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Plants vs. Zombies

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User Reviews

Dr. Zomboss Rules Them All! iPhone Lady T-Dawg (720)
Hilarious and very addictive strategy game Windows Ferragus (48)
Gardening has never been so much fun. Windows dreamstealer (146)
Supreme in its mediocrity Windows Alex Z (1000)

Our Users Say

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Android 7 3.9
bada 2 4.5
BlackBerry Awaiting 1 votes...
iPad 5 3.5
iPhone 10 4.3
Macintosh 4 4.5
Nintendo DS 5 4.3
Nintendo DSi 4 4.3
PlayStation 3 6 4.2
PS Vita 1 4.0
Symbian Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 55 4.3
Windows Phone 2 4.5
Xbox 360 6 4.4
Combined MobyScore 107 4.2


The Press Says

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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
Even so, this is a terrific value considering how these games warp the time continuum and make crack look like a mildly addictive drug. This package sells for under $20, so run out and buy it immediately.
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MacintoshCNET
Sounds complicated? It isn't. Sounds weird? It is, but this is one of the most addictive games we've played, and replay is still strong. The music and effects are great, too.
100
iPhoneGod is a Geek
Fans of the PC version will love that they have an excuse to play this again, newcomers to the genre or someone looking for a really fun game full of humour will find solace in Plants vs. Zombies.
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Xbox 360God is a Geek
At 1200 microsoft points Plants vs. Zombies is an absolute steal (even if like me, this is the third version you’ve purchased it) and in a world where value is key, you’ll struggle to find a better value proposition than this title. 50 missions and 21 mini-games will keep you going for a long time indeed. The only thing that prevents it from perfection is the lack of online co-op, but nevertheless this is an absolute must buy.
100
Windows PhoneGod is a Geek
If you’ve read this article until this point and you’re not already on the Windows Phone Marketplace downloading Plants Vs. Zombies then go and do it now, you won’t be disappointed. People who have never played the game before, and people who have bought it on any device it’s been released on will all enjoy this new portable version of the title. If you’ve ever wanted to get some Xbox LIVE Achievements while you’re on the train to work, and having a massive amount of fun while you’re at it, then go and get Plants Vs. Zombies right now.
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WindowsUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Plants vs. Zombies is one of the strongest titles to come out of PopCap's genius factory. There's a ton of creativity, replay value and fun smashed into a relatively small (and PC/Mac friendly package...since it can run set-ups with little to no video card). It's the most fun I've had on the computer since World of Goo and it should not be missed.
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WindowsHonestGamers
The addictive nature of Plants vs. Zombies comes as a bit of a surprise given the generally repetitive nature of its design. There are several available modes of play that switch things up with varying degrees of success, but they almost all come down to the same basic task: keep your brains in your cranium!
100
WindowsGame Shark
It’s this light-heartedness that makes it so gosh darn likable. Plants vs. Zombies is an immensely fun and wonderfully imaginative strategy game that makes for one of the most enjoyable experiences of the year.
100
iPhoneTouch Arcade
The iPhone port is absolutely phenomenal, and even though it's lacking a few game modes, there's always hope for them to be implemented in the future either via an update or a DLC add-on. There isn't a lite version, but there is a free Flash demo that I highly recommend trying if this is the first you've heard of Plants vs. Zombies.
100
iPhoneDestructoid
What really makes this game is that it's portable and playable anywhere. By simply exiting out of a match the game will save, letting you pick right back up whenever you have a free second. Unless you hate tower defense style games, this is a must buy, no question. The real kicker here is that this fantastic game is only $2.99. What are you waiting for?
100
iPhoneSlide to Play
This absorbing and unique take on tower defense, or “flower defense”, is brimming with personality.
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iPadSlide to Play
Plants vs Zombies HD is everything you'd expect, with a little bit more.
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iPhonePocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Plants vs Zombies, le très populaire tower defense de PopCap Games (PC, Mac), arrive sur iPhone et iPod Touch. Encore un tower defense, nous direz-vous ! Oui, mais celui-ci vaut réellement le coup : original, rafraîchissant et très jouable, Plants vs Zombies a tout pour lui.
100
Nintendo DSPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Les jeux de tower defense et autres variantes sont encore assez rares sur Nintendo DS. Même si Plants vs Zombies est un titre qui accuse déjà de deux ans d’âge, il reste l’un des meilleurs représentants de sa catégorie, et de loin. Riche en contenus, varié en terme de gameplay et, surtout, terriblement attachant de part son style graphique si particulier, Plants vs Zombies est un jeu à mettre entre toutes les mains. Vous ne le lâcherez pas de sitôt !
100
MacintoshMacLife
You'll smile at the clever Plants vs. Zombies animation and sound, but compelling strategy rules give it even deeper roots.
100
MacintoshOS X Reality
Back to Plants vs Zombies, this is by far the best tower defense game I’ve played on Mac OS X, actually on any platform for that matter. Seriously, if you’re a Mac gamer don’t miss out in this one! Kudos to PopCap Games for making such an awesome game!
100
WindowsDestructoid
Throughout my play, I discovered nearly nothing wrong. If I wanted to quibble, I would point out that occasionally the bowling levels are a little too hard, the rooftop levels are a bit out of character with the rest of the game thanks to the introduction of the catapult, and the initial play-through of Adventure Mode is pretty easy. But those are just quibbles. Do yourself a favor and buy Plants vs. Zombies if you’re even considering it.
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WindowsGamer Limit
Overall, at $20, Plants vs. Zombies provides more content and stylized fun than most full retail purchases out there. I urge everyone with a PC to go download this game right away; you won’t be disappointed.
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Nintendo DSiMag'64
"Pflanzen gegen Zombies" ist ein geradezu vorbildlich einsteigerfreundliches Tower Defense-Game. Und dank zweitem Durchgang und (zum Ende hin) gesalzenen Minispielen kommen auch Genreveteranen auf ihre Kosten. Dank des enormen Umfangs von zwei mal 50 Levels sowie 20 Minispielen, der exzellenten Langzeitmotivation und des amüsanten Gameplays ist auch der Premiumpreis von 800 Punkten voll und ganz gerechtfertigt.
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Xbox 360Video Game Generation
The game is a great deal whichever way you choose - for those who don’t have the two included games, the extra $5 on the disc version makes it a steal. The one downside to the disc version is that it cannot be installed to your hard drive, causing undue wear and tear on your Xbox 360 as you can easily lose several hours without even realizing it playing this very silly game. The gameplay does require some strategy and the graphics, colors and sound effects bring a lot to the experience. You can’t help but laugh at a lot of the situations you find yourself in, who you’re fighting against, and who’s fighting for you – it’s a real motley crew on either side of this lawn war, while you’re apparently oblivious inside the house. While there’s nothing really profound to impart this time around, I can’t stress enough how much goofy fun this one is. Highly recommended.
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WindowsGamers.at
Ein Must-Buy für ... eigentlich jeden einzelnen Gamer, der sich das Spiel leisten kann, egal welcher Genre-Fraktion er auch angehört! Plants versus Zombies darf man einfach nicht verpassen, denn selten hat ein eigentlich simples Spiel so viel Spaß gemacht und nochdazu so viel Content für dermaßen wenig Geld geboten. Da kann man nur anfangen zu singen. Und jetzt alle! There's a zombie on my lawn...
92
PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
Plants vs. Zombies is one of those games that is relatively simple in concept but a lot of fun to play, as evidenced by its appearance on just about every platform that supports games. It's taken a bit of time, but the game has finally come to the PS3 as a PSN downloadable title. If you've enjoyed the game on another platform and are considering adding it to your PS3 library, I can assure you that the port to Sony's console has been done expertly – the graphics look great in hi-def (yes, they're cartoon like, but they're not iPhone graphics stretched to fit a higher resolution) and the controls work really well. So, in short, go for it.
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WindowsPlay.tm
Plants Vs Zombies is clearly a labour of love and on top of that it's what you might call the perfection of simplistic budget gaming. The game stimulates the emotional mind from start to finish, providing the kind of spontaneous quick-fire stimulation that our minds have come to expect from 21st century lifestyles. At this price tag there is simply no reason why literally anyone could not purchase and enjoy this great game; addiction, variation, entertainment and simplicity all in one neat little package. Mad props.
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WindowsThe A.V. Club
Plants Vs. Zombies’ gratification isn’t all instant. The rest of the time, it slowly shambles up on you.
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Windows1UP
Despite its initial approachability, PvZ gets surprisingly challenging toward the end of the game; the zombie types evolve much stronger defenses or gain special attributes that can bypass certain plants all-together.
91
WindowsGame Revolution
Plants vs. Zombies might seem like a dumbed-down tower defense game at first, but like Swords and Soldiers proved, depth can be found in simple games. Regardless of which side you pick to defend, you'll find an interesting and highly enjoyable game in Plants vs. Zombies, no matter how long you have to play.
91
WindowsWorth Playing
Plants vs. Zombies is a wonderful take on the tower defense sub-genre of strategy gaming. Popcap has successfully boiled down the formula into something that the casual gaming crowd can enjoy, and while experienced gamers may find it easy, more challenge awaits once you've already beaten the game. The game may drag on for a little too long through the middle sections of the campaign, but the rest is a blast and comes highly recommended to anyone who loves zombies or strategy games.
90
PS VitaIGN
Plants vs. Zombies rocked from the very first PC version, and I'm happy to report that the PlayStation Vita game is just as rad. Zombies in pole vault outfits are cute, strategizing against screen door shield-packing ghouls is brilliant, and the controls feel nearly perfect. Plants vs. Zombies continues to be one of the best games on any platform.
90
WindowsMultiplayer.it
Divertente, longevo e immediato, Plants vs. Zombies è un piccolo gioiello di mini-strategia in tempo reale capace di coinvolgere un'utenza trasversale, magari restando aperto in finestra in attesa di essere usato durante qualche pausa lavorativa. L'acquisto è più che consigliato, impossibile pentirsene per chiunque non viva di sole sparatorie.
90
WindowsCheat Code Central
Loaded with an upbeat, colorful art style and ample audio silliness, Plants vs. Zombies is as fun to watch as it is to play - even while sticking to a family-friendly vibe.
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WindowsGameplayer.se
Om du inhandlar Plants vs. Zombies kommer du definitivt att få ett spel värt pengarna. Utöver de timmar du kommer att spendera på äventyrsläget så finns även mängder med minispel att tackla, ett överlevnadsläge med mängder av speltimmar och ett pusselläge som bjuder på lite mer klurande.
90
WindowsGames Aktuell
Plants vs. Zombies ist ein überraschend unterhaltsames Spiel geworden, dass definitiv Suchtpotential bietet und ständig motiviert! Der Schwierigkeitsgrad steigt konstant an und der Umfang ist mit 50 Missionen und den zahlreichen Mini-Spielen eindrucksvoll für ein "Casual Game".
90
WindowsWired
Simple, addictive gameplay; huge cast of diverse characters; simplistic yet cleverly stylized graphics.
90
Windowsvideogamer.com
With a main game mode that spans 50 levels, numerous unlockable modes that extend the lifespan significantly, stupidly addictive gameplay and fun-infused presentation you'd be a fool to pass up Plants Vs Zombies.
90
WindowsGameSpy
The sheer absurdity of Plants vs. Zombies' premise is a large part of the game's charm.
90
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
In game terms this is your basic tower-defense set up. Zombies are coming and you have to prevent them from doing so. In this case you wish to prevent them from crossing your lawn and entering your home where you are, presumably, hoping to keep your thought processes internal rather than not.
90
WindowsTrue Game Headz
“Plants vs. Zombies” deserves a heavy recommendation for newcomers and seasoned veterans alike, although it clearly plays up the humor to introduce the genre to new players. The game is enjoyable, different, and altogether a great experience. If you’re willing to throw down $20 and are up for something a little different, you won’t go wrong with this game. This mere existence of this game once again proves that PopCap are the kings of casual gaming, and they’ve created yet another title worth playing over again and over again.
90
WindowsBrash Games
As soon as I saw the comic-like graphics and silly storyline I fell in love. While it won’t stretch the high-end machine it can at least run on those older units that are currently gathering gaming dust with the current vogue of intensive gunfire games. Popcap has launched a diamond of a game, you won’t get bored and it will take a good number of hours before you complete everything, ideal for those times when you’re supposed to be working.
90
iPadIGN UK
From the moment we saw the bizarre music video for Plants vs. Zombies we knew we wanted to play this game. It really is fantastic and stands right up there with PopCap's other hits like Peggle and Bejeweled. It has that elusive "special something" that gets its hooks in you and convinces you to skip food, sleep, and other essentials just to see what the next level has in store. If you've never played a tower defense game before, this is the one you should try. And at just $9.99, you're getting it for half the price of the PC original. It is an excellent deal.
90
iPadNZGamer
So if you have an iPad, you’ll be wanting this one. It’s one of the best games currently available on the device, hands down. Now go forth and stop the undead rampage!
90
Nintendo DSPocket Gamer UK
Plants vs. Zombies belies its cartoonish appearance with a deep and engaging tactical experience providing lasting appeal.
90
Nintendo DSThunderbolt Games
Already played Plants vs. Zombies? Yeah, so have I. Playing the DS version, though, has gotten me hooked all over again. In terms of gameplay and features, PvZ on DS edges out ahead of pretty much any other version out there. The question is, of course, do you need yet another copy of the game? For me, the answer’s easy. I loved PvZ before, but it was a drag being tethered to my PC. Now, I can take the game with me anywhere I go, and it just feels more at home on Nintendo’s handheld. If you already own a portable version of the game, this probably isn’t worth another dip. For everyone else, this is the version to pick up.
90
iPhoneGameZone
In an age crowded with zombie games and tower defense games, Plants Vs. Zombies manages to stand out by taking a completely unique approach. This is a humorous and addicting casual game, far from the tense and gory experience found in most zombie games. It’s great to see a fresh take on zombies and it’s obvious that Pop Cap went to great lengths to carve a niche in the genre. Humorous characters, a huge variety of enemies, and a healthy dose of difficulty help to eliminate tedium and place Plants Vs. Zombies right up there with Bejeweled and Peggle.
90
iPadPocket Gamer UK
Plants vs. Zombies HD remains rooted in the comic tower defence gameplay that made previous versions such a pleasure.
90
Nintendo DSGame industry News (GiN)
But that said, it’s well worth the 20 dollar investment. The new game modes alone make this a must-have for any PvZ fan. Plants vs Zombies again provides players with hours of entertainment, and for around $20 it’s a smart investment.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
Plants vs. Zombies is charming and addictive, standing right up there with the best of PopCap's offerings like Peggle. It has that elusive "special something" that gets its hooks in you and convinces you to forego food, sleep, and other essentials just to see what the next level has in store. Even if you've already played through the game on PC or iPhone, the new versus multiplayer mode is definitely worth checking out.
90
Xbox 360GamingEvolution
Plants vs. Zombies is a very addictive tower defense title, which is right up there with the likes of another PopCap Games title, Peggle. While it does retain some of the core characteristics that other tower defense titles use, PopCap Games made sure to give this title its own flare and own personality to separate itself for the rest. While some may not see the reason the replay this title if they already have done so with the PC and iPhone versions, the inclusion of the multiplayer modes and unique approach to the leaderboards are more than enough reason to pick this up and show your friends whose the top dawg.
90
WindowsGood Game
Well I reckon considering what it is, which is, forgive me for using the term but firmly on the casual end of the spectrum, I think it’s a very well made game. It's compulsive gameplay is complimented by quality, hilarious animation. 9/10 from me.
90
WindowsBlend Games
If you're looking for a game to play in quick 15-20 minute chunks, well, you better stop right now before Plants vs Zombies gets you in its cold, dead grasp, and has you wondering just where in the hell the last few hours went. It's clever, adorable, and has enough content to keep you playing for a long time. Plus, you can kill zombies with watermelons, and what other game can say that.
90
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Plants Vs. Zombies" é mais um excelente jogo casual produzido pela PopCap, uma das grande especialistas no filão. Embora se firme em uma idéia simples e bastante comum, a equipe conseguiu inserir elementos bastante criativos, como inimigos com habilidades especiais, minigames e até chefões. Com um bom grau de dificuldade, o game é uma ótima pedida para os fãs de jogos rápidos, mas inteligentes.
90
MacintoshMacworld
Not since Zombies Ate My Neighbors have I seen a deeper, longer, more challenging and memorable zombie game. It’s truly fun for all ages, and one of the most bizarrely comical games I’ve played in the last few years. Don’t let the cartoonish art or light-hearted atmosphere throw you off; this is one of the most clever and original strategy games out there. Plants vs. Zombies leaves you hungry-not for brains, but for more games like it. Let’s hope there’s a sequel taking root.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Schon wieder ein 08/15-Tower- Defense-Klon? Weit gefehlt: Plants vs. Zombies ist alles andere als gewöhnlich. Das wird schon nach wenigen Spielminuten am herrlichen Humor und den liebevoll gestalteten Spielfiguren deutlich. Der eigentliche Star des Spiels ist aber das abwechslungsreiche Level-Design. Fast in jeder Spielstufe des Abenteuer-Modus erhalten Sie eine neue Pflanze. Richtig Laune machen auch die Bonus-Spielmodi. Vor allem die Minispiel-Herausforderungen haben es mir angetan. Ich könnte den ganzen Tag Wall-Nut Bowling oder Beghouled spielen!
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WindowsGameDaily
For $20, Plants vs. Zombies is a thoroughly enjoyable romp that's suitable for all ages. Download it for PC or Mac and save yourself from the invasion.
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WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
PopCap Games on erikoistunut omaperäisiin casual-peleihin, joista löytyy silti tarpeeksi syvyyttä viihdyttämään enemmän pelaaviakin. Plants vs. Zombies on tästä lähes täydellinen malliesimerkki. Se on todella helppo oppia, mutta syvyyttä ja monipuolisuutta löytyy tyydyttämään myös tosipelaajia, jotka kaipaavat vähän erilaisempaa vaihtelua. Kuokka käteen ja siemenet maahan siis, zombit on pysäytettävä!
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WindowsGamePro (US)
Plants vs. Zombies is a terrific title and I recommend it highly, especially for casual and younger gamers. But even hardcore types who might be put off by the cutesy graphics and the kid-friendly vibe will find something to like about this awesome little title; if anything, the fact that it contains a zombie bobsledding team should be enough to sway you.
90
WindowsIGN
From the moment we saw the bizarre music video for Plants vs. Zombies we knew we wanted to play this game. The end product is really fantastic and stands right up there with PopCap's other hits like Peggle and Bejewelled. It has that elusive "special something" that gets its hooks in you and convinces you to forego food, sleep, and other essentials just to see what the next level has in store. If you've never played a tower defense game before, this is the one you should try. And if you're sick to death of tower defense games, this one's gonna bring you back into the fold.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
The tense and always adorable Plants vs. Zombies is a masterful combination of serious strategy and cartoonish delights - and by adding mini-games, survival modes and a shop, PopCap is practically rubbing it in. The result is as fresh and accessible as Super Mario, and as refined and considered as Left 4 Dead, wading into another established genre and polishing the central ideas in a way that will make it a hard act to follow. Despite the undead, you'll still be able to sleep with the lights off, but the midnight oil will be burning long and hard at the developer's increasingly frustrated competitors.
90
WindowsEdge
In feeding constant surprise, engaging wit and sharply pitched challenge during its course, Plants Vs Zombies proves again PopCap’s incredible knack of taking an established game form and making it all its own.
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WindowsGameZebo
We couldn’t find anything glaringly wrong with Plants vs. Zombies, but it’s not for everyone – for a few reasons. About halfway through the second part of the Adventure game (around level 2-5 or so) it can get quite hard. This might turn off some casual gamers who want a more relaxing experience rather than a progressively tough one, but once you figure out what works for you it's not so tough. Secondly, while unique, I’d argue the game concept doesn’t have as widespread appeal as a mainstream puzzle game, such as Peggle or Zuma. Still, we give top marks to PopCap for putting an entertaining new zombie spin on the tower defense genre. Finally, some parents might not like the spooky premise with silly but grotesque animations, such as heads that fall off bodies. It’s tame by Resident Evil standards but certainly not common in the casual game world. All in all, we give two green thumbs up to PopCap’s irresistibly charming and challenging game.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Ich liebe es. Wirklich. Ich liebe Plants vs. Zombies. Ich habe es auf PC, Mac, iPod, iPad und Xbox 360 mittlerweile sechs Mal durchgespielt, gerade bin ich im siebten Anlauf auf der PS3 - und es wird einfach nicht langweilig. Okay, die Kampagne ist immer noch zu leicht, selbst die fiesen Abschnitte der Dach-Welt sind nur für Gamepad-Neulinge eine Herausforderung. Aber danach geht das Spiel erst richtig los! Allein die völlig abgefahrenen Minigames und Puzzles verdoppeln die Spielzeit locker - und kurbeln zusammen mit den Survival-Levels auch endlich den Schwierigkeitsgrad nach oben. Sehr cool ist auch die Integration der Mehrspielermodi, auch wenn ich es schade finde, dass ich nicht online drauflos pflanzen darf: Koop macht schon sehr viel Spaß, aber gerade die Gegeneinander-Variante ist der Hammer, der hier schon für viel Gekreische gesorgt hat! Und da auch die Steuerung erstaunlich weich und locker von der Hand geht, ist Plants vs. Zombies auch auf der PS3 ein klarer Gewinner.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Ich liebe es. Wirklich. Ich liebe Plants vs. Zombies. Ich habe es auf PC, Mac, iPod und iPad mittlerweile fünf Mal durchgespielt, für den Test auf 360 ein sechstes Mal - und es wird einfach nicht langweilig. Okay, die Kampagne ist immer noch zu leicht, selbst die fiesen Abschnitte der Dach-Welt sind nur für Gamepad-Neulinge eine Herausforderung. Aber danach geht das Spiel erst richtig los! Allein die völlig abgefahrenen Minigames und Puzzles verdoppeln die Spielzeit locker - und kurbeln zusammen mit den Survival-Levels auch endlich den Schwierigkeitsgrad nach oben. Sehr cool sind auch die Mehrspielermodi, auch wenn ich es schade finde, dass ich nicht online drauflos pflanzen darf: Koop macht sehr viel Spaß, aber gerade die Gegeneinander-Variante ist der Hammer, der hier für viel Gekreische gesorgt hat! Da auch die Steuerung weich und locker von der Hand geht, ist Plants vs. Zombies auch auf der 360 ein klarer Gewinner. Auch wenn ich den MJ-Zombie wirklich vermisse.
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Windows4Players.de
Plants vs. Zombies ist wunderbar durchgeknallt und herrlich süchtig machend - das perfekte Spiel für die Viertelstunde zwischendurch bzw. die drei Stunden, von denen man nicht mal merkt, dass sie vergangen sind.
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Windows411mania.com
Plants vs Zombies might sound like a strange idea, but it definitively works. For a charming, funny and entertaining diversion, look no further than Plants vs Zombies.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Plants vs. Zombies существенно проще классики жанра вроде GemCraft или Protector, да и не претендует на хардкорность. Зато графика выглядит мило, невзирая на неизменное разрешение 800х600, озвучка вызывает улыбку, а способов развлечь себя не меньше, чем в «Космических рейнджерах». И отдельной награды заслуживают фантасмагорически оформленные титры. Мелодия «There's a zombie on your lawn», несомненно, достойна хит-парадов.
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WindowsArmchair Empire, The
That said, Plants vs. Zombies remains a triumph for PopCap. The game joins their Peggle at the top of the addictive, just-one-more-level-and-I'm-off-to-bed, list.
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Nintendo DSNintendoWorldReport
In all, Plants vs. Zombies is a fantastic handheld game, and well suited to the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, superior versions of the game are available for much cheaper on almost every other platform, making the DS version a hard sell. That doesn't affect the product itself, however, which is a great package. There's a reason this game has been released on every platform: it's a great game and would be at home in any DS owner's library.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Plants vs. Zombies impresses across the board with ingenious game design, uncomplicated controls, colorful visuals, upbeat audio, a decent difficulty curve, and frequent player rewards. If you've never played Plants vs. Zombies before, it's time for you to spend 1200 Microsoft points ($15) and find out what you've been missing out on. And even if you've already devoted numerous hours to garden defense on other platforms, you should seriously consider doing it all again just to get your hands on the new Versus mode.
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Xbox 360GamersGlobal
Pflanzen gegen Zombies ist ein gelungenes und vor allem unterhaltsames Tower-Defense-Spiel. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt mehr auf der Unterhaltung und dem Humor als dem eigentlichen Tower-Defense-Part, der insgesamt weniger knifflig ausfällt als bei vielen Konkurrenztiteln. Doch trotz des eher simplen Schwierigkeitsgrades ist Pflanzen gegen Zombies ein Zeitfresser in kleinen Dosen, der immer wieder zum kurzen Verweilen im virtuellen Garten einlädt und auch viel Drumherum bietet. Wer noch keine Version des Spiels besitzt, sollte spätestens jetzt bei der 360-Version zugreifen.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
We hebben de afgelopen maanden heel wat Indie Game-toppers zien passeren, en deze game hoort daar absoluut bij.
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WindowsGameSpot
It's impressive how well everything works together in Plants vs. Zombies. Every element, from the gameplay to the bonus extras to the presentation, seems to follow the core philosophy of accessible simplicity underpinned by thoughtful complexity. It is well suited for a wide range of audiences, but those who seek a challenge may not have the patience to play through the few hours that it will take to encounter the more difficult levels. For frugality's sake, interested parties are advised to purchase it from Valve's download service, Steam, where it is selling for $9.99 (as opposed to $19.99 on PopCap's Web site). Plants vs. Zombies is fun, funny, and a great buy at either price.
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WindowsgamrReview
Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most high profile and popular releases to emanate from PopCap Games. It’s essentially a tower defence game, where you place a wide variety of militant plants on your garden lawn in order to stave off waves of zombie invaders.
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PlayStation 3GamingXP
Alles in allem wurde bei „Plants vs. Zombies“ sehr viel richtig gemacht. Die große Auswahl an Pflanzen, so wie die vielen Zombiearten, mit ihren individuellen Stärken und Schwächen, sind herausragend für das Genre des Tower Defense-Spiels. Auch die enorme Anzahl an Minispielen fesselt an den Controller und lässt Sie nicht mehr los. Extra großes Plus gibt es für den Duell- und den Koop-Modus, bei denen man sich mit Freunden messen kann.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age
For such a simple game in a genre with plenty of choices, Plants vs. Zombies is still quite entertaining. While I'd be hesitant to recommend it to hardcore FPS players, gamers looking for an easy going way to unwind should have quite a bit of fun with PvZ on PSN.
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Nintendo DSGame Shark
I for one am glad that Popcap won't rest until their various games are on every platform from the PC to your microwave because it means that its great games get to reach an audience of players that might not normally play them. Plants vs Zombies is no exception with all of the charming and addictive tower defense strategy excellence ported over to the DS with great results. Sure the frame rate may chug a little, but if it happens, it's because your overstocked lawn is on its way towards raining chlrophyll tinged death on slavering, undead hordes. If that's not worth an occasional graphical hiccup, I don't know what is.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
There is so much to do in Plants vs. Zombies that it’s impossible to become bored with the game. Between the peashooters and zombies in scuba gear, you will be entertained enough to keep coming back for more. What the Versus mode lacks, the other modes easily make up for with fun and challenging gameplay. With that said, I need to tend my plants. You should take care of yours too. Just in case.
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WindowsGameplay Monthly
As much as I enjoyed Plants vs. Zombies, I can honestly say that I was somewhat disappointed by the game. Maybe my expectations were a little too grandiose after seeing all of the positive press that the game was getting, but I was just expecting a little more from the game. However, please don’t let this discourage you from picking up this game. It’s a fun and addictive game from start to finish.
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WindowsGame Over Online
Plants vs. Zombies is one of those addictive games where you always want to play just a little bit longer -- just to see what crazy thing might appear next, if for no other reason. Plus, with all of the extra games and modes, it should remain fun and amusing for a while, but not forever.
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MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Plants vs. Zombies is a heck of a game. There’s enough content to keep you playing for days, and then when that’s done there’s content enough to entice you to play even longer. The game looks great, sounds great and has a pitch-perfect sense of humor about itself. This is a game that I feel very confident saying that you will not regret purchasing.
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PS VitaPlaystation Universe
Plants vs. Zombies on PS Vita is an interesting balance of casual and 'core gameplay that's already charmed thousands of players on other gaming platforms.
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iPadCalm Down Tom
Despite some minor criticisms, Plants vs Zombies is the perfect example of why casual games can appeal to hardcore gamers too. Conceptually original, easy to learn and with considerable depth, its a must play, no matter what platform you choose to play it on. I’d be willing to bet they could even make a compelling board game out of it. What…they have?!?
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iPhoneCalm Down Tom
Despite some minor criticisms, Plants vs Zombies is the perfect example of why casual games can appeal to hardcore gamers too. Conceptually original, easy to learn and with considerable depth, its a must play, no matter what platform you choose to play it on. I’d be willing to bet they could even make a compelling board game out of it. What…they have?!?
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Nintendo DSiPocket Gamer UK
Plants vs Zombies DSi prunes away some of the game modes, but still provides one of the best DSi experiences you can find.
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Nintendo DSiNintendo Life
Plants vs. Zombies is a fantastic tower defence-style game with some unique and engaging gameplay ideas and enough length to keep players coming back for more. The omission of the Vs. and Survival modes is a bit disappointing, but the sheer number of levels in adventure mode coupled with the enjoyable mini-games should make the losses a bit easier to swallow. If you already own another version of the game, you likely already have an equal or superior version, but if you've been considering trying out the game, this affordable download might be the perfect opportunity to do so.
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WindowsEveryeye.it
PopCap Games non tradisce mai: i suoi giochi, seppur semplici, sono sempre vincenti e apprezzati. Plants Vs Zombies è solo l’ultimo grande titolo sfornato da questa straordinaria software house, un gioco che va almeno provato. Simpatia, gameplay ben strutturato, varie e divertenti modalità, prezzo alla portata di tutti sono i punti di forza di un titolo che non dovrebbe mancare in nessuna softeca.
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WindowsEurogamer.it
Nonostante la loro innegabile semplicità, le cinque modalità disponibili sono infatti tanto bizzarre quanto divertenti, e vi terranno senz’altro incollati allo schermo fino al loro totale completamento. Insomma, si tratta di un gioco imperdibile che merita almeno di essere provato. Fate però molta attenzione prima di iniziare la vostra guerra in giardino… potreste non riuscire più a smettere.
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WindowsEurogamer.es
Diez euretes pueden parecer caros para un juego flash vitaminado. Pero ya os digo que no sé si por diversión o por adicción, pero lo cierto es que cuando ponga el punto final a este escrito voy a seguir salvaguardando mi cerebro del tracto digestivo de los señores verdes que, con tan poca cortesía, están ocupando mis verdes praderas. Aunque sean las del fondo de pantalla del ordenador.
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WindowsGamer.nl
Plants vs. Zombies is een casual game zoals vrijwel alleen PopCap die maakt. Het spel is charmant, origineel en ziekelijk verslavend. Het heeft niet de tactische diepgang van veel andere Tower Defence-games, maar het maakt veel goed door de afwisseling in spelregels die de zaken toch steeds fris houdt. Gamers die op zoek zijn naar uitdaging zullen even door moeten bijten, want het is er wel degelijk verderop in het spel.
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WindowsImpulse Gamer
With around 50 levels and some fun mini-games, Plants vs. Zombies is a different type of puzzle/tower defence game that works on just about all levels. Addictively fun!
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WindowsHardcore Gamer Magazine
Plants vs. Zombies is a huge game with a great sense of humor, and while it tends to play itself once a strategy is completed and the field of fire constructed, putting it all together and experimenting with the possibilities stays fun for a long, long time.
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iPadAppSafari
So, if you haven’t bought PVZ on your iPhone, get it on your iPad, and if you have already, maybe wait for a price drop (if it ever comes). Try to play your iPhone version of PVZ on your iPad in zoomed in pixelated mode, and you’ll probably want to grab this iPad version in no time.
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iPhoneModojo
That's a good thing, though. Plants Vs. Zombies is another must-have game for the iPhone/iPod Touch, especially at the more-than-acceptable asking price of three bucks.
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iPhone148apps
Overall there’s a lot of game here. Well made for those that like to sit down and play for hours or just play in quick bursts. If you enjoy strategy games, you’ll enjoy Plants vs. Zombies. And at $2.99, it’s a steal.
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iPadPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Alors, oui, Plants vs Zombies HD est un excellent jeu, et nous pensons que l’iPad est LA plate-forme rêvée pour y goûter. Si vous n’aviez jamais essayé ce jeu, c’est l’occasion idéale – à condition d’avoir accès à un iPad ! Les quelques oublis de la version originale nous restent néanmoins un peu en travers de la gorge. Si jamais Popcap venait à les ajouter dans une mise-à-jour future, ce jeu mériterait alors cinq étoiles.
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iPhoneJeuxvideo.com
Plantes contre Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risque d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode Aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenge mais les nombreux mini-jeux que vous débloquerez après avoir terminé le mode principal viennent heureusement combler ce manque.
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WindowsThunderbolt Games
Plants vs. Zombies represents a perfect introduction to the tower defence genre, and it has sufficient depth, content and detail to appeal to the more experienced gamer. At £15 (or US $10 on Steam, at the time of writing), there is a mass of content here for a bargain price, and it will pretty much flawlessly run on any half-decent system from the last six or eight years. Fans of the genre should seek to pick this up immediately, and even those who don’t normally buy games like this should probably try the one hour free trial on the official site, because Plants vs. Zombies is so addictive, charming and entertaining that everyone could be converted to its cause.
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WindowsCommon Sense Media
When hordes of zombies head at you at one time, it’s a complete rush. You hurry to place your plants and collect your sunlight as if nothing else matters. As you progress in the game, you unlock mini games and a survival mode. It really gets tough when a creeping fog is introduced. While Plants vs. Zombies is a terrific experience, it’s not as tough as, say, Sony’s PixelJunk Monsters, which, with each level, features a different layout and approach paths for the creeps who deign to destroy your kingdom. Yet it’s just as cute and charming and almost as hard to beat.
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Nintendo DSGame Freaks 365
While you would expect this to be a DSiWare title, PopCap Games went with a retail release, likely to capture the massive install base of the original fat Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite (both of which do not have access to DSiWare). The $20 asking price is about the bare minimum you would expect from a retail release, but it is still asking too much for a $10 PC game that is better on PC anyway. If portability is your main criteria (and you don’t have an iPhone), only then will the Nintendo DS be the way to go.
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WindowsGamePlasma
Plants vs. Zombies is a very fun, mildly addictive strategy game that is well worth the price of going to the movies these days. Don't expect a game with the depth of Portal because it isn't here. However, if you're tired of that life leeching MMORPG that you're playing, Plants vs. Zombies might be your refresher.
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PS VitaPlayStation Lifestyle
The adorable zombies, slowly encroach upon the angry defensive plants in an all-out war. For those of you who have never played the game before, it’s part puzzle, part tower-defense-ish, 100% great time. It’s approachable for kids and adults alike, and is easy enough to master, but deep enough for serious strategy. It’s practically a perfect game. Unfortunately, the Vita-specific features aren’t enough for me to recommend a purchase if you already have Plants Vs. Zombies on another platform. Unless you simply must have the expanded trophy set (including a Platinum) and you’re already a big fan (like me). But if somehow, some way, you’ve missed this game before, the PlayStation Vita version is still one of the better versions out there. And if you haven’t played this game yet, you’re missing out on one of the very best downloadable titles ever created – even if it’s rather expensive at $14.99. It’s cute, it’s deep, it’s addictive – you can’t go wrong, really.
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WindowsPCActu
Au final, Plantes contre Zombies apparaît comme un tower defense assez classique. Certes, le soft est joli graphiquement, varié et doté d'une bonne durée de vie, mais en connaissant le savoir-faire de PopCap Games nous aurions aimé découvrir un titre encore plus loufoque qu'il n'est déjà. Toutefois, la totalité des joueurs peuvent découvrir un titre casual très accessible et qui apparaît comme un bon passe-temps.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Plantes contre Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risquent d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenges mais les nombreux mini-jeux et les modes multijoueurs plutôt sympathiques viennent heureusement combler ce manque.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Plantes contre Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risquent d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenges mais les nombreux mini-jeux et les modes multijoueurs plutôt sympathiques viennent heureusement combler ce manque.
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WindowsGood Game
Ah yeah, the lolz are there, and Popcap do make good games. The difficulty ramps up very smoothly, and the minigames are great too, there’s zombie versions of Bejewelled and Insaniquarium. I was held through all fifty plus levels for sure but I wouldn’t go back to it. 7.5
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WindowsGamingXP
Das Spiel beherrscht alle guten Eigenschaften eines Tower Defense-Games und kann mit vielen Levels und eine Menge freischaltbarer Gegenständen punkten. Wer gerne lustigen Untoten mit Erbsen oder Kirschbomben an den Kragen geht, wird hiermit sicher seine Freude haben.
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Nintendo DS4Players.de
Mir war nie wirklich bewusst, wie viel die liebevolle Comic-Präsentation zum Spielspaß von Plants vs. Zombies beiträgt. Genau genommen wurde mir dieses Wissen mit der DS-Fassung aufgedrängt, die in dieser Hinsicht in die Nähe eines abschreckenden Beispiels rückt: Die Grafik ist eine zuckelige Ansammlung von Krümelpixeln, die sich ehemals grandios ins Ohr schmeichelnde Musik eine trötige Zumutung aus der lange verschollen geglaubten MIDI-Kiste - Örks! Hat man mit diesem Schock zu leben gelernt, dann bleibt der Spielspaß nicht lange fern: Die clevere Tower Defense-Variante ist heute noch so spaßig und fesselnd wie zu ihrem Auftakt vor knapp zwei Jahren, das Spielprinzip bleibt auch im 20ten Aufguss zeitlos. Allerdings sehe ich nicht viele Gründe, zur DS-Fassung zu greifen: Sie ist mit Abstand die hässlichste von allen.
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PS VitaJeuxvideo.com
Toujours aussi mystérieuse, la magie Plantes contre Zombies opère encore une fois sur Vita et c'est avec plaisir qu'on protège sa demeure des cruels mangeurs de cervelles. Certes l'aventure est répétitive mais force est de constater que le divertissement est toujours là, tout comme la bonne humeur de ce petit jeu qui a tout d'un grand. Un gros regret tout de même : le prix incompréhensible.
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MacintoshMac Games
Plants vs Zombies is just a fun action packed game and nothing more. Well, maybe you would like to protect your brain from being eaten so it’s prudent of you to keep pace with destroying the dreaded zombies.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Plants vs. Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risquent d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenge mais les nombreux mini-jeux viennent heureusement combler ce manque.
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Nintendo DSJeuxvideo.com
Plantes contre Zombies est finalement un tower defense relativement classique. Si son rythme lent et son aspect répétitif risque d'en décourager plus d'un, les amateurs du genre trouveront là un titre bourré d'humour qui peut devenir très addictif. On regrette que le mode Aventure ne propose pas davantage de challenge mais les nombreux mini-jeux que vous débloquerez via le mode principal viennent heureusement combler ce manque. Enfin, vu le prix auquel cette déclinaison DS est vendue, on pouvait espérer que la réalisation du titre soit exemplaire. Malheureusement il n'en est rien et cette version accuse des graphismes vieillots et de sérieux ralentissements.
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PS VitaPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
A l’arrivée, l’adaptation PS Vita du grand succès de PopCap ne propose aucune réelle nouveauté. Elle n’aura donc aucun intérêt si vous possédez déjà le jeu complet sur une autre plate-forme. Dans le cas contraire, prenez en compte que les 11,99 € demandés font de cette version la plus onéreuse en téléchargement actuellement. Pourquoi ? Parce que les nouveaux possesseurs de PS Vita ont plus d’argent ? Cette remarque ne remet pas en cause les qualités évidentes du titre car l’adaptation ne souffre d’aucun défaut. Nous vous recommandons tout de même d’attendre une baisse de prix.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Plants vs. Zombies suffers from a lack of gameplay variety in the campaign, a difficulty level that never becomes really challenging, and the lack of an online multiplayer mode and its accompanying leaderboards. Everyone who loves casual games should own a copy of Plants vs. Zombies, but they should also be prepared for boredom to become a bigger enemy than the undead.
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Nintendo DSGamekult
La prise en mains au stylet est plus qu'évidente et l'on n'aura aucun problème à faire face aux attaques les plus intenses des nos amis les morts-vivants. Malheureusement, c'est la DS elle-même qui aura du mal à supporter ces invasions de zombies puisqu'elle se mettra à ramer copieusement dès que le nombre de sprites commencera à grimper.

C'est d'autant plus gênant que Plants contre Zombies DS est de loin le portage le moins beau du jeu, avec ses animations hachées et amputées qui enlèvent une partie du charme des personnages. Un autre gros problème est le prix, puisqu'il faudra débourser une vingtaine d'euros pour s'offrir cette mouture DS, qui est du coup la version la plus chère du jeu.
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Xbox 360VideogameUK
PopCap, once again, prove that they are the kings of casual gaming, but it may prove a little too casual for some of the Xbox’s hardcore fan base. There are better tower defence games out there with more depth and the same level of comedy value, but Plants vs. Zombies is by no means ground breaking stuff. For many people, their interest may just simply wither and die like a neglected pot plant.