Plants vs. Zombies are a 2021 browser-based strategy-adventure and tower defense game developed by PopCap Games and released by Electronic Arts. The third entry in the long-running Plants vs. Zombies series, the game revolves around plants fighting zombies in order to save Earth. In both Plants vs. Zombies games, a few plants are used as weapons against zombies, using unique abilities and effects to turn the tides of battle in your favor. There are 60 levels in total, as well as many unlockable features. This allows for plenty of variety and replay value, while maintaining a familiar interface that will be familiar to anyone who has played previous versions.
The story begins with Dr. Zombetti, who is found dead in his home. The remaining zombies have taken over his home and are ruling it with an iron fist, enforcing death and fear upon those who choose to live there. A rescue team consisting of Boom Bouncers, Lawn Bowlers, and Lightning Lizards make their way through the city to finally confront the Dr. One of them, Lightning Lily arrives at the site just in time to help defend the zombies from the anti-zombie forces. With the help of other characters, including a talking cake and a hologram, they are able to subdue the undead army and drive them away, leaving Earth safe once again.
Although Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare looks like a full-fledged game, it actually is only a part of a much bigger concept that Electronic Arts has had for a number of years now. Ever since the early days of the Sims franchise (a very popular and successful PC game), Electronic Arts has been creating games that would run on the idea and use the same engine that creates The Sims. This, in turn, allowed them to make multiple games, each of which would have their own story, style of play, and look and sound for the console. Now, with the release of Plants vs. Zombies, they are looking to combine the two into a single title. While this isn't a bad idea, and could pave the way for even more Plants vs. Zombies games to be developed for the future, it will probably be up to a new game to take the place of Garden Warfare.