretty easy don't let the zombies get to the the end of your lawn.
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Hatty
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Really enjoyable tower defense game.
First played this back on the PC back in like 2009, enjoyed it a lot, eventually got it on my old Iphone 3 as an app.

+The graphics are nice and not scary for kids,
+the zombies attacks are creative, some are long ranged, some tough, some invite 'friends'
+theres tons of extra modes like shopping, and puzzle modes, mini games.

I don't think theres anything wrong with it in my opinion, it's a fairly long game too.
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Mightyena
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Plants vs. Zombies is a charming, kid-friendly juxtapostion to other zombie themed games available on Steam.
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Fasriel
( 67.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Highly recommended
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SilentChilli
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
great game. this is a bad port. ♥♥♥♥ graphics. blurry.
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[E]vi[L]
( 42.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Funny game!! :)
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ultimatejet7
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
A fun pop cap games with a cartoon-ish style for the plants and zombies
although i got the GOTY edition it's fun in small bursts i would also recommended
only playing in small bursts because going through it can be a lil draining
if i were to recommend it to someone i'd say wait for a sale :)
other then that a good time :P
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Wheatley
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Everyone knows what this game is like. I personally think it is pretty good. The reason I bought this game is because Lord Gaben brought upon us another Summer Sale, So I couldn't resist getting it.
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j0ny_brav0
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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guinzu
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Pure mindless fun!
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xXn00bslayerXx
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
The Plants VS. Zombies series is one of my favorite game series ever. PvZ (PvZ is for Plants Vs. Zombies) is not you're typical tower defence game. In the game you use plants to defeat hordes of oncoming zombies. I give this game a 9/10.
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PaSha SLiM
( 907.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
It's alright !
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Andreas444
( 51.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Best tower defense game,even i dont like these type of games.Also play this PVZ game before PVZ 2 and Garden Warfare,you will see the true fun in this game,no DLC`s,not buying things frim game with real money,also EA now made the series to be a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t one to me except this game,i can say the best version of this game is the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions because it has Versus mode and Co-op.Also an important note in Steam version of the game is they cut Michael Jackson zombie (R.I.P Michael Jackson),achievements on Steam which only 1 i hate so much,you will see by yourself.
Its a lot of plants,some useful some are not depending by level,5 chapters now:``SPOILERS``:Also is a lot of zombie types like buckethead zombie,pogo zombie,Giga Gargantuar etc.Modes to play:Adventure,Mini-games,Puzzles,Survival.
Just get the game and you will see how so fun is it.
Final note:9.5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Plants vs Zombies is an old game that still holds it's own. The setting is your house where you are in charge of planting mutant plants to defend your home from zombies. You meet only one other character called Crazy Dave, 'cause his shop is, "Crazy!" This tower defense game will challenge your mind as you progress to more difficult levels. What Pop Cap Games had created is a game that is one of the most addictive of it's kind.

You won't grow tired with Plants vs Zombies as there is a variety of plants (towers) to use. Each plant can be used tactically, like using a Hypno-Shroom against a zombie. Just as the plants name implies it hypnotizes the zombie to fight for your side, obviously recommended for tougher enemies . There are plenty of other plants of it's ilk in this game to meet your strategic need.

Plants vs Zombies has plenty of other challenges like, mini-games, puzzles and survival modes. The mini-games range from plant zombies that shoot back at you, to playing whack-a-zombie. The puzzle mode gives you a chance to play in different modes as the zombies or a breaking a pot game. (Where is Link when you need him?) Survival mode is similar to adventure mode; it just has more challenging levels. Then, there is a Zen Garden you can unlock as you progress through adventure mode. The goal there is to make a money farm for your grinding and to help grow a talking tree. So, yes plenty of other things to do long after you have finished adventure mode.

What kind a game has so much replay value? My wife and son still enjoy playing it, years after it's release. It is a shame we won't likely be seeing a true sequel for the PC, but at least it's on your mobile phone. (Thanks EA...) Plants vs Zombies has plenty of fun for everyone of all ages. This game can stand tall for being one of the best games of it's genre and for the price. Why not pick one up for yourself?
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Игра богов,просто шик!!!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
I love the game!! It's very entertaining, keeps you on your toes and makes you think.
The only thing I don't like about it is that after you complete the 5 levels (I think, can't recall when it happens) and go back to the first level to start again (still keeping all plants and progress), Crazy Dave starts picking 3 plants for you. I understand that it adds as a challenge, however, it would have been better if it could be an option or box that you can untick if you want to choose your own.

That said, I still play it, it's very awesome, and highly recommended :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Best tower defense game,even i dont like these type of games.Also play this PVZ game before PVZ 2 and Garden Warfare,you will see the true fun in this game,no DLC`s,not buying things frim game with real money,also EA now made the series to be a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t one to me except this game,i can say the best version of this game is the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions because it has Versus mode and Co-op.Also an important note in Steam version of the game is they cut Michael Jackson zombie (R.I.P Michael Jackson),achievements on Steam which only 1 i hate so much,you will see by yourself.
Its a lot of plants,some useful some are not depending by level,5 chapters now:``SPOILERS``:Also is a lot of zombie types like buckethead zombie,pogo zombie,Giga Gargantuar etc.Modes to play:Adventure,Mini-games,Puzzles,Survival.
Just get the game and you will see how so fun is it.
Final note:9.5/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
ᅚᅚᅚᅚYou found a note:

Hello,
ᅚThis iz your muther. Please
come over to myhouse for "meatloaf"
Leave your front door open and
your lawn unguarded.
ᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚsincerely,
ᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚMom (not the Zombies)


10/10 would serve up my brain again
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
290.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Addictive gameplay. If you are into achievement collecting, that will keep you playing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
The Plants VS. Zombies series is one of my favorite game series ever. PvZ (PvZ is for Plants Vs. Zombies) is not you're typical tower defence game. In the game you use plants to defeat hordes of oncoming zombies. I give this game a 9/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Such a great, well made game, brings back great memories and I actually prefer this game to the sequel, I recommend this to anybody whos looking for a nice, challenging strategy game to play!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
A fun pop cap games with a cartoon-ish style for the plants and zombies
although i got the GOTY edition it's fun in small bursts i would also recommended
only playing in small bursts because going through it can be a lil draining
if i were to recommend it to someone i'd say wait for a sale :)
other then that a good time :P
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Really enjoyable tower defense game.
First played this back on the PC back in like 2009, enjoyed it a lot, eventually got it on my old Iphone 3 as an app.

+The graphics are nice and not scary for kids,
+the zombies attacks are creative, some are long ranged, some tough, some invite 'friends'
+theres tons of extra modes like shopping, and puzzle modes, mini games.

I don't think theres anything wrong with it in my opinion, it's a fairly long game too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
122.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Protect your brain from the zombies! =)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Cool for a bit, old classic.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Love This Game!! Totally One of my Top Favs
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
As playing this game for more than a hour, I can safely write this review.

I played this game back in 2009 and I had a blast. The last time I played this game was about 2 years ago. I'm back playing it, though. If you want a awesome Plants vs Zombies game that isn't infested with EA then buy this. Or in general, if you want a awesome tower defense, go with this.

There is only one downside. This game works perfectly with Windows 7 and lower. I have Windows 8.1... So what does that mean?

It means that if you play with 3D acceleration and Fullscreen there would be constant frame drops (this isn't my computer, there are people on the steam discussion page that have the same problem.) and weird blocky pixelated shapes around the zombies, the plants, everything... and the game would look really pixelated. But if you play in windowed mode and turn off 3D acceleration then everything is fine. I'm able to play the game in a good 120 FPS.

Overall, It's a really good tower defense. I would recommend it to anyone, not just gamers, but everyone. I had a blast back in 2009 when I played this game, and now I can play it again.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
This is good fun to pass away an hour or two at a time as it is quite repetetive. But despite the slight problems, I would still recommend it.

I tried the demo first and had an 'Invalid command line parameters -changedir' issue, which I managed to overcome. Despite the problem, I bought the game. When I tried to run the game it had a completely different issue... 'Fatal error - Access Violation (code 0xc0000005)...'
Not a good start. I searched for ages, through loads of forums of people with similar problems and it all seems to come down to display. After trying almost everything I could find, this is what worked for me.
The game doesn't seem to like loading full screen, so you can fix this in regedit.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SteamPopCap\PlantsVsZombies\

And set ScreenMode to 0

The game loaded for me this way. Once in the game Alt+Return puts you in full screen again.

I hope this helps someone/everyone.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Absolutely amazing game, i have played it for so many years since i was young. On the pc's at school, at home, on my ipod and ipad. I recommend the game to anyone because it is deffinitely something worth buying. The game is set out perfectly, instructions are clear, gameplay is awesome and the achievements are possible to get. You wont waste your money!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Love this game, so fun and so much to do!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Funny as hell!
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