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Plants vs. Zombies

CNET Editors' review

We have yet to meet a game from PopCap that we didn't like, and Plants vs. Zombies is no exception. The premise doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but we don't care; like most other games from this publisher, it's addictively fun.

The game contains the same high-quality graphics we've come to expect from PopCap. The object of the game is to protect your house from a zombie invasion using a variety of plants in your front yard. Each of the plants needs a certain amount of sunshine (or points) for you to be able to plant it, and users gain more sun by planting sunflowers. The most basic weapon in this garden arsenal is the pea shooter, which takes zombies down after repeated shootings. As users move through the game, they gain access to other plants that block, blow up, and otherwise incapacitate the steadily advancing zombies. The game also includes mini-games and puzzles to periodically switch things up a bit. Although there is no in-game help--the zombies wouldn't want you to be too prepared--the game does come with a Readme file that can be accessed if users really can't figure it out. We give this game high marks all around. It has attractive graphics and good sound effects and, although the premise is simple, it gets progressively more challenging and interesting.

Plants vs. Zombies has a 30-minute trial period. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls without issues. We highly recommend this program to all users.

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  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.3 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "marvelous game highly reccomend it."

    November 12, 2013  |   By t-link

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    -game looks very nice
    -variety of plants
    -music is extremely catchy
    -game is very fun
    -takes stratagey to play

    Cons

    -gameplay kind of gets old after a long time of playing it.

    Summary

    overall, the game is one of my favorite pc games.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "not on my match"

    October 11, 2013  |   By pandadress

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    the characters are very cute

    Cons

    very simple

    Summary

    even though the game is very easy, but I think the characteristics are very cute, I like them very much, especially <a href="http://www.toyswill.com/plants-vs-zombies-plush-toysmagnetshroom-30cm-p-22.html">plants vs zombies zen garden magnet shroom</a>, Holly, I have but 5 PVZ toys from toyswill.com, whatever they make me happy!check here: http://www.toyswill.com/plants-vs-zombies-plush-toysmagnetshroom-30cm-p-22.html

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  • 5.0 stars

    "PopCap Marvel 10/10"

    August 16, 2012  |   By TechnologicBass

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    This Game is Very Fun And It has Exceptional Graphics with Amazing Animations and Some funny bits with strange but funny cheats(well actually just there for laughs)
    The Game Has a Very good Design and plot
    Whoever Made This Game is A Genius
    I Would Love To Share This Game To The world This is A Game Worth Adding to you Collection I Would Highly recommend it

    Cons

    A Few Bugs But Thats Pretty Much It

    Summary

    This Game Is a Great Game For all ages and all genders good for the family and good for individuals it has a Decent Price and does not require a Strong Computer to run it is the game of the Century Literally Well Done PopCap Games Keep Up The Good Work :-D

    Updated on Aug 16, 2012

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  • 3.0 stars

    "only fun for awhile"

    July 12, 2012  |   By winingisforlosers

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    fun somewhat tower defense style game that you enjoy for awhile

    Cons

    you lose interest after a half hour of playing

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nephew can't stop playing"

    October 17, 2011  |   By rdavis4516

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    Hear him laugh alot

    Cons

    Stays on computer too long

    Summary

    Fun game for kids

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Plant plants. Catch sun. Buy more plants. Kill zombies."

    May 15, 2011  |   By dealtadawn

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    Easy and quick.

    Cons

    Easy and quick.

    Summary

    It is entertaining for the first 20 minutes or so then loses its appeal for those seeking a more detailed game. This game is appropriate for the short attention span kids/adults.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "im having fun, wants to play more"

    May 14, 2011  |   By glacylynth

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    simlple game, anyone can do it

    Cons

    its addicting

    Summary



    Updated on May 14, 2011

    stress free game...love it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very addicting game by Popcap games"

    March 28, 2011  |   By techyjames

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    Very simple install, anyone can do it.
    incredibly addictive game, simple game but fun.

    Cons

    so far i have not run into any cons, but i can see this game becoming slightly boring after a while.

    Summary

    I think that anyone like a teenager and over can pick this game up and learn this in a very short time. people will be playing this game for a long time to come. I have never been disappointed by a PopCap Game, and this one prevailed, i played this game for about 2 - 3 weeks for a couple house a day and i am just now finding my self bored. Great Game

    James Sylvester

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not my thing"

    March 22, 2011  |   By hgiertler

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    quick and easy install, easy to understand and start playing

    Cons

    I just don't see the pull in this game.

    Summary

    I think this is a pre-teen kinda thingy. Mouse control, Easy relaxed play.
    Getting faster every round. Not much thinking involved

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A suitable game for different-ages of human. Nice game."

    January 27, 2011  |   By peishanc

    Version: Plants vs. Zombies 1.3

    Pros

    The arrange of characters espiecially in Plants, like Sunflower for producing Sunlight, Plants for attacking, and some exploding mines! Special, and brilliant! The controls, easy get handed, so I think a toddler until a grandpa will addict on this?

    Cons

    The vampires made me feel embarassing, LOL. And maybe if Im keep playing on this I will be bored, it seems like repeating and repeating and repeating, am I right? I can't pay it because Im still haven't get myself hired.

    Summary

    Just try. :) U will be entertained in this few 30minutes.

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