Original Release Date: May 5, 2009
Platforms: PC, MAC, iPhone, Xbox Live Arcade
Publisher: PopCap Games
When a game is voted as one of the iPhone Games of the Year, you take notice. When you find out that the game involves zombies, you feel a twinge of pride as a zombie fan. When you discover that the game in question is “Plants vs. Zombies,” however, you may have some conflicting feelings.
Listen, I get it, I really do – most iPhone users want their games and apps to be fun little things that they can play for a few minutes here and there during their down time, while they’re commuting, on a break at work, and so forth. Something that’s – how can I say this politely – not too taxing on the brain, yeah?
And that’s exactly what you get when you engage in a round of “Plants vs. Zombies.” The gameplay is your standard “tower defense” approach: you have to stop the undead from swarming your house, and you do this by planting a variety of flora and fauna in your backyard (some levels take place in the front yard as well, and even on the roof).