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 (139 reviews) - 97% of the 139 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,735 reviews) - 96% of the 5,735 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 (139 reviews)
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Keef Baker
( 46.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
If you don't already own this and have even the vaguest interest in tower defence games then stop what you're doing and buy this.
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Phoenix
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is FANTASTIC. It is incredibly fun - a sort of tower defense type of idea twisted into something fresh and unique. It's very peppy and positive - an upbeat style of game, with enough of a challenge to keep you interested, and some really tough bonus levels.
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Luigifan111 Productions
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is the best seuqle to farm valle on de bookface.
why sunflower take so long?
Why is da green peas shoot the zombie so much.
what zombie do to you green?
10 of 10
hit them in the balls green pea.
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Tai Lopez
( 52.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Cool for a bit, old classic.
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Ғђ ▫Suicide's littlehelper
( 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?
Helpful? Yes No Funny
CygnusTM
( 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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SwagBob ClassyPants
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
A very addicting tower defense game that will keep you binded to your keyboard for hours on end.

Friendly artstyle, funny dialogue and waves after waves of zombies!!!!

If you're into a tower defense style game that has a lot of character behind it then i recommend buying PVZ GOTY edition...very cheap too but loads of value behind it!

Just hope PVZ 2 will ever be ported to PC...that's what bluestacks is for i guess. :P

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OmgItzTomos
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is a classic tower defense game I played alot of. Time passed by and I forgot I had this game. I played it and it still had its spark.

9/10
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NaRXs|sT
( 532.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Only played it for a bit, seemed alright, get for passing time.
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Odwolf
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Only gripe I have with this game is the absence of an HD option for the resolution. Everything else is perfect.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Mudvayne75
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great game lots of fun.
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jmzero
( 378.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
347 hours (time logged as of this review) is a huge understatement of the amount of value we've got out of this game (and doesn't even count all the time, as we owned this before Steam). I enjoyed going through the campaign. My kids like messing around. My wife may be the best Vasebreaker player of all time (she's got to like 50). Great game.
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Warchild
( 83.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
its AWESOME but last time it did not work sooo do you know how to make your screen or game to all of the other screens THEN DO THAT!
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Techonaut25
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
A fun game for not - so - serious gamers. Not really any different from standard edition, and it can run very well on any computer. It has nice graphics and runs smoothly without any lag. This game won't take you long to complete, but you may get bored of it half way through.

RATES - 7.5/10
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Stadolympik
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
One of my favorite game of all time.
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Thommie
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Great game, play it.
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Malthe_Dude[TF:CE]
( 60.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Possibly the greatest tower defense game ever. In games like btd, all you have to worry about is the bloons reaching the end, but here, the zombies interact with the plants in very interesting ways, and it makes for alot of mistakes, but also strategies, to be made by the player. I will say however, like many PopCap games, it's kinda short, although it does have alot of cool extra features to keep you playing for a long time.

10/10
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ᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚᅚ
( 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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Wufei
( 61.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game is so addicting and I have spent way too many hours on this game, than other more graphic advanced games!
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the gaming mulk shake
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
PVZ is a nice game to play when there is time to kill.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Plants and Zombies what more could you ask for?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Highly recommend. One of the best mini-game ever.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Cool for a bit, old classic.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Great game, just as i remember playing it on my cousins PC. Very nice
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
40 of 50 people (80%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Before the Electronic Art invasion...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is very well done. Endless enjoyable mini-games and tons of replayability in a very modular format. You don't need to have hours to sit down to enjoy this. A 10 minute coffee break and you can blast some zombies without worrying about having to leave shortly. Warning - it is addictive!!

Totally worth full price; you don't need to wait for a sale.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
One of my favorites games. Good, old PvZ.

Proses:
+ great cartoon graphic
+ 50 levels of great fun
+ mini-games
+ endless games
+ zombatar

Cons:
- the levels are too easy

10/10 PS. After completing that game, don't forget to download PvZ 2! :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This is a classic... played it for many times on mobile and at girlfriend's.

Finally I decided to buy my own copy and... it crashes to desktop whenever I try to start it on WIndows 10 :(

Please guys fix this ASAP... I want to play it :)
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Funny as hell!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
easy and fun game tottoraly recomend it
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38 of 74 people (51%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I cannot play this game. It keeps saying "Fatal error". What is going on. Iv'e tried to uninstall it and reinstall it.
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