Zombies, living dead, undead (not to be confused with the infected of 28 Days Later) or however you want to call them have starred in loads of terror books and movies. And they've also landed on TV thanks to series of the likes of The Walking Dead, as well as video games with all sorts of titles for different platforms (PC, macOS, PlayStation and Xbox, Nintendo, arcade machines...). So, what's so special about Plants vs. Zombies?
Well, basically because it combines two aspects that we're not too used to in the world of zombies: the tower defense genre in which you'll have to defend your position against the invaders whatever it takes and the science of botany.
One of the best tower defense games for iPhone.
How come you still don't know this game or what it's about? Well, there's no need to worry because it's quite easy to explain: you live placidly at your home, a colorful house with a cozy porch and a lovely front garden, until a zombie holocaust unleashes all of a sudden. They're coming to eat your brain but you're not too keen on the idea. How to stop them? Growing a huge arsenal of plants in your garden to hinder their advance and prevent them from arriving at your doorstep. Plants capable of shooting peas as if they were bullets or exploding bombs to wipe out the enemies who will try to attack you in many different manners.
These are the main features of this game and everything that you can make use of to stop the hordes of invading zombies:
- Different game modes.
- 50 levels in the adventure mode: nighttime, daytime, in the swimming pool, on the roof...
- Different kinds of zombies with special skills.
- 49 types of plants that you'll have to place wisely.
- Get hold of your pet snail and obtain all sorts of power-ups and boosters.
- Earn all the 47 special achievements available in the game.
- Over 20 mini-games to be played.
Despite not being able to download Plants vs. Zombies for free as it's a pay-to-play game, it has become the rage among iPhone and Android users who haven't hesitated to download its APK, turning it into an award-winning application. Its great success has led to the development of different installments such as part 2, Garden Warfare or Heroes, as well as versions for other platforms such as Windows and macOS.