Plants vs. Zombies

After reading Tom's description of PopCap's Plants Vs. Zombies on Offworld, I downloaded it and played it with my six-year-old daughter over the weekend and last night.

The game is a classic "tower defense" game. Brain-eating Zombies on the street are shuffling towards your house. The only way to defend your family against the rotting cannibalistic invaders is by sowing seeds of different species of fast-growing plants designed to stop or slow them down.

At this point, everyone else in the house is sick of Jane and I talking about how much fun Plants Vs. Zombies is and what we'll need to do keep the zombies from overtaking us when we play again (as soon as she gets back from Kindergarten class today).

Plants vs. Zombies


  1. Just wait until you try the mini games! The game is chock full of stuff to do.

    Be sure to check out the zombie and plant descriptions/biographies in the encyclopedia :)

  2. Omg, I want to see her play that. The image in my head, at least, is hilarious.

    I’m up to the pool levels, but I hear it just gets deeper and deeper. Drowning in great games!

    Also, don’t forget to click “Help” on the main screen.

  3. Unbelievably addictive. Sadly, I paid full price (‘cus I didn’t read carefully enough about the discount on Steam).

  4. Oh awesome! It’s available for both PC and Mac! That’s like that scene in Blues Brothers where the woman who works in the bar is like “we have both kinds of music, country and western.”

  5. Good news: The demo works perfectly on Linux under Wine. I’m totally addicted to this game.

    Bad news: You can’t register the full version on Linux under Wine. And I’m totally addicted to this game.


    The game unfortunately has a crippling bug for some of us. Our save games seem to have disappeared. :( The developers are answering the thread to which I linked, and are requesting individual feedback regarding the issue. Some have been getting responses via filing trouble tickets with PopCap as well.

    If you’re having issues, please visit the thread or file a bug report! If we can offer information, maybe they can fix them. Or at least I can play again without woring about losing my progress.

  7. OMG – there’s a Michael Jackson “Thriller” level. I haven’t laughed so hard in a good while!

  8. game is so awesome. wife and i properly addicted.
    i’m up to the roof levels, and they are getting hard. it’s those damn bungie zombies.

  9. I had a long flight delay on Sunday coming home from a business trip, so I decided to give this game a shot to kill some time. Now I am totally hooked. I don’t play many video games these days, but this is so easy to learn, and a blast to play. There’s a lot of funky little surprises packed in as well, and the zombies are fun to watch. It’s just a really well done game in every way possible.

  10. My significant other loathes tower defense games, however I was able to cleverly get her hooked on this gem. Everything about this game is really top-notch in execution. Just wait ’til you see the boss levels. ;^)

  11. So, so addictive…. it’s ridiculous. And you can just go on playing after you are through, because then they suddenly change the rules – so really, the game is good for months.

    Off to fiddle with my Zen garden again!

  12. I Got my tree of wisdom up to 150 feet. Purchased everything. Reached 42 flags in endless survival, i took a screen shot and saved it every 2 flags as proof. If anyone wants to see it email me matthew.omelettedufromage[at]

    Interested in know what other people survival records are.

  13. i cant get past the night pool levels second time around :( Crazy Dave just wanted to kill me. Allready have gold trophy though, yet the yeti zombie doesn’t want to show up yet.

  14. Was trying fog survival mode… If you have zombies in your pool and they make it fairly far down the game will end the flag while they’re still alive… When the next flag starts, those zombies keep munching…

    It happened my second flag and they set off my lawnmower… on the start of the third… The same thing happened end of the third and when it started my 4th I immediately lost…

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