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Thursday, June 4, 2009
 
Plants Vs. Zombies Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Worthplaying recently published a new review of Plants Vs. Zombies, PopCap Games most recent entry in the casual games market. The tower defense title challenges players to make use of a variety of plants to defend their home, and their brain, from a horde of hungry zombies. Worthplaying gave the game a score of 9.1 out of 10.

From the review:

Adventure mode goes through five different stages, each with 10 levels. Each stage introduces a new element to the gameplay, such as needing to determine pot placement, swimming pools, the lack of sunlight, or some heavy fog that covers half of the stage and creates visibility issues. If you've ever played any games like this before, you'll find Plants vs. Zombies to be a bit on the easy side, as it doesn't present much of a challenge until the final few stages.

The other game modes are where you'll find most of the challenge and replay value. A more difficult version of the main adventure mode is available, but the main offering here are the new gameplay modes that you unlock as you play. The biggest and most original of these offerings is the Mini-games mode, where you'll find several twists on the original formula to keep things fresh. . My favorite one is where you're basically playing Bejeweled with your plants. Zombies are attacking and the plants attack back, but you will only win once you've made a certain number of combos. Making combos earns you money that you can spend to upgrade your plants or fill in holes created by zombies.

Puzzle mode hands you a set amount of resources and a very specific goal to accomplish. Some of these are OK, but the big draw here is that some of the puzzle stages have you taking on the role of the zombies and breaking through the defenses so you can munch on some brains. According to Crazy Dave, he was asked to help them train on invading homes.

After you beat the game, you'll probably end up spending most of your time in the Survival mode, where you'll be asked to survive for a certain amount of time on each of the maps. If you can pull it off, you'll unlock an endless mode, where the goal is to last as long as you can, which could keep you occupied for days, weeks, months .
Read the full review at the link below.

WorthPlaying: Plants vs Zombies Review
PopCap Games


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