Plants vs Zombies 2 Review: More Zombies, More Plants, More Brains

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The sequel to the top hit Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2 (PVZ 2) is one amazing game. While I’m normally not into games of this type, preferring instead a more action based game, I must say that PVZ 2 is both highly enjoyable & challenging.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is an amazing, fun game with many hidden gems to discover, this is definitely an enjoyable title for multiple ages. It’s reminiscent of the popular Angry Birds franchise in the sense that each level has the same goal, just with increasing difficulty. As you progress you gain varying items/bonuses which will help you in the more difficult levels. There is also a highly humorous aspect to the game, providing many moments of laughter.

In terms of gameplay it’s about as easy as can be. The whole objective is to pass each level by thwarting the oncoming zombie horde, which in turn adds to the overall completion of the game. Each level presents a completely unique set of challenges, but they also contain some killer rewards! Across the board you’ll occasionally find hidden bonuses to aid you in your struggle, so keep a watchful eye out for them.

In the beginning of the game you’re run through a tutorial which will explain the controls in depth for you, but the basics of it are:

  • Gather “Sun”
  • Plant your seed(s)
  • Defend your “lawn” and defeat the zombie horde
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PVZ 2 gameplay is quick paced with ofttimes hilarious action sequences!

The “combat” in the game uses the touch aspect very well, with the “action” bits of the game being fast-paced & well developed. The game itself is more childish in terms of said action, but nevertheless it often proves challenging, with the difficulty rising as you progress.

Throughout the game you’ll gain / earn new bonuses such as temporary power-ups for your plants, “super” powers for you to use against high difficulty situations, and other fun perks. You’ll also gain more powerful plants as you progress, with some being more of a passive type and others being an “active” plant. You do have the option to purchase new plants & upgrades ahead of “earning” them via gameplay, and while an IAP (in-app purchase) isn’t always the most cost effective for players, this is probably one of the cheapest I’ve seen.

The features menu lists your current / active plants, with zombies you've encountered & upgrades which you can achieve / purchase.
The features menu lists your current / active plants, with zombies you’ve encountered & upgrades which you can achieve / purchase.

In full view Plants vs. Zombies 2 may seem simple or childish, but that’s far from the entire scope. Instead it’s both entertaining & challenging, with much to explore and many hidden gems of humor to be found. If you loved the original put the fears of a free-to-play model to bed and download the sequel today!

[schema type=”review” name=”Plants vs. Zombies 2 | Review Summary” description=”The Awesome: Fun, Entertaining action, Great replay value | The Not so Awesome: Some I-AP aspects, Slightly repetitive gameplay” rev_name=”Plants vs. Zombies 2″ rev_body=”PopCap’s PvZ 2 is a great sequel to their original game, with many great new aspects added. The game has many fun & entertaining qualities, with a great deal to explore and discover. If you loved Plants vs. Zombies, you’ll definitely enjoy Plants vs. Zombies 2.” author=”Zach Kriesse” pubdate=”2013-08-26″ user_review=”8″ min_review=”0″ max_review=”10″ ]

The reviewer downloaded a free copy of the game on iOS for review purposes as it’s a free-to-play title.

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