As a 33-page guide to the popular tower defense mobile and PC game, Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide does help you become a better player, but it reads awkwardly at times. Don't expect to find any cheats or special tactics in it.
Concise: Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide tells you the essentials about the game, covering the gameplay and all the plants and zombies you must deal with. It's a quick read from start to finish.
Includes graphics: Every plant and zombie covered in this guide has its own icon, so that you can easily recognize it in the game. The guide would have been even more appealing if it included more graphics for the general and advanced strategies sections.
Useful extra features: You can set any of the pages as a wallpaper, bookmark pages for quick access, and search the text for keywords.
Unpolished UI: The guide's built-in reading app may feature a fancy page flip effect with sound, but it suffers from a tiny font, and zooming in just lowers the font quality. The bottom screen page navigation looks outright ugly, using the same icon for all pages and a barely legible page number.
Clumsy: While the tips in the guide are useful and presented in an accessible format, the text reads clumsily at times and includes minor typos, which can break the reading flow.
Plants vs Zombies 2 Game Guide will neither initiate you into the game nor offer you killer strategies. It's merely a compendium of tips that you must apply creatively, not a magic recipe to owning zombies.