Scour for different plants to put up your defenses with.
Play through the game’s great collection of challenging levels.
Earn resources by playing through the levels to purchase the all important power-ups.
PopCap has finally dished out the long awaited sequel to strategy game that pioneered all defense games to their precise addictive formula and success, Plants vs. Zombies 2. In this brimming new title, you get your same old gameplay, tweaked for a treat, and primed with an all new pun-themed pathetic plot for our same old pan-wearing vendor -- to get you giggling with fun on your plant hiring, and zombie-fending adventures.
At the onset, the game pitches in some new mechanics to get you a twisty form of progress compared to the usual sequence of levels enjoyed in the previous game. In Plants vs. Zombies 2, you similarly get introduced with a few plants from the start of the game, but differs in the way you earn the plants to get you progressing throughout your battles.
With a new level map area in place, you basically meet some area entry points and clear them from zombies for plants to thrive in. In return, you get rewarded with plant varieties upon meeting specific conditions therein. With this, you get to scour for different areas in the map – finding for your usual lineup and combination of plants, that paves your way to success in the former game.
The game gets a revamped to the backing plot too. This time around, Crazy Dave (the pan-wearing vendor) wants to travel back in time to particularly have simple a taco treat. Unfortunately, his time-travelling RV ends up sending everyone back in time in Ancient Egypt. Now, it’s up to you to get your way through the challenges to find your way back to the present time.
Gameplay-wise, it is just like its predecessor. The game tasks you to defend your base from the unrelenting barrage of zombies while strategically placing assorted varieties of plants that generally put up your defense options. At the chance you fail to scrutinize the right pattern of laying down the plants, you will have a lawn mower as the last lineup of defense. At the chance a zombie still manages to reach your base after this, the game is over.
Like that of the original game, you may also intervene with several power-up features at the critical points of a game. These power-up features are primarily purchased by a resource rewarded as you clear the levels of the game or by simply purchasing them through micro-transaction means. Much more, plants like the jalapeño and the squash for example are primarily offered as add-on purchases before you get to use them in the game.
Graphic wise, there is nothing much to get you asking for anything better than it already has. A wider library of assets gets introduced in the game, and 3 completely different worlds to attend to as you progress. Not limited to this, short skits detailing your progress over the given plot feed you with fun narratives that add up to the overall value of the game.
Overall, the game is a great sequel to the original, addictive strategy game that we all loved. Definitely a “must-play” for all lovers of the genre, and fans of the original Plants vs. Zombie game alike.