Gardening just got dangerously undead
- Fun and original game
- Amusing graphics
- Many different plant weapons and zombie types
- Different modes
- First levels a bit too easy
- Start of each level is slow
- Music can be annoying
Plants vs. Zombies is a fun and easy game where you have to fight off the undead with an unusual weapon, the plants that grow in your garden.
Plants vs. Zombies is no doubt a bit different. Hordes of zombies want to eat your brain and will do whatever it takes to get to your house. You'll encounter a whole range of zombies, from the ordinary undead, to rugby players, divers, and dancers.
Although you'll have to make use of strategy and tactics to survive, every few levels, Plants vs. Zombies is broken up with mini-games like bowling, although you'll have wallnuts for a ball and zombies instead of pins. These and other challenges will earn you points that you can use later to buy new plant species or improve the ones you already have.
In addition to the original Adventure mode, Plants vs. Zombies comes with other modes to entertain you for hours. In the Survival mode, you'll have to defend yourself from an endless horde of zombies so that you can test how long you last, while in the Zen Garden mode, you'll have time to relax and take care of your plants before you reap the benefits of your gardening skills.
To protect yourself from the zombies, you'll have many flowers and vegetables to choose from: shooting flowers, nuts to slow down your enemies, or mushrooms and daisies that will help you harvest points of light to use as currency to grow new plants. All these plants will help make your home zombie-proof.
Control and Gameplay
Plants vs. Zombies is controlled using the mouse. The moves are easy to perform, which will help you handle yourself in advanced missions.
The Plants vs. Zombies learning curve is extremely smooth: the game leaves you relatively free in early missions, to the point where it feels like you're taking a leisurely stroll. This minimal difficulty gradually increases until the hellish final attacks, where you have to plan your defense perfectly and use resources well.
Technically, Plants vs. Zombies isn't exactly a cutting-edge game, but it certainly doesn't lack anything. Its got fun characters with a remarkable design that at some points, sees you actually starting to care for the curious-looking undead.
Undoubtedly, Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most fun and addictive games you can play on PC. The number of both plants and zombies is huge, but they're gradually introduced so that you can avoid getting stuck on a level for a long time.