Plants vs. Zombies FREE

Plants vs. Zombies FREE

Review

Nobody would imagine a zombie’s worst nightmare could be a weaponized plant. In this Tower Defense game, however, plants offer you a new lifeline and save you from hordes of angry and hungry zombies just itching to relish your brains. The game is as fun as it is simple, and everyone from experienced TD gamers to casual folk looking to pass a free afternoon in style will enjoy it immensely.

While the strategy often remains the same more or less throughout the game, the levels become progressively challenging, and even experienced TD gamers will take a few hours to get used to the ever-increasing speed. The environments are always changing, with daytime and nighttime plants and zombies and different lawn settings. Plants vs. Zombies is a fun mix of amusement and serious TD play and will definitely keep you riveted.  

Graphics and Sound 5/5

The graphics are cleverly animated to mirror a sense of fun, casual humor and at the same time provide the fast-paced action that keeps you glued to your screen. Each character is detailed with precise cartoony effects, and you’ll see everything from NFL-dressed zombies to smiling sunflowers. There’s a lot of color and contrast in Plants vs. Zombies, and the game is generally a pleasure to look at. The background soundtrack also keeps the game relaxed with a few crunching sounds to add effect.

Story Plot 5/5

The gameplay is set on a lawn which is divided into grids, and plants of different types that act as your tower’s defenses are placed on each of these lanes, protecting you from marauding zombies. Zombies can only move along one path (unless they ingest garlic), and plants can only shoot along one lane (with some exceptions). Plants are replenished using sunlight which is gathered during the day, and you can collect more by planting sunflowers.

Controls 5/5

The controls in this game are quite simple and intuitive for its TD genre. This is simply a point-and-click matter, and once you have the enemy in sight, you can pull the most suitable plant. Other—like selecting from the seed bar and planting or removing an unwanted plant—require you to simply tap an object and drop it at the desired location. On-screen prompts also make the controls much simpler.

Difficulty 4/5

Plants vs. Zombies is initially slow but gradually picks up speed as beat levels. It’s easier to play in daytime than at night where there is no sunshine to replenish your plants. While the simple controls allow you to beat even the higher levels with ease, a lot of eye-hand coordination is required.

Conclusion

This is a refreshingly simple and addictive game. There is a lot of character variety in the game which keeps it fresh, and I never felt like I was replaying the same scene over and over. There are also multiple levels and adventures. You have to combine strategy with a mix of speed and memory to successfully beat all the zombie hordes, which ensures this game doesn’t get boring.

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Plants vs. Zombies FREE review

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Sandra Parker

Plants vs. Zombies FREE review

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Nobody would imagine a zombie’s worst nightmare could be a weaponized plant. In this Tower Defense game, however, plants offer you a new lifeline and save you from hordes of angry and hungry zombies just itching to relish your brains. The game is as fun as it is simple, and everyone from experienced TD gamers to casual folk looking to pass a free afternoon in style will enjoy it immensely.

While the strategy often remains the same more or less throughout the game, the levels become progressively challenging, and even experienced TD gamers will take a few hours to get used to the ever-increasing speed. The environments are always changing, with daytime and nighttime plants and zombies and different lawn settings. Plants vs. Zombies is a fun mix of amusement and serious TD play and will definitely keep you riveted.  

Graphics and Sound 5/5

The graphics are cleverly animated to mirror a sense of fun, casual humor and at the same time provide the fast-paced action that keeps you glued to your screen. Each character is detailed with precise cartoony effects, and you’ll see everything from NFL-dressed zombies to smiling sunflowers. There’s a lot of color and contrast in Plants vs. Zombies, and the game is generally a pleasure to look at. The background soundtrack also keeps the game relaxed with a few crunching sounds to add effect.

Story Plot 5/5

The gameplay is set on a lawn which is divided into grids, and plants of different types that act as your tower’s defenses are placed on each of these lanes, protecting you from marauding zombies. Zombies can only move along one path (unless they ingest garlic), and plants can only shoot along one lane (with some exceptions). Plants are replenished using sunlight which is gathered during the day, and you can collect more by planting sunflowers.

Controls 5/5

The controls in this game are quite simple and intuitive for its TD genre. This is simply a point-and-click matter, and once you have the enemy in sight, you can pull the most suitable plant. Other—like selecting from the seed bar and planting or removing an unwanted plant—require you to simply tap an object and drop it at the desired location. On-screen prompts also make the controls much simpler.

Difficulty 4/5

Plants vs. Zombies is initially slow but gradually picks up speed as beat levels. It’s easier to play in daytime than at night where there is no sunshine to replenish your plants. While the simple controls allow you to beat even the higher levels with ease, a lot of eye-hand coordination is required.

Conclusion

This is a refreshingly simple and addictive game. There is a lot of character variety in the game which keeps it fresh, and I never felt like I was replaying the same scene over and over. There are also multiple levels and adventures. You have to combine strategy with a mix of speed and memory to successfully beat all the zombie hordes, which ensures this game doesn’t get boring.

Pros:

  • Tons of puzzles and mini-games
  • You can check your expected opposition in Adventure and Survival modes, allowing you to plan your defenses

Cons:

  • The initial transition to nighttime levels may be tough
  • The entire background is quite static
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