Plants vs. Zombies?

By Published April 26, 2009 at 10:55 am
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Zombies.  We've seen enough of them lately.  Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, plenty of no-name other zombie games, it's just too much, right?  Wrong.  Plants vs. Zombies, the newest edition to our zombie obsession, is due to be released May 5th, 2009.  What is Plants vs. Zombies, though? 

Imagine this: Overrun by zombies wanting nothing more than your braaaainnnnssss (sorry, had to), your hometown only has one certified zombie-hunter.  You. 

 

 

Unfortunately, recent changes to the 2nd amendment have made it impossible to secure a pistol or pump-shotty for yourself.  Oh, and don't think you can rely on the local hillbillies - they've all fled to the mountains and sealed up their hunting shacks.  The Governator rings you up, panic-stricken, and says to you: "[Your name here], help us!  The town will be decimated by the zombie-bobsledders, zombie-driven-zambonis (or are they zombonis?), and buckethead zombies!  We need you to help us!"

Oh noes!  Bobsledding zombies? None of those video games released earlier this year helped us prepare for that! There's only one obvious answer. Plants. 

 

 

 

Premise

The ridiculously awesome action-strategy game features an abundance of zombies that fit no stereotypes known to gamerkind, including those mentioned above. The most refreshing part of the game, short of its funny graphics and why-so-serious attitude, would definitely be the anti-zombie plant arsenal that you, as the player, has in store.  Take a trip to the garden store and stock up on Potato bombs, Peashooters, Jalapenos, and dozens of other options! Bet you've never killed zombies riding a bobsled with a Jalapeno!  The game is 2D, and has a couple of different courses.  Some maps might include rivers in the middle, making it difficult for zombies to cross -- but wait, these zombies have... FLOATIES!  Oh yeah, that's right.  Zombies: Sink or Float?  Float(ies).  You are never safe, and must deploy tangle-weed-type plants to latch onto the aberrations, forcing them to sleep with the zombie fishes.  

 

 

 

Brought to you by the great guys over at PopCap Games, Inc., the team that became famous overnight for Peggle, I expect nothing less than a fantastic adventure, especially for the great $10 asking price.  I know what I will be playing while I wait for StarCraft 2 and Modern Warfare 2 to come out in November.  We'll have a review up immediately after launch.

Developer & Publisher: PopCap Games, Inc.
Steam Game Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/3590/

 

 

I recommend you view the PlantsVsZombies YouTube channel for some hilarious zombie videos.  The music video is my favorite.  Well, the King Pong one is good, too.

If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the garden store!

 

~Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke

Last modified on April 26, 2009 at 10:55 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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