Summary: Plants vs. Zombies is such a great game, the only reason it took me so long to write up a review for it is because I couldn’t stop playing it long enough! This is one of the most fun and addictive games I’ve ever played, and its placed at such a low price point that anyone with a computer should pick it up immediately. Any sequel that PopCap might decide to put out in the future will instantly become one of my most anticipated titles of the decade.
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Common Sense Media
8 November 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is a fantasy-based third-person "tower defense" game that pits garden vegetation against zombies. It's very cartoonish, but there is a lot of violence in the game, including plants that shoot peas and cactus needles as though they were bullets, plant potato mines, and pilot flying garlic drones. Zombies emit green "blood" when struck, often losing their heads in the process.
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Excerpt: started out as a critics' darling and players' favorite on the PC, the tower defense game pitting your living army of plants against an invading army of zombies, didn't really hit it big until it made the leap to the iOS family of devices. Taking the game portable lifted it to new heights, as iFans ate up the chance to battle the undead with their green thumb, making the title synonymous with iPhone entertainment.
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Excerpt: When my brother talked me into installing Popcapâ€™s â€œPlants vs. Zombies,â€� I didnâ€™t know what I was getting myself into. He said it was a great intro to tower-defense strategy games. I said the sunflower was cute. He said just play the game. And I did.