The developers of popular casual games like Bejeweled and Peggle, released Plants vs. Zombies, a fun riff on tower defense strategy genre where you have to save your house from zombies by placing garden plants in strategic places.
Protect your house from zombies
With millions of downloads, Plants vs. Zombies is amongst the best-known tower defense games and is fun for both old and young.
In Plants vs. Zombies you fight hordes of different types of zombies, like rugby players, divers, dancers, or just your typical slow-walking undead. You need to protect yourself and your home from the enemy with different flowers and vegetables. You do so by growing shooting flowers to deal damage, plant nuts to slow down enemies, or grow mushrooms and daisies which generate 'light points' to use as currency to grow new plants.
The learning curve of the game is quite smooth. The game starts relatively easy in early missions, and then gradually increases with bigger waves of enemy attacks, and also much tougher individual units. Players will learn to plan their defenses effectively and manage resources wisely by the end.
The controls are tight and easy to use, either by mouse, gamepad, or touchpad, depending on your preference.
You can take on different challenges besides the regular Adventure Mode. Plants vs. Zombies entertains for hours with Survival Mode, where you'll have to defend against an endless horde of zombies and try to beat the score for the longest time. Zen Garden Mode lets you relax and take care of your plants, helping you improve your gardening skills and reap the benefits.
Where can you run this program?
You can install the game on Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS mobile devices, and also on Xbox Live Arcade service.
Is there a better alternative?
It boils down to personal preference because there are many similar tower defense games such as Tiny Defense, Toys vs. Nightmares, Pirates of Teelonians, The Creeps! But Plants vs. Zombies is definitely among the best ones.
Plants vs. Zombies is a fun and quirky tower defense strategy game with a relaxed difficulty curve, perfect for quick casual fun on PC or mobile.
Should you download it?
Yes, the game is among the most popular ones in its genre due to its addictive gameplay, easy controls, and cartoony visuals.