Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2 enhances nearly everything from before.

Pit your plants against wave after wave of zombies in this sequel to the uber-popular PopCap game.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a truly triumphant return for one of the iPhone's and Android's most popular mobile games, with new features, characters, and game modes designed to keep you hooked for even longer. PopCap's newest mobile masterpiece takes everything that made Plants vs. Zombies great and ramps it up by a factor of three. While some will balk at the free-to-play model, especially after looking at the in-app purchase prices, the game plays well without upgrades and on a technical level is very finely made.

At first glance, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is not unlike the first game in the series. You gather sun, drop plants, and protect your home from zombies. But once the tutorial wraps up, new features start to fly fast and furiously. The time travel element is a fun change of pace, the new worlds offer unexpected challenges as you progress, from new range-style attacks, to plant combos and extremely creative uses of the zombie components to fight back. The game will get challenging, but at no time will it feel impossible without paying, a true hallmark of proper execution in a free-to-play game.

If you enjoyed Plants vs. Zombies on your iPhone and Android device, then you will love Plants vs. Zombies 2. It runs smoothly, plays quickly for on-the-go gaming, and is incredibly deep, with hours of enjoyment to be had (and frequent updates planned). This is one of the best games on the App Store and Play Store today.

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