Plants vs Zombies is a tower defense game developed by PopCap Games, Inc. It is a free game where you take on the role of a homeowner in the middle of zombie warfare. The objective of each battle is to raise a crop of warrior plants that will block zombies from entering your home. The basic gameplay can appeal to both beginners and experienced gamers, but even seasoned defenders will find some levels difficult to beat. The game rolls out more defensive characters as the game progresses to make up for the increase in difficulty. It also eases you into each round by allowing you to play its mini-games, puzzles, and other game modes in between each round.
PvZ is set in a two-dimensional garden. The left-hand side displays your stock of plants and fungi, the center is your crop or garden, and the right-hand side is the zombie’s entrance. The garden is where the plants and zombies battle. Plants are placed on five to six stationary horizontal planes, attacking the zombies that enter your lawn.
The game’s currency is measured in Suns; each plant has a corresponding amount of Suns so it is important to be able to fill your lawn without spending too much. This is especially important when you’ve entered the night time level. This means you will not be able to replenish your Suns during battle. The game has other obstacles and layouts per level, such as pools, fog, lightning storms, rooftops, etc.
Towards the latter half of the game, you will receive a warning from a neighbor named Crazy Dave. He will give clues about an oncoming ambush. This will lead up to a random matchup. It can result in a bowling style game where you use walnuts to bowl down zombies or a modified version of a previous level but you must use the plants on a conveyor belt.
PvZ’s primary game mode is the Adventure mode. The adventure refers to the unpredictable layout of each round, rather than the game’s storyline. You will play a total of 50 rounds or levels. Every 5th level will be a mini-game while every 10th level will be a random matchup. Mini Games are for fun, so it does not affect your overall ranking. In the final round is the Survival mode. It serves as an endurance test as it has a seemingly endless stream of zombies.
You can also play the Survival mode apart from the main game. It has a normal and hard setting, and the objective is to capture 5 to 10 flags. Other game modes include puzzles and Zen Garden. Puzzles is an 18-level game of luck where you must guess which vase contains a plant seed or a zombie. Zen Garden can be likened to a rest stop as you will care for your current stock of plants.
User-friendly real-time strategy game
Plants vs. Zombies can benefit all gamers looking for simple game mechanics with highly-rewarding gameplay. It also generously provides resources for its players; whether you win or lose , you will be able to collect your Suns in full. Lastly, the two-dimensional interface allows you to easily transition from playing the game on your Windows desktop or laptop (operating system Windows 8 and Windows 10) to your Android or iOS device.