- For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Online, see Ancient Egypt (PvZO).
- For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version), see Ancient Egypt (Chinese version).
- For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, see Ancient Egypt (PvZ: AS).
An empty Ancient Egypt lawn.
|Game||Plants vs. Zombies 2|
|Number of levels||25|
|To unlock||After beating Player's House - Day 4|
|<< Locations >>|
Ancient Egypt is the first world in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The player's real journey starts here and the world itself is home to a variety of mummy zombies. There are 25 levels in this world, 7 plants to be obtained and 12 zombies to fight against.
Ancient Egypt does not have a game description on when the event took place in the timeline, unlike the other ten worlds. It is assumed that it is approximately between 3100 BC to 332 BC. However, when Penny and Crazy Dave arrived, Penny said that Crazy Dave should wait 4500 years for his taco, which he ate in 2009, therefore, they have arrived around 2491 BC, well into the start of the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt (2494 to 2345 BC).
In this world, the lawn functions exactly as it normally would on a daytime level from the original Plants vs. Zombies. The main difference here is that tombstones spawn in at the start of the levels (just like night levels from Plants vs. Zombies, except that it is considered daytime with sun dropping from the sky).
Order of events
After Day 4 of the tutorial, the player meets Crazy Dave along with Penny and travels to Ancient Egypt. After beating Day 1, the player gets the Map of Space-Time-Ness and unlocks the world map. In Day 2, the player unlocks the Cabbage-pult and gets introduced to using Plant Food. The player unlocks the Bloomerang after Day 3. When the player beats Day 4, the player unlocks the ability to use Power Ups (which is explained in Day 5 along with the ability to play Piñata Party levels).
After Day 7, the player receives a note from the zombies, showing zombies with a brain with a fork and a knife above it. A note from Dr. Zomboss is shown when the player accesses Day 8, and a World Key is awarded upon victory.
Dr. Zomboss writes another note on the final level, Day 25, saying he thinks the meat in Crazy Dave's taco contained brain attempting to create suspicion between him and Penny. Suddenly the ground tears apart, and Dr. Zomboss appears in his creation: The Zombot Sphinx-inator to challenge the player to the first boss battle in the game. He scribbles yet another note in defeat before he retreats: by activating a switch to dematerialize presumably to travel into another era of time to cause trouble. In a sense, Penny and Crazy Dave are traveling to get back to the current time, but it also feels like they are giving chase to try and stop the evil doctor. Along the way, he will thicken the plot by making the player question if it is really the zombies that are evil or the ones who he or she had been traveling through time with all along.
Hence being the first world of the game, it is not hard, despite being somewhat easy. Only days 15, 20, 22, 23, and 25 are hard. Days 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, and 24 can be hard for some new players, but not too hard.
- Easiest level: Ancient Egypt - Day 1 or Ancient Egypt - Day 5
- Hardest level: Ancient Egypt - Day 15 or Ancient Egypt - Day 20
|1||Choice||One||Map of space-time-ness|
|4||One||Special Delivery level||Crazy Dave's jar of preserved powers|
|5||None||None||Tutorial for Power-Ups|
|6||Choice||One||Mystery Gift Box|
|7||None||None||Mummy Memory level||Note|
|8||Two||Conveyor-belt level||A set of World Keys|
|11||Two||Locked and Loaded level||Mystery Gift Box|
|12||Choice||Two||Pyramid of Doom|
Don't plant on Dave's mold colonies
|15||Choice||Two||Save Our Seeds level||Mystery Gift Box|
|16||None||None||Mummy Memory level||Money bag|
Never have more than 14 plants
|Plant Food Boost|
|18||Choice||One||Last Stand level||Money bag|
Never have more than 12 plants
Don't plant on Dave's mold colonies
|20||Choice||One||Save Our Seeds level||Money bag|
|21||One||Locked and Loaded level||Sun Boost|
Don't plant on Dave's mold colonies
Never have more than 15 plants
|23||None||None||Mummy Memory level||Mystery Gift Box|
|24||Choice||One||Last Stand level|
|25||None||Boss battle||Ancient Egypt Trophy|
*Prizes that are not money bags are unlocked only first time.
Ancient Egypt contains all sorts of Brain Busters that have been incorporated into its level structure.
- Main article: Special Delivery
Special Delivery is an exclusive conveyor-belt level for Ancient Egypt. During this level, the player is forced to used all the plants that are in the conveyor-belt to pass the level. Like its previous levels, this one is just a standard level.
Save Our Seeds
- Main article: Save Our Seeds
In this Brain Buster, the player is forced to survive waves of zombies while protecting the endangered Sunflowers. Otherwise, they will fail the level. In the early versions of this Brain Buster, the player can dig the endangered plant but now in the most recent versions, digging is omitted in order to prevent immediate defeat.
Locked and Loaded
- Main article: Locked and Loaded
Locked and Loaded restricts the player to plants that are given within the level. They are only required to use the plants given to them in order to win the level. Even if certain plants given in the level have yet to be unlocked, the player still has the ability to use that plant within the level itself. This can serve as a demo for that plant if that ever manages to happen.
- Main article: Mummy Memory
Mummy Memory is Ancient Egypt's exclusive Brain Buster. In this Brain Buster, the player will tap two ceramic signs to reveal the symbols. If the player manages to get the two matching symbols (e.g. two skulls), the zombie will immediately die. However, if they pick different ceramic signs with different symbol appearing (e.g. a skull and a lucky clover), the sign will flip again.
- Main article: Last Stand (PvZ2)
Last Stand makes a return from the previous game. Just like its previous incarnation, the player has to plan their defense to stop hordes of zombies from barreling towards the house. However, unlike in Plants vs. Zombies, the player has to survive one flag only with extreme numbers of Zombies storming the player's lawn and most likely will attack violently with Sandstorms, as opposed to 5-10 flags. The player is provided with a great amount of sun and Plant Food as there are no zombies that will carry a Plant Food in order to aid the player from winning. Sun producing plants are not allowed in this brain buster. If the player is very creative enough to formulate his or her own plan, the player can win without the aid of Plant Food.
Egyptian Challenge Pack
- Main article: Vasebreaker (PvZ2)
The Egyptian Challenge Pack is a set of Vasebreaker levels in Ancient Egypt that is available only after completing the Vasebreaker Intro. Once completed, the Butter Zombie Power Up will be unlocked.
Egyptian Challenge has three levels:
|One at a Time||Two Two Seven||Ten Two Seven groups of|
|Freeze 'Em||Two Five Five Three||Four Two One Seven|
|Block and Spike||Four One Five Four||Four Three Two , Six|
Pyramid of Doom
- Main article: Pyramid of Doom
The Pyramid of Doom is the Endless Zone of Ancient Egypt. The player can unlock the Endless Zone after beating the twelfth day of this world. The player can practice and hone their skills in surviving level after level of endless zombies. As the player progresses throughout the higher levels, up to 80% of the lawn will be occupied with tombstones, making it very difficult for the player to put plants on the lawn. Additionally, the zombies will continue to get more dense and challenging as the Endless Zone progresses, meaning the player could face high concentrations of Gargantuars in higher levels.
- Main article: Zombot Sphinx-inator
The Zombot Sphinx-inator is Ancient Egypt's boss and the final level in Ancient Egypt. It can summon any Ancient Egypt zombie except Ra Zombie, Flag Mummy, and Camel Zombies. It also has a charge attack that kills any plant and zombie in two adjacent rows, but can be stopped with plants that have been given Plant Food. Finally, it has a missile attack which kills any plant in the tile it targets (unless it is currently using its Plant Food powerup) and summons two tombstones. The player is given its plants through a conveyor-belt, these plants being Wall-nut, Bloomerang, Iceberg Lettuce, Grave Buster, Bonk Choy, and Repeater.
- A parody of Superman can be seen on the map near the dip that Day 16 and Day 17 are in. Three zombies trapped in square glass can sometimes be seen floating past the big piece of land in that area, being a reference to the Phantom Zone.
- Also, on that same piece of land, small dust devils can sometimes occur.
- The lawn is filled with Ra Zombie and Tomb Raiser Zombie (Anubis) statues.
- On the player's house, there are some hieroglyphics representing a Sunflower producing a sun, a zombie walking, a Potato Mine, a Wall-nut, a lawn mower, a zombie's head, and a Potion Bottle.
- Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Wild West, and Modern Day are the only worlds that did not change their positions on the world map after 5.3.1 update.
- All Ancient Egypt plants reappear in Plants vs Zombies Heroes.